Like many Australian singer/songwriter types usually found with a guitar strapped around their back, Byron Bay was where Luke Morris went to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. Pretty soon, the town realised he was something special.
Morris released his debut album Sugarcane Road in 2014, two years after relocating to Byron from his original home in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Fans all over Australia were falling in love with his comforting verses. Often accompanied by little more than his acoustic guitar, Luke’s songs felt like the warm familiarity of your front door after a long day on the job.
In 2020 Morris has been as productive as ever, releasing a string of singles, most recently After All This Time (which was the song he entered into Needle In The Hay). Dropped initially as a full version then followed up by an acoustic take, it’s a starry-eyed love song echoing the vocal timbre of Neil Young or Methel Ethel’s Jake Webb.
Between releases, Morris has also been keeping fans satiated with home-bound sessions, released on Facebook and Youtube to naught but adoration. The stripped-back performances are Morris at his finest; equipped with a single guitar and mic, set against his beautiful Byron Bay locale.
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