Fishman Artist // James MorrisonAs the title of James Morrison’s third and by far best album suggests, "The Awakening" is the sound of an artist coming of age, and at 27, he has matured as a singer, songwriter and musician. “My first two albums felt like practice shots,” he says, “and now I’ve graduated. In many ways this feels like my first proper album.
Practice shots they may have been, but those first two albums "Undiscovered" (2006) and "Songs for You, Truths for Me" (2008) have sold a combined total of 6m copies and yielded an impressive ten hit singles, including "You Give Me Something, Wonderful World," "The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore" and the global smash "Broken Strings," featuring Nelly Furtado. Those practice shots turned Morrison into an international star.
He has sold out UK arena tours, and gigged worldwide, sung in front of tens of thousands at Hyde Park supporting both Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder; appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album, and has been voted Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards.
James comments, “I’m delighted to be a small part of this fantastic evening. I’m the patron of a children’s charity myself and having a 4 year old daughter. I’m honoured to be associated with Save The Children. On top of that, I get to work with some musical heroes tonight, what could be better?!”