Elliott Morris Musical Artist
Elliott Morris is a young guitarist and singer/songwriter prominent in the Lincolnshire, UK music scene who is known for his "unorthodox" style of percussive guitar. Morris was originally the guitarist for the local band Eponymous, but decided to go solo after most of his bandmates went off to university. He plays a custom made Hania guitar, built by Martin Harrison in 2009. Morris was profiled on BBC Introducing on 23 July 2010. He cited Frank Turner, John Martyn, John Mayer and Eric Roche as influences. In fact, it was the latter who turned Elliott to his style of percussive guitar playing: "My guitar teacher Andy Taylor showed me an Eric Roche DVD and from then on I knew that is what I wanted to do." Morris has appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival for three years. His "energetic style of highly percussive playing" at the Lincoln Folk Festival, where he opened for Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, received a highly positive review from the Northern Sky Online Music Mag. He has also opened for Men Diamler - Beltane at The Buxton Festival Fringe. His virtuosic style has been described as "rhythmic, complex, unpretentious.