List of 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 (1992) to present
Jesse Tobias 2005–present guitar All Morrissey releases from Live at Earls Court (2005) to present
Mando Lopez 2014–present bass All Morrissey releases from Low in High School (2017) to present
Matt Walker 2007–present drums All Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal (2009) to present
Gustavo Manzur 2008–present keyboards All Morrissey releases from World Peace Is None of Your Business (2014) to present

Former members[edit]

Name Year(s) active Instrument(s) Release contributions
Vini Reilly 1988 guitar, keyboard Viva Hate (1988)
Craig Gannon 1988-1989 guitar
Neil Taylor 1989 guitar
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
Kevin Armstong 1989-1990 guitar
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)
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)

He also composed the single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" but isn't credited for performing on it.

Andy Rourke 1988-1990 bass
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
  • "November Spawned a Monster" & "Piccadilly Palare" (1990)
Matthew Seligman 1989 bass "Ouija Board, Ouija Board"
Mark Bedford 1990-1991 bass Kill Uncle (1991)
Jonny Bridgwood 1991, 1993-1997 bass
Gary Day 1991-93, 2003-06 bass
Solomon Walker 2007-2014 bass All Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal to World Peace Is None of Your Business
Andrew Paresi 1988-1990 drums
  • Viva Hate (1988)
  • "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" (1989)
  • "November Spawned a Monster" & "Piccadilly Palare" (1990)
  • Kill Uncle (1991)
Mike Joyce 1989-1990 drums
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
Spencer Cobrin 1991-93, 1995-97 drums
  • Your Arsenal (1992)
  • Beethoven Was Deaf (1993)
  • Southpaw Grammar (1995)
  • Maladjusted (1997)
Woodie Taylor 1993-1994 drums
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)
Low in High School
(2017)
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 Mando Lopez
Drums Andrew Paresi Spencer Cobrin Woodie Taylor Spencer Cobrin Dean Butterworth Matt Chamberlain Matt Walker
Keyboards Vini Reilly Seamus Beaghen/Steven Heart None Roger Manning Michael Farrell Roger Manning/Michael Farrell Gustavo Manzur

Timeline[edit]

  • Note: Morrissey was inactive from 1998 until 2003.

Other musicians[edit]

Studio personnel[edit]