Mark Morriss

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Mark Morriss
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Background information
Birth name Mark James Morris
Born (1971-10-18) 18 October 1971 (age 42)
Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Britpop
Occupations Singer
Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Electric guitar
Acoustic guitar
Harmonica
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts The Bluetones

Mark James Morriss (born 18 October 1971, Hounslow, Middlesex, England)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, formerly the lead singer for The Bluetones, who split up in September 2011 following a farewell tour.[2] He is the older brother of former bandmate and bass player/illustrator Scott Morriss, and is currently pursuing a solo career.

His debut solo album, Memory Muscle, was released in May 2008. A gentler, folk-tinged record, it includes five re-recorded tracks which had previously been released under the name "Fi-Lo Beddow" as an EP in February 2006. The strings on the record were arranged by David Arnold, who became a fan of Expecting to Fly whilst scoring Independence Day.[3]

In May 2011, Morriss played at the LeeStock Music Festival in Sudbury, Suffolk as the headline act on the closing Sunday,[4] and it was announced that he would also be performing again at the festival on 3 June 2012.

In 2014 Morriss released his second solo album, A Flash of Darkness. He is also currently a full member of Matt Berry's live band, The Maypoles.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "The Bluetones to split up after September UK tour - ticket details | News". Nme.Com. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Fullfill Music". Fullfill.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Festival gets second big act". Suffolk Free Press. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  5. ^ Adam Jacques (16 February 2014). "How we met: Mark Morriss & Matt Berry". The Independent. 

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