Shaun Morgan (born 21 December 1978) is a South African musician, songwriter, and guitarist for South African rock band Seether.
Shaun Morgan Age
He was born on21 December 1978. Morgan is 42 years old as of 2020.
Shaun Morgan Early life
Shaun Morgan Education
He was a student at Merchiston Preparatory School and Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg, where he became a prolific front-row rugby player for his age-group’s top teams in his first three years of high school. In his third year of playing rugby, Morgan injured his back and was unable to play anymore, which then led to him following his passion of playing guitar.
At the age of 14, he discovered the Seattle grunge movement after listening to Nirvana’s Nevermind album, which inspired him to become a musician.
Shaun Morgan Personal Life
From 2003 to 2005, Morgan dated Evanescence singer Amy Lee. Morgan checked into rehab in July 2006. Lee wrote the song “Call Me When You’re Sober” about her relationship with him.
On 13 August 2007, Morgan’s brother Eugene Welgemoed killed himself, just a few weeks before Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces was released. As the album was finished, there was no delay to its issue, but the record was dedicated to Eugene and featured a memorial. Eugene jumped to his death from an eighth-floor window of the Radisson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota shortly after midnight on Monday, 13 August 2007.
According to police, no foul play was suspected in the death and it was ruled a suicide after an investigation. Seether’s song “Rise Above This” is a tribute to Eugene. Morgan has 1308 tattooed on his four right fingers, and 2007 on his four left fingers, marking the date his brother died.
Morgan has been awarded The National Council’s 2016 Artistic Expression Impact Award of Excellence.
Shaun Morgan Wife
He is currently engaged to Jordan Kirby. They have a daughter named Lily. The family lives in Tennessee.
Shaun Morgan Career
Since then, Seether has released six more studio albums: Karma and Effect (2005), Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007), Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (2011), Isolate and Medicate (2014), Poison the Parish (2017) and Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2020). In addition, they released the live CD/DVD One Cold Night in 2006.
In 2013, Morgan collaborated with Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd and guitarist John 5 on “Sad Song”, a track that appeared on the special edition of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s album Last of a Dyin’ Breed.
Bands that have influenced Morgan include Nirvana, Portishead, Silverchair, The Beatles, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Mad Season, Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath, Korn, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Deftones.
- Fragile (1999)
- Disclaimer (2002)
- Disclaimer II (2004)
- Karma and Effect (2005)
- Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007)
- Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (2011)
- Isolate and Medicate (2014)
- Poison the Parish (2017)
- Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2020)
- One Cold Night (2006)
- iTunes Originals – Seether (2008)
- Rhapsody Originals – Seether (2008)
- Art of Dying featuring Shaun Morgan – “Die Trying” (2008)
- HURT featuring Shaun Morgan – “World Ain’t Right” on the album Goodbye to the Machine (2009)
- Acoustic cover of Alice in Chains’ “Nutshell”, with Brent Smith, lead singer of Shinedown. The song is featured on The 97X Green Room: Volume 2, which is a radio station based in Tampa, Florida.
Shaun Morgan Net Worth
Morgan has an estimated net worth of $300 000 which he has earned from his career.
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