The instigators of the British soul music explosion
Cliff crowned his success with The Rebel Rousers in 1966 with a song written exclusively for him by Lennon & McCartney – “Got To Get You Into My Life” which reached No. 3 in the UK charts, creating a unique British soul sound. Their other hits include: “Back In The USSR”, “One Way Love” and “I’ll Take You Home”.
Reforming for exclusive dates in Uk and Europe with founder members Cliff Bennett Vocals, plus Geoff Nichols Drums and Lars Lundquist Lead Guitar. 6 piece band.
Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers were the first London band to be signed by The Beatles manager,Brian Epstein. Their innovative brass sound introduced British youth to soul music. Within three months of Epstein’s management, the band had their first UK hit single with “One Way Love” and a tour of Germany with The Beatles. They were the first British band to be signed to the Motown label.
Jessica Lee Morgan is a singer and songwriter raised on a wholesome diet of folk and rock. Her on-stage style is honest yet playful, with songs and a voice that come from the heart.
Born to Welsh singer Mary Hopkin and American-Italian producer Tony Visconti, a musical career was inevitable but Jessica has also worked in fields such as health and social care, with people from all sorts of backgrounds, and this reflects in her songwriting.