We released ‘In Brooklyn’ as a single this week on Spotify. The song has had some really lovely feedback and support from traditional and internet radio alike. The song came from a true story – so for me, that always gives the song the edge in terms of what it means to me. I’ve been gunning for ‘In Brooklyn’ to do good things – a bit like a parent shipping the kids off on the first day of school – hoping they make friends. We’ve…Continue Reading “In Brooklyn – UK Top 50 Viral Tracks”
As well as some lovely radio support, here are a few of the magazine and blog clippings we’ve had so far… ‘Jess Morgan’s songwriting pedigree shines through on Edison Gloriette.’ **** R2 Magazine ‘This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection’ – **** Maverick Magazine ‘All in all this album deserves to be Jess’s breakthrough. It’s by all turns troubling, moving and ultimately life-affirming; made with skill, passion and…Continue Reading “Edison Gloriette – Clippings”
Following some terrific radio support from favourite BBC Scotland DJs – Ricky Ross, Roddy Hart and Iain Anderson – ‘Skate While You’re Skinny’ was playlisted on BBC Scotland this week! We also got played out by Mark Radcliffe on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and repeated support from Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music. I’m also delighted that Ralph MacLean and Cherrie McIllwaine in Northern Ireland, Frank Hennessey in Wales and BBC stations in England have all played several tracks from the album. UPDATE*…Continue Reading “Edison Gloriette – Playlisted”
Hooray! My new record, Edison Gloriette is released today. For the first time, we go out with the support of Norwegian record label Drabant Music. I’m so pleased to be a part of a diverse family of music makers and shakers. Listen here: We even found the record today at Big Dipper Records in Oslo.
Carl Osbourn came to visit me in Norwich and we spent a day making records and exploring the fine city. Exciting online blog The 405 published this peice about it all: https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/jess-morgan-homemade-vinyl-records-147
Thanks to everyone who go involved with Pledge Music this year. Your generous pre-orders have meant I can make a plan for the release of this record that I’m very very proud of indeed. I can’t wait for you to hear it! What’s more, I’m looking forward to getting busy and making all these special little extras you’ve ordered. Let’s hope Norwich Post Office are ready for the 200+ individual parcels I’m getting ready to send!
It’s been an exciting month. I released ‘Natalie’ on May 27th while on tour for the first time as a three-piece unit – the Jess Morgan Trio, that’s with my Norwich homies Jose McGill and Noel Dashwood. This was all ever so fitting and handy since it’s the three of us who performed all the music you’ll hear on this particular record. The Bluegrass Situation premiered the official music video – which was animated by Alex Stanlake from an untidy bunch of sketches I sent…Continue Reading “‘Natalie’ – my single”
Wow this is exciting… Germany, Belgium and the UK – sharing the stage with my super talented friends and bandmates. More info of course to come – and ticket links live on my TOURDATES page!
UPDATE… we won! 🙂 —————————————— Thanks FATEA Magazine for shortlisting The Bournemouth EP for EP of the year 2015. Results come out on January 8th – so fingers are crossed for a win but really it is just such a pleasure to be nominated again. Single/EP/Mini Album Of The Year 2015 The Bournemouth EP – Jess Morgan The White Witch – Heg And The Wolf Chorus Watch The Water EP – Oh Sister http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/Nominations2015.html In other sweet news: The Bournemouth EP was included…Continue Reading “The Bournemouth EP – Winner of Best EP / Mini Album!”
Germany how I love thee – let me count the ways… or rather the days. Yes sir, there are a lot of tour dates coming up so if you want to catch me in Germany – nows the chance. First up, I’m very proud to say I’ll be supporting the lovely Paper Aeroplanes as they bring their fantastic new LP ‘Joy’ to Germany at some killer dates starting November 10th. Then I team up with Swiss singer-songwriter Ramon Clau for our co-headline tour celebrating the release…Continue Reading “First look… German tour dates for November 2015”