My name is Leni Morrison, I am from Wexford, a music soaked county. I have been writing my own songs for years now, I have played on such reputable stages such as the Olympia Theatre, The Cork Opera House, The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre & The Electric Picnic (three years consecutively in the Mind Field Arena) with incredible Irish artists such as Jack L, Camille O'Sullivan& indie legends, O Emperor. I would describe my music as having a strong element of story-telling, vodoo adventure & Gothic fairytale..
My song 'Calico' was selected by Tom Waits as a semi finalist in the International Song Writing Competition.
I have just self released my debut single 'Spindle' and made my first music video for this single, it is on my website, which has also now just come together.
My music has featured in several radio plays that I have written for local radio station, South East Radio.
My music has been aired on :
BBC 6, Nemone's Breakfast Show
RTE player, needle hits the groove
Raidio Na Life
South East Radio
Jeff Buckley,Chrissie Hynde, Marianne Faithful, Bjork, Hope Sandoval,Janis Joplin, Joan as policewoman,Kristin Hersh, Patti Smith, Nico, Stevie Nicks, Mark Lanegan, Nick Cave, P.J Harvey, , St. Vincent, The National, , Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, The Romantic Poets, particularly Coleridge
I am now fully equipped to put all the years hard work and promotional efforts into a world-class record, working with an incredible producer, Lynne Earls of Earls Music Productions as well as a team of outstanding musicians who have played with some of the finest singers around....this is an opportunity via Fund it to raise the monies necessary to make an outstanding debut record. All of the funds raised will be used to pay the musicians, mixing & mastering, artwork & duplication of CD's & hard copies, studio costs, rehearsal rooms and touring, as well as PR.
The material for this record has been written, rehearsed & demo-ed with various musicians over the years and now I am ready to get into a big live studio and make a world-class but raw and vivid as possible masterpiece. Thank you so much for all your help in this project.
What others have said about me:
Jackie Hayden of Hotpress has said "Leni Morrison is a real talent"..
Jim Carroll the Irish Times "Wexford-based Leni Morrison has made a bunch of raw, hugely promising, slow-motion blues tunes with plenty of crunch in the mix, such as Pebbles and Magic In Our Air.
"On disc, Leni Morrison is soulful, sensual and new. On stage, she adds another layer of startling visual excitement with her moving non-stop to a silent sensual rhythm inside her head. The energy is absolutely contagious!"
- Pierce Turner
“Leni Morrison has one of the finest voices and natural raw talents to emerge on the music scene in years”
"I'm a devotee."
- Martin Mills, Chairman and Founder of the Beggar Group.
"Leni Morrison sings straight from a Celtic poet's heart in a voice of spun sugar and promise"
- Eoin Colfer
"Think Kate Bush meets huckleberry Finn with a sprinkling of Marianne Faithful thrown in for good measure. Folk torn lyrics - blues rhythms - Gothic storylines - haunting melodies. In short, Leni Morrison is a joy to watch& listen to"
- Billy Roche