From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley brings her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world’s stage. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear: love, justice and inspiration.
Awarded as Songwriter of the Year from ASCAP and heralded as Emerging Artist of the Year by the New York Times, Morley has penned songs for TED Women, Acumen, V-Day and GOAL – South Africa. Morley was the voice for Ralph Lauren’s fragrance commercial “Romance” and her original compositions have been placed on numerous major network television shows as well as human rights documentaries.
Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. Her self – expression, creativity based workshop brings fresh and unique energy into the world of empowerment and healing workshops, incorporating conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation techniques with vocal release, music and Hatha Yoga.
Certified through Sivananda, Morley has been teaching Hatha Yoga, meditation and self expression workshops for over 15 years in women and children shelters, rehabilitation centers for ex-offenders and war vets in the U.S. and internationally.
TEDWomen calls her song, “Women of Hope” their “anthem”, her original compositions have brought her before many luminaries such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Ban Ki-moon. Morley has travelled to Richard Branson’s Necker Island to perform for Oxford scientists as well as Mpumalanga South Africa at Ulusaba to perform for the B-TEAM (Richard Branson, Muhammad Yunus, and Arianna Huffington). She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Angélique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
Morley has released five full length recordings under the auspices of Sony, Universal, Polydor, Sunny Side Records & independently.
“Morley pushes for peace building through music.”
“Morley embodies modern-day NY femininity in all its multicultural finesse.”
– New York Times
“Morley creates modern soul music – cerebral lyrics, sultry grooves and vocal sophistication.”
“The music of Morley….Love, hope and kindness at every bend.”
– Daniel Lanois
“Morley expertly combines an earthiness, sensuality, etherealness, intelligence and social consciousness, and melds it into sophisticated, globally-minded pop.”
– Bill Bragin