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Steve Morse

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Steve Morse has liked a healthy subsequent particularly among guitarists, he has scored highly in readers’ polls kept annually by musicians’ magazines. Although primarily inspired with the Beatles as a teenager, Morse begun to broaden his hearing are the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. Although he performed just a little piano plus some clarinet, he became captivated by guitar after viewing a concert by traditional guitarist Juan Mercadal, who afterwards provided the teenaged Morse some lessons. Deeply inspired by way of a campus efficiency by John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra while he was participating in the College or university of Miami, Morse made a decision to concentrate on instrumental rock and roll music; in 1974 he come up with his first music group, the Dixie Dregs (afterwards basically the Dregs), which would continue to become among the defining organizations within the fusion genre. After Morse experienced fronted the Dregs on some 14 albums, the Steve Morse Music group began their documenting profession in 1984. Immediately after, Elektra Information snatched Morse up and he slice two albums for the label, The Intro in 1984 and OPERATE in 1985, before becoming a member of Kansas and showing up on two of the industry prog band’s albums for the MCA label, Power (1986) and In the Soul of Points (1988). Morse after that authorized to MCA like a single designer, and in the past due ’80s and early ’90s his albums for the label included Large Tension Cables (1989), Southern Metal (1991), and Coastline to Coastline (1992). After departing MCA in 1992, Morse documented two superb albums for Windham Hill/BMG Information, Structural Harm (1995) and StressFest (1996), and in 1994 he became a member of Deep Purple as an alternative for Ritchie Blackmore, showing up on many of the hard-rocking metallers’ live albums in addition to four studio-recorded long-players during the period of nearly ten years: Purpendicular (1996), Give up (1998), Bananas (2003), and Rapture from the Deep (2005). In the meantime, in 2003 Morse became a member of the supergroup Living Loud, also offering vocalist Jimmy Barnes (INXS, Cool Chisel) and Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake; the music group released its eponymous debut full-length in 2003 and, following addition of Deep Crimson keyboardist Don Airey towards the lineup, the Compact disc Reside in Sydney 2004 (2005) and partner DVD Debut Live Concert: Sydney Fox Studios, 2004 (2006). The Steve Morse Band’s Out Position within their Field found its way to 2009, and the next year saw the discharge of Angelfire, a cooperation between Morse and vocalist/songwriter Sarah Spencer.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Morse
Profession Guitarist, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Frost School of Music, Academy of Richmond County, University of Miami
Nationality American
Children Kevin Morse
Siblings Dave Morse
Music Groups Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Flying Colors, Living Loud, Angelfire
Music Songs When a Blind Man Cries, Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Time for Bedlam, All I Got Is You, Johnny's Band, All I Want, Ted the Mechanic, Tuheni Notes, Vincent Price, Highland Wedding, All the Time in the World, Any Fule Kno That, Don Airey Solo, Rhythm in the Spirit, Guitar Solo, Dixie, The Surprising, Uncommon Man, Mask Machine, Birds of Prey, Infinite Fire, Hell to Pay, Contact Lost, The Storm, A Place in Your World, Organ Solo, The Well Dressed Guitar, Clearly Quite Absurd, The Fury of My Love, Love Is All, Kayla, Hip Boots
Albums High Tension Wires, StressFest, Major Impacts 2, Out Standing in Their Field, Major Impacts, Southern Steel, Structural Damage, Coast to Coast, Stand Up, Dregs of the Earth, Infinite, Purpendicular, The Introduction, Deep Purple Live, Now What?!, Rapture of the Deep, The Prelude Implicit, California Jamming, Abandon, Live in Verona, Power, What If, Come Hell or High Water, In Concert with The London Symphony Orchestra, Bananas, Long Beach 1971, Night of the Living Dregs, Somewhere to Elsewhere, Freaks of Nature, There's Know Place Like Home, From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken), Live at Montreux 2011, In the Spirit of Things, Flying Colors, Live in California 74, Mk III: The Final Concerts, Around the World Live, Graz 1975, Long Beach 1976, King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas, The Sessions, Live In Connecticut, Prime Cuts 2, Miracles Out of Nowhere, Dust in the Wind, Prime Cuts, Prime Cuts Volume 2, Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1978
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Movies Deep Purple: Total Abandon: Australia '99, Highway Star – A Journey in Rock, Steve Morse: Power Lines, Living Loud: Debut Live Concert, Steve Morse: Live in Baden, Deep Purple: Access All Areas, Deep Purple: Bombay Calling: Live '95, Dixie Dregs: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1978, Steve Morse: Sects, Dregs and Rock 'n' Roll, Kansas: There's Know Place Like Home


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#Fact
1 Recording a new Deep Purple studio album in LA. Due to be released on Aug 1, 2003. [January 2003]
2 Lead guitarist of Deep Purple since 1994.
3 Leader of the Dixie Dregs and Steve Morse Band.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tooth Fairy 2010/I performer: "ZIG ZAGS" / writer: "ZIG ZAGS"
Mega Snake 2007 TV Movie writer: "Last Chance" - as Steven J. Morse
Ski Patrol 1990 music: "Cut to the Chase", "Downhill Run", "Western Chase" / performer: "Cut to the Chase", "Downhill Run", "Western Chase" / producer: "Cut to the Chase", "Downhill Run", "Western Chase"
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dixie Dregs: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2005 Video co-composer
Bombay Calling: Bombay Live '95 2000 Video documentary
Highlights 1994 Video documentary
The Complete Styles of Steve Morse 1991 Video documentary
The Essential Steve Morse 1991 Video documentary
Power Lines 1989 Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kansas: Sail On - The 30th Anniversary Collection 2005 Video
Outtakes 1987 Rock Video Singer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swing 2003/I musician: Club Jimbo
Deep Purple in Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra 2000 TV Movie documentary composer: song "Take It Off the Top"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dixie Dregs: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2005 Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
Deep Purple with Orchestra Live in Verona 2014 Himself
Celebrating Jon Lord 2014 Video Himself
Wacken 3D 2014 Documentary Himself (as Deep Purple)
Behind the Music 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Deep Purple: Live at Montreux 2011 2011 Himself
Highway Star: A Journey in Rock 2007 Documentary Himself
Dixie Dregs: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2005 Video Himself
Deep Purple: Perihelion - Live in Florida 2002 Video documentary Himself
Ian Paice: Not for the Pro's 2002 Documentary Himself
Deep Purple: New, Live and Rare - The Video Collection 2001 Video documentary Himself
Pavarotti & Friends for Afghanistan 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Around the World 1995-1999 2000 Video documentary Himself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Member, Deep Purple
Bombay Calling: Bombay Live '95 2000 Video documentary Himself
Deep Purple: Total Abandon - Australia '99 2000 Video Himself
Deep Purple in Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra 2000 TV Movie documentary Violin
Australia 99: A Band Downunder 1999 Video Himself
Hey Hey, It's Saturday 1999 TV Series Himself
The Big Breakfast 1998 TV Series Himself
Deep Purple: Live Encounters - Katowice '96 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live in Montreux 1996 TV Special Himself
Live in Moscow 1996 TV Movie Himself
Seoul Olympic Gymnasium 1996 TV Movie Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Highlights 1994 Video documentary Himself
The Complete Styles of Steve Morse 1991 Video documentary Himself
The Essential Steve Morse 1991 Video documentary Himself
Power Lines 1989 Video documentary Himself
NFL Monday Night Football 1985 TV Series Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back
New American Bandstand 1965 1982 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jon Lord: With Pictures 2003 Video documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 I encourage everyone. If you're going to bring something in, don't bring in a finished piece because then it's not a group effort. The idea is to get everybody involved, and that really keeps our group identity going.


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