Morrissey personnel

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Since the break-up of The Smiths, Morrissey has worked with several different musicians throughout his career as a solo artist. The following is a list of musicians and personnel for each of his solo albums.

Current members[edit]

Name Years active Instrument(s) Release contributions
Morrissey 1988–present lead vocals All Morrissey releases
Boz Boorer 1991–present guitar All Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal to present
Jesse Tobias 2005–present guitar All Morrissey releases from Live at Earls Court to present
Solomon Walker 2007–present bass All Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal to present
Matt Walker 2007–present drums All Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal to present

Former members[edit]

Name Year(s) active Instrument(s) Release contributions
Vini Reilly 1988-1990 guitar, keyboard Viva Hate (1988)
Mark E. Nevin 1990-1991 guitar Kill Uncle (1991)
Alain Whyte 1991-2009 guitar, backing vocals All Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal to Ringleader of the Tormentors.

He co-wrote a plurality of tracks on Years of Refusal but did not perform on that album.

Stephen Street 1988-1990 bass, guitar, keyboard Viva Hate (1988)

He also co-wrote a majority of tracks that appeared on the compilation album Bona Drag.

Mark Bedford 1990-1991 bass Kill Uncle (1991)
Gary Day 1991-93, 2003-06 bass All Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal to Beethoven Was Deaf and You Are the Quarry to Ringleader of the Tormentors.
Jonny Bridgwood 1993-1997 bass All Morrissey releases from Vauxhall and I to Maladjusted
Andrew Paresi 1988-1990 drums All Morrissey releases from Viva Hate to Kill Uncle
Spencer Cobrin 1991-93, 1995-97 drums All Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal to Beethoven Was Deaf and Southpaw Grammar to Maladjusted.
Woodie Taylor 1993-1994 drums Vauxhall and I (1994)
Dean Butterworth 2003-2005 drums All Morrissey releases from You Are the Quarry to Live at Earls Court.
Matt Chamberlain 2005-2006 drums Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006)

Recording timeline[edit]

Role Album
Viva Hate
(1988)
Kill Uncle
(1991)
Your Arsenal
(1992)
Vauxhall and I
(1994)
Southpaw Grammar
(1995)
Maladjusted
(1997)
You Are the Quarry
(2004)
Ringleader of the Tormentors
(2006)
Years of Refusal
(2009)
World Peace Is None of Your Business
(2014)
Guitars Vini Reilly

Stephen Street

Mark E. Nevin Alain Whyte/Boz Boorer Alain Whyte

Boz Boorer Jesse Tobias

Boz Boorer/Jesse Tobias
Bass Stephen Street Mark Bedford Gary Day Jonny Bridgwood Gary Day Solomon Walker
Drums Andrew Paresi Spencer Cobrin Woodie Taylor Spencer Cobrin Dean Butterworth Matt Chamberlain Matt Walker

Timeline[edit]

  • Note: Morrissey was inactive from 1998 until 2003.

Other musicians[edit]

Studio personnel[edit]