British singer-songwriter James Morrison will gig in South Africa for the first time. His two-city concert tour begins at Montecasino’s Teatro on 22 and 23 January, 2019, then the star heads to Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Gardens on 26 January, 2019.
One guy, one voice, one guitar
“I’m super excited to be heading to South Africa for a few shows next year! It’ll be my first time playing there and my first gigs in a little while, can’t wait to play in Johannesburg and then with the mountains as the backdrop in Cape Town’s Botanical Garden,” says James Morrison.
He broke onto the scene as a singer-songwriter in 2006. Like-minded artists followed: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and James Bayone – each being one guy with a great voice and a guitar. They’ve all cited him as an influence, but does Morrison take some credit for paving the way? “I don’t really see it like that, I was just lucky to be one of the first” he says.
His pop anthems have included You Give Me Something, from Undiscovered. He won the 2007 BRIT Award for Best Male when he was just 21 years old and was told by veteran soul producer Jerry Wexler that his raspy, gravelly voice, had its “own thumbprint”.
2008’s Songs for You, Truths for Me brought with it a string of Top Ten singles, including the catchy Broken Strings with Nelly Furtado, with his last album, 2011’s Awakening shooting straight to number one.
Award-winning Morrison’s colourful career includes singing You Give Me Something at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance before Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall. He appeared on Live from Abbey Road following a recording session at Abbey Road Studios and also performed You Give Me Something on NBC’s Today Show.
At the Concert for Diana in 2007, Morrison performed Wonderful World and You Give Me Something in honour of Princess Diana. Morrison has collaborated with Jason Mraz on the track Details in the Fabric on Mraz’s studio album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. Morrison worked on Demi Lovato‘s third album Unbroken. He also appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album The Imagination Project.
In 2018 James Morrison has made a new album that is his most honest – to be released in 2019. Recorded at British Grove and Metrophonic Studios and produced by Mark Taylor (Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado, Kylie Minogue), the album sees the return of James Morrison at his soulful best.
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James Morrison Johannesburg: 22, 23 January, 8pm Montecasino’s Teatro
James Morrison Johannesburg tickets: www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000
James Morrison Cape Town: 26 January 2019, 7pm, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
James Morrison Cape Town tickets: www.webtickets.co.za
Ticket prices: Johannesburg: R450, R500, R600, R700, R850, Cape Town: R650
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