Beauty in the Breakdown
I'm here to tell you a little about me and the musical journey that I've been on. I've been making music my whole life- it is everything to me. As the lead singer of MorissonPoe, an Electro-Rock band I was lucky to be able to create a lot of music and grow a really great following, tour the country. We had songs featured in video games and a video that was not only on MTV, but it made the list of nominees for Video of the Year - I'm still kinda in awe about that. ;)
"Beauty In The Breakdown" is my solo debut album, that takes you through the ups and downs of my past few years...it tells a story...some sexy... some heartbreaking....Life.
With these songs, I've been incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity of music-making with some of the most talented musical minds on the planet, including the one and only Nile Rodgers (CHIC, Madonna, David Bowie), Vernon Reid (Living Color), Raymond Angry (The Roots, Joss Stone), amazing engineer Jason Goldstein (Beyoncé, Lonely Island), Grammy nominated Ian Schreier, the legendary Bob Clearmountain, and many more.
This alone has been a dream come true but for me, my dream is only complete if I can share it with everyone. It takes a lot more than working these greatly talented musicians to release an album - it also takes money, and not wanting to deal with anymore crooks, I need your help!
I've partnered up with the wonderful people at Kickstarter to raise money to finish this project. To me, Kickstarter is a perfect sanctuary for artists to showcase their talent without compromise and funded by the people that matter most - You!
Now, it's very important that I tell you, Kickstarter's plan is all or nothing, meaning that if I don't raise the full amount, you don't get charged, and I don't get to finish my album! I'm gonna tell all my friends, so you tell all YOUR friends and together, we can make this happen!
As a show of my gratitude for all your support, I have come up with a list of "goodies" I hope you’ll love. The complete list is located on the right hand side of this page.
That's it! That's me. Thank you for believing in me, supporting my dreams, and helping to fund my album.
MorissonPoe released two nationally distributed albums. The EP "Glitter Girl: of The Tale, The Passion and The Rapture" released on MorissonPoe's own label Chemical, and "Evolution," released by Nile Rodgers' label, Sumthing Else Musicworks. "Glitter Girl *Evil Side*" was featured in-game and on the soundtrack for X-Box 360 launch title, Perfect Dark Zero. Also included in-game and on the soundtrack was the bands sultry-pop "Pearl Necklace."
MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl: of The Tale, The Passion and The Rapture" EP
MorissonPoe "Evolution" Album
The Sessions So Far
Mixing with the legendary Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
Bob Clearmountain, creating the magic.
Raymond Angry (The Roots, Joss Stone) and I, right after he tracked some amazing B3 on one of my songs.
Mr. Nile Rodgers tracking on one of my songs at Avatar (The Power Station)
Vernon Reid tracking guitars at Electric Lady Studios for a song on "Beauty in the Breakdown"
Listening back to some rough takes at Avatar (The Power Station)
Vernon Reid and Nile Rodgers getting ready for amazingness at Avatar (The Power Station)
Vernon Reid, me and Nile Rodgers after tracking at Avatar (The Power Station)
More, More, More
MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl" premiering on MTV's Jumbotron in Times Square NYC
Live with Vernon Reid in Vegas
Thank you everyone!
MorissonPoe "Glitter Girl" on MTV from the Perfect Dark Zero soundtrack