TOMMY MORRISON

 
 

Bio

Tommy Morrison

       Morrison always knew that he wanted to be a musician. The singer/songwriter started playing music at age 5, starting with the piano, then drums, and then onto singing, writing, and playing guitar in his teens. Originally from Chicago, he moved to the L.A. area to start his professional career in the music industry. He had immediate success playing shows on the Sunset Strip and around Southern California performing at famous clubs like the House of Blues, The Whiskey a Go Go, The Roxy, The Troubador, and The Coach House, opening for national and international artists such as Slash and Duff McKagan (Guns n Roses), L.A. Guns, Spencer Davis, The Bullet Boys, Tesla, Warrant, Bang Tango, Tommy Tutone, and many more. 

       Tommy’s career took an unexpected turn, having learned Spanish and traveling many times to Mexico, he had discovered Rock in Español. For some years his Spanish speaking friends had always told him to sing a few songs in Spanish, and that’s what he finally did. He recorded a 3 song demo and passed it around at the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) in Beverly Hills. Surprisingly, a few months later his song “Nunca” was charting in New York City and on many other Spanish Pop/Rock stations throughout the U.S. It eventually hit #1 in New York City and stayed there for 6 weeks pushing him to chart nationally at #10. (Radio & Records). All three songs charted in the top 20, so he went back into the studio and did a full length CD in Spanish, titled “Nunca”, with producer, Mauricio Guerrero, who is known for his work with Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Luis Miguel, La Ley, and Phil Collins. He was added to the Jack Daniels Rock en Español Tour which led to more tours in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America where he opened for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Beto Cuevas, Cristian Castro, Jaguares, Julieta Venegas, Reik, Jumbo, Reyli, Calle 13, Moderato, Mikel Erentxun, Belinda, Yuridia, Los Amantes de Lola, Graciela Beltran, and Alejandro Lerner, etc…...

       Morrison filmed the video for title track, “Nunca”, with Director, Robert Pfitzner, from Germany. It showcased Tommy and Playboy’s “Ms. Latina” and Venezuelan model/actress, Alejandra Gutierrez cruising around Hollywood Blvd. and the Sunset Strip. It aired internationally on Mtv3, VH1espanol, Telehit, and many other latin video and TV channels worldwide.

       Morrison has received much recognition, acclaim, and awards for his songwriting and performances. He was nominated “Best Orange County Artist” by the Los Angeles Music Awards and the Rock City News. He was also named “Best Unsigned Artist” by Music Connection Magazine.  and received the “Best Male Vocalist” award, for the Calabozo Radio Awards in Los Angeles. Tommy also does a lot of work for the community and many charities. He filmed commercials and performed benefit concerts for the City of Hope along with other famous Hispanic actors and artists such as Jennifer Pena, Cristian Castro, Mercedes Castro, Omar Fiero, y Graciela Beltran. He also does concerts for Rock por Los Niños (Rock for the Children) in Guadalajara, and has also performed for the Telethons in Guatemala and El Salvador. 

        Morrison has recently released 2 new CDs, “King of the City” (Country/Rock/Americana) and “Otra Vez" (Spanish Rock), which he recorded and produced at Custom Taylored Studios in Fountain Valley, Ca. with Producer/Engineer, Keith Taylor, who is known for his work with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Pink Floyd, to name a few…. This year Morrison will be promoting and touring to support both CDs. 

 

Espanol

El artista, Morrison, se dio cuenta que el queria ser un musico a la temprana edad de cinco anos. Crecio en Chicago y se recuerda siempre escuchando musica y constantemente entreteniendo a sus familiares. Su primer comienzo fue tocando el piano y despues la guitarra. A los catorce anos Morrison formo su primera banda y toco en varios grupos locales, pero sabia que necesitaba ir a Hollywood para comenzar su carrera profesional como musico. El exito de su musica en ingles le abrio las puertas para tocar en los lugares conocidos como The House of Blues, Whiskey a Go Go, y The Roxy abriendo actos como Slash y Duff McKagan de Guns n Roses, L.A. Guns, Spencer Davis, Bullet Boys, Tesla, Warrant, Bang Tango, y muchos mas. Ha sido nominado “Mejor Artista” por los premios musicales de Los Angeles. Tambien, Morrison es unos de los “Artistas Mas Calientes” de acuerdo de las revistas Music Connection Magazine y The Rock City News. Su proyecto en espanol le ubica como el primer Norte Americano haciendo el crossover al Pop/Rock en Espanol. Morrison grabo su primer disco en espanol con la ayuda de los productores Javier Ceja (Rigo Luna) y Mauricio Guerrero, quien ha ganado grammys por su trabajo con Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Luis Miguel, La Ley, Phil Collins, etc…. Morrison tenia mucho exito con sus temas “Nunca” y “Sonare Contigo”. Su primer sencillo, “Nunca”, llego a numero #1 en Nueva York y quedo en ese lugar por 6 semanas y llego a numero #10 nacionalmente. (Billboard’s Radio & Records). “Sonare Contigo” llego a #9 en Nueva York y ha estado en el TOP 20 por seis meses. Su video “Nunca” dirigido por Robert Pfitzner de Alemania, salio en rotacion mundial por Mtv3,VH1, Telehit, y muhos mas canales de video en Latina America. Morrison comparto escenas con la modelo de Playboy y actriz Alejandra Gutierrez de Venezuela. En los premios otorgados por El Calabozo Radio, Morrison se llevo la presea al “Mejor Vocalista Masculino”. Morrison fue a Mexico con su musica y sus presentaciones fueron exitosos. El hizo presentaciones en Los Estados Unidos, Mexico, y Centro America abriendo actos y compartiendo el escenario con artistas como Jennifer Lopez, Beto Cuevas, Cristian Castro, Jaguares, Julieta Venegas, Reik, Jumbo, Reyli, Calle 13, Moderato, Mikel Erentxun, Belinda, Yuridia, Los Amantes de Lola, Graciela Beltran, Alejandro Lerner, y mas….. Morrison tambien trabaja mucho en la communidad haciendo conciertos para ayudar los ninos enfermos y orfanos, hizo los teletons en Guatemala y El Salvador, y tambien grabo un commercial para el City of Hope con otros artistas como Jennifer Pena, Cristian Castro, Mercedes Castro, Omar Fiero, y Graciela Beltran para ayudar la gente que sufren del cancer. En 2014 Morrison esta lanzando dos nuevos discos a la vez, “King of the City” (Rey de la Ciudad) en ingles, y su segundo disco en espanol, “Otra Vez”. Una gira de Mexico, Sur America, y Los Estados Unidos viene pronto para promocionar su nuevo musica. Para mayor infomacion escriba  HYPERLINK "mailto:tommorrison353@hotmail.com" tommorrison353@hotmail.com or llama 714 981 5392