By the age of 16, Finlay had started writing his own songs. Finding inspiration in that which surrounds him has allowed for a diverse range of sound that remains highly personal, yet profoundly relatable. From his beginnings on the Canadian campus circuit with the rock production of ‘Uppercut’ (2002) through the intimacy of ‘Splice’ (2004) and his two full-length releases of ‘Everything Will Work Out Right’ (2005) and ‘Shifting Through the Breakers’ (2007), Finlay has traveled both a physical and creative journey along the winding roads of indie music. With these past releases, Finlay achieved significant radio play across the globe and performed over 400 shows in Canada, Germany, Austria, the U.K., Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia and the Netherlands. Finlay’s dedication to his fans goes beyond standard gratitude. He has engaged his fan base to a far greater level than most musicians, including them in his creative process by not only allowing his fans to select the songs for his fifth album, 'Latitude', but also by reaching out to them for fan-produced music videos to accompany the album’s release in January 2012.
Leading up to the release of the 13-track album, he posted 10 originally produced videos, each showing the vision and perspective the songs have from the fan’s point of view. Finlay’s allegiance to his fans went even further as his campaign with IndieGoGo.com, a crowd-funding platform, raised more than enough funds to produce, market and tour 'Latitude' through Europe in the spring of 2012. Contributing their musical talents to ‘Latitude’ are guitarist Dean Drouillard (Sarah Harmer, Royal Wood), cellist Mike Olsen (Arcade Fire, Hidden Cameras), bassist Marlow Holder (Kinnie Starr, Zubot & Dawson), drummer Brendan Hamley (David Celia, Anton Barbeau), and accordionist Katheryn Petersen. An advocate for the environment, Finlay’s next release 'Latitude' is in digital download format and is available on CDBaby, Bandcamp and iTunes. Accompanying the digital album is a hardcopy booklet, featuring song lyrics and a stunning collection of images by Dominik Dunsch. Finlay is endorsed by Seagull Guitars and Dayton Boots and uses D’Addario Strings.
Visit morganfinlay.com for information on upcoming shows, links to fanpages and blogs, and pictures and updates. On last.fm he goes by the user name 'morgfinlay'. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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