entertainment was started in 1998 by respected music industry
executives Roy Eldridge and Mike Andrews who together have
a combined 50 year experience in the industry.
they launched Papillon Records within the Chrysalis Group,
specialising in new recordings by brand name artists. In their
first year they had the biggest selling single of the year
by a British artist with Sir Cliff Richard’s
million selling single “The Millennium Prayer” and enjoyed
further album success with two UK Jazz and Blues chart toppers
by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman together
with releases from Grammy Award winners Jethro Tull,
and Tull leader Ian Anderson among others.
plus sales success of the Cliff Richard single earned the
label a prestigious Ivor Novello award and the Marketing Award
at the Record Of The Year TV show. Eldridge and Andrews additionally
acted as executive producers of ITV’s one hour TV special
on Sir Cliff Richard coinciding with the release of his “Wanted”
the Chrysalis Group backed Papillon in 2002 to start their
own label randm records. Their first release was the critically
acclaimed Sinead O’Connor album, Sean Nos
Nua which gave Roy Eldridge the opportunity to work again
with Sinead who launched her recording career at Ensign, a
division of Chrysalis Records, where Eldridge was managing
director when the label was acquired by EMI. Formerly the
label’s A&R Director, Eldridge signed the ground breaking
Two Tone label which launched The
Specials career; Ultravox, Spandau
Ballet and Billy Idol among others.
Andrews joined Eldridge at Chrysalis after EMI’s acquisition
of the label. At EMI he was marketing director and oversaw
campaigns for a broad portfolio of artists including, Pink
Floyd, Diana Ross, Talking
Heads and Kate Bush.