Consisting of Adrian Tonceanu (Vocals/Guitars), Igor Lazebnik (Vocals/Guitars) and James Rose (Drums/Backup Vocals), Morre was born in early 2008 in Toronto Canada, by the common thirst of creating an original, dynamic yet accessible sound. This band has a unique story behind its upbringing. Traveling through different parts of the world, each member endured hardships as artists, as well as the joys of meeting new characters throughout their journeys. These elements give the band endless topics and depth to their lyrical and musical content.
Combining dark, mystical themes with camp-fire vibe, this band will trigger a wide range of emotions in their listeners. With a deeply rooted musical knowledge these three rockers managed to craft an elaborate yet easily digestible sound of their own, using auxiliary instruments, vintage organ and recording methods. Morre’s influences are so vast that it’s hard to place them in a category of recycled rock. Though they are a classic rock band, it’s almost like they found a fresh sound that was not explored. If one was to describe the band’s style, the closest ancestors would be “Paint it black” (Rolling Stones) and “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin). The selling point of this band is that it doesn’t sound like any other band.
By performing at world famous venues throughout Ontario and Quebec (El Mocambo, Lee’s Palace, The Mod Club, La National), where Rolling Stones, SRV, Nirvana, Blondie, U2, Elvis Costello and other famous bands performed and recorded, Morre managed to catch the attention of various labels in the early stages of their existence as well as attracting audiences of all age groups. As a result the band got signed to USA based label “Melodic Revolution Records” in January of 2011.
With a powerful live delivery reinforced by conviction and strong dynamics, Morre keeps the audience in the palm of their hands. The band is very charismatic and treats their audience with class, respect, making everyone an ally. One of the many unique characteristics of the band is defined by a Queen-esque ability to all sing in harmony. The two distinct sounding singers/guitar players (Igor and Adrian) give the band a panned stereo flavour that will make you bend back and forth between the left and right speakers of your stereo system. These two songwriters create music that is honest and it is delivered in the authenticity of their voices. Adrian’s smoky-lounge baritone (some of the influences: David Gilmour, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, David Gahan and etc.) and Igor’s raspy melodic tenor voice (some of the influences: Layne Staley, Eddie Vedder, Mike Patton and etc) complement each other, giving the band many options with a rare edge. Both Adrian and Igor are lead/rhythm guitar players with many common influences such as David Gilmour, Slash, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Ritchie Blackmore and more.
James Rose (Drums/Backup Vocals) is the newest addition to the band. Words such as “bombastic”, “aureate”, “thunderous”, have been invented to describe his powerhouse-like drumming! His Influences include some of the rock and heavy metal’s greatest drummers of all times (ie: John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Bill Bruford of Yes and Genesis, Phil Rudd of AC/DC, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and Vinnie Paul of Pantera). These influences can only lead to raw, tight, powerful and creative playing styles that make James Rose a highly respected and well rounded musician. Morre is known to hire professional bassists for specific events or for their tours which explains why there is always a new face, a fourth member in the band.
Their three records “…Out There” , “Contrast” and “Morphine” released in 2010, 2011 and 2012 are selling consistently throughout the world, gaining highly acclaimed reviews in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. The albums were featured on many radio shows throughout the above mentioned continents touching a wide demographic range. These albums established Morre as an original sounding band and carved a unique path that can be recognized from the first seconds of any of their songs.
In 2011 Morre toured Europe successfully for two and half months playing in 12 countries over 33 concerts as well as taking part of radio shows and interviews for magazines. Upon their return to North America they also played in USA part of the Clinton Arts and Music Festival sharing the stage with many great artists. In 2012 the band released their 3rd record entitled “Morphine” and embarked on a long journey through Europe once more, following up on their previous year’s success. The 2012 European tour was three and a half months long where Morre performed in 15 countries no less than 50 concerts in well-known clubs, Hard Rock Cafes across Europe (Munich, Berlin, Bucharest and Prague) as well as outdoor festivals gaining fans anywhere and everywhere steamrolling through over 50 cities leaving behind unforgettable moments and top performances!
“To sum up Morre, they are like a Led Zeppelin Pinot Noir. Take the sound of Led Zeppelin, add in a bit of modernization, a dash of World flavour, and let age in your iPod.”, Craig Wettner (Blogs N’ Roses).
Igor Lazebnik: Vocals & Guitars
James Rose: Drums & Backing Vocals
Dan Ayalon: Bass & Backing Vocals