About James Morrison
It’s always really difficult to describe your music to people. It’s pretty much guitar blues and soul but listen to ‘Better Man’ and make up your own mind.
I grew up on artists like Otis Redding, Al Green, Cat Stevens, The Kinks and Van Morrison. I always loved songs where the singer would sing with real soul, like they really believed in what they were singing about. Those are the kinds of songs that really stayed with me. I can’t sing a song about something I don’t believe in.
I was born in Rugby in 1984 and moved around a bit through Northampton and Derby until we eventually stopped and settled in a little village called Porth in Cornwall.
My Uncle used to play the guitar and watching him made me want to learn. I remember him showing me a blues riff which got me started. Id listen to tunes on the radio and try to learn to play and sing along to them. I was about thirteen at this point.
I found that singing and playing guitar was a way for me to release any frustration I had at the time. Not that I couldn’t express myself any other way, just that music has a more powerful way of doing it. I like being creative but it took me a few years of playing other people’s stuff before I could create my own style of songwriting.
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