El Morgan is a singer armed with an edgily soulful voice, one that conveys unwavering passion and a gritty determination. Her sound is born from a love of dark post punk, punk rock and her early musical experiences. She was raised to perform from an early age, often brought out to sing and play at parties by her country musician father, a man she sites as her earliest musical influence. After initially rejecting this influence during her rebellious teens, following her father’s death, she used this project to embrace her early musical education creating the hybrid sound we hear today.
After making her mark on both the UK’s acoustic and punk scenes as a solo artist, El has created a UK DIY scene supergroup in the shape of ‘The Divers’ — Katie Gatt (Lead Guitar), Jay Cavailer (Drums), Gabriel McKenzie (Bass), Rosalind Alice (Cello), and Tom Baker (Piano) — to take her beautiful, life-affirming compositions to another level.
Combining the darker side of folk, achingly beautiful country and a hint of something heavier, El Morgan and The Divers refuse to conform to expectations. At home in beautiful music hall venues, folk clubs and basement bars alike; this genre defying band is a wonderful anomaly — one that has turned a multitude of inspiration and talent into a sound of its own and garnered new fans at every show. Sombrely melancholic and delivered with steely sincerity, these songs are dark and meditative, though often tinged with a vital glimmer of hope.
“Incredible storytelling about finding the beauty underneath the drudgery of day to day life” — Til The Wheels
“Country-influenced Folk with a captivating amount of honesty” — Something for the Weekend
“...completely blew me away.” — The Ruckus