We've received several printed reviews for Fault Lines, and also for the Lucky Strokes Tour!!... it's always so nice to read it 'in print'. Check out the first four writings, that we've translated and published on the 'fault lines reviews' page. More to be published as soon as they are through the translating mill (thanks Kaddy and Shore-Less); please hold!
Sunday, November 24, 2013 in Barcelona
It's been *one fantastic night of soul after the other* in the last couple weeks-- WOW... the best mid-tour stretch ever. And yes... you read right... I am finally getting a moment to post... from the very over-the-top cool Barcelona!
Pinki took this shot from his and Andrea's living room in Wiener Neustadt, in the middle of a truly unbelievable night of song with the astounding Christoph Schellhorn.... you guys will NOT believe how good we sounded together AND you can be sure that there will be some collaborations in 2014.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for a super thrilling UK date announcement coming in days!!
Friday, November 8, 2013 in Darmstadt
Greetings from under the fall rain in Hessen!.. taking a nice pause this afternoon to reflect, before a fun living room concert/90th birthday party here in Griesheim. Frank and Doris purchased it through our IndieGoGo Fault Lines campaign this summer... so exciting to fill another perk!!
Night after night, this tour has been so positive and friendly, connected and vital. Through each and every city and village, it´s not a stretch to say this has been my best tour to date... meanwhile it´s a THRILL to show people this Fault Lines booklet of ours!
Next up, we rumble through the Black Forest to Switzerland, and on to Austria! I love to be back in my southern homes and can´t wait to see you guys out there...
Here below are the latest "Lucky Strokes Tour" updates, all the way into the holiday season; see you out there!
november 8.13 at a house concert, in Darmstadt (Germany)
november 9.13 at Dreikoenig, in Erlangen (Germany)
november 15.13 at Cafe Limba, in Villingen (Germany)
november 16.13 with Mathew James White at the Sonnenkeller, in Balingen (Germany)
november 17.13 at a living room concert, in Zürich (Switzerland)
november 18.13 at Hofcafe Corosol, in Freiburg (Germany)
november 19.13 at Das Gestalterei, in Ittigen (Switzerland)
november 22.13 at a house concert, in Wiener Neutstadt (Austria)
november 23.13 at Sublime, in Aflenz (Austria)
december 5.13 at Kulturhof, in Zickra (Germany)
december 6.13 with Mathew James White at the Laden 16, in Reichenbach (Germany)
december 7.13 with Mathew James White @Altes Lehngericht (am Markt) in Augustusburg (Germany)
december 8.13 with Mathew James White at the Scala Adorf, in Adorf (Germany)
december 10.13 at Reichbar, in Berlin/Kreuzberg (Germany)
december 11.13 at Cafe Shila at TU Berlin, in Berlin (Germany)
december 12.13 at the Meuterei, in Berlin/Kreuzberg (Germany)
december 13.13 at the Casablanca in Bad Iburg, with Mathew James White (Germany)
december 14.13 at the Räucherkate in Wattenbek, with Mathew James White (Germany)
december 15.13 for the Official Fault Lines Tour end at the Rubin Rot, in Koeln (Germany)
december 20.13 at a living room concert, in Bordesholm (Germany)
december 21.13 at a living room concert, in Blumenthal (Germany)
Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Giessen
Greetings from the end of the night after a very personal Ulenspiegel show (thank you Stephan and Quasar Entertainment!)...
Here below, is the latest Lucky Strokes tour schedule! You can always check it
out on the tour dates page as well-- but well, why not just look at it here too.
october 18 @ James Joyce (Bonnerstrasse), in Koeln
october 19 @ Bergschlosschen, in Herne
october 20 @ living room concert, in Neuenkirchen-Voerden
*NEW* october 21 @ private living room concert, in Solingen
*NEW* october 22 @ private living room concert, in Duisburg
*NEW* october 23 @ private concert, in Nijmegen (NL)
*NEW* october 24 @ private house concert, in Moenchengladbach
october 29 w Mathew James White @ KulturCafe, in Mainz
october 30 @ living room concert, in Leipzig
november 1 @ private living room concert, in Northeim
november 2 @ living room concert, in Berlin/Ragow
*NEW!* november 6 @Heidelberger Kreis, in Heidelberg
november 8 @ private living room show, in Darmstadt
november 15 @ Cafe Limba, in Villingen
november 16 w Mathew James White @ Sonnenkeller, in Balingen
november 17 @ house concert, in Zürich (CH)
*NEW!* november 18 @ Hofcafe Corosol, in Freiburg
november 19 @ Das Gestalterei, in Bern/Ittigen (CH)
november 21 @ TBA, in Graz (AT)
november 22 w Christoph Schellhorn @ living room concert, in Wiener Neustadt/Bad Fischau (AT)
november 23 @ Sublime, in Aflenz (AT)
november 30 @ TBA, in Ljubljana (SLO)
december 5 @ Kulturhof, in Zickra
december 6 w Mathew James White @ Laden 16, in Reichenbach
december 7 w Mathew James White @ TBA, in Augustusburg
december 8 w Mathew James White @ Scala Adorf, in Adorf
*NEW!* december 11 @ Cafe Shila at TU Berlin
december 13 w Mathew James White @ Casablanca in Bad Iburg
december 14 w Mathew James White @ Räucherkate in Wattenbek
december 15 @ Official TOUR END SHOW at the Rubin Rot, in Koeln
december 21 @ living room show, in Blumenthal
Monday, October 6, 2013
Köln! Erlangen! Freiburg! Leipzig! Head over to the 'Tourdates' page for the latest updates to the 'Lucky Strokes Tour' schedule!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Greetings folks! With the first two shows of the Lucky Strokes Tour under our belts, this mail finds me resting in Wuppertal with the most satisfied feeling-- it's been a *terrific* start to the tour with a very special Inner Circle debut in Dusseldorf on the 1st, followed by last night's cracker at the Mausefalle in Bonn!!
The new songs are taking life and shape on stage, and it is so inspiring and wonderful to watch them breathe in these rooms for the first time... I am having the most fun with my sets that I have ever had.
Tomorrow it's on up to Wattenbek for a fun night of song with Anja and Ines and friends!! Can't wait to head north again...
Meantime, CHECK OUT Kyle James-Patrick's new video for 'When This Long Road Ends'!! So honoured and proud.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
IT'S TIME my friends!!
With one week until our official Lucky Strokes Tour opening night at the Mausefalle in Bonn, here is the most up-to-date tour schedule!
(more details on the 'tourdates' page)
There are more dates being confirmed as I write this, so please do check back soon...
I hope you see your town on the list, and if you don't-- and you think it belongs there (it does!)-- please email Tammo for a private living room concert!
october 1 for the Inner Circle 'Fault Lines' album release, in Düsseldorf (Germany)
october 2 for the Official 'Fault Lines' album release at the Mausefalle, in Bonn (Germany)
october 4 at a private living room concert, in Wattenbek (Germany)
october 5 at a living room concert, in Buchholz in der Nordheide (Germany)
october 8 at freundlich + kompetent, in Hamburg (Germany)
october 10 for a Radio T Live event, in Chemnitz (Germany)
october 11 at the Dachboden, in Chemnitz (Germany)
october 13 at the Rack n Roll, in Remscheid (Germany)
october 17 at Ulenspiegel, in Giessen (Germany)
october 19 at Bergschlosschen, in Herne (Germany)
october 20 at a living concert, in Neuenkirchen-Voerden (Germany)
october 29 with Mathew James White at the KulturCafe, in Mainz (Germany)
november 1 at a private concert, in Northeim (Germany)
november 8 at a house concert, in Darmstadt (Germany)
november 10 at TBA, in Heidelberg (Germany)
november 15 at Cafe Limba, in Villingen (Germany)
november 16 with Mathew James White at the Sonnenkeller, in Balingen (Germany)
november 17 at a living room concert, in Zürich (Switzerland)
november 19 at Das Gestalterei, in Ittigen (Switzerland)
november 21 at TBA, in Graz (Austria)
november 22 at a house concert, in Wiener Neutstadt (Austria)
november 23 at Sublime, in Aflenz (Austria)
november 30 at TBA, in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
december 5 at Kulturhof, in Zickra (Germany)
december 6 with Mathew James White at the Laden 16, in Reichenbach (Germany)
december 7 with Mathew James White at TBA, in Augustusburg (Germany)
december 8 with Mathew James White at the Scala Adorf, in Adorf (Germany)
december 11 at Cafe Shila at TU Berlin, in Berlin (Germany)
december 13 with Mathew James White at the Casablanca, in Bad Iburg (Germany)
december 14 with Mathew James White at the Räucherkate, in Wattenbek (Germany)
december 15 for official tour end at the Rubin Rot, in Koeln (Germany)
** Check back soon to get the latest dates...
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Now that our campaign has come to a close, it's time already to get these perks out to you, dear supporters!
Many of you purchased a perk that includes an official Morgan Finlay Fault Lines Tshirt... we are going to try to personalize this perk as much as we can for you!
Here is the official graphic that will be on the front:
Please have a look at the styles and the colours listed below and send a mail to me via the contact page, with your preferred style, colour and size!
(All shirts are available in small, medium, large and xlarge)
For example, you can say the 'pink style' in 'aqua' in 'large'.... or the 'green style' in 'burgundy' in 'small'...
Dreikoenig Ökoklamotten (Dreikoenig EcoWear) will be printing the shirts as soon as we receive all your wishes so please send in your words as soon as possible!
Thanks again for a wonderful campaign this summer my friends and I can't wait to get the album and these official Fault Lines tshirts out to you!
100% Organic Product in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), produced from Indian Cotton, and certified by the Control Union and Soil Association Certifications
90% reduced Carbon Footprint (CO2e) according to the BSI PAS2050 and certified by the Carbon Trust
ETHICAL TRADE AND JUSTICE FOR WORKERS
Audited by the Fair Wear Foundation.
above: WOMEN`S ORGANIC TUNIC T-SHIRT.
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above: WOMEN`S ORGANIC VINTAGE WASHED T-SHIRT.
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Return to Cutstone! After travelling across the planet in the last three weeks, It's finally.... a very relaxing day here as I gather stock of all the wonder that has taken place this summer.
I'd have to say that the biggest and best news of all right now is *the success of our Fault Lines campaign*!...
Together, with the help of 79 funders, we raised 161% of our funding goal and the production of 'Fault Lines', and the touring of the album along the 'Lucky Strokes Tour', is a fact!! My thanks could never be truly expressed.
Well my friends, song voting is done!! It's been thirty days of voting and I thank each and every person who has jumped in and helped us decide which tracks to publish as part of my new album, 'Fault Lines'.
1. All of Me Key
2. When This Long Road Ends
3. Everything About Me
4. Fault Lines
5. Take This With You
6. The Hard Way
7. Your Quiet Place
8. Blow by Blow
9. Lover CTDHL
11. Stand Here Alone
12. The Fisherman's Son
13. How Would I Know
Now it's on to the mixing and mastering stages... thrilling times! Stay tuned; there could be a 'pre-mix' released in the next days...
Thanks for support as always, and keep checking back for updates!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Check out the official promo shot for the Lucky Strokes Tour, by Dominik Dunsch!!
More of his stunning work at dunsch-photography.com...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Welcome to the *all new MF.com*!
New design, new home, new workability, new features, easier nav.... it's all here and I am THRILLED to be welcoming you!
We will be finding new and exciting ways to involve you in the MF process as we settle into the place.... including the return of the home of the MF Inner Circle. It's been too long...
Please feel free to drop me a line any time on the contact page, and let me know your thoughts.
Meanwhile, have a listen to the new demos and cast your votes for the tracklist of 'Fault Lines'.... it's all in your hands!
Have a great rest of the weekend,
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
LEDERER, Regensburg; photo by Gino Wurl
Up goes * 99 Shots: Best of the Fault Lines Tour * !
Re-visit the moments of my best tour yet, that took place from April 1 to June 24, 2013, just by scrolling through the images that are sectioned into groups of 20. Roll your cursor over the '99 Shots' link on the left, to begin!
My many thanks to every person involved, those in front and behind the camera, in front and behind and on-stage.
Can't WAIT to get out there again!... the fall tour will begin on October 1, 2013.... stay tuned for updates on the tourdates page!
Meanwhile, please come over to my campaign page on IndieGoGo.com to pre-order my album or choose another of 9 cool 'perks', to help me raise money to make and tour my next album 'Fault Lines'! Your support is truly appreciated.
Best of days my friends and enjoy '99 Shots'!
[yours truly, Morgan]
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Well, my friends!! After gathering inspirations from all across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Los Angeles, East Vancouver and Western Ireland, I offer to you (finally!) this evening these 17 demos that YOU can vote on, to decide the tracklist for my fourth full-length album, 'Fault Lines'. What a task to bring it all together and I especially want to thank you for patience, and the MF Inner Circle for carrying the ball while I have been tied up in the studio!
Now... please do dive in, have a listen and vote!
First, click on the * LISTEN link on the left to hear all 17 songs.... then to vote for up to 12 favourites, you will find a nice clean form that you can tick boxes in, behind the * VOTE link.... and finally, if you would like to go the extra mile for this album and help me produce and tour it, you can click the * SUPPORT link (THANK YOU!) which will take you to our Fault Lines IndieGoGo campaign page, where we are crowdfunding to pay for the production, printing, promotion and touring of the album...
(Don't forget: all supporters in the Fault Lines campaign will not only receive the first copies of Fault Lines available, but also will see their names printed in the album booklet itself!)
A million thanks to you for listening to my songs and coming out to see me play over the years.... today we push forward into the next album and along the road together. Please take the time to listen and vote!!
* AND *... please keep in mind guys: these are only DEMOS!.. not final song versions. They will have more performances added-- there are several GREAT musicians set to play on this album, that haven't yet recorded-- and the songs that are chosen will be fully revisited and touched up. You can imagine these things as you listen!
So have fun with it and enjoy your summer out there! Send me a note any time at the contact link on the left...
[yours truly, Morgan]
Our Fault Lines campaign on IndieGoGo
Best of MF 2002-2012
Finlay on film