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Mark James Morriss (born 18 October 1971) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman for The Bluetones. He is the older brother of bandmate and bass player/illustrator Scott Morriss, and is also pursuing a solo career.

Mark Morriss
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Background information
Birth nameMark James Morriss
Born (1971-10-18) 18 October 1971 (age 47)
Hounslow, Middlesex, England
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1994–present
Associated actsThe Bluetones

His debut solo album, Memory Muscle, was released in May 2008. A folk-tinged record, it includes five re-recorded tracks which had previously been released under the name "Fi-Lo Beddow" as an EP in February 2006. The strings on the record were arranged by film composer David Arnold, who became a fan of Expecting to Fly whilst scoring Independence Day.[1]

Mark in Concert

In 2014, Morriss released his second solo album, A Flash of Darkness, through Acid Jazz Records.[2] This was followed by another Acid Jazz release in 2015, The Taste of Mark Morriss, an album of cover versions. Morriss has also recorded the theme music for all of the children's audiobooks written by David Walliams. Morriss is also currently a full member of Matt Berry's live band, The Maypoles, and regularly tours the UK with this outfit as a rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist.

Solo discographyEdit

EPsEdit

SinglesEdit

  • 2008 - "I'm Sick"
  • 2008 - "Lay Low" (download-only)
  • 2014 - "This Is The Lie (And That's The Truth)"
  • 2014 - "Space Cadet"
  • 2015 - "Lucretia (My Reflection)"
  • 2019 - "All The Wrong People"
  • 2019 - "The Beans"

AlbumsEdit

  • 2008 - Memory Muscle
  • 2014 - A Flash of Darkness (originally a Pledge campaign album, but reissued through the Acid Jazz label)
  • 2015 - The Taste of Mark Morriss
  • 2017 - Look Up (originally a Pledge campaign album, but reissued on vinyl in 2019 through the Reckless Yes label)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fullfill Music". Fullfill.co.uk. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  2. ^ Adam Jacques (16 February 2014). "How we met: Mark Morriss & Matt Berry". The Independent.

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