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James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish folk singer and songwriter. His debut album Early in the Morning was released in February 2010. He wrote the album during a self-imposed seclusion in a beach house in Ireland.

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James Vincent McMorrow released his debut record, Early in the Morning, in Ireland to widespread critical acclaim in February 2010.

A stunning collection of songs recorded over 5 months in an isolated house by the sea, the album is a completely self recorded and played affair, filled with beguiling and vivid stories, fables that move from a whisper in your ear to a mountainous crescendo in the space of a song, all the while retaining the environment and sentiment in which they were formed.

This record was borne out of my desire to create something singular, take the simplest of chords, wrap them in washes of melody, so lines come in, they drop out, everything ebbs and flows as the songs move towards their inevitable end. I dont sit down with an agenda when I write, I usually have a first line, and a vague sense in my head of where Im going, but no real solid structure. Music tends to reveal itself to me over the course of weeks and months. Its probably quite like sculpting, you have a chisel, you know whats waiting for you inside the stone, all thats left is to chip away the pieces and reveal it.

From the very first lines of the album, that singularity is there for all to hear. A 5 part harmony cascades in, followed by a growling organ and slide guitar line of the eeriest and spectral kind. If I had a boat is not only a most fitting opener, but also a song that perfectly encapsulates the dense lyricism and compelling melody of the 40 minutes that are to follow. Its words intense but never over wrought, a vocal line that pulls you along towards a truly epic ending, an arrangement of swirling lines and inventive thought, it is a song to truly build upon for sure.

Over the course of the 10 songs that follow, Early in the morning captivates completely. From the simple beauty of hear the noise that moves so soft and low, the pastoral thump of sparrow and the wolf, and the haunting grace of follow you down to the red oak tree, the change and movement that James speaks of in the lyrical themes is perfectly reflected in the structure and pacing of the record itself. There is a deliberate sense to the tracklisting. When the lone kick and dual pianos of we dont eat give way to the 1960s west coast folk of this old dark machine, its exactly the way James intends it to be.

Towards the latter half of the record a darker tone emerges, or as James puts it, the closest Ill ever get to proper mythical fantasy writing! These songs are where we find him at his most literate and ornate, creating ominous figures, and a wholly tangible sense of tension and foreboding. Drawing on his childhood love of Roald Dahl, as well as his fascination with American novelists such as John Steinbeck and F Scott Fitzgerald, James draws life from their writings because they all examine the darker less spoken about aspects of life, solitude, disillusionment. Im not one for defining a lyric, or what it definitively means, but songs like follow you down to the red oak tree, from the woods, and down the burning ropes are certainly me exorcising the underside of my personality. The characters I create in those songs, the ones existing in the shadows, they are all elements of me for sure

And then the album draws to a close just as it started, bucolic 5 part harmony. the title track of the record, which James describes as a simple ode to the love that I have, is backed by a banjo and a piano, a folk round that fades out as quietly as it arrives, the squeak of the piano stool a final reminder of the homespun nature of what has just occurred.

Currently playing live for James is a hushed and reverential affair, each show met with pin drop silence as people follow every word, every syllable. It will not always be this way though, as James dreams of a much grander affair in the near future. I do want the music to be played how it is on the record, I dream in vivid Technicolor when it comes to my songs, not just black and white. I hear it with drums and horns and accordions and banjos and anything else that can be hit or strummed! Playing on my own right now is beautiful because it allows me to connect on a very primitive level, but Id like to be in a place soon where I can be surrounded with friends on stage to share this with me.

Whatever that near future might hold, you get the strongest sense that there are some truly wondrous things to come for this man. Music to me is this fluid notion, Ive captured one element of it with this album, but there are endless others out there to be sung and written about.

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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow is an Irish folk singer and songwriter. His debut album Early in the Morning was released in February 2010. He wrote the album during a self-imposed seclusion in a beach house in Ireland.

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James Vincent McMorrow released his debut record, Early in the Morning, in Ireland to widespread critical acclaim in February 2010.

A stunning collection of songs recorded over 5 months in an isolated house by the sea, the album is a completely self recorded and played affair, filled with beguiling and vivid stories, fables that move from a whisper in your ear to a mountainous crescendo in the space of a song, all the while retaining the environment and sentiment in which they were formed.

This record was borne out of my desire to create something singular, take the simplest of chords, wrap them in washes of melody, so lines come in, they drop out, everything ebbs and flows as the songs move towards their inevitable end. I dont sit down with an agenda when I write, I usually have a first line, and a vague sense in my head of where Im going, but no real solid structure. Music tends to reveal itself to me over the course of weeks and months. Its probably quite like sculpting, you have a chisel, you know whats waiting for you inside the stone, all thats left is to chip away the pieces and reveal it.

From the very first lines of the album, that singularity is there for all to hear. A 5 part harmony cascades in, followed by a growling organ and slide guitar line of the eeriest and spectral kind. If I had a boat is not only a most fitting opener, but also a song that perfectly encapsulates the dense lyricism and compelling melody of the 40 minutes that are to follow. Its words intense but never over wrought, a vocal line that pulls you along towards a truly epic ending, an arrangement of swirling lines and inventive thought, it is a song to truly build upon for sure.

Over the course of the 10 songs that follow, Early in the morning captivates completely. From the simple beauty of hear the noise that moves so soft and low, the pastoral thump of sparrow and the wolf, and the haunting grace of follow you down to the red oak tree, the change and movement that James speaks of in the lyrical themes is perfectly reflected in the structure and pacing of the record itself. There is a deliberate sense to the tracklisting. When the lone kick and dual pianos of we dont eat give way to the 1960s west coast folk of this old dark machine, its exactly the way James intends it to be.

Towards the latter half of the record a darker tone emerges, or as James puts it, the closest Ill ever get to proper mythical fantasy writing! These songs are where we find him at his most literate and ornate, creating ominous figures, and a wholly tangible sense of tension and foreboding. Drawing on his childhood love of Roald Dahl, as well as his fascination with American novelists such as John Steinbeck and F Scott Fitzgerald, James draws life from their writings because they all examine the darker less spoken about aspects of life, solitude, disillusionment. Im not one for defining a lyric, or what it definitively means, but songs like follow you down to the red oak tree, from the woods, and down the burning ropes are certainly me exorcising the underside of my personality. The characters I create in those songs, the ones existing in the shadows, they are all elements of me for sure

And then the album draws to a close just as it started, bucolic 5 part harmony. the title track of the record, which James describes as a simple ode to the love that I have, is backed by a banjo and a piano, a folk round that fades out as quietly as it arrives, the squeak of the piano stool a final reminder of the homespun nature of what has just occurred.

Currently playing live for James is a hushed and reverential affair, each show met with pin drop silence as people follow every word, every syllable. It will not always be this way though, as James dreams of a much grander affair in the near future. I do want the music to be played how it is on the record, I dream in vivid Technicolor when it comes to my songs, not just black and white. I hear it with drums and horns and accordions and banjos and anything else that can be hit or strummed! Playing on my own right now is beautiful because it allows me to connect on a very primitive level, but Id like to be in a place soon where I can be surrounded with friends on stage to share this with me.

Whatever that near future might hold, you get the strongest sense that there are some truly wondrous things to come for this man. Music to me is this fluid notion, Ive captured one element of it with this album, but there are endless others out there to be sung and written about.

James Vincent McMorrow Videos

  • James Vincent McMorrow - Someone Like You - YouTube
  • James Vincent McMorrow - Red Dust - YouTube
  • James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier - YouTube

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  • How to book James Vincent McMorrow?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Vincent McMorrow for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for James Vincent McMorrow, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Vincent McMorrow or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Vincent McMorrow?

    Booking fees for James Vincent McMorrow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Vincent McMorrow, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Vincent McMorrow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Vincent McMorrow for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Vincent McMorrow for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Vincent McMorrow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Vincent McMorrow or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Vincent McMorrow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Vincent McMorrow for your event is available upon request. James Vincent McMorrow generally travels from DublinIreland and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gregory Alan Isakov, Lorde, Damien Rice, The Avett Brothers and Jose Gonzalez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Vincent McMorrow for an upcoming event.

James Vincent McMorrow Speaker Videos

  • James Vincent McMorrow - Someone Like You - YouTube
    James Vincent McMorrow - Red Dust - YouTube
  • James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier - YouTube
    James Vincent McMorrow - Interview (Last.fm Sessions) - YouTube

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