From Dave Dobbyn with his songs that are the soundtrack to kiwi lives, to Mark Vanilau’s distinct, velveteen vocals, to the alt-pop clarity of Victoria Girling-Butcher, or the glorious approach to harmonies from 17-year olds nomad – such is the varied roster of Lorraine Barry Management.
Says Barry, “We are working with music and artists we love. Each is at a different stage in their career, encompassing a wide range of musical styles and quality. “
The company also undertakes consultancy, marketing, publicity, planning and mentoring projects. They oversaw the reunion tours and live albums by Th’Dudes and The Mutton Birds. Past management projects include Glass Owls, Dukes and Lucid 3 & L.A. Mitchell.
A former Director of International Marketing for Virgin Music Group in the UK, Lorraine Barry is now a Music Manager in her new homeland of New Zealand.
Born in the seaside town of Whitehead in Northern Ireland, she left school at 16 to train as a journalist before moving into music and relocating to London.
In 16 years with Virgin Music Group as Promotions, Label Manager, Head of Product Management then Head of International Marketing, Barry helped shape the global careers of artists including Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Ice T, John Lee Hooker, Placebo, Gomez, The Verve, Chemical Brothers and the phenomenon that was the 34-million-selling Spice Girls.
She was promoted to Director in 1997, overseeing the international marketing, promotion and production teams and in 1999 she won the Special Achievement Award at the UK music industry’s Women of the Year Awards.