Stacey Morris

Stacey Morris

BandCountryRock

Stacey is a singer of the goose bump variety. Stacey plays her audience as well as she sings. She builds a warm rapport with her gutsy sound, spontaneous repartee and wit. Stacey is the female equivalent to Australia's own "John Farnham" a powerhouse voice a show not to be missed!

Biography

Stacey was born into a musical family. The youngest of seven children, her father Stan Ellis was a trumpet player, piano player and songwriter, and mother Ruby a well known singer in Australia and England. Ruby was hailed as Australia's Judy Garland in her heyday.

Stacey inherited her mother's strong and emotive singing voice and from the age of four was a songstress and dancer, winning every talent quest she entered, and singing radio jingles.

She began singing professionally at the age of 15 when she joined the Chris Turner Band. She has recorded a number of albums, and has been a member of several rock bands, notably Stormy Monday during the eighties. Stacey ran the rock gauntlet spending many years touring and working the pub and club scene.

In 1996 she won the Australian Open Singing Championship and has come of age in terms of her choice of styles. Her musical influences are varied but include powerful vocalists from high voltage rock n 'roll, jazz and blues and "new" country, both male and female.

Stacey is well known in the Illawarra region and has focused her musical energies on Country music for the last seven years.

She is married to well-known St.George and Roosters NRL player, Steve "Slippery" Morris. They make their home in Kiama. Stacey enjoys a loving relationship with Steve's four children from a previous marriage and with three of their own; the Morris household is one of music, footy, noise and fun. Stacey herself was a keen soccer player for 15 years.

Stacey is a singer of the goose bump variety. There are a lot of good singers in Australia today, but good becomes great when Stacey takes centre stage. After Alan Jones heard Stacey's last album "The Sweetest Thing", not only did he promote it heavily on radio, his commentary was "that girl can sing!"

Stacey plays her audience as well as she sings. She builds a warm rapport with her gutsy sound, spontaneous repartee and wit and conveys a performer who really enjoys what she is doing. The emotion in her delivery tells tales of a life lived with a lot of pain and a lot of joy; Stacey has been in both places but that's her story to tell.

Stacey's latest album Borders and Boundaries is the result of collaboration with Herm Kovac. Herm played drums with TMG (Ted Mulry Gang), but for the last 20 years has owned and operated Ramrod Studios. Stacey's manager approached Herm to produce her new album based on recommendations from just about everyone involved with Country Music.

Herm's ability to hear the possibilities of the music, and Stacey's seasoned approach to getting the note just right, resulted in a polished album that makes it hard to pick the "best" track. The voice-track took just four hours with no retakes, the result of a shared commitment to the end result, and a special relationship which developed between Stacey and Herm.

Lyrics

Borders and Boundaries

Written By: Sam & Annie Tate

They taught each other how to say I love you
Tho' both of them had known it for a while
He could see tomorrow in her dark brown eyes
She could see her children in his smile
He only knew a couple words of her language
She knew a little English she had learned
But it don't matter how you say the words I do
Once you light that flame it's gonna burn

Chorus Love don't know no borders or no boundaries
Love's a simple language any heart can speak
It'll cross a burning desert or swim the river and
Loves a simple language any heart can understand

They raised a bunch of kids on next to nothing
On dreams & beans & things that he had grown
She said that he was crazy when he worked too hard
He'd remind her how the cash was low
But later on when all the house was quiet
They'd sit out on the back steps for a while
She wondered how they'd make it through another year
And touch his hand and know the reasons why

Chorus Love don't know no borders or no boundaries
Love's a simple language any heart can speak
It'll cross a burning desert or swim the river and
Loves a simple language any heart can understand

The tractors fallen silent there's a stillness in the air
Graduation pictures on the mantle over there
They proved once and forever loves the sweetest cross you bare
Like the silver that they wear in their hair

Chorus Love don't know no borders or no boundaries
Love's a simple language any heart can speak
It'll cross a burning desert or swim the river and
Loves a simple language any heart can understand

Moonlight and Roses

Written By: Cheryl Wheeler

I don't need moonlight & roses I don't want you to stand here and tell me lies
I know what your feeling I think I know why please don't let this love go by
It's so hard to think in the long run and it's easy to stand back and drift apart
There's nothing you'd ask me that I wouldn't try please don't let this love go by

Chorus Don't let this love go by don't you feed another flame and let the first one die
You might believe you can take it in your stride these things go bad every time

I feel a whole lotta heartache and hard times coming on like a fast train for you & me
There's a change in your voice a stranger in your eyes please don't let this love go by

Chorus Don't let this love go by don't you feed another flame and let the first one die
You might believe you can take it in your stride these things go bad every time

I don't need moonlight & roses I don't want you to stand here and tell me lies
I know what your feeling I think I know why please don't let this love go by
It's so hard to think in the long run and it's easy to stand back and drift apart
There's nothing you'd ask me that I wouldn't try please don't let this love go by

Astroturf

Written By: Jill Johnson

Whatever I say the sun won't melt the sky won't fall
And the secret won't tell oh it's just me
Whatever I do the moon will rise the earth will roll
And the baby still cries coz it's just me

Chorus I'm not God and I'm not Moses
I can't make astroturf grow roses
I'm not the kind of girl that the world supposes
Would ever even try

Whatever I leave a soul won't date eyes won't cry and a heart
Won't break coz it's just me
Whatever I learn it turns to rust it's in my hand it falls
To the ground like dust oh that's just me

Chorus I'm not God and I'm not Moses
I can't make astroturf grow roses
I'm not the kind of girl that the world supposes
Would ever even try

Chorus I'm not God and I'm not Moses
I can't make astroturf grow roses
I'm not the kind of girl that the world supposes
Would ever even try

Chorus I'm not God and I'm not Moses
I can't make astroturf grow roses
I'm not the kind of girl that the world supposes
Would ever even try

That's The Way It Feels

Written By: Sam & Annie Tate

Whenever I turned up missing mama new where I'd be
Sitting upon the highest branch of the willow tree
Swaying up above the roof-tops didn't feel so small
Half the thrill of being there was knowing I might fall

Chorus That's the way it feels
That's the way you shake my body & soul
I'm head over heels
Just a little bit crazy and out of control
Every time that we're together
I believe that I can see forever
Coz that's the way it feels

The pilot was ready for take off so he turned on the sign
Inside of that big steel angel I couldn't wait to be flyin'
I could feel my heart beat faster as we picked up speed
And when we lifted off the ground I go weak in the knees

Chorus That's the way it feels
That's the way you shake my body & soul
I'm head over heels
Just a little bit crazy and out of control
Every time that we're together
I believe that I can see forever
Coz that's the way it feels

Every time that we're together
I believe that I can see forever
Coz that's the way it feels

Chorus That's the way it feels
That's the way you shake my body & soul
I'm head over heels
Just a little bit crazy and out of control
Every time that we're together
there's no asking why or whether
I believe that I can see forever
Coz that's the way it feels

Chorus That's the way it feels
That's the way you shake my body & soul
I'm head over heels
Just a little bit crazy and out of control
Every time that we're together
I believe that I can see forever
Coz that's the way it feels

Just Around The Eyes

Written By: Garry Burr

Just around the eyes that's where you remind me
Of someone left behind me I'm sorry if I stare
But you must have stirred a memory
And it caught me by surprise it was only for a moment
And just around the eyes

Something in your touch took me back a long way
Made me say the wrong name I wish I could explain
But if I had to tell you where a small resemblance lies
It's something in your touch and just around the eyes

I'm over him completely, I rarely think about him at all
So when I look at you tell me what should I do
With the little bit of him that I saw

Only when you smile you could have bowled me over
A memory out of nowhere that came and went so fast
Don't tell me I still love him that would have to be a lie
It's just something in your touch and only when you smile
Only for a moment and just around the eyes

Discography

The Sweetest Thing
* The Sweetest Thing
* You're My World
* That's What I Like About You
* Crazy
* The Best
* I'll Always Love You
* Help Yourself
* I Have Nothing
* Devil In Disguise
* We're All Alone

Borders and Boundaries
* Borders and Boundaries
* That's The Way It Feels
* Moonlight and Roses
* It Wasn't Me
* Astroturf
* I Don't Know
* Just Like You Do
* So Far Away
* Sad But True
* Just Around The Eyes
* Not So Different After All
* No One Knows But You

Set List

Original Material from Stacey's CD Borders and Boundaries:-

Borders and Boundaries
* Borders and Boundaries
* That's The Way It Feels
* Moonlight and Roses
* It Wasn't Me
* Astroturf
* I Don't Know
* Just Like You Do
* So Far Away
* Sad But True
* Just Around The Eyes
* Not So Different After All
* No One Knows But You

Covers:-

The band plays crowd favourites predominantly from the 70s and 80s; Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Doobie Bros, Eagles, Bad Company, Steely Dan, Janis Joplin and a variety of Australian songs.