Current Release | Love is a Dirty Word (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 visual 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 major label, Sony. Not only creative in music, Morgan has also had successes in the fashion industry with her capsule collection designs being stocked in Myer and her face appearing on t-shirts in Zara stores globally. Throughout 2021 Morgan has been releasing new music whilst recovering from a major car accident which left her with 13 broken bones and a brain bleed, amongst multiple more injuries. It's taken 5 months to recover physically and get herself out of a wheelchair, but now you'll find Morgan playing laid-back solo shows around Perth over the summer as she build herself back to playing full-band shows and touring nationally.
"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
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 and off-kilter new single, Love is a Dirty Word is out now - a taster from her upcoming 5 track EP which was funded by her loyal following through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. 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
Currently, Morgan is creating unique up-cycled fashion pieces made from plastic rubbish washed ashore in WA from government-funded marina works that claim to be environmentally friendly. The pieces created will help to raise awareness for The Black Cockatoo Movement, a non-for-profit charity that she is working alongside to help maintain the critically endangered species' environment.
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, with pieces worn by celebrity models Mimi Elashiry and Jesinta Franklin. Morgan often turns her artworks into wearable fashion pieces and one-off-upcycled pieces that she shares across her social media platforms.
I N A R T
Morgan has created large-scale mural artworks in Sydney, Perth and Western Australia's Southwest and has performed live-artwork pieces for Flow Festival and Yello Festival in WA. As a mandala artist Morgan works with large-scale canvas works and smaller scale prints - something she sells online in her store. Morgan's paintings have appeared in collective exhibitions and 2022 will see her hold her first solo exhibition. You'll soon be seeing collaborations with Morgan's art and US jewellery labels, along with more fashion collaborations and her unique artworks. You can find a gallery of previous works and videos here and buy prints and originals in the store.