LAM MORRISON IS BACK
The Blues Factory - The Best Live Music in Pattaya
The Blues Factory
is extremely lucky to have Thailand's greatest ever guitarist, the one and only Lam Morrison
And this section is dedecated to him as thanks for his
help at The Blues Factory
started playing guitar when he
was 13 years old after teaching himself on an acoustic guitar.
formed a band called The VIP group and toured around the air bases playing for the US forces during the Vietnam War in the late 60's.
After the war, because the band was very rock oriented with a very unique sound called "underground music" The VIP group found it very hard to get well attended gigs in Thailand as Thai people hadn't really cottoned onto Rock and Roll.
Luckily at one gig in Bangkok a German tourist was in the audience persuaded Lam
to go to Germany with him, He
went and played all over Germany.
Whilst in Germany he
won a guitar duelling competition and earned himself the "guitar king" title.
then toured in countries like Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France and then over to North America.
return to Thailand he
was signed by EMI music Thailand and released his
first album, "Night in Bangkok" which sold 1 million copies, the first ever rock album in Thailand to reach sales of this size.
After the release he
was sponsored by EMI music and went back to Europe and toured with famous bands like deep purple and UFO, during this time befriended musical greats like Ritchie Blackmore.
return to Thailand a lot of new musicians had emerged and musical styles had changed and Lam
settled down doing various gigs, appearances and concerts including may with the superstar band "Carabao".
is a master of lead and bass guitars, piano and the harmonica as well as having a great singing voice.
was influenced by musicians and bands including Jimmi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck to name just a few.
also enjoys playing classical greats like Beethoven no 5 and 6 on his
has honoured us by playing in The Blues Factory
since late 2002, he
did take time out in March 2007 where he
left for 18 months to persue other avenues but we are pleased to announce that he
has indeed returned to us at The Blues Factory
home" as he
likes to call it.