Jean Morrison is an alternative rock singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa. Morrison initially burst onto the local Durban music scene in 2005 after being heard at an open mic night by musician, Farryl Purkiss who later invited Jean to open for him at Charlies in Umhlanga. Not long thereafter, Jean met Dave Birch (Squeal, Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club, The Vibrators) who produced his 2008 EP “FAWE”. The release earning critical acclaim, “His music will leave you with a smile” by People magazine and “Convincing clarity” by The Citizen.
Trusting in the powers of Dave Birch to take the production role once more, Jean and Dave hit the studio for a second time round to work on a full length studio album. However, this time focusing more on classic alt-rock band textures rather than the singer-songwriter vibes heard on his former release. Jean’s new gritty vocals are more powerful than ever and Dave’s epic Queen-esque guitar solos churn you up inside to the point of no return. Collectively, this projects a more vigorous light on the music that leaves you hanging on the edge, but in the best way possible.
Now based in San Diego, California, Jean’s debut full length studio album is almost ready for pre-order and should be released later this year in Vinyl, CD and digital formats. The first single “Cardboard Skies” (one of the more glam rock sounding tracks on the album) has a ‘Young The Giant’ sort of swagger but with sexual innuendos.