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Morcheeba Biography

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Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: 1995 - present
Genres: Electronica, Alternative Rock, Trip-hop

Morcheeba is a British trip-hop/pop band that incorporates rock music and R&B elements into their sound. The band came together in the mid-1990s when two brothers, DJ Paul Godfrey and Ross Godfrey met singer, Skye Edwards at a party and felt an instant musical connection. The trio's debut album, “Who Can You Trust?” was released in 1996 on China Records. The band followed up two years later in 1998 with “Big Calm,” which changed musical directional slightly, and incorporated more of a pop/song-writing sound with a strong focus on lyrics and melodies as opposed to beat and instrumentation. The album produced the hit single, “The Sea,” which generated a lot of radio play.

2000 saw Morcheeba's third offering emerge, “Fragments of Freedom,” which was a commercial success but met with lukewarm reviews. The band's fourth album, “Charango,” was released in 2002, and spawned a number of hit singles including “Otherwise,” “Way Beyond,” and “Undress Me Now.” Despite the band's fan base growing and the success they were amassing, issues emerged within the band and in 2003 Edwards was fired from the band. A greatest hits compilation followed after Edwards’s departure, “Parts of the Process.” Two years later in 2005, Morcheeba's fifth studio album appeared, “The Antidote.” The new album featured the new vocalists within the band, Daisy Martey, however her time was short lived when the brothers fired her half way through the tour for the album. Martey was replaced by Jody Sternberg, who also left the band after a brief time. The band decided to take a break for the next few years and focus on finding the right singer, and the direction of their future musical efforts.

Morcheeba released their sixth studio album, “Dive Deep” in 2008, which featured a number of guest vocalists, such as Judie Tzuke, Thomas Dybdahl, Bradley Burgess, Cool Calm Pete, and Manda. Manda and Burgess when on to tour with the brothers as lead singers on their 2008 tour. 2010 marked Edwards' return to the band and the release of their seventh album, “Blood Like Lemonade” later that year.