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Tom Morris is an ambitious performer. Within his band, Her Name is Calla, he leads through wild dynamics and near-claustrophobic intensity.
In his first solo release, ‘An Ocean is Enough to Love’, his music is given a transient fragility: the bare instrumentation frees his vocals to tremble from lamenting whispers to aching crescendo, whilst the autobiographical material shows both a tender weakness and an innate force.His collection of acoustic songs challenges the expectations of such a simple setup - the unshakeable rapture of his performance imbibes even the gentlest sigh of his voice with a formidable emotional reverence.
Based in Pocklington, Yorkshire, Tom spends his time flying between various UK and European tours, both with the band and relatively recently, as a solo artist.
Since June 2011 he has self released six EP’s with the first five selling out largely on pre-order. All without any label support and recorded at home.
The debut album ‘We Were Animals’, was released in February 2012.
“We Were Animals is confessional, an open statement of private struggles and private sins; it does not hope for redemption or for help—it simply asks to be heard.” - The Bomber Jacket
“At his best, Morris sounds fragile, brooding and melancholic, his voice haunting. Having an impressive vocal range certainly helps, and he uses it to forge an atmosphere of quiet intensity.” - Whisperin and Hollerin