Music and Performance Experience.

My longest musical influence is Kate Bush and Chrissie Hynde. I not only admire their exceptional talent but the way they broke the social norm. They were not afraid to express themselves as strong independent women within an industry that was male-dominated. 

I continue to visit places of magic through my singing and use my songwriting skills to communicate with whomever will listen. When I am not performing or recording I use my skills in music, art, singing and songwriting to engage with people who may be experiencing mental health issues. I have produced original musicals and creative arts projects working with new artists, young people in care, young and elderly people suffering an illness, or otherwise. 

History

Lianne’s career started at a very young age she made her first stage appearance with a girl group at the age of 12 years old, the group was called Angel Flight and consisted of five girls ages from 12 to 18. They did performances, which required live harmonies and high impact dance routines and performed in St David’s Hall, UK festivals and also toured High Schools within Wales.

At 15 she was in a group called Beaus Bohemians where she had her first taste of fame. She was asked to perform at Hyde Park and she performed alongside 80s Pop sensations Curiosity Killed the cat, and Pepsi and Shirley.

At the age of 20 she started writing original material and worked with various local and London based musicians/songwriters, some of which were released and received chart success.

At 21 she became involved with a production team called Garage Productions and they signed to a ten year deal with Telstar Records, she was a guest vocalist on many dance/EDM/trance chart hits.

At the age of 22 she was offered a season at Blackpool Tower, this was great practice for her vocal stamina where she had to perform every night of the week as lead singer with a band called Perfect Trick. 

At age 23 she attended an audition at Nomis Studios in London and was chosen to be part of a girl group called Touch with Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Victoria Adams but later replaced by Mel C they went on to become The Spice Girls.

©Lianne Morgan 1996.

Lianne released a single Big In Japan with Sony Records. She did a promotion tour of Europe and did a live performance for MTV. The dance track got to number 16 in dance charts.

1996 Principle Singer on Cruise Ships.

1998 she formed a band called Little Gypsy. They performed in all Student Venues and Indie/Rock clubs around the UK. Getting brilliant revues from NME, Melody Maker, and The Times.

©Lianne Morgan. 1997

1999 Lianne decided to start working behind the scenes and went to work within artist development for variously independent record labels and New Deal for Musicians. Her duties were to organise showcases within the music industry and develop new musical artists.

In 2001 she set up Stage Camp (Central Academy of Music and Performance) Lianne obtained various contracts within the entertainment industry and education authority to write, cast and manage original musicals, plus coach all prospective cast members. 

In 2004 she formed a group called Disco Divas and Swinging Sixties Sisters which was a three-girl group vocal/dance show. They toured venues within the UK.

In 2004/2005 she set up a show called Live at the Cabaret, this was a full stage show in Las Vegas Revue style consisting of 4 singers and 4 dancers, performing their versions of songs from Cabaret, Moulin Rouge and Chicago. The show had a residency in a large 800 seater venue in Cardiff City Centre.

2008 Lianne decided to re-launch Stage Camp (Cardiff Central Academy of Music and Performance) setting up courses to teach singing to age groups 7 and above. 

In 2010 Lianne started work within a musical community project called Major Music, YIKES TV and Learn It, Play It, Gig It teaching Film and Live Performance Skills to young people, young people not in education and employment, behavioural issues, and mental health issues. 

2011 Lianne finished her album and recorded at Stir Studios in Cardiff with her band and Greg Haver, producer of The Manic Street Preachers, Catatonia and Mel C. 

©Lianne Morgan 2010

2011/2012 Lianne began to suffer from Spasmodic Dysphonia a neurological condition that affects the larynx. There have been many high profile people who suffer from this condition such as Shania Twain, Robert F. Kennedy Jnr, Selma Blair, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. She was unable to speak without suffering from painful vocal spasms but she could still sing which enabled her to be able to retrain her vocal chords. 

In 2013 She took a break away from presenting and delivering music projects and performing, in hope that time away from vocal strain would allow her to retrain her speaking voice. She was forced to redesign her career so she enrolled on a course in Fine Art and Design which lead to her studying BA (hons)  2014-2018 then MFA 2018-2019. She has created artworks that cross over disciplinaries such as Music, Science and Art.  Her art process is turning sound into visuals and visuals into sound, and creating musical compositions from data. She uses film, audio, multimedia, and sculpture to realise her concepts. 

In 2018 She was able to return to her songwriting and performing.

©Lianne Morgan 2019

In 2019 after many years of vocal retraining, her speech is back to normal and she is back recording, writing, performing and teaching again. She has embarked on a new project which involves working with Dementia and Mental Health Patients using Art and Music as Therapy. 

©Lianne Morgan 2018

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