Northern Lights Management
At the Heart of Music...
Founded by Jonathan Morley in 2000, Northern Lights Management has been proud to work with outstanding artists for almost 20 years. The company represents a talented stream of bands & solo artists offering them a highly reputable platform to launch and develop their careers. From the very outset, Northern Lights Management has always looked to help in any way it can to champion music it feels passionate about.
Current active artists include Tina Dico, Coach Party, Bess Atwell, Sisterix, Lola Britten-Hepper and Charlene Soraia. Recent alumni who deserve a big mention are Lush and Amber Run.
Take a look around the site to get to know Northern Lights and the amazing artists it represents...
Hotly tipped 4 piece from the Isle of Wight with infectious songs and witty lyrics far beyond their years are about to become part of YOUR life.
The band signed with Chess Club Records and released their debut single ‘Oh Lola’ in November 2019. This sub 2 minute track, along with 5 others all produced in their own studio on the Isle of Wight are turning heads all round the music industry. With further singles 'Breakdown', 'Space' and 'Bleach' all getting Radio 1 support, along with glowing reviews from the likes of DIY, Line of Best Fit and NME, their debut 6 track EP dropped in June 2020.
Now, having released 'Can't Talk, Won't' & 'Really OK On My Own' from their sophomore EP, the band are gearing up to make 2021 THEIR year.
In 2015, not long after dropping out of university to pursue music, Bess garnered the attention of major news outlets after a slew of showcases for The Great Escape Festival. The Independent and The Guardian were amongst those impressed by the artist’s performances, describing her as “a promising folk poet of suppression and inner anxiety” and “a gifted singer-songwriter with a voice like slow, cool water”.
Two years on from her debut album, the 5-Track EP ‘Big Blue’ was released in May 2019. Two for the five tracks were playlists by BBC Radio 6 Music. UK tour dates followed, and she played some key UK festivals during the Summer; Deer Shed Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Tree Festival. Bess continued to tour during the Autumn…a full UK Tour in October + appearances at Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg), London Calling (Amsterdam) and Rolling Stone Weekender Festival/s in Germany.
In February 2020, Bess embarked on a huge European Tour with City & Colour which included 2 sold out nights at the London Palladium.
Bess has now finished recording her sophomore album and also signed to Lucy Rose's label (Real Kind/Communion). 2021 will be a big year for Bess.
Tina was Northern Lights Management first ever client.
Tina moved to London back in 2002 to write and develop a career outside of her native Denmark. The move worked... She released her 11th studio album 'Fastland' in late 2018 and has been touring the record ever since.
Along the way, the Tina wrote and performed with Zero 7 on their classic 'When It Falls' album. This gave her songs and voice a platform which was grasped firmly by Tina.
Having now released somewhere in the region of 150 songs, the now household name in Denmark continues to build a loyal and fanatical audience all around the world.
From the age of five - when she found her father’s broken guitar behind the sofa and began to teach herself to play - music has been refuge for Charlene Soraia, whether listening to her father play or discovering the music of another time, from the Beatles and Bowie to West Coast psych-rock. By the age of eight she was attending local up-to-the-mic sessions in Beckenham, either singing and playing or scrutinising fellow players chord progressions with notebook in hand.
Despite not having Music GCSE (to this day she can’t read music) she won
a place at the prestigious Brit School, where she was a contemporary of Adele and Katy B. While these were formative years, you get the feeling that much of her education was outside the classroom. Summers were - and still are - spent at Glastonbury taking in the music and playing but mostly hanging out in the Healing Fields. Charlene’s free ranging spirit - always dusted with a touch of the cosmic - can be heard in her eclectic style which adheres to no genre. In 2011 Charlene signed to UK indie label Peacefrog and recorded Moonchild, a diverse collection of songs that revealed an idiosyncratic songwriting and performing talent. During the making of her debut album she was offered a small fee to record a cover of The Calling’s Wherever You Will Go for a TV advert. The song shot to No.3 in the charts and - with over 60 million Spotify hits and counting - continues to capture hearts around the world. Where’s My Tribe sees Charlene return to her roots - playing guitar and singing self- penned songs. Unadorned, unmediated, alone. Straight from the heart.
Sisterix are a Dublin based band comprised of sisters Ornait and Siomha Hennessy.
Each sister possesses their own individual musical voice but choose to join forces in a dynamic musical duo that is at once symbiotic and parasitic. The question of whom the parasite is can be left to the audience to decide, although each sister harbours their own personal views on the matter.
A mixture of dysfunction and malaise, but also big love, passion and a lot of wicked chuckling, fuels this complicated musical duo.
While at times they cant abide one another as the glare from the mirror each of them holds up to the other is too blinding, there is no place they feel more themselves than alongside one another singing each others miseries and joys, helping each other to make sense of the mindf**kery of life. Songwriting and sisterhood are the two greatest resources they draw on, to aid them in life and to help them find meaning in the meh.
Whilst the songs address themes of alienation, frustration, and disconnection, the melodies, and sunny riffs are an exercise in joy. The contradictions of the human condition are easy companions here, if nowhere else.
Whilst their powerful lungs and highly skilled ornamentation invite comparisons with Dolores O' Riordan and Sinead o Connor, these lyrics suggest that this is a whole new generation who are ready to demand the earth.
Lola started learning to play the piano at aged 9 - being taught by Kate Walsh. Even back then, the ingredients were there, the tone, the drive, the star quality.
Now aged 16, Lola is beginning to explore where her songs can go by pollinating her original ideas with current Electro/RnB production. It's early days, but Lola is destined for greatness.
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