Keith Bourton

Keith Bourton

Artist manager for, among others, Heavenly Management Ltd., most notably for Heaven 17, and now No Qualms Mgmt. Currently managing London based band Storms.

1976-1979 : Editor of UK weekly music paper Black Echoes.

1979-1981: Publicity Director for Motown Records London office.

1981-83 : Head Of Press at Virgin Records Ltd. representing Heaven 17, Public Image Limited, Phil Collins, The Human League, and Simple Minds, among others.

1984-1997 : Formed Heavenly Management specifically to manage Heaven 17. Also represented John Lydon and Public Image Limited, and Propaganda. Began working with Nellee Hooper in 1988.

1989 Met Jazzie B and his nascent Soul II Soul aggregation. Subsequently managed Soul II Soul for just under five years.

1994 began working with Paul Oakenfold and helped him launch his Perfecto label, and represented Talvin Singh in the years before his Mercury music Award. Also acted as a consultant to Adrian Sherwood and his On-U Sound label.

1998-2014 Moved to Los Angeles. Worked with John Bird (MBE) on the Californian launch of The Big Issue, as well as writing sleeve notes for various labels (including 25 Years Of Virgin and the PIL Box Set). Managed Cave Painting, Madrepore (US), George Pringle, Juliet QA, (US).

2014 Moved to Barcelona.


Keith Bourton Discography Tracks

Acting, Literary & Spoken

7243 8 46589 2 2 Various Various - First Generation - Virgin XXV Years(2xCD, Comp) Virgin 7243 8 46589 2 2 US 1998 Sell This Version
Soul II Soul Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One - 10th Anniversary Edition (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 46968 2 5, PILBOX 1 PiL* PiL* - Plastic Box(4xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 46968 2 5, PILBOX 1 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version


Heaven 17 Heaven 17 - How Men Are (Album) Virgin Italy 1984 Sell This Version
Propaganda Propaganda - A Secret Wish (Album) ZTT UK 1985 Sell This Version
880 850-1 Propaganda Propaganda - Duel(12", Maxi) ZTT, Island Records 880 850-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
TPLP 373 CD The Grim Northern Social The Grim Northern Social - The Grim Northern Social(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP 373 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version