Recent Licences

Fox In The Show

In the mid-1970s, Noosha Fox and her band Fox brought sophisticated glamour to the UK charts with hits like ‘Only You Can’ and ‘S-S-S Single Bed,’ the latter reaching No. 4 in the UK and topping charts in Australia in 1976. Their music, reminiscent of

Anthem Of The Free

‘I Want To Be Free' was one of Toyah’s biggest hits, reaching No. 8 in the UK in 1981. Bolstered by the performance of the previous single, ‘It's A Mystery’, and backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, ‘I Want To Be Free' helped promote her accompanying

Cool For Space Cats

Drawing inspiration from classic ‘70s and ‘80s power pop, modern rock band Cats In Space were formed by guitarist Greg Hart and drummer Steevi Bacon in 2015. They have collaborated with both 10cc’s Mick Wilson and Sweet’s Andy Scott. And with six studio albums and

Ska, Rattle N Roll!

Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed 'The Godfather Of Ska' - and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s

Impulsive Indie

Indie rock act Prolapse mixed punk rock, krautrock and shoegaze in the early 90s, characterised by the alternating, contrasting vocal styles of Linda Steelyard and Mick Derrick. Cherry Red released their 1994 album Pointless Walks To Dismal Places, which achieved critical acclaim at the time.

Kimbodia!

Issued in late 1981, 'Cambodia' was the fourth single by Kim Wilde, who was one of Britain's biggest pop stars that year. The record reached No. 12 in the UK charts, but reached the top spot in France, and has enjoyed an enduring legacy as a fan favourite ever

Joy For All Mankind

Cherry Red are the proud custodians of Miki Dallon’s catalogue, covering many fascinating tracks from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. Among several hit singles is a wonderful re-make of Apollo 100's neo-classical hit instrumental from 1971, 'Joy' (re-titled 'Jesu Joy'), which was the creation of multi-instrumentalist Tom Parker. The song was used recently

Strict Suzi!

The queen of 70s Glam Rock, Suzi Quatro first made her musical mark in late 60s Detroit before relocating to Britain to become a star in the early 70s, with the help of producers Chinn and Chapman. In 2003, Goldfrapp's 'Strict Machine' playfully echoed the spirit of 70s

Make Mine A Mekon

Springing from Leeds University’s Fine Art Department (along with Delta 5 and Gang Of Four), The Mekons saw themselves as facilitators, ignoring the supposed divide between audience and performers. Within this contract to entertain, their mantra was that anyone could do it. Signed after playing their second show to Bob

Showing Off!

Sisters Mel and Kim Appleby shot to fame in 1986 as rising stars of the Stock, Aitken & Waterman Pop production line. ‘Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)’ peaked at No. 3 in the UK, before ‘Respectable’ (1987) topped charts worldwide (UK, Germany, Australia, US Dance, Holland, Belgium, etc.). Sequel ‘F.L.M.’ provided