Lazy Gramophone was established in 2003, whereupon the first incarnation of www.lazygramophone.com was born: Lazy Gramophone v1.0. This acted as an initial platform from which Lazy Gramophone artists could display their various works. In the years since, the website has evolved through Lazy Gramophone v2.0 before arriving at today's Lazy Gramophone v3.0.
Since 2006, Lazy Gramophone has hosted regular live events at The Macbeth, The Miller and at The Luminaire (all central London). Lazy Gramophone has also hosted a number of small day-long festivals. These events have included: music, spoken word, theatre, art displays, fashion shows and comedy. Throughout all of these activities, Lazy Gramophone has remained dedicated to supporting and developing artists and groups from the UK and London. Among others, Lazy Gramophone's events have featured previously unsigned artists who went onto to be signed including Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip (Sunday Best), Paloma Faith (Epic), Lucky Elephant (Sunday Best), Sound of Rum (Sunday Best), Beardyman, Inua Ellams, and The Irrepressibles (V2 Records). Lazy Gramophone's events have often been community and charity-based. Lazy Gramophone are very proud to have instigated a charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK with links to the Hackney ‘Write to Ignite' festival in September 2007. This event showcased a whole night of spoken word and featured some of the finest poetry acts in London. While, in a similar fashion, 2009 saw the return of Lazy Gramophone's annual all day festival: an afternoon and evening of music, spoken word, theatre, comedy, DJs, free body painting, sweets and more. The event was a great success, with half the proceeds going to the charity C.A.L.M: The Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Art has always been an integral part of Lazy Gramophone, and since the beginning of 2008, Lazy Gramophone has been coordinating and collaborating with artists in the curation of The Macbeth Gallery, displaying both up-and coming and more established artists' work on a two-week rotation. Building on this success, Lazy Gramophone went onto build a relationship with Art Below, who have displayed Lazy Gramophone artists in the London Underground. In the past, Lazy Gramophone has also been fortunate enough to have gained the support of London's The Hospital Club. The club has exhibited and made available for sale, the work of three artists from the Lazy Gramophone collective. The artists featured were Tom Harris, Garry Milne and Dan Prescott, whose piece ‘Quentin Armstrong' was also featured on the front cover of its members' magazine. Further success in 2009 saw two more of the collective's artists, Dan Prescott and Matt Black, commissioned to contribute work to ‘Love in the Sky', the Institute of Contemporary Arts' inaugural charity exhibition, auction and global competition launch. The event took place in June 2009 at the ICA.
Lazy Gramophone Press was established in 2006, and on 1st May of that year, published Adam Green's debut novel, Satsuma Sun-mover. The novel went on to be nominated for The Dylan Thomas Prize for literature in 2008. Lazy Gramophone Press's second publication was Circle Time, a collection of contemporary poetry by Sam Rawlings. This was followed up by a limited edition print-run of his short story book Echoes of Dawn. The latest Lazy Gramophone publication is The Book of Apertures, a collection of short stories, poems and artwork featuring the work of 14 writers and 9 artists from the Lazy Gramophone collective.