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Kate Morrison

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada | INDIE | AFM
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Kate Morrison
Singer-Songwriter
www.katemorrison.ca


What the press have to say?


"No one can write a bittersweet ballad like Kate Morrison."

"Kate's lovely voice is sweet and clear and powerful all at once. This might just be because she backs up great technique with an even bigger heart. It is magic to watch Kate reach out and connect with her audience. Once a fan, always a fan."

I keep discovering new levels to many of the songs on the album ''Kiss the Sky'' by Sherbrooke singer-songwriter Kate Morrison, and although it was almost two years ago that I first listened to this disc, the music remains fresh and clear, with melodies and lyrics written with Kate's sense of artistic integrity and commitment.''

Julie Miller, radio host, ''Le pont couvert'', CFLX, Sherbrooke, Quebec




''She soars, completely free of labels, her blues as if she was born in the Mississippi, her Dylan-like folk songs , her ballads, her sunny country-rock make her an artist of full dimension. An unusual charisma that comes from within...''

''The voice is exploited in an exceptional manner, intense to the point where finding a qualification becomes difficult...
Disarming simplicity, genuine childlike smile, simple words... believe me, Morrison ...gets to you!...''

''If only you knew how she writes, each syllable married to each note, it is far from being a gift given to everyone ...If only you knew how she sings...''

Rachel Lussier, journalist, La Tribune, Sherbrooke (excerpts-translation from French)




''Her brand new CD ''Kiss The Sky'' is a gift from heaven... what a magnificent artist, what an angelic voice, Kate Morrison gives of herself entirely on this gem ...It is like opening a velvet jewellery box and finding a rare, pure diamond.''

Michel Loiselle, radio host of Rhythm FM 93.7 (excerpts-translation from French)




''Kate Morrison's music merits that we create a new category to describe it : comfort music.
...Her voice is as clear as before, but it becomes more powerful and confident with the years.''

''Her new album, lyrics and music both signed by her hand, is available, warm like a blazing fire in the hearth in autumn, like a soup on the stove, or a loyal Labrador. ...Even if sadness or anger are the origins of certain songs, what characterizes Morrison's manner is this aptitude to transcend the pain and raise her eyes towards the sky.''

Erich Langlois, journalist, Voir Estrie (excerpts-translation from French)




''The lastest musical nugget from Townships, singer-songwriter Kate Morrison is hot off the presses. Morrison is branching out on Kiss The Sky, mixing her trademark ballads with country-driven numbers and, in other cases, Celtic-inspired melodies.''

Thomas Ledwell, correspondent, The Record, Sherbrooke


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www.katemorrison.ca
www.moonflowerrecords.com
Management : management@katemorrison.ca E-mail : info@katemorrison.ca Telephone : 819-346-4508
P.O. Box 721, Station Place de la Cite, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1H 5K7
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- Journalists & Radio Personalities


Fan comments about Kate's music from ''live'' concerts & myspace :


''Thank you for sharing your passion for music. So many feeling... Moments of pure happiness rich in emotion.'' S.N. written after a concert in 2008 -translation from French

''Absolutely charming, relaxing, almost a cure, incredible for a first time... Shivers made our hair stand up and tickled us to the spine! Thank you for this beautiful evening...'' E.G. & A.G. written after a concert in 2008 - translation from French

''What a pleasure to see and hear you again Kate. Thank you for this lovely evening. You always make me forget time with your music and your voice.'' G.N. written after a concert in 2008 - translation from French

''Thanks for the beautiful evening that was divine.'' C. written after a concert in 2008 - translation from French

''I found your show excellent!'' I. written after a concert in 2008 - translation from French

''Thank you for enriching the world with something so beautiful, with such a beautiful voice.'' R.L. & G.L. - translation from French

''I visited your MySpace page... I found there a marvellous voice, superb lyrics and very beautiful melodies. All these talents in one person almost makes you jealous.'' S. from France - translation from French

''I was listening to your music; Truly beautiful.'' J. from Hawaii

''I love your music!'' A. from Texas

''It is very beautiful, what you do... music, voice, style... I love it all! No doubt we will be hearing more about you. Truly, I wish for you to have all the success that you deserve.'' O. from Paris, France - translation from French

''Wow, it's super nice what you do. I am listening to Absence Of You.'' L.H. from Ile de France - translation from French

''You are very talented, I especially like your track 'Rumours'.'' F. from Oklahoma City

''I am discovering with pleasure your music and your voice, and what a voice!!'' I. from Limoges, France - translation from French

''Kate, I really like your sound, nice vocals and great songs... look forward to hearing you perform live one day, peace and blues'' P.M. ''Detroit Blues Man''

''Hey Kate! I really like your songs. Une Raison is a very good track. Cheers from a1 records in Winnipeg!''- G.

''Hey!... Nice universe on your space... I listened to your voice and your guitare playing! Big ray of sunshine!'' S. M. from Quebec - translation from French

''I really like ''Une raison de croire'... the voice and also the dobro... very, very beautiful song. Ciao!'' E. A. from France - translation from French

''Brilliant stuff Kate! Always great to hear from a fellow Morrison, keep up the good work! All the best''. H. M. from Texas

''Hey Kate! Keep on telling life's stories your way.'' NM from Canada

''I think your music is sweet!!!'' C. L. from New York City

''Thanks Kate... to share your musical universe. Thanks for the discovery because I love what I hear. May your music guide u to realize your dreams''. D.D. from Montreal

''You have a wonderful voice.'' J. from Santa Rosa, California

''You have a voice that enchants me, a softness that contains a surprising force. I adore it!'' D. G. from Laval, Quebec - translation from French

''Beautiful music!'' E. K. Cambridge, Ontario

''Kate, beautiful music, beautiful voice!'' M. M. from Las Angeles, California

''Lovely work.'' M. W. from Brooklyn, N.Y.

''I love your music, really really beautiful!!'' R. B. from California
- Fans!


Discography

Kiss The Sky (2006)
14 Original Compositions
Lyrics and Music by Kate Morrison

Kate Morrison (1995 remastered in 2007)
17 Original Compositions
Lyrics and Music by Kate Morrison

Live (2000 limited edition CD)
14 Original compositions and cover songs in both English and French recorded during evening & outdoor concerts

Tunnel Ange Gardien (2000)
Original French single composition written for the Association for the Protection of Brompton Lake (APLB)

Je suis toujours qui je suis (2000)
Original French single composition written for the Cerebro Vascular and Craniel Trauma Association of the Eastern Townships (ACTE)

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… An unusual charisma that comes from within …The voice is exploited in an exceptional manner, intense to the point where finding a qualification becomes difficult…

…Disarming simplicity, genuine childlike smile, simple words... believe me, Morrison « gets to you»...

… If only you knew how she writes… each syllable married to each note, it is far from being a gift given to everyone … If only you knew how she sings... ‘’

Influenced from childhood by all genres of music, Kate’s songs are an eclectic mix of folk-rock, bluesy-pop, and a touch of Gospel, with a Celtic whisper… Love, friendship, human struggle, the environment and social issues are themes that she beautifully weaves through melodic phrasings. With the warm richness of her voice, the intensity of her lyrics, married with her original melodies, make each song experience a voyage to remember!

Raised in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Kate traversed Canada 26 years ago in the middle of winter to live and pursue her musical career in Quebec. Composing her own songs in both English and French, as well as performing in both languages undoubtedly gives her a unique and inspiring cultural perspective.

Inspired by everyday life experiences, but not so ordinary subjects, Kate’s song-writing takes us on a unique journey of intimacy, humour and humanity. Her latest album, ‘’Kiss The Sky’’, is decorated with contemporary and traditional instrumentation that supports her strong lyrics, already full of dimension.

Throughout her career, even her performance venues have been unique. To name a few, she has opened for Corey Hart… she sang a duet with Garou accompanied by the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, she has sung the American and Canadian national anthems at the opening of a San Francisco Giants vs. Montreal Expos baseball match at the Montreal’s Olympic Stadium!... and once she performed with her band on the balcony of a chalet at the top of Mont Tremblant… that same mountain where she was inspired years later, while performing at the Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, to write the title track of her recent album ‘’Kiss The Sky’’.