“Morgan Bain is a rarity in the music world. While most musicians consider themselves fortunate to build a successful career over many years, Bain has accomplished more than contemporaries twice his age in half the time……he may be WA’s most promising singer-songwriter.” Jennifer Peterson-Ward – XPRESS MAGAZINE
Morgan Bain is a multi award winning songwriter, performer and vocalist whose live performances are captivating and reveal a sensibility that showcase his skills in a fusion of style that is unmistakably his own with a mix of Soul, Funk, Blues and Rock.
The multi-instrumentalist who at just twenty years of age is blowing audiences away with his talent already has a few EP’s under his belt produced at The Wastelands with ARIA award winning producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and Soundbaker Studio with Rob Agostini.
Bain’s debut EP “Another Day” received rave reviews nationally and sold out in just 8 weeks with the award winning track gaining radio play. His next self titled release was toured to the East Coast, with award winning single “I Think I’ve Got You” gaining radio play around the Country, including high rotation in WA.
Following on from two sold out launches of his latest EP “What You Believe” he successfully toured Australia and Europe in 2014. The upbeat soul influenced single “In the Middle” from his latest release spent weeks in the AMRAP/AIRIT Top 10 Great Southern Charts and was co-written with Joel Quartermain, proving Bain’s musical diversity and continuing to boost his fan base.
The charismatic front man known for his incredible vocals is forging ahead with his band which include dynamic musicians Adam Springhetti (bass), Teischa Jones (guitar, keys and vocals) and Andy Pearson (drums) and their stellar live performances are talked about long after they leave the stage.
Recently launching a music video for new single “Why Don’t You Stay”, self-described as an ‘alternative moody soul’ sound, 2015 is shaping up to be huge with him hitting the road with his band for a National Tour in April/May after opening main stage at the prestigious West Coast Blues’N’Roots Festival.
Winner of WEST AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY (WAM) Song of the Year awards in 2 011, 2012 and 2014 along with winning a WAMi for “2013 Blues and Roots Act of the Year”, he also reached final status in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (US) in 2012 and 2014 and UNSIGNED ONLY (US) as well as nationally selected as 1 of 3 songwriters in the TELSTRA ROAD TO DISCOVERY. The accolades continue with him winning the SingerUniverse 2014 “BEST VOCALIST OF THE MONTH” in California (US) and making it to Finals in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Competition (US).
Bain’s profile and recognition as a talented performer has steadily grown supporting artists such as PETE MURRAY, MISSY HIGGINS, COLD CHISEL, ICEHOUSE, XAVIER RUDD, SARAH BLASCO, ESKIMO JOE, ASH GRUNWALD and THIRSTY MERC as well as being a regular on the festival circuit in Australia.
“…one of WA’s most inspirational and energetic talents…delivered the vocals worthy of some of soul’s biggest names…his talents are unparalleled in local music today…” Tom Munday – COLOSOUL MAGAZINE
“Once again Morgan Bain blew the audience away with a performance that can only be described as soulful as hell. With his outstanding vocals and natural feel for alternative soul and rock, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist showed us he truly is the embodiment of raw talent. I dare you to go to one of his shows and try not to dance; it’s just impossible” – Sun Mi Clyburn – THE MUSIC.COM.AU
“Another strong single…the man’s tones are superb and his voice contains a maturity well beyond his years. Keep an eye on him” – THE MUSIC.COM.AU
Festival appearances: West Coast Blues’n’Roots Festival 2015 / Norfolk Lanes / Blues at Bridgetown / Parklife Perth / Sydney Blues & Roots Festival / Queenscliff Music Festival / Fairbridge Festival / Tamworth Festival / Nannup Festival / WAMI Festival / Nukara Festival / Wignalls Vintage Festival / Widgefest