Aiken Promotions present
MORRISSEY & MARSHALL
New Single – ‘Pack Up Lady’ – New Album – ‘And So It Began’ – RD: 28th March 2013
‘I first heard the lads when John Reynolds was recording them and I went wow! That’s some singing, it was very powerful and the lyrics were full of insight and positivity. They are two of the best harmony singers I’ve ever heard, something magical happens when their voices become one, it lifts your heart.’ – Damien Dempsey
Dublin duo Morrissey and Marshall release their debut album, AND SO IT BEGAN this Friday, 28th March 2014.
Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall first came to our attention in 2013 when their debut single ‘I’ve Got a Plan’ began to gather momentum at Irish radio, securing plays on national radio including RTE Radio 1 and on local stations. The track was a hit for the duo and secured them their debut TV performance on RTE TV on 8th August. To say this is impressive is a massive understatement, as the single was recorded less than six weeks before in London with their new manager and producer, John Reynolds!
The band were introduced to Reynolds by Kevin Godley of Godley and Creme fame and current director of WHOLEWORLDBAND. He saw the band perform and immediately understood that John and his New Air Studio would be a natural fit for the duo. He was right and they began recording their single with Reynolds soon after.
Morrissey & Marshall are gifted at crafting and delivering a great song. The effect of their commitment and performance is immediate and lasting.
‘Morrissey and Marshall are like old time wandering minstrels. I have never ever seen them without a guitar each strapped to their backs, it’s beautiful. They bring a smile with them and play the kind of music that is only born in you. I once saw them play and after they finished I literally ran to them to ask them what that last song was? It sounded like a cross between a young George Harrison and Simon and Garfunkel. They shyly told me it was one of their own…a new one. I demanded that they record it! As soon as possible! A few weeks later and there they were; the same song on national television in front of millions. They really are that good.’ – Jonny Owen (BAFTA Winning Actor and Director of Svengali)
Summer also brought Morrissey and Marshall a newly minted record deal with UK label IRL Limited, new management with industry specialists Spirit Music Management, and an invitation to tour with old friends and collaborators The Magic Numbers. Morrissey & Marshall also supported Damien Dempsey at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin and headlined two sell out shows in The Workman’s Club. They ended the year with another career highlight; performing with Sinéad O’ Connor at The Royal Festival Hall in London.
And so it began… bringing with it some memorable experiences for the singer-song writing team:
‘2013 was such an enjoyable year for us. It was great to come back home to do our first headline show at The Workman’s Club Dublin which sold out. We also had an amazing time supporting the Magic Numbers on the Irish leg of their tour. We topped the year off by supporting Sinéad O’Connor at The Royal Festival Hall and playing to our biggest audience to date’
Their debut album AND SO IT BEGAN and single ‘Pack Up Lady’ were recorded in London last December. Reynolds brought his considerable skill to project and worked with the duo to capture the unique energy and vocal synergy of their live shows.
‘Pack Up Lady’ is already a firm ‘live’ favourite with their growing fan base at home in Ireland and in the UK where they are now based.
2014 is set to be just as promising for Morrissey & Marshall. They have already completed a UK and Irish tour with Damien Dempsey.
‘We are really looking forward to this year and the release of our debut album. It was a pleasure recording it with the wonderful John Reynolds & we’re so excited for you all to hear it.’
Born and raised in Dublin, Morrissey & Marshall met on stage in Eamonn Dorans venue in Dublin in 2007 and have been playing together ever since. The duo moved to London in 2011 to try their luck at establishing themselves in the music scene there.
Their decision was spontaneous but has resulted in some pretty awesome progression for the band – including writing and gigging with The Magic Numbers; supporting Ocean Colour Scene and Bipolar Empire; playing for the Olympic athletes during the London Games in 2012; and generating a real buzz in the UK capital with their live shows.
(Morrissey & Marshall are)…’The Irish Everly brothers’ – Paul Gallagher
Dubbed the founders of ‘Folk ‘n Roll’; Morrissey & Marshall secured a residency at the famous Boogaloo club in London after playing nearly every open mic night in the city. The venue (‘the sweetest little juke joint in the world’ – GQ Magazine) proved to be a very good match for the duo’s burgeoning sound and they perfected their craft in front of some very discerning punters; some of whom would later become fans, friends and collaborators. One such friend is Damien Todd, who met Morrissey and Marshall at a gig offered to produce the video for ‘I’ve Got A Plan’. Todd is well known for his work on the video for Skyfall with Adele. Click HERE watch the video for ‘I’ve Got A Plan’.
Morrissey & Marshall’s debut album, AND SO IT BEGAN will be released tomorrow 28th March 2014!
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).