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Michael Morrissey

Singer/Songwriter


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Thursday 15th September 2022

 

Enjoy the handsome highs...

 

It's been a real treat this year to stand onstage again, play my songs and connect with an audience. The following two Saturdays the 17th and the 24th see me playing two venues I've already played and very much enjoyed. First up Gleis 1 in Waldenburg   https://www.gleis1.net/programm/september/on this Saturday 17th at 20:30.

The following weekend at Marco's Heuboden

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100039987204916

at 19:30.

 

 

 

 

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Friday 15th July 2022

 

I hit my highest when I sing...

 

It feels really good to stand before people again in concert, playing songs, telling stories.

This weekend I'll be playing live twice. First of all on Saturday at the lovely Burgschenke in Landeck in full view of the ruins of an old Zähringer Castle.  7 o'clock in the evening.

 

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=schmidt%27s%20burgschenke%20landeck

 

Then on Monday I'm playing at the Actionbühne as part of the Zelt Musik festival.

10 o'clock in the evening.

 

 

https://zmf.de/shows/michael-morrissey/

 

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Wednesday 06th April 2022

 

 Hold on to that one boy she´s powerful medicine...

 

My good friend Ben Meech filmed our set with The Tree Conspiracy at the Litfass Birthday bash.

Just click on the link below to get a taste of what it was like in the pub on that night

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afyz_9DpRio&t=2s&ab_channel=U%26IMUSIC

 

 

 

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Thursday 24th March 2022

 

 The sun came through the window and lay down on the floor...

 

It's been a very long time since I played live and the really lovely thing now is that when the opportunity arose to perform at the Litfass Birthday party on Monday 28th of March it was suggested that we reform The Tree Conspiracy with my good friends Beni and Friedemann. Indeed lots of other great musicians will be performing on the night but for us it'll be something a little special.

   

 

https://www.facebook.com/thetreeconspiracy/videos/1704819562878061

 

 

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Tuesday 25th January 2022

 

The history books won't wait...

 

I wrote the song Anne Boleyn after watching a documentary about her. However the song doesn't just contain historical facts but is interwoven with what I imagine could have been the real thoughts and feelings of her husband Henry, coupled with my own notions about circumstance and the nature of predestination.

 

To watch Anne Boleyn click here

 

 

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Thursday 7th October 2021

 

Do something foolish every day, together as the years slip by ...

 

Sunday 10.10.21

Delighted to be asked to play at the 3rd Songwriter Festival in Schopfheim.   – From 14:00 Uhr.

 

https://redtheblue.wixsite.com/schwandfestival

  

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Wednesday 21st July 2021

 

Now I look as if I never really saw, I listen as if I've never really heard ...

 

The single Every Song Knows Your Name is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and all good Streaming Services everywhere.

 

To listen to Every Song Knows Your Name click here

 

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Sunday 4th July 2021

 

The old gets swept away to make way for the new, the centre and circumference are changing places too ...

 

Hey everyone. So pleased to have some new music to present - two brand new EPs "Slowing Up" and "Speeding Down". Just click on the links below and you´ll be taken straight to my youtube channel. They´ll also be available on all good streaming services soon. Please feel free to share them...michael

 

To watch Slowing Up click here 

 

To watch Speeding Down click here 

  

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Friday 25th June 2021

Every song’s a mixture of truth and fiction. White notes rubbing black notes, creating friction...

Of all of the different aspects of music the one closest to my heart is the writing. For me, writing is not simply about expression — it’s about craft and design. Attention to detail is much more important to me than originality, or even honesty. What I mean by this is that it doesn’t matter if what I’m writing about actually happened, or whether I make it up. For me, what is key is that a song must be good. And it must be sincere. As I write I am trying to create something that will move the listener through my choices of melody and wordplay, and at the same time I’m aiming to understand myself and the world around me a little better.

Cole Porter is one songwriter (of very many!) whose work I admire and try to learn from. In both his words and his music he showed an enormous range of wit and creativity but I don’t think, for instance, that he was greatly concerned if the things he was writing actually reflected his own life or not. Perhaps this was because Porter knew from the very start that he wouldn’t be singing his own songs: he wrote music for others to bring to life, and even though I perform my music myself, my greatest desire has always been to have others sing my songs.

Could that be you?

 

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The old gets swept away to make way for the new