JOURNEYBOX are from Glasgow, Scotland. They are Pete Morrison on vocals and guitar, and Kari Morrison on vocals and keyboards. Whilst the band have been writing for some time, it's recently that everything has been coming together. With their first album about to be released and songs already being chosen for compilation releases, the future looks bright indeed.
"I'm finally feeling like I'm free to create - there's nothing holding us back. Everywhere people are doing things to find an identity, but we're just being ourselves and letting the music come from our heart. I'd rather be true to who I am and people hate the songs than make music to please people. On the other hand that's the whole point, giving others pleasure. JOURNEYBOX is us doing what we love to bring something beautiful into people's lives." Pete
The album has been gradually recorded over a period of about a year, the band financing everything themselves and developing as they've moved forward. "The songs have a coherence, which is amazing as we recorded and wrote them at such different times and places. I think it's because we're just doing what comes naturally, and we're changing with the music. It's amazing when people come back to you and they love the music, every time it happens we're excited, because that's the whole point." Kari
The songs were recorded with engineer and producer John Gallagher from Opus Recordings. Pete and John had previously been in a band together, so when John approached him about working on Pete's songs, it was an easy decision. "There's always been a creative chemistry with us, so it's been really exciting to work together on the album" (Pete) The songs have been created mostly in John's home studio, with some tracks recorded in Pete's flat in Glasgow. The album was then mastered by ROBYN ROBINS who has worked with Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sinead O'Connor, Damien Rice and also remasters for U2 (60 gold and platinum albums worldwide).
The band's sound has developed over the course of the project, to become what it is today. The songs are atmospheric and vibrant, sometimes acoustic and raw, sometimes bright and full of energy. Most unique is the sweet blend of male and female vocals that alternate, mingle and then melt hauntingly into one voice.. "It makes all this current chart stuff seem mindless and boring" said Papa's Promotions in their Top 5 Review on myspace. Certainly this is a fresh new sound, with something deeper beneath the surface that will take your breath away.
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