List of Morrissey personnel
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.
|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|
|Name||Year(s) active||Instrument(s)||Release contributions|
|Vini Reilly||1988||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||
He also composed the single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" but isn't credited for performing on it.
|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|
|Spencer Cobrin||1991-93, 1995-97||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)|
|Vauxhall and I
|You Are the Quarry
|Ringleader of the Tormentors
|Years of Refusal
|World Peace Is None of Your Business
|Low in High School
|Guitars||Vini Reilly||Mark E. Nevin||Alain Whyte/Boz Boorer||Alain Whyte||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|
- Note: Morrissey was inactive from 1998 until 2003.
- From Viva Hate
- From Bona Drag
- From Kill Uncle
- Seamus Beaghen and Steven Heart – keyboards
- Nawazish Ali Khan – violin
- John Deacon - bass on tracks "Asian Rut", "Mute Witness", and "The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye"
- From Ringleader of the Tormentors
- Ennio Morricone - string arrangement on "Dear God Please Help Me"
- Laura Adriani, Gaia e Andrea Baroni, Niccolo Centioni, Julia D'Andrea, Alice e Ester Diodovich, Marco Lorecchio, Charlotte Patrignani - Children's choir on "The Youngest Was the Most Loved", "The Father Who Must Be Killed" and "At Last I Am Born"
- From Years of Refusal
- Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – keyboards
- Mark Isham – trumpet on "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris", "When Last I Spoke to Carol" and "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell"
- Jeff Beck – guitar on "Black Cloud"
- Michael Farrell – keyboards, accordion, cowbell on "That's How People Grow Up"
- Kristopher Pooley – backing vocals (tracks "Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed", "When Last I Spoke to Carol", and "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell"
- Kristeen Young – additional vocals on "That's How People Grow Up"
- Chrissie Hynde – backing vocals on "Shame Is the Name"
- Stephen Street, producer, 1988 (Viva Hate)
- Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, producer, 1991 (Kill Uncle)
- Mick Ronson, producer, 1992 (Your Arsenal)
- Steve Lillywhite, producer, 1994-1997 (Vauxhall and I, Southpaw Grammar, and Maladjusted)
- Jerry Finn, producer, 2004, 2009 (You Are the Quarry, Years of Refusal)
- Tony Visconti, producer, 2006 (Ringleader of the Tormentors)
- Joe Chiccarelli, producer, 2013 (World Peace Is None of Your Business, Low in High School)