ST David’s Hall is delighted to welcome Van Morrison back again to perform on Monday, January 27.

A true music innovator, Van Morrison's song-writing muse has produced well over 20 studio albums and landed him the status of lyrical visionary.

Born in Ireland in 1945, Morrison's musician parents schooled him well in jazz and blues. After touring with R&B band the Monarchs as a jazz saxophonist, Morrison founded the band “Them” whose "Gloria" became an often-covered rock 'n' roll classic. Dissatisfied with the corporate aspects of the music world, Morrison disbanded with “Them” and returned to Ireland.

Soon, however, Morrison was back in the studio, recording singles with songwriter Bert Berns on his Bang label. The immediate result was the song "Brown-Eyed Girl," which became a Top 10 hit and prompted Bang to release a collection of Morrison's songs as the album “Blowin Your Mind”.

“Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of rock & roll, a singer who cannot be pinned down, dismissed, or fitted into anyone's expectations." Music Journalist.

Though the resulting Astral Weeks was a commercial flop, it was immediately hailed by critics as a masterpiece. His 1970 release “Moondance” had a more accessible country-pop sound and found commercial success in its title track and the single "Come Running." Its 1970 follow-up, His Band and the Street Choir, continued down this road, producing the Top 10 single "Domino." Stylistically similar, 1971's Tupelo Honey featured the popular country-flavoured track "Wild Night."

Morrison exited the '70s with “Into the Music”, a quiet effort that examined Christianity, foreshadowing Morrison's journey into mysticism that directed his creative force in the '80s. Among his notable albums of the period include 1985's “A Sense of Wonder” (Mercury), which paid tribute to poet William Blake, and 1987's Poetic Champions Compose, a collaboration with the Chieftans that had Morrison exploring his Celtic Roots.

The release of a greatest hits collection in 1990 gave Morrison a career boost, setting the stage for the release of the acclaimed double album, “Hymns to the Silence” and “A Night in San Francisco”, which captured an inspired live performance. “The Philosopher's Stone”, a collection of previously unreleased material, was released in 1998 on A&M Records.

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