Flo Morrissey

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Flo Morrissey
Flo Morrissey.jpg
Flo in 2015
Background information
Birth nameFlorence Morrissey
Born (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 23)[1]
London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • guitarist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
LabelsGlassnote

Florence Clementine (née Morrissey, born 25 December 1994), better known by her stage name Flo Morrissey, is an English singer-songwriter from Notting Hill, London.[2] She has released two albums, three singles and has toured internationally.[3]

Biography[edit]

Born in London to a large family with eight siblings, Flo Morrissey discovered an interest in folk music at an early age.[3] She is the daughter of Helena Morrissey, a former CEO of Newton Investment Management, and Richard, a Buddhist monk and former financial journalist.[4][5] Morrissey began to write her own songs at the age of 14[6] and left school three years later, and gained a place at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology where she studied music for two years. Deciding upon a career in music, after leaving the BRIT school, she commented, "it has meant that I haven’t met many like-minded people, like I might have if I’d gone to university".[3] After releasing a video performing the song "If You Can’t Love This All Goes Away," she was signed to Glassnote Records.[7] The recording sessions for her debut album took place during the summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.[3] In December 2014 Morrissey released the single "Pages of Gold,"[3] to be followed in June 2015 by the album Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful, produced by Noah Georgeson and Philippe Zdar.[8] Morrissey was featured on a number of festivals in 2015, including Glastonbury.[9] In September she moved to Paris while she toured Japan and North America and released the single "Show Me" in December 2015.[10] On January 13, 2017, Morrissey released an album of covers with Matthew E. White entitled Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.[11] It received four out of five stars from The Guardian's Alexis Petridis.[12]

She is married to British singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine, and the couple had their first child Julian Jupiter Richard Sainte-Clémentine on her birthday, Christmas Day, 2017.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

as Flo Morrissey

with Matthew E. White

Singles[edit]

  • "Pages of Gold" (2014)
  • "If You Can't Love This All Goes Away" (2015)
  • "Show Me" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flo Morrissey: The Best of What's Next". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Flo Morrissey: Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful". Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Rookie » Flo Morrissey: Pages of Gold". Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  4. ^ "Helena Morrissey: 'I'm not superhuman. I have my moments of exhaustion and self-doubt'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  5. ^ "Mega-mum mega-fund manager: Helena Morrissey". Tatler. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  6. ^ Maher, Amelia. "Flo Morrissey: The 405 Interview". thefourohfive.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  7. ^ "Flo Morrissey - Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful | Albums | musicOMH". musicOMH. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  8. ^ Dennis, Jon. "Flo Morrissey: Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful review – keening and cooing". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  9. ^ "British Singer-Songwriter Flo Morrissey on Playing Glastonbury and the Must-See Acts She's Going to Catch". Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  10. ^ Donahue, Anne T. (7 January 2016). "Rookie » Flo Morrissey: Show Me". rookiemag.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  11. ^ "Listen to Matthew E. White and Flo Morrissey cover The Velvet Underground's 'Sunday Morning'". NME. 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  12. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2017-01-05). "Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  13. ^ "Londoner's Diary: Another Morrissey on the way as singer Flo announces pregnancy". EveningStandard. 23 October 2017.