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Although James Morrison hit the charts at the tender age of 22, his husky voice sounds like it has been around much longer. Over the past 2 years he has become one of the UK's biggest pop stars. His debut album, 'Undiscovered', went straight to No 1 on its release in August 2006.
Global sales of Undiscovered to date are currently over 2.4 million. His first single, You Give Me Something, was omnipresent on the airwaves at the tail-end of the summer.
The track has a warm, soulful feel, and Morrison exerts a great vocal range - from soft and gentle through to an almost-angry interlude in the middle. The vocals are pleasantly written.
The album hit the States in mid-March amidst a media blitz that included Morrison's first national TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and an acoustic performance on the Today show.
Not every musician can render such a valiant attempt on his first try, but Morrison has accomplished just that. Undiscovered reveals a talented blues-belter, with an enormous potential.
James Morrison confirmed his status as one of the country's top pop singers when he took home the Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist in February, 2007.
At a young age, this English soul singer turned to music as a way of channeling a painful upbringing the result is a positive yet openly raw deliverance. Born in Rugby in 1984, James family moved around a bit through Northampton and Derby until they eventually settled in a little village called Porth in Cornwall.
When he was around thirteen, he would listen to tunes on the radio and try to learn to play and sing along to them. At the age of 16 he put together his own band at school and they began getting a number of local gigs. Growing up life wasn't easy for him.
His exceptional voice and raw songwriting talent survived a distressing upbringing in grinding poverty and a job cleaning vans in Derby. Here was a home-grown, blue-eyed soul boy who had grown up listening to Cat Stevens, the Kinks and Ray Charles, dreaming of that one shot at the big time.
He recorded a demo CD with borrowed equipment which fell into the hands of a man with connections at Polydor. Signed by Polydor in March 2005, Morrison hooked up with a handful of top producers. Shortly Morrison was recording his songs in the studio with producer Martin Terefe.
The release of the album Undiscovered in July, 2006 was preceded by 2 weeks by the single You Give Me Something which reached the UK top 5. Undiscovered landed at the top of the UK album chart, and the 21-year-old boy from Rugby emerged as a pop star.
With the success of Undiscovered, the singer (who turned 23 in August) has performed before thousands in some of the world's biggest stadiums and arenas. his numerous concert appearances include performing twice in front of British Royalty.
He played for Prince Charles at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance, and at the beginning of July sang his two biggest hits at the Concert For Diana at Wembley Stadium before Princes William and Harry and an audience of 60,000 people. Millions more watched on TV worldwide.
During the summer of 2007, Morrison headlined the Forestry Commissions Forest Tour. At the 2007 V Festival he played his full set on the main stage. A big percentage of the crowd is usually young girls totally enamoured with the look of James which goes with the territory he is in.
James Morrison will be embarking on a short tour of the UK this November (2008). Following the new album Songs For You, Truths For Me, released on September 29th, James will be calling at Norwich on 16th November, followed by Lincoln, Oxford, Southampton, Preston and Edinburgh. The tour concludes at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 25th.
Morrison's voice, with its echoes of Al Green and Otis Redding, proves as strong and catchy live as it is on his recordings to date.Also, his heartfelt lyrics combined with his soulful voice makes James's live performances so engaging that even the harshest of the critics are silenced or bound to soften up their criticism. James Morrison is surely a singer-songwriter who is destined for a distinguished musical career.