Rikki Morris to play support for Christopher Cross
It has just been announced that Rikki Morris will open the Christopher Cross concert at Auckland Town Hall on August 30th.
From the late 70’s to mid-eighties Morris worked as the live sound engineer for legendary NZ bands, Th’ Dudes, The Crocodiles, DD Smash, The Pink Flamingos and Brazier’s Legionnaires to name a few.
Joining The Crocodiles in 1980, Morris jumped the ditch to Australia and the UK where he cut his musical teeth playing in various bands.
In 1988 he wrote and released the No.1 hit ‘Nobody Else’ earning him Songwriter of the Year at the NZ Music Awards.
Winning the APRA Silver Scroll in 1991 for his top 20 hit ‘Heartbroke’ Morris then released his next successful single ‘I Can’t Give You Anything’ and made dozens of TV and radio appearances both in Australia and NZ.
His debut album ‘Everest’ produced by Eddie Rayner was released in 1996, which led to a tour support slot for Hootie and the Blowfish.
In 2014 Morris formed two new bands The Eddie Rayner Project with Split Enz keyboard player Eddie Rayner and High Wide & Handsome with Jackie Clarke & Chet O'Connell.
Currently working as a jingle writer for Merlot Place Media and Mediaworks, Morris still performs at corporate functions as well as his regular live sound engineering gigs forGin Wigmore, The Bads, Lady Killers, Class of '58, Greg Johnson, Andrew Keoghan, Debbie Harwood, Hello Sailor and Nathan Haines amongst dozens of other top NZ bands and artists.
For more information about the show head to the Christopher Cross Event page on Facebook.