Gina Langton is a true inspiration to all who meet her. With a long and rich history in the music industry and a Masters Degree in Music Business Management, it’s her passion now to use her tremendous experience and knowledge to help artists who are struggling to live their lives in the glare of the media, as well as making sure their creativity and wellbeing are front and centre. She is a straight talker and isn’t frightened to tackle the issues at hand, while at the same time nurturing each artist, giving them the confidence they need to take control of their destiny.
Going back to the 70s, Gina was part of the Punk scene in Chelsea, mixing and working with major Punk names like Chrissie Hynde, Judy Nylon, Paul Simenon and Joe Strummer. As singer/songwriter Gerbina Joblotti, she released the Top 40 single “Mr Big Stuff” in 1987 and toured the world promoting her work.
Throughout the 90s Gina co-produced and co-presented the underground indie music club Pinkypoos in London’s Notting Hill, which nurtured new musical talent from local multi-ethnic communities. The club was noted for talented offbeat music and comedy artists who have subsequently appeared on BBC Radio and TV and Channel 4: Earl Okin, The Liars, Blair Machichan, JC 001. Pinkypoos also included guest appearances by the amazing Sandie Shaw, Michael Hutchence and Robbie Williams.
In 1997 Gina founded and ran the multimedia production company Joblotti Limited which successfully produced over two hundred live music shows, during which she continually collaborated with talented musicians, artists, writers, DJs, directors, editors and technicians. She partnered with TV companies, artist management, promoters, independent labels, corporate events’ organisers and sponsors – and even created her own clothing line!
Gina is a peace activist and noted public speaker, and has been a practising Buddhist for over thirty years.
She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for her valuable work in putting together 80,000 Voices, a grass roots inclusive but youth-led movement of choirs, singers, drummers and other musicians who will come together through various forms of interaction, like social media and one-to-one dialogue, to be part of a mass participation event celebrating and expressing the desire for peace and the creation of a nuclear weapons free world.
Gina had four children. Sadly, she lost one of her daughters, Rosie, when she was just 20 years old through epilepsy.
Gina says: “Losing Rosie was understandably a huge loss and left an enormous void in all our lives but at the same time it was an amazing turning point in my life. It was because of this experience that I can empathise with others on a very deep level. It may be the death of a family member, the end of a marriage or relationship but grief comes in other forms in the music industry. It may be the end of a record deal or fame cycle, and the loneliness and lack of direction that can follow needs guidance and I can support that. From the darkest depths, there is always hope.”