Thu Mar 28 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Saint Rocke

142 Pacific Coast Highway Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

$20.00 - $50.00

Ages 21+

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There is a very limited amount of VIP Meet & Greet Tickets availble. VIP includes:

• 1 (One) Event Ticket
• Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Morgan James
• Private Acoustic Song Performance
• SpecialVIP Poster
• Shake Hands with MJ’s pups! 

• Meet & Greet takes place immedietly after the show

 

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035

Morgan James

  • Morgan James

    Morgan James

    Pop

    One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based singer and songwriter Morgan James. On her full-length debut for Epic Records, Hunter, she casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice equally inspired by smoky soul, swaggering R&B, theatrical swing, and a virtuosic classical poise. 

    The Idaho native discovered her passion for music early on and pursued it 
    wholeheartedly at the prestigious Juilliard School. While in the midst of the institution's rigorous academic program, she soon realized that her path would diverge from the classical world. "I didn't want a career in opera, but Juilliard still shaped me," she confesses. "The traditional training really made me a disciplined singer. I carry that with me to this day."

    After graduating, Morgan spent the next few years facing the proverbial struggles of being a young artist in New York. Low on money, she bounced back and forth between bartending and restaurant gigs while fighting to survive. Immersed in classic sixties and seventies soul records, she concurrently experienced a pivotal revelation. "Out of that frustration came this other voice," she says. "It was my true voice, and I feel like I discovered it in the middle of so much hardship just trying to be heard. I embraced who I was at that very moment."

    Soon, she would be heard in a big way. In 2008, Morgan booked her first Broadway show—appearing in The Addams Family alongside Nathan Lane, as well as in prominent and leading roles in Wonderland, Godspell (Turn Back, O Man), and Berry Gordy's Motown The Musical as Teena Marie. The latter set the stage for her to 
    properly launch her solo career. Gordy recognized the vocalist's immense talent, and introduced her to Doug Morris and L.A. Reid, opening the door for a deal with Epic Records in 2012.

    Around the same time, Morgan booked a landmark show at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, where she paid tribute to Nina Simone with a set of songs that were closely associated with the legendary artist. The incendiary show was recorded and released as the critically acclaimed Morgan James Live on Epic Records. It also proved to be the perfect segue for her first studio album, released in June of 2014.

    "I always knew to make a neo-soul pop record," Morgan says. "The foundation is all real ingredients, and those roots of soul and R&B are pretty strong. It's the culmination of my musical life up to this point. The painful songs are straight out of a bad relationship with someone from my past. The joyful moments are wonderful memories. It's all coming from me. I've lived every one of these stories, and I love the genres I'm representing. It's one point-of-view—mine."

    The title track and album opener "Hunter" boasts a seductive hook with cinematic noir flair. Flaunting the singer's immense delivery and dynamic presence, it's an undeniable and classy come-on that proves as animalistic as it does magnetic. "From a woman's perspective, it's such an empowering and sexy song," she smiles. "It totally makes me feel like a warrior! Music is so sensual and life-affirming. That's what I look for. You don't often see a girl take this position, and that's what I love about it!"

    Morgan assumed co-writing duties on eight of the collection's fourteen tracks and even performed all of her own background vocals and harmonies. From the empowering farewell of "Fed Up On You" to the mournful rumination of "You Never Lied", she continually bares it all—both emotionally and musically. "I sing like I'm never going to sing ever again," Morgan affirms. "I wanted to capture that power and passion every time. At some moments, it might sound flawless; at others, it might sound like it's going to break. I'm revealing something about myself with 
    every song. You've got to do that. My favorite artists, whether Joni Mitchell or Michael Jackson, are and were, always honest."

    There's a unique structure to the album. The first five songs boast electronic elements, while the last six don't have any. "There's a gradient of the record that goes down," she says. "By the time you get to the last song, it's just piano and voice. It starts with a song about power and ego, and it ends on one about surrender and selflessness. I have all of that in me. Maybe we all do."

    Ultimately, her honesty permeates everything that Morgan James does, and it's why you'll always remember her voice. "I want people to walk away from this album feeling fulfilled. That's the way it used to be. Often, I think I'm from another time,” she says, her voice trailing off. “I just want to bring back the power of the singular legacy voice."

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

This is a general admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035. All ticket sales are final. No ticket refunds or transfers.

Morgan James

Thu Mar 28 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach CA
Morgan James

$20.00 - $50.00 Ages 21+

There is a very limited amount of VIP Meet & Greet Tickets availble. VIP includes:

• 1 (One) Event Ticket
• Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Morgan James
• Private Acoustic Song Performance
• SpecialVIP Poster
• Shake Hands with MJ’s pups! 

• Meet & Greet takes place immedietly after the show

 

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035

Morgan James

Morgan James

Pop

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based singer and songwriter Morgan James. On her full-length debut for Epic Records, Hunter, she casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice equally inspired by smoky soul, swaggering R&B, theatrical swing, and a virtuosic classical poise. 

The Idaho native discovered her passion for music early on and pursued it 
wholeheartedly at the prestigious Juilliard School. While in the midst of the institution's rigorous academic program, she soon realized that her path would diverge from the classical world. "I didn't want a career in opera, but Juilliard still shaped me," she confesses. "The traditional training really made me a disciplined singer. I carry that with me to this day."

After graduating, Morgan spent the next few years facing the proverbial struggles of being a young artist in New York. Low on money, she bounced back and forth between bartending and restaurant gigs while fighting to survive. Immersed in classic sixties and seventies soul records, she concurrently experienced a pivotal revelation. "Out of that frustration came this other voice," she says. "It was my true voice, and I feel like I discovered it in the middle of so much hardship just trying to be heard. I embraced who I was at that very moment."

Soon, she would be heard in a big way. In 2008, Morgan booked her first Broadway show—appearing in The Addams Family alongside Nathan Lane, as well as in prominent and leading roles in Wonderland, Godspell (Turn Back, O Man), and Berry Gordy's Motown The Musical as Teena Marie. The latter set the stage for her to 
properly launch her solo career. Gordy recognized the vocalist's immense talent, and introduced her to Doug Morris and L.A. Reid, opening the door for a deal with Epic Records in 2012.

Around the same time, Morgan booked a landmark show at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, where she paid tribute to Nina Simone with a set of songs that were closely associated with the legendary artist. The incendiary show was recorded and released as the critically acclaimed Morgan James Live on Epic Records. It also proved to be the perfect segue for her first studio album, released in June of 2014.

"I always knew to make a neo-soul pop record," Morgan says. "The foundation is all real ingredients, and those roots of soul and R&B are pretty strong. It's the culmination of my musical life up to this point. The painful songs are straight out of a bad relationship with someone from my past. The joyful moments are wonderful memories. It's all coming from me. I've lived every one of these stories, and I love the genres I'm representing. It's one point-of-view—mine."

The title track and album opener "Hunter" boasts a seductive hook with cinematic noir flair. Flaunting the singer's immense delivery and dynamic presence, it's an undeniable and classy come-on that proves as animalistic as it does magnetic. "From a woman's perspective, it's such an empowering and sexy song," she smiles. "It totally makes me feel like a warrior! Music is so sensual and life-affirming. That's what I look for. You don't often see a girl take this position, and that's what I love about it!"

Morgan assumed co-writing duties on eight of the collection's fourteen tracks and even performed all of her own background vocals and harmonies. From the empowering farewell of "Fed Up On You" to the mournful rumination of "You Never Lied", she continually bares it all—both emotionally and musically. "I sing like I'm never going to sing ever again," Morgan affirms. "I wanted to capture that power and passion every time. At some moments, it might sound flawless; at others, it might sound like it's going to break. I'm revealing something about myself with 
every song. You've got to do that. My favorite artists, whether Joni Mitchell or Michael Jackson, are and were, always honest."

There's a unique structure to the album. The first five songs boast electronic elements, while the last six don't have any. "There's a gradient of the record that goes down," she says. "By the time you get to the last song, it's just piano and voice. It starts with a song about power and ego, and it ends on one about surrender and selflessness. I have all of that in me. Maybe we all do."

Ultimately, her honesty permeates everything that Morgan James does, and it's why you'll always remember her voice. "I want people to walk away from this album feeling fulfilled. That's the way it used to be. Often, I think I'm from another time,” she says, her voice trailing off. “I just want to bring back the power of the singular legacy voice."

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$20.00
Meet & Greet Experience Package
$50.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

This is a general admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035. All ticket sales are final. No ticket refunds or transfers.