Lisburn , County Antrim
Michael Mormecha was born in Derby, England and later moved to Lisburn, Northern Ireland where lives today. Mormecha grew up surrounded by music; his father was an enthusiastic music fan and he soon developed his own eclectic tastes.
During the summer of 1995, Mormecha sat behind a drum kit for the very first time at a local youth club and found that he “instantly connected with the instrument and the power to be able to create and had to do it again.” He continued to develop his keen interest in drumming and later went on to play the guitar as well as developing his talents as a vocalist, playing in a number of bands throughout his time in high school.
It was during this time that his father introduced him to a Hi-Fi system that had two tape decks and a karaoke microphone input; a move that Mormecha would later consider as integral to his career in music. Using this recording equipment, he discovered the concept of over-dubbing and bouncing tracks and countless weekends were spent recording guitar and vocals over various drum beats and creating four-track EPs.
After going to S.E.R College, Bangor where he would study Music Production. With a new focus purely on recording, Mormecha had little interest in being in a band again. This all changed when, while during a college assignment, he was paired with bassist Ciaran McGreevy and guitarist James Lyttle whom he instantly formed a connection and in 2004 the ‘Alt-Rock’ three-piece Mojo Fury was born.
Mojo Fury soon became Mormecha’s main priority and he left college after one year as the band grew rapidly from strength to strength. They had soon established themselves as one of the leading bands in the Northern Irish circuit with countless followers on the UK Mainland.
By early 2009 Mojo Fury had recorded and sent their debut album to managers and record labels, and they were eagerly snapped up and signed by Northern Music.
The album was officially released on 8th May 2011 followed by almost two years of extensive touring with acts such as Oceansize, And So I Watch You From Afar, INME, Amplifier, Lost Alone as well as a host of headline shows.
Having had the experience of working on albums and EPs in commercial studios, Mormecha decided to relocate to the more suited and permanent setting of 'Millbank' in the rural Ballinderry area of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Together with James Lyttle, they turned the old farm house into Millbank Studios, a well-renowned facility for local acts and musicians.
Mojo Fury self produced their second album at Millbank, a move that Mormecha hails as one of the greatest in the bands career; “Not watching a clock and spending time getting this album right has been one of the best moves we have ever made.
Mormecha is planning the release of his first self-titled solo album.