Steve Morgan

by Steve morgan
(Bergen, Norway)

Stevie Morgan

Stevie Morgan

Born and raised in the industrial heart of Scotland in the Lanarkshire town of Wishaw literally on the doorstep of the Ravenscraig Steel Works, Meadowhead Road to be exact (see inside cover of CD "Heaven Help Me"). A happy and robust childhood being exposed to music at a very young age by a musical mother who was and still is a wonderful singer of ballads and folk songs with a healthy love of music of all types from folk to classic to opera. I have very fond memories of a huge gramophone player pouring out the sounds of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Frankie Laine, to name but a few, and of course the Irish and Scotish folk songs, some of which are with me still.

My first attempt at playing music was in the school penny whistle band then the school choir then moving on to violin and trumpet until my father brought home a guitar one day and that was it for me. However, music was never considered a career option in working class Scotland at that time so it was an education and a real job for you laddie. After leaving school with a fistfull of O levels and A levels I went to live and work in England, first Coventry then Nottingham. I always had my guitar with me and played for my own amusement until one fatefull evening in a Nottinham pub, things started to change. Long story short, I got offered a gig and did'nt even know what a gig was, some guy was willing to pay me to play music in his pub. Well, f--- me that was something I did for fun. I learned real fast, after a short while I was "gigging" six nights a week and making more money than I was in my day job. I learned real fast that in the music game it was more about who you knew as to what you knew. So I made friends and contacts and through one of those friends, an Australian musician named Don Fletcher, I was introduced to an agent in London called Ann Dex, who sent me on my first foreign gig, Oslo, Norway. The date was February 1982.

Well, Norway in the early 80's turned my head a little to say the least. I loved it, the life of a travelling musician, what the hell, I was young.

So, 24 years further on up the road I am still doing it, what a hell of a ride it has been too. Like any occupation it has had it's up's and down's but I don't regret any of it, 24 years of interesting countries like Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, America, England, Scotland, yep I've been around. 24 years of playing some great music with some truly great people in some weird, wacky, wonderful, not so wonderful places that most people have never heard of never mind travelled to. In 2001 my long time partner and good friend Barry Richards and I played in the world's most northern venue Hotel Finken,Svalbard then a month later, totally by coincedence after a chance meet with a very fine lady called Anna Brown we ended up playing in the world's most southern venue, The South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island, New Zealand. You could'nt plan it if you wanted to.

These days most of my live work is around Bergen, Norway (where I now reside), Denmark, Bornholm (in the Summer), Austria, Switzerland (in the Winter), but you never know what can be round the next corner. So for now the wheels are still rolling and the music keeps coming.

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Aug 30, 2010
Blast from the past
by: Steve Morgan

Wow Clive,That was a blast from the past.All well this end,still writing,still playing,it's what I do. check out

Aug 03, 2010
by: Anonymous

hi steve are you still mine sweeping haha, its klive james the piano player last time i saw you i was in denmark in the 90's, have you been to the nudist beach lately hahaha.

Oct 22, 2008
by: Sharon

After listening to the album " Shadow Dancing " I felt overwhelmed and moved. Great solid song writing enhanced with powerful emotion. I'm so excited about the forth coming release of his new cd. Had no idea a son of Scotland could be so universal in his portrayal of music.

Jul 12, 2008
Agree with Ruud
by: Jackster

Totally agree with Ruud, Steve Morgan is something very special. Maybe we are in for a rude awakening. !!

Jul 09, 2008
Exposure Steve Morgan
by: Ruud

The World needs to discover the great talent of this singer/songwriter. Steve Morgan is one of the best musicians in the whole world. Watch out, his new album will be released soon with fantastic new songs.
Steve will ganna rock the world. With fantastic new songs, great gigs and lot of tv-productions, all over the world. Management by and bookings by
Steve Morgan is the best!

Mar 10, 2008
Superb songs
by: Katrina

I have both CD,s "Heaven Help Me" and "Shadow Dancing". Superb songs, great singing and production,this artist really needs wider exposure , the music world is missing something VERY special. Look forward to the next CD "True Stories".

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