"It's rare to meet someone who's a natural in more than one creative area"
- Adrian Breakspear, ARIA Award Winning Producer / Gang of Youths
M O R G A N J O A N E L
Current Release | Buy A Little Time (Single / Independent)
If Jim Morrison and Stevie Nicks ever had a love child, enter stage left, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter & visual artist, Morgan Joanel... A storyteller, musician and artist, Morgan shares her tales through melodies, guitar riffs, harmonies and paint strokes. The Australian artist has worked with Grammy nominated and Aria Award winning producers, toured as main support act for US and UK superstars and has released music both independently and through a major label. Not only creative in music, Morgan has also had successes in the fashion industry with her designs being stocked in Myer and her face appearing on t-shirts in Zara stores globally.Throughout 2019/2020 you'll find Morgan painting large scale murals, releasing and touring new music and launching new tangents of her concept #ArtMusic project.
I N M U S I C
Layering husky vocal harmonies, Morgan weaves clever live looping skills and evocative imagery into a captivating performance that unfolds not only live on stage, but long after you leave the show. The sultry new single, Buy a Little Time, is out now - a taster from her upcoming 5 track EP which was funded by her loyal following through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Morgan's intriguing approach to making music live on stage has seen an eclectic mix of US and UK superstars handpick her to warm up their crowds when touring around Australia. Most recently in April 2019, Morgan was playing an intimate gig in Perth when UK music sensation Anne-Marie found her live-looping sound irresistible and personally invited her to open her headline show the following night.
In June 2019, Morgan wowed the crowd at HBF Park as the featured performer in an internationally televised pre-game entertainment show for Rapid Rugby. No stranger to playing big venues alongside international superstars, Morgan's captivating live performances have earned her national tour support slots with international superstars such as Newton Faulkner (UK), Adam Lambert (US),Jason Derulo (US) and Jeff Martin (Tea Party).
Morgan has spent years travelling between the US and Sydney, Australia, working with Grammy nominated producers and songwriters but she accredits her latest rebirth in music expression to being back home in Perth; “it has given me the space to create with total freedom” says the artist. Teaming up with ARIA Award winning producerAdrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths) and Dave Parkin (Tired Lion, Abbe May),the first independent release from Morgan is rattled with a raw, soulful edge that tangles stirring harmonies with intriguing production.
I N F A S H I O N
Morgan appeared as the face of Australian label Azuki after designing a 14 piece capsule collection of her own original fashion designs that was stocked in over 200 stores Australia -wide including powerhouse Myer. She walked the runway for Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, and most notably collaborated with Zara to have her image on t-shirts in Zara stores worldwide.
Morgan's internationally renowned Style blog Mojomade saw her appear in magazines around the world, including Nylon Japan and led her to create her first brand: Luxe Wild - a handmade and sustainably ethical jewelry label incorporating up-cycled leather, crystals and locally sourced handmade trinkets from Nepal.
I N A R T
Morgan is relatively new to the art world, having only 3 years true experience in her medium, which is expanding and changing by the day. Currently working on her first official solo exhibition as part of her #ARTMUSIC project, Morgan has been working with mandalas and murals as her main practice. You can find a gallery of previous works and videos here and buy prints and originals in the store.