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James Morrison

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:03pm

★★★★☆

 

Bringing those good ol’ country feels right into the city, Sydney’s own The Morrisons harness a wickedly fun and cheeky spirit in their self-titled album, an all-out assault of banjo, harmonica, fiddle and washboard.

 

Effortlessly sliding between fast-picking numbers like ‘Whiskey On The Brain’ and ‘Sugarcane’ – featuring some furious puffing on a harmonica...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 1:51pm

1.  The First Song I Wrote

 

I’m a latecomer to songwriting, and wrote my first song (‘That Ain’t Love’) in my mid-20s. It wasn’t about anyone in particular, but came to mean more to me as I grew older and had to live through some of the dysfunctional things in that song. We recorded it on our EP, and we still play it live on occasions. 

 

2.  The Last Song I...

Posted 26 Feb 2016 @ 12:56pm

Jazz will meet symphony for the tenth annual free starlight concert in Sydney this March.

 

In a very special performance, Australia's foremost jazz man James Morrison is pairing up with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a fun-infused concert for all ages.

 

Spectators are invived to bring a picnic or enjoy the food and drinks available onsite, and to kick back to a...

Posted 7 Jul 2015 @ 3:51pm

The Australian trumpet player will be joined by singer-songwriter Megan Washington and jazz pianist Marian Petrescu for a one-off Sydney show. 

 

The ARIA award winning Washington will return to the jazz style she sang in when Morrison first heard her as a high school student. The trio will play through a series of standards written by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Ella...

Posted 24 Jun 2015 @ 5:07pm

Fledgling jazz outfit The Swing Merchants have announced their first tour for 2015.

 

Having performed with the likes of James Morrison, Emma Pask and Jeff Clayton – and with an album on the way – the fresh-faced ensemble of like-minded jazz musicians are building a name for themselves among some of the best. The Swing Merchants' vocals, reeds, guitar, double bass and drums combo...

Posted 22 Jun 2014 @ 11:00am

1. Growing Up 

I spent my formative years listening to ’70s funk and ’80s hip hop, working on my breakdancing. Unfortunately we’re yet to work that into The Morrisons, although it may possibly work with a banjo breakdown.

 

2. Inspirations

Hank Williams, Old Crow and Paul Kelly, because they’re the best.

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Posted 3 Mar 2014 @ 1:06pm

Some of the biggest names in Australian music are getting together again this May for The Great Australian Songbook concert.

 

With proceeds going the way of Variety - The Children's Charity, the Enmore Theatre gig will include appearances from Jon Stevens, Shannon Noll, Dave Faulkner, Christine Anu, Diesel, James Morrison, Casey Donovan, Steve Balbi, John Paul Young, John...

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