Ritchie launches music label
Director Guy Ritchie is following his ex-wife Madonna into the music industry - by launching his own record company.
The Sherlock Holmes director has launched Punchbowl Recordings, named after his London pub The Punch Bowl, signing the venue's house band as his first act to get a record deal.
The Punchbowl Band have already been booked for private gigs by actor Robert Downey Jr. and Stella McCartney.
Ritchie says, "It's exciting to venture into the music industry. It's a tough place but I've seen this band connect with people. They have every chance of being embraced by a wider audience."
Ritchie's Irish rockers' debut album, Journey, is due out on 1 March (10).
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