James Morrison Backstage At V Festival 2009

Absolute Radio’s Ben Jones talked with James Morrison backstage at the 2009 V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford over the weekend. The singer songwriter discussed supporting Bruce Springsteen, his history at V, his baby daughter Elsie, and constantly thinking about new material. Watch it via YouTube below.

James Morrison Live At Coachella

Joss Stone rehearsing for a performance with James MorrisonBehind the scenes footage of James Morrison back in April at Coachella has been posted at the singer songwriter’s media page. James is seen hanging out backstage before his performance at the Mojave Tent began at 7:10 PM, which included a ‘Wonderful World’ duet with Joss Stone.

“Well cool to do like a stunt,” James said as he was being driven to the stage in a golf cart procession. “Jump from the back to this onto the front of that.”

Video at brightcove has since been removed.

Behind The Scenes With James Morrison On U.S. Album Promo Tour

James Morrison has webisodes on Imeem.com that give fans a behind the scenes look as he travels while promoting his album ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’. The latest clip has the British singer songwriter doing radio appearances, signing sessions and performing. Morrison says in the clip, “Even though England can be like, ‘Yeah!’, scream out, Americans are just a bit more louder anyway. I think they’re loud in general.”

Video at imeem.com has since been removed (the site was bought out by MySpace).

James Morrison Backstage At Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling

Ben Jones spoke to James Morrison at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling festival, talking with the singer songwriter about his just completed live set, winning over the crowd, staying busy on the road, getting a boost in America from his Nelly Furtado collaboration, what he’s learned about songwriting from OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, writing with other people in mind, and what live music means to him. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

James Morrison’s Vocals Aided By Caterpillar Larva Fungus

Before hitting the stage, James Morrison tells The Sun he has an ancient Chinese secret to keep his voice in tact before hitting the stage. “I have this juice called Loquat. It’s a bit like honey and is supposed to be really good for your vocal chords,” the singer songwriter explained. “But I’ve also got these weird Chinese pills where apparently they scrape fungus from a caterpillar larva and them process it in a lab. I swear to God.”

James Morrison Meteor Music Awards Highlights

James Morrison headed over to Ireland recently to attend the 9th Annual Meteor Music Awards where, as well as performing, he collected the coveted award for ‘Best International Male’. Watch a clip featuring James building up to the show travelling on a private lear jet, walking the red carpet and chatting at the winner’s press conference below.

Are James Morrison And Chris Martin The Same Person?

James Morrison poses next to a photo of his lookalike, Chris Martin of ColdplayColdplay frontman Chris Martin and James Morrison are never seen in the same room at the same time. ITN asked Morrison to tell the truth – is he really Chris Martin?

“I can see why,” James admitted of the comparisons, “because I do see it myself. I think it must be his big conk nose and his bouffant hair. You know what, he probably uses a little bit of lip balm. He’s got more of a man jaw than me.”

James added, “Apparently he gets people thinking he’s me, so it’s an even keel on the annoying thing.”

As for a swap for the night, he said, “I reckon I could do the dance. I could do that. I could try and play piano. I’d probably mess up his career a bit.”

Watch the interview below.

James Morrison Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

James Morrison, seen here holding his painting of an angel, announced a string of U.S. tour datesIn support of his new album ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’, James Morrison is kicking off his US Spring Tour on April 18th at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, California on April 18th and ending in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 9th. The British singer songwriter will be ending his American trek with Jason Mraz at a special Midnight show at The Pearl in the Palms Resort. Check out all the dates below.

April 18th Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 19th Phoenix, AZ Martini Ranch
April 20th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
April 23rd Dallas, TX Granada
April 24th Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
April 25th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 27th Atlanta, GA The Loft
April 28th Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
April 30th New York, NY Webster Hall
May 1st Montreal, CAN Cabaret
May 3rd Cleveland, OH House of Blues
May 5th Indianpolis, IN The Vogue
May 7th Toronto, CAN The Opera House
May 9th Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre @ The Palm w/Jason Mraz