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HERITAGE:
Celebrating 40 Years in Music

Photo: Stuart Ongley, James Ingram, Ralph Peer II & Barry Orms.

1984

“Hold Back The Tears” written by Chris Eaton (SGO publisher) recorded by Janet Jackson on her debut album.

 

1989

“Mistletoe & Wine” wins Ivor Novello award (SGO publisher) for No.1 Selling UK Single of 1988.

Donovan signs to Peermusic (SGO UK managing director).Photo: Pete Brown, Donovan & Stuart Ongley.

1990

“Saviour’s Day” written by Chris Eaton (SGO publisher) recorded by Cliff RichardNo.1 UK Christmas single.

Steeleye Span sign to Peermusic (SGO UK managing director). Photo: Steeleye Span, Chagall Guevara & Stuart Ongley.

Photo: Pete Waterman attends Peermusic conference (SGO UK managing director).

 

1991

“Everybody’s Free” written by Cox & Swanston (SGO publisher and manager) recorded by RozallaNo. 2 UK single & worldwide hit.

 

1992

SGO signs worldwide publishing agreement with legendary punk pioneers The Fall led by Mark E. Smith.Photo: Stuart, Mark E. Smith, Giles Stanley & Jo Croft.

 

T’pau’s Carol Decker managed by SGO. Photo: Stuart, Carol & Giles Stanley.

 

1993

Chris Eaton’s song “Breath Of Heaven” named Christian Song Of The Year in American Songwriter Magazine (USA) and Billboard (USA).

 

1999

Lúnasa (SGO publisher and manager) sign to Green Linnet (USA) in the largest ever deal done by that label in its 25-year history.

 

2000

“Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”,  sampling “Everybody’s Free” (Cox & Swanston), No.1 UK single.

2002

Lunasa’s 3rd album, “The Merry Sisters Of Fate”, named Album of the Year for 2001 in the American Independent Music Awards.

“Adore” & “Lift Me Up” written by Chris Eaton, co-published by SGO, both win BMI Airplay awards for US radio play.

 

2004

Cliff Richard album, “Something’s Goin’ On” #10 UK album. 3 Top 20 UK singles (Exec. Producers SGO/Valerie Jannsen).

Erire‘s #1 Dance hit with “Dusk Till Dawn” (co-written with Danny Howells).

2005

Eric Bibb (SGO publisher and manager) nominated for W.C.Handy Award by The Blues Foundation (USA).

 

2006

Eric Bibb’s “Diamond Days” which becomes the biggest selling album of his career. Billboard (USA) Blues charts and Australian Album charts.

2007

Erire’s #1 Dance hit with “SOS” (co-written with Stonebridge).

 

2008

Eric Bibb plays SXSW Music Festival, Jazz World Stage Glastonbury, Main Stage Cambridge.

SGO signs worldwide administration deal with world’s leading independent music publisher, Bug Music.

 

2009

Lexie Stobie signs to Decca Records after 18 months of development.

Bobby Long’s “Let Me Sign” is used in the film ‘Twilight’(#1 US Box Office).

2010

Bobby Long signs to ATO Records (USA) after 12 months of development.

Chris Eaton cracks Country music with a song on Keith Urban’s new album, ‘Get Closer’. Enters US Album chart at #7.

Eric Bibb’s new album, ‘Booker’s Guitar’ was #1 selling Blues album in the US week of March 3.

2011

BMG buys Bug Music and becomes SGO’s new global music publishing partner.

 

2012

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra join Lúnasa at the National Concert Hall, Dublin to perform the music of Lúnasa.

 

2013

Blair Dunlop wins the Horizon category at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Vanessa Paradis’ track “Les Revenants”  licensed for Chanel’s worldwide online and in-store campaign.

2014

Lúnasa headline at 3 of the world’s major music festivals in a single week Cambridge (UK), Lorient (France), Edmonton (Canada).

Chris Eaton’s “1914 – The Carol of Christmas” is chosen as the Christmas single to support the UK’s 3 main armed forces charities.

 

2015

The Young’uns are named Best Group at 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Blair Dunlop and The Young’uns win Spiral Earth Awards for Vocals and Live Act respectively.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker win Best Duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Bobby Long signs to Compass Records (USA) and releases ‘Ode To Thinking’ supported by a 50 date tour across USA and Europe.

 

2016

The Young’uns are named Best Group at 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The first time an act has won this award on successive years.

Blair Dunlop makes his debut Glastonbury Festival appearance and sees 2 singles from his latest album ‘Gilded’ playlisted on BBC Radio 2, the UK’s #1 station.

Pentangle‘s ‘Finale’ is released on Topic Records. Recordings taken from the final tour of the original line-up of this unique and legendary band – Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn and Danny Thompson. 

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker sign to Rough Trade.

Moxie and their music star in the new Irish dance and music spectacular ‘ProdiJIG: The Revolution’ opening with a 5 week run at Cork Opera House.


2017

Chris Eaton’s “Breath of Heaven” features in ‘The Star’ an animation using the voices of Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson and Oprah Winfrey.

Eric Bibb receives his 2nd Grammy nomination, this time in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for ‘Migration Blues’.

Cliff Richard’s million seller, “Mistletoe & Wine” gets the ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ treatment on BBC 1 Christmas Day broadcast.

 

2018

The Young’uns album ‘Strangers’ wins Best Recording at 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Cliff Richard‘s “Devil Woman” (Christine Holmes/Terry Britten) features on the soundtrack of 2018 Oscar winning film, ‘I, Tonya’ starring Margot Robbie.

Chris Eaton’s “Breath of Heaven” on the soundtrack of the US Box Office hit film, ‘I Can Only Imagine’.

Lúnasa release ‘Cas’ their 8th studio album and their first with vocals – Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Bibb and Tim O’Brien guest.

The Zombies are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chris Eaton has 3 songs including the single “Reborn” on Cliff Richard’s album, ‘Rise Up’.

 

2019

“Ocean Deep” (Jon Sweet/Rod Trott) features in the major Philippines movie, ‘Last Fool Show’ sung by Filipino superstar Juris.

Pentangle’s “Travelling’ Song” in the hit US TV series ‘Lodge 49′.

Calan’s “Kan” used for closing titles of BBC TV series ‘Pitching In’.

The Fall’s “Hey Student” in the hit German TV series ‘Polizeiruf 110′.

Cliff Richard’s “Mistletoe & Wine” in the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson movie ‘Fighting With My Family’ and Channel 4 hit comedy ‘Derry Girls’.

2020

The Young’uns stage show ‘The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff’ gets 4 & 5 star reviews in The Guardian, The Times and The Stage during a sell-out 3 week run at Northern Stage, Newcastle.

Calan and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform Calan’s music at St David’s Hall, Cardiff to celebrate St David’s Day