Rikki Morris is a musician and and music producer.
He started as a sound technician for legendary Kiwi bands like Th’ Dudes, The Crocodiles, Legionaires, Pink Flamingos, DD Smash, Lip Service, Coup D’etat, Daggy and the Dickheads and Renee Geyer. First professional band was The Crocodiles followed closely by Cor Blimey!, Lahore Safari, The Hanks, The Vibe Brigade, The Rocking Love Gods and for about 3.5 seconds, Chrome Safari.
Wrote and recorded ‘Nobody Else’ in 1988 which topped the NZ Charts in October 88. Songwriter of the Year 1988. APRA Silver Scroll winner 1991 for ‘Heartbroke (Again)’. Debut album ‘Everest’ released 1996, produced by Eddie Rayner of Split Enz. Toured as solo support act for Bread, Australia/NZ 1996. Opened recording studio ‘The Bus’ and worked from 1998-2006 as an engineer/producer with Kiwi music legends like Graham Brazier (East Of Eden), Hammond Gamble (Recollection & Ninety Mile Days, both Top 40 in NZ), When The Cats Away (Live In Paradise, Top 5 in NZ) as well as recording literally dozens of demos with up-and-coming bands of the time like The Checks, Electric Confectionaires, White Birds & Lemons, Finn Andrews of The Veils and Gin Wigmore among others. Playing occassional gigs and doing live sound engineering for numerous bands including Gin Wigmore, The Lady Killers, The Warratahs, Tattletale Saints, Nathan Haines and Greg Johnson (amongst others!)
2008 toured NZ as support act for Paul Young & Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
2012 Sang on Flight of the Conchords charity single ‘Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)’. Single tops the NZ charts for 5 weeks and sells over 35,000 copies.
2013 Principal vocalist in the latest Split Enz ‘ENZO – Stranger Than Fiction’ extravaganza
2014 Formed two new bands: ‘The Eddie Rayner Project’ with Split Enz keyboard player Eddie Rayner and ‘High Wide & Handsome’ with Jackie Clarke & Chet O’Connell.
Currently writing radio jingles for a living, working exclusively for Merlot Place Media.