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, X-press Magazine
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 – and their stellar live performances are talked about long after they leave the stage.
Launching a music video for new single ‘Why Don’t You Stay’ in May, self described as an ‘alternative moody soul’ sound, 2015 has been huge with him hitting the road with his band for a successful National Tour, after showcasing his music on the main stage at the prestigious West Coast Blues & Roots Festival. ‘Why Don’t You Stay’ went on to spend weeks dominating the AMRAP/AIRIT Top 10 Metro and Regional Charts and has been embraced by radio around the country.
Winner of the West Australian Music Industry (WAMi) Blues and Roots Act of the Year in 2013, which followed on from consecutive WAM Song of the Year Awards in 2011, 2012 & 2014, Bain is fast garnering attention. Reaching final status in the International Songwriting Competition (USA) in 2011 and 2012, along with Unsigned Only (USA) in 2013 and being nationally selected as one of three 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 Contest (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
“Seriously high-energy soul, blow-you-backwards-into-the-bar vocals and frickin’ insane musical talent; that’s Morgan Bain summed up …” • Annelise Ball, Semplesize
“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, themusic.com.au
Festival appearances: West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2015 • Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival • Blues at Bridgetown • Parklife Perth • Sydney Blues & Roots Festival • Queenscliff Music Festival • Music Matters Live (Singapore) • Fairbridge Festival • Tamworth Country Music Festival • Nannup Music Festival • WAMi Festival • Nukara Music Festival • Wignalls Vintage Music Festival • Widgefest
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Morgan Bain – vocals, guitars, keys
Adam Springhetti – electric bass, double bass
Teischa Jones – keys, backing vocals
Andy Pearson – drums