Jazz Morley Live

Peter Gray previews the incredible Jazz Morley's forthcoming gig at London's Lafayette.

-London's Best Events-
What: live music
When: 9 Mar 2021
Where: Lafayette

She’s got a voice that could charm the birds down from the trees, and UK audiences will have a chance to experience the incredible Jazz Morley live, when the singer performs at London’s Lafayette in March 2021.

Morley, who is currently supporting Luke Evans on his UK tour, will be showcasing a variety of tracks from her impressive back catalogue at the gig, including the stunning singles Safe Place, Set Her Free and Bad Love.

The British singer-songwriter has built a significant following over the last few years with her timeless songs and soulful voice. The critics have been equally kind, with Morley described by Nylon magazine as an “artist you shouldn’t have to have to go through life without listening to”.

The singer, who grew up Bournemouth, has been compared to some of the biggest stars in the music industry during her career, including Lana Del Rey, Jessie Ware and Sia. Nonetheless, Morley has succeeded in establishing her own distinctive style – an intoxicating mix of soul, r’n’b, jazz and pop.

Growing up in a musical family, the would be singer began composing music at an early age. Inspired by artists such as Whitney Houston and Fleetwood Mac, Morley began to express herself through her own songs, composed on her mother’s old piano at the family’s Dorset home. Years later, after graduating from the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Morley began to turn her dream of a career in music into a full time job.

Thus began an intensive period of gigging, with the singer performing at a plethora of venues up and down the country. The hard work paid off, however, with Morley being spotted by the organisers of the musical offering at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. The singer subsequently gave a stunning performance at the event. 

The media were not slow to spot the artist’s potential, either. The Huffington Post likened the singer to Adele and raved about Morley’s “rich, powerful, emotive tunes that hush the atmosphere ’til everyone’s too scared to breathe in case it breaks the spell”. 

Following the success of her live performances, Morley went into a studio in order to work on her debut single and album. The first fruits of these sessions was the stunning Set Her Free. The song quickly caught the ear of both BBC Introducing and Dermot O’Leary at BBC Radio 2. 

Just to demonstrate that the track was no fluke, Morley followed Set Her Free up in 2016 with the incredible 1-2*of “Bad Love” and “Take Me Down”. The singles both emphasised the incredible potential of the young artist, and helped bring Morley to a much larger audience, too. Take Me Down, in particular, would achieve outstanding success, with over a million streams on Spotify alone!

Morley has continued to release a series of impressive singles since then. 2017’s Safe Place was a particular highlight. The single saw Morley reconnect with her old friend, the producer Brad Mair, for a homage to the beautful town of Boscombe.

The single quickly found friends on the radio with both BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and BBC Introducing championing the release. The latter made Safe Place their BBC Radio 1 Track Of The Week.

A talented and versatile live performer, Morley has performed at a plethora of prestigious gigs including British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Kew The Music with Jools Holland, and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall supporting George Benson. The singer has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall in support of Rodriguez.

Jazz Morley will be playing live at Lafayette on Tuesday the 9th of March 2021. More information about the gig can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: live music
When: 9 Mar 2021
Where: Lafayette
Website: Jazz Morley Live