Morrès is a Dutch rock-trio from the region Arnhem-Nijmegen, consisting of the musicians
Thomas Calis (drums, backing vocals),
Johan ‘basso’ Volman (bass & keys) and
Anco Koens (lead vocals & guitars).
The band was founded in 2013 – a quartet then- and acts since 2016 in the present formation.
The recipe: a firm and driving rhythm section, completed with powerful vocals and melodic guitar lines, result in melodic power pop with a lot of energy and dynamics, from firm rock songs to fragile ballads – here and there some jazzy influences. Music in which one find space, a mix of The Police meets Muse: energy, dynamics, emotion.
Highlights since the foundation are, for instance, a live performance at the nationwide radio at Veronica’s Countdown Café, the release of the album Still in 2015..
In 2016 Morrès became, after joining with drummer Thomas, the rock-trio they are now.
New music was written for the successor of the first EP resulting in the 5 tracks EP A Good Day.
A Good Day has become an EP with 4 firm tracks and a ballad. Generally the music has a cheerful, energetic fibe, in contrast with the texts, that are about subjects like loss in all its forms and shapes - and at the same time an ode to life itself.
The EP was presented in LuxorLive in Arnhem on 15 September 2017. Together with the worldwide release of the record “A Good Day” the single “Once” was launched, complete with clip.
late 2017 Morrès and guitarist Matt Willems teamed up for another new project:, organizing a tour in Germany - and of course as many as possible performances in the Netherlands.
Matt and Anco have known each other for years and have worked together in bands and projects before. Since Matt lives in Germany, the connection with a project in Germany was of course quickly made. The preparations are now in the progress, and the first live recordings of the collaboration are already on this site.
“… A potential roaring rhythm section with powerful bass lines and tight flowing drum beats. Strong, pure vocals, energy and experience. A pinch of alt-rock and sympho, sharp texts and subjects. Whether or not moved or shaken this leads to a core of melodic power pop in which fragile ballads are not shouted.”
“… Once, inspired on Metallica’s ‘St Anger’ takes you with it in a personal search of anxiety and anger in which the sounds make you perspective.”
“… a band with a massive sound, melodic pop. The word that crossed my mind is ‘bombastic’ but maybe I’m going too far. The three men formation has brought us an EP that is worthwhile”