Elliott Morris has reached his crowd-funding target figure on his PledgeMusic campaign to release his debut album. At the time of writing it totals 116%. He is performing a special celebration concert at Horncastle Theatre on Friday 2nd December.
“Tickets are available from Horncastle Music Shop” says Morris. “However, if you have already Pledged, that counts as your ticket too! All you need to do is get in touch through my PledgeMusic page to let us know you’re coming!”
“It’s incredible where the Pledges are coming from,” says Elliott. “We’ve had Pledgers in places as far off as Nashville, Texas, Belgium, and Russia, alongside next-door neighbours, old teachers and childhood friends!”
2016 started with a Celtic Connections spot in Glasgow (where previously Elliott was a Danny Kyle Award winner) followed by a support slot to American singer Aoife O’Donovan at her UK album launch in London. He then hit the road with Canadian roots rockers the Bros Landreth, supporting them on their debut UK tour. Other notable shows this year have included opening for Cara Dillon, headline dates at The Troubadour in London and most recently sharing a bill with Badly Drawn Boy at Barking Folk Festival, before touring Scotland where Elliott enjoyed sell-out shows.
“Running the PledgeMusic campaign has been incredible” says Morris. “It means the world to me, to have all these folk joining me to make my album! And now I’ve hit my target, there’s just the little task of getting in the studio and getting it recorded! But before then, I can’t wait to play this show at Horncastle Theatre. Expect a night of new music, old music and some fun covers thrown in for good measure!”
Furthermore, now Morris’s funding has hit its target, 10% of any extra Pledge money goes to the men’s mental health charity C.A.L.M.
BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz described Elliott’s music as “Fantastic…. Really high quality stuff!” and Dave Gorman from Modern Life Is Goodish said, “His guitar playing is intricate and skilful and his voice is strong and honest.”
Elliott Morris releases his album in early 2017, but anyone can still become part of the journey now. Visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/elliottmorris to find out more about the album, benefits and Pledge. He plays Horncastle Theatre on Friday 2nd December, with doors at 7.30pm. Tickets available now from Horncastle Music shop.