Murder Mouse Blues Band

Australian Blues and Roots Band

Meet The Murder Mouse Blues Band 

Adam Morris-Guitar\Vocals

Adam Morris is a self taught guitarist, songwriter and author who has been playing music and writing for the past ten years. Adam recently released his first novel "My Dog Gave Me the Clap" with Fremantle Press and Penguin Australia

Irish born and Australian bred Adam's musical influences come from all over the planet including the rich history of Irish music as well as American Folk, Blues and Country.  Adam first picked up a guitar as a teenager. His first guitar was his Dads, an 1965 Japanese Yamaki. This was bought for his father as a birthday present back in Dublin in the late 60's and was mostly left untouched for the next 30 years. Adam has led several bands over the years as well as being an accomplished and much sought after solo performer in Western Australia. Through the Murder Mouse Blues Band you can hear Adam's multi genred experience and influences. Adam is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Western Australia.

Biggest Influences: Cornell West, Shane MacGowan, Chris Smither, Kris Kristofferson, Henry Rollins, Dennis Rodman, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Francis of Assisi, Sinead O'Connor, Dr Claude Anderson, Tim Wise and Chael Sonnen.

When Adam is not writing or playing he spends most of his time looking for his band members, jumping in rivers and reading books written by men.

Jon Edwards-Vocals/Lead Guitar, Lap Steel, Harps, Mandolin, Banjo

Jon Edwards has been playing music for the most part of his life, born and bred in the hills of Western Australia Jon descended down into the wilderness of the city to study music at the prestigious Conservatorium of Music of Western Australia. Jon has spent the last few years before The Murder Mouse Blues Band wandering through Europe studying French Bardic music and the troubadour tradition as well as Celtic Mythology and music's connection to the earth. Jon is also an accomplished solo performer and singer/sonwriter as well as being a multi-instrumentalist as demonstrated on Fill the Hole and The Thirst, The Hunger and the Horn albums. Jon has brought  his influences of jazz, funk, pop, folk and of course blues to the Murder Mouse sound.

Biggest Influences: Tennyson,  Thoreau, Cake.

When Jon has time to himself he enjoys beer and wine appreciation, foreign films and mountain climbing.

Warren Hall-Drums, Percussion

 There's not much to say about Warren other than the only thing he does better than drum is dress. Warren is the handsome man in the retro Coleman cap usually found to be wearing classic shirts which cost more money than the kit he's sitting on. A hugely sought after drummer in Australia, Warren has performed all over the world with various outfits over the past fifteen years. His emotional drumming is a highlight to watch at Murder Mouse shows and his outfits are just as compelling. Easily the best dressed man in Rock and Roll today.

When Warren is not banging the skins he enjoys impersonating Cuban bootleggers and ironing his wardrobe.

 

New Album The Thirst The Hunger and The Horn

 

Adam's new book out through Fremantle Press and Penguin Australia available at all good book stores and online

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