The PJ Morton Band is a contemporary blend of Pop, Rock, Gospel and Soul music. Started by the group’s leader PJ Morton, a Grammy award winning writer/producer (India Arie, Jermaine Dupri, Fred Hammond, Jagged Edge), the band includes a diverse montage of musical minds that bring a distinctly unique flavor to live and recorded music.
PJ Morton was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Growing up listening to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and James Taylor, PJ began to play the piano at the age of 8 and by age 12 he was singing, writing and producing his own songs. When PJ started his first band (at age 12) he brought in lifelong friend Ed Clark, to play the drums. Upon entering high school, PJ’s dreams of being an artist began to take shape as he continued to sing, write and produce original songs. While PJ and Ed were continuing to cultivate their creative crafts in New Orleans, Brian Cockerham was roommates with a lead guitar player named Jesse Bond at Berklee College School of Music. The two of them would soon come on board to round out the band lineup. After several performances calling themselves Freestyle Nation, PJ decided to do a solo record while the others added production and performance credits to their resumes: Mary Mary, Ted and Sheri, Donald Lawrence, Toni Braxton, Ruben Studdard, Faith Evans, Bad Boy, G-Unit, Missy Elliot and Fantasia. PJ’s debut solo release “Emotions” was well received by both fans and critics. And in support of this record, the full band (PJ, Ed, Jesse, and Brian) started generating major live performance buzz.
Having toured extensively the last two years throughout the US and UK, The newly dubbed PJ Morton Band is releasing their new record entitled: Perfect Song. This collective collage of spirit inspired songs, speaks to the soul of every listener- awaking the lover, the musician, the writer and the dreamer in us all.