James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole in 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Rugby, Warwickshire, England. He says that his musical influences include Al Green, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens and The Kinks.
At 13 Morrison began to learn guitar when his uncle showed him how to play a blues riff. He started busking when he lived at Porth near Newquay, in Cornwall. After years of playing other musicians’ songs, he eventually started to write his own.
Polydor Productions took charge and signed him. He became the supporting artist for Corinne Bailey Rae on her tour supporting her debut album.
In 2006 he debuted with his single You Give Me Something which became a hit single around Europe and Japan. It reached the #2 spot in Holland and the #5 spot in the UK. And James proves that he isn’t a one-hit-wonder - his debut album Undiscovered went straight to #1 in the UK and has sold more than 2,000,000 copies world wide.
The second single released from the album is “Wonderful World,” which has already been a top 10 hit in the UK reaching the #8 spot.
It was announced that Morrison’s first single from his third album, The Awakening”, will be “I Won’t Let You Go,” and will be released on September 19, 2011.