Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, England. It was founded in 2008 by Matthew Halsall and is managed by Kerstan Mackness.
Halsall created Gondwana Records in 2008 to shine a light on the talent he’d heard in the music venues of Manchester, in particular Matt & Phreds Jazz Club which was run by saxophonist Matt Nickson at the time. It was here that he first heard musicians such as Chip Wickham, John Ellis, Jon Thorne, Luke Flowers, Nat Birchall and Phil France, all of whom have featured on records in the Gondwana catalog.
The label’s first release was Matthew Halsall’s debut album Sending My Love, which featured Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall and bassist Jon Thorne. The label has since released music by artists including Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra, Caoilfhionn Rose, Dwight Trible, GoGo Penguin, John Ellis, Mammal Hands, Nat Birchall, Noya Rao, Phil France and Portico Quartet.