Morgan Lander

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Morgan Lander
Morgan Lander Kittie.jpg
Background information
Birth name Morgan Lee Lander
Born (1982-01-06) January 6, 1982 (age 33)
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Alternative metal, nu metal, groove metal, death metal, thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, trumpet
Years active 1996–present (with Kittie)
Associated acts Kittie
Hed PE
Website kittierocks.com

Morgan Lee Lander (born January 6, 1982) is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian metal group Kittie. Her sister, Mercedes Lander, plays drums for Kittie. She is known for her use of metal growls as a vocalist, though she also sings with a clean voice as well. She uses Hamer Vectors, a custom GW Flying V, Gibson Flying V's, Peavey 6505s, Marshall 4x12 cabinets, Krank Krankenstein+'s, and Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifiers

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Morgan Lee Lander was born to David and Deanna Lander in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on January 6, 1982. Two years later, Morgan became the big sister of Mercedes Lander, the drummer and founding members of Kittie.

At the age of two, she moved to Brampton, Ontario. When Morgan was six, she started to take piano lessons, but soon grew tired and began playing guitar. At age 11, Morgan and her family moved to London, Ontario. She started composing her first songs at 13 (including Kittie's breakthrough hit, "Brackish") with Mercedes and friend, Fallon Bowman.

Kittie debut (1996)[edit]

In 1996, when Morgan was 14, Mercedes, Fallon, and Tanya Candler formed Kittie. Three years later, the band released their breakthrough first album, Spit.

Poisoned Black Clothing (2005–2013)[edit]

Morgan co-owns a clothing line called Poisoned Black Clothing with her younger sister, Mercedes. Poisoned Black Clothing officially launched in September 2005, and aims to provide an alternative style for 'cute boys and hot girls'. In 2013, Morgan and Mercedes ended Poisoned Black, selling all merchandise on clearance. Morgan also co-owns a management company with her family called X of Infamy (previously Kiss of Infamy). She currently manages two other bands.