Heavenly Recordings

After working for the record shop Revolver in Bristol and Creation Records, Jeff Barrett founded the label Heavenly in 1990.

Since its creation, Heavenly has been instrumental in the successes of Edwyn Collins, Manic Street Preachers, Beth Orton and is now developing new talents such as Temples, Hooton Tennis Club and Gwenno among others.

Current Artists
Years Running
Created By:
Jeff Barrett
Key Figures:

Number #1 selling album with "The Last Broadcast" by Doves.


Independent Records Label of The Year award at the Music Week Awards 2015.


Mercury Prize nominations for Album of The Year.


Brit Awards nominations for Beth Orton and Doves.


Brit Award for Beth Orton as Best Female Artist.


Music Week Award as best Independent Record Company in 2015.

Key Words:

Believe In Magic  Dynamite Sounds  Factory Records  Creation Heavenly Social Jeff Barrett

Label Timeline:
  • 1985

    Jeff Barrett becomes Creation records first employee.

  • 1988

    Jeff Barrett starts as press officer for Factory Records.

  • 1990

    Heavenly is established.

  • 1990

    Sign The Manic Street Preachers for two singles and propel the band to national acclaim.

  • 1994

    Heavenly starts the Heavenly Social Night in Albany with residents The Chemical Brothers.

  • 1999

    Opens The Social bar in W1.

  • 2014

    Temples’ debut album "Sun Structures" released, charting top 10. The 100th release on the label to date.

  • 2015

    Heavenly celebrates its 25th birthday with ‘A Heavenly Weekend In Hebden’, a four-day festival at The Trades Club in the West Yorkshire Pennine town of Hebden Bridge.