Eyes Wide Shut Recordings began in 2008 by George Allen and Wayne Hussey. The label was created to release Hussey's solo album, 'Bare'. Following the success of this, EWSR then released five MISSION live CD's and double coloured vinyl from their sell out shows at Shepherds Bush Empire in 2008, and a DVD, which charted at number 6 in the uk dvd chart. In October 2008 EWSR released the first SPECIMEN recording of 25 years, 'Alive at the Batcave' and Jimmy Copley's excellent blues album 'Slap my Hand' feat: Jeff Beck. In 2014 we had our second chart success with Wayne Hussey's second solo album, 'Songs of Candlelight & Razorblades' which got into the UK top 40 indie chart, the subsequent DVD of the live shows reached number 2 in the DVD Music chart In Aug 2015 and The Mission's ' Another Fall From Grace hit the main UK album chart at number 38 in October 2016. We continue to release DVD's, Blu Rays, CD's and vinyl, as well as licensing our catalogue across the globe. EWSR is a full member of the BPI.
Eyes Wide Shut Recordings is distributed through Plastic Head Music Distribution in the UK, SPV distribution in Europe and E1 Music in the USA.