PHOENIX MORBY is a traditional country music singer/songwriter writing songs based on his life. He is areflective storyteller using his past experiences to transport the listener, and paint pictures with his lyrics.
What started as a career playing guitar in various local Portsmouth rock bands and tribute acts, Phoenixpicked up a Kris Kristofferson album and felt at home. Songs such as Caseys Last Ride and DarbysCastle struck a chord with the Status Quo rocking metalhead, and he began to pen his turbulent pastand create poems.
These poems turned into his 2017 release A love letter to Charlotte, an EP released containing 5 trackswith such live must-haves as Rear View Mirror and Rattlesnake Highway. The local music scene andradio gave the EP some airplay, and Phoenix Morby was born and the country scene started to take tothe new traditional style. Driving along and hearing one of your songs on the radio for the first time isamazing! Phoenix said after hearing Rattlesnake Highway on Express FM.
The follow up to A love letter to Charlotte was 2018s Butterfly; a four-track EP that tackles some verysensitive subjects such as suicide and adultery. Both are very sensitive subjects on their own; yetPhoenixs songs handle them with grace and beauty. The radio play continued and gigs were played,even a few live radio sessions took place and the Phoenix name continued to grow.
Towards the end of 2018, Phoenix hit the road and recorded a live album in California, Live inPlacerville is a raw, unplugged and omits a vulnerability; this is encased in an album containing a fewnew songs and favorites from the first two EPs. The album is a real insight to Phoenixs songwriting asbefore each song he explains how the lyrics came about. Following that A Message From An Angel wasreleased which contains 7 new tracks and a few hand-picked tracks from the first EPs; giving the listenera full 12 track album.
Outlaw; Easygoing vocals and drifting instrumentation mark cognizant lyrics about an isolatedvagabond existence. The gradually unwinding arrangement cleverly mirrors the songs prolonged soul-searching story. Pre-order the impressive single. MusicCityMemo
2019 saw a brand new approach to his music with the release of Outlaw, which got rave reviewsand gave Phoenix a full band arrangement.
Phoenix was a finalist for UK Male Country Singer Of The Year at UKCountryRadio.com’s UK Country Music Awards in 2019. Future plans include an upcoming gig with the hugely talented Kezia Gill. Remember the name, the future is very bright for Phoenix Morby.
In May 2020, Phoenix wrote and released “”Safest Place In The World””. It’s a song about being hugged and feeling safe when the world is coming down around you. Phoenix says, ‘Be it from your mum or partner, we all need a hug sometimes- no matter how old we get!””