Shaun Morgan
South African musician
Shaun Morgan
Shaun Morgan Welgemoed is a South African musician known as the lead singer and the lead/rhythm guitarist of the Post Grunge band Seether.
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Seether: It isn't easy to make music so brutally powerful.
Buffalo Rising - over 4 years
By Tim Fenster: The secret to Seether's success is the hard rock band's force. Vocalist Shaun Morgan and company have produced rock hits ranging from post-breakup despair to raging, hateful accusations. The South Africa-based trio's power was in full force at Buffalo Harbor on Thursday, July 12. The show was an emotional rollercoaster, alternating between monster heavy metal riffage and strikingly tragic ballads. Early in the set the band blasted out an amped-up take of "Driven Under," an early hit that seems to be about contemplating suicide, or murder. Morgan closed the piece with a wall of guitar fuzz, and then launched into a stripped down take on "Broken," the group's highest charting single. Morgan let the audience sing the parts originally done by Amy Lee, who will visit the Harbor with her goth-rock band Evanescence on Sept. 2 for Edgefest. After the harrowing ballad, drummer John Humphrey blasted out a pummeling drum solo; armed with a simple drum kit, ...
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Rock 'n Roll blessing for City
Cape Times - over 4 years
Cape Town will get a little "Rock 'n Roll blessing" when the bands playing at OppiKoppi perform for one night in the city, Hilltop Live Productions said today. ||| Cape Town will get a little "Rock 'n Roll blessing" when the bands playing at OppiKoppi perform for one night in the city, Hilltop Live Productions said today. Hilltop Live and South African music channel MK would host "One Night in Cape Town" at the Grand West Casino on August 9, the production company said in a statement. "Rock out with Seether, Enter Shikari, Bullet For My Valentine, Eagles of Death Metal and KONGOS especially for those unable to get to the OppiKoppi Sweet Thing Festival," it said. Seether, made up of South African trio Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey, last performed in South Africa in June 2008. The band has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a mainstay on the touring circuit, averaging more than 275 performances a year. International band Enter Shikari, was given Ker ...
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From South Africa to top of the charts: Seether brings its hard rock to Grand ... - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Stewart, lead singer and guitarist Shaun Morgan and drummer John Humphrey currently are touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival which plays Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Tuesday with heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold,
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Seether Says New Album Is About Letting Go Of 'Doomed Relationships' - Banana 101.5
Google News - over 5 years
Shaun Morgan explained: “I think the whole concept of just letting things go. Letting relationships that are effecting your life negatively — just saying 'you know what? This is not working out.' Friends, girlfriends, family members, whatever it is
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Seether komt naar Nederland - Podiuminfo.nl
Google News - over 5 years
De band van Shaun Morgan zal op 25 februari een concert geven in de IJsselhallen in Zwolle. Informatie over de voorverkoop is (nog) niet bekend. Het optreden wordt bevestigd in het Europese tourschema van de Zuid-Afrikanen. Ze stonden in 2008 voor het
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Seether Debut Exclusive "Fine Again" Acoustic Video on ARTISTdirect.com - Artistdirect.com
Google News - over 5 years
Frontman Shaun Morgan never fails to write an intriguing and infectious hard rock anthem, and this is essential listening. Hearing it acoustic is utterly chilling though. This bare performance illuminates just how powerful Morgan's words and delivery
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Seether "Holding onto Strings Better Left to Fray" Review — 5 out of 5 stars - Artistdirect.com
Google News - over 5 years
Over this rhythmic canvas, singer and guitarist Shaun Morgan oscillates between visceral vocals and a hypnotic harmony that's both warm and wild. The song's hook reaches the heavens before crashing down on one final scream
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Seether's raw new sound - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
On previous albums "Disclaimer," "Karma and Effect" and "Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces," singer/guitarist Shaun Morgan led songwriting efforts. "In the past, Shaun has had complete songs that he's shown and introduced to the band," Humphrey said
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Ear-shattering bliss for heavy metal fans - Scranton Times-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Seether took the stage around 6:20 pm, and the trio, led by singer-guitarist Shaun Morgan, was a well-oiled machine throughout its 40-minute set. The abbreviated performance meant the South African band would have to stick to its hits,
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NY Rock Music Examiner exclusive interview w/ vocalist Shaun Morgan of Seether - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
NY Rock Music Examiner had the chance to sit down with vocalist Shaun Morgan of the international hard-rock powerhouse Seether just before the band's show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on Thursday. The show is a one-off warm up for Seether
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Evanescence makes comeback with new single, album and tour - see details - OnTheRedCarpet.com
Google News - over 5 years
The 29-year-old singer was previously linked to Shaun Morgan of the band "Seether," with whom she recorded the hit 2004 ballad "Broken." "Gossip Girl" actress Taylor Momsen's band, The Pretty Reckless, is set to open for Evanescence at some concerts
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Seether Drummer John Humphrey: New Single 'Tonight' Almost 'Didn't Make the ... - Audio Ink Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Over the next few years, more rock radio hits followed, including “Remedy,” “Rise Above This,” “Fake It” and “Broken,” the latter which frontman Shaun Morgan famously recorded with then-girlfriend Amy Lee of Evanescence. Seether's latest album, Holding
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Stone Soup - Syracuse New Times
Google News - over 5 years
Even lead vocalist Shaun Morgan channeled the spirit of Kurt Cobain, complete with flannel shirt and mopish locks that hid his tortured, introverted soul. “Fine Again,” among the handful of early 2000s hits that garnered the band its fandom,
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Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, treat K-Rockathon 16 fans to tasty slice of the '90s - Syracuse.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Lead singer Shaun Morgan's distinctive voice led the Australian band Seether through a set full of fury and passion. “Fur Cue” and “Country Song” from the lastest CD, “Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray” sounded solid next to favorites “Fallen”
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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album Is 'Probably The Heaviest Record We've Ever Done ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
He quit that group three months ago, claiming "personal friction" with one of the band members, with SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan saying at the time that McLawhorn was returning to EVANESCENCE. EVANESCENCE's management denied that McLawhorn was coming
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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album 'Takes You On An Emotional Ride' - June 25, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
He quit that group three months ago, claiming "personal friction" with one of the band members, with SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan saying at the time that McLawhorn was returning to EVANESCENCE. EVANESCENCE's management denied that McLawhorn was coming
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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks New Album With KERRANG! Magazine - June 23, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
He quit that group three months ago, claiming "personal friction" with one of the band members, with SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan saying at the time that McLawhorn was returning to EVANESCENCE. EVANESCENCE's management denied that McLawhorn was coming
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shaun Morgan
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    Shaun Morgan was awarded The National Council's 2016 Artistic Expression Impact Award of Excellence.
    More Details Hide Details Studio albums;As Saron Gas As Seether Live albums Digital albums
  • 2014
    Age 35
    Morgan has stated that the song "Crash" off of their 2014 album, Isolate and Medicate was also for his brother.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    When Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces was released on 23 October 2007, its third single, "Breakdown", was rumored to be about Amy Lee, which Morgan denied.
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    Morgan has 1308 tattooed on his four right fingers, and 2007 tattooed on his four left fingers which marks the day Eugene died (13 August 2007).
    More Details Hide Details Seether's song, "Rise Above This" is a tribute to Eugene. On Seether's May 2011 album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, the song "Pass Slowly" was written by Dillion Conyers, who then gave the rights over to the song, rather than let them buy it. He had written "Pass Slowly" about his infant brother who died not long after birth from Sudden Infant Death syndrome, also known as SIDS.
    Eugene jumped to his death shortly after midnight on Monday, 13 August 2007 from an eighth-floor window of the Radisson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota.
    More Details Hide Details According to police, no foul play was suspected in the death, and the death was ruled a suicide after an investigation.
    In August 2007, Morgan's brother, Eugene Welgemoed, took his own life, just a few weeks before Seether's third studio release Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces.
    More Details Hide Details As the album was finished there was no delay, but the opus was dedicated to Eugene and featured a memorial.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Morgan checked into rehab in July 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 25
    From 2004–2005, Morgan dated Evanescence singer Amy Lee.
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  • 2002
    Age 23
    Seether went on to release their debut major-label album, Disclaimer, on 20 August 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, Seether has released four more studio albums; Karma and Effect (2005), Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007), Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (2011) and Isolate and Medicate (2014). In addition, they released the compilation album Disclaimer II in 2004, and the live CD/DVD One Cold Night in 2006. In 2009, the band released three new songs; one a Seether original entitled "No Shelter", the second being a cover of George Michael’s "Careless Whisper" which Morgan and Dale have said had a special significance to the band and "I've got you under my Skin" a Frank Sinatra cover for Sinatra's tribute album "His Way, Our Way". In 2013, Morgan collaborated with Hall of Fame Band Lynyrd Skynyrd and guitarist John5 on "Sad Song", a song that appeared in the Deluxe version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's album "Last of A Dyin' Breed".
  • 2000
    Age 21
    Morgan primarily uses Schecter Guitar Research guitars, mostly the PT models which he has had custom made for himself. On the "Remedy" video he can be seen using a 2000 Schecter C-1 Custom, and on the video of "Gasoline", he can be seen using a Schecter 006 model, discontinued in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Schecter produced a signature model for 2011, which featured a totally new shape based on a 'Mosrite' and comes in three tone sunburst, candy apple red, silver, and white. On most of his personal guitars, he uses Duncan Designed pickups, specifically the HB-102 and his signature guitars come stock with the HB-102 with clean bobbins. In 2006, he stated in an interview with Ultimate Guitar that he doesn't use a lot of effect pedals. His amp of choice has been the Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier which he has modified to his own presets that are not available on stock models. Morgan mainly performs with Mesa 4x12 cabs, but in 2011 he was seen using a huge Mesa Boogie dummy stack. It is meant for looks and has four 4x12 speakers inside of it. Dale Stewart also has a Hartke bass dummy stack for performances loaded with bass cabinets. In 2012 on the Triple Threat Tour, he and Dale Stewart are seen using steampunk inspired cases.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    Prior to forming their band, Saron Gas, Morgan was a member of a tribute band, tributing songs of bands such as Creed and Tom Petty. In May 1999, Morgan became the rhythm guitarist and back-up vocalist of a new band, Saron Gas.
    More Details Hide Details There were four other members to the band; a female vocalist, a lead guitarist, bassist and drummer. However, when the singer and guitarist did not turn up to the first practice, the band decided to stay as a three-piece, with Welgemoed on lead vocals and guitar. Saron Gas enjoyed moderate success before the bass player decided to quit in January 2000, causing Welgemoed to get in touch with the only other good bass player he knew, Dale Stewart. The band released an album later that year, entitled Fragile. In January 2002, the band relocated to the United States to sign with Wind-up Records. During this time the band’s original drummer left to return home to South Africa, whilst the two remaining members were left to think of a new band name, at the request of Wind-up. Eventually they settled on Seether, after the Veruca Salt song of the same name. Around this time, Morgan decided to use his middle name as his last name professionally while performing for Seether because Americans have a hard time pronouncing "Welgemoed".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on December 21, 1978.
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