Michael ‘Mick’ Morris is an English guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. A member of the thriving 1960s music scene in south-east England, he was one of a circle of musicians in the Dover and Folkestone areas whose bands, though rivals, frequently swapped gigs, songs and, over the years, members! ♦
1960s – Throughout the 60s, Mick’s bands (which included the original Dover-based Rolling Stones, Playboys and Take 5) (www.myspace.com/theoriginalrollingstones) supplemented their own engagements with work as support to other artistes, playing alongside Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Tina Turner, Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Geno Washington and the newly formed Led Zeppelin (still billed as The Yardbirds) among many others.
1970s – In the 70s Mick played in cult progressive-rock band Mirkwood (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirkwood_(band)) with Nick ‘Topper’ Headon (who left to join the Clash). Support act gigs continued with the band opening for, among others, The Moody Blues and Supertramp.
Since then – Mick’s other musical output has included numerous engagements both as a session player accompanying stage and TV artistes and as a jazz guitarist.
Albums – (Include): Mirkwood, Hotel de France, Late and Reflections
♦ Mick replaced Neil Landon (Ivy League, Flowerpot Men etc.) in the original Dover-based Rolling Stones (not connected with the later London-based outfit). Neil himself later joined two of Mick’s old musical buddies Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and Jim Leverton (Big Beats, Engelbert Humperdinck etc) to form Fat Mattress.