Universally accepted as a NZ Rock Legend, introduced by former Prime Minister Helen Clark as a true Kiwi Music Icon, Larry's 45 year singing career has helped shape Kiwi music.
In October 2008 Larry recieved the Variety Artists Club Lifetime Achievement Award, the Scroll of Honour, a prestigious award bestowed on him by his peers.
Larry began singing professionally as a teenager (17) topping the charts with Larry's Rebels. The band had more consecutive hit records (11) than any other act of that era, before Larry departed. Top Ten hits - This Empty Place, Long Ago Far Away, I Feel Good, Everybody's Girl, Do What You Gotta Do, It's Not True, Painter Man, Moreen, & Let's Think Of Something - became part of Aoteroa's music landscape.
Shotgun were another great New Zealand band that Larry put together in 1978. Two hit singles were produced, A Taste Of The Devil & Rain (a remake of the Uriah Heep song written by bass player Gary Thain.) Unfortunately Shotgun never recorded a full album although individual songs were recorded at Mascot Studios in Charlotte Street, Mt.Eden.
In 1981 Larry formed his first Larry Morris Band and became resident at Auckland's Foundry Night Club packing the place for almost two years. Larry continues today with the powerful LMB.
He's toured Australia the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, wowing crowds in many famous venues.
Larry has toured and supported some of the all-time greats of music and song:
Max Merrit & The Meteors
The Small Faces
The Walker Brothers
Dave Dee, Dozy, Mick & Titch
Locally, Larry has performed with Tommy Adderley, Gray Bartlett, Chris Fox, Mike Walker, Wiremu Karatiana, Frank Gibson Jnr, Les Still, Roger Sellers, Brian Smith, Martin Winch, Carl Doy, Merv Thomas, Bernie Allen, Wayne Senior, Murray Tanner, NZSO, Auckland Phillharmonic, Dalvanius Prime, Lou Pryme, Max Cryer, Dave Dobbyn, Tommy Ferguson, The Brew, Alan Wade, Jim Ford, The Dallas Four, Dody Potter, John Kristian, The NZ Party Boys, Rob Paterson, Richard Anaru, Ernie Semu, Mickey Ututaonga, Marc Hunter, Mark Williams, Suzanne Lynch, Annie Crummer, Steve Gilpin, Johnny Devlin, Howard Morrison, Ray Columbus, Shane, John Rowles, Margaret Urlich, Tom Sharplin, Ritchie Pickett, Steve Larkins, DerynTrainer, Dan Morley, Leyton Greening, Michael Tan, Gordon Joll, Ian Jeffries, Paul Voight, Jimmy Hill, Chet O'Connell, Brendon Ham, Joseph Anderson, Inga Cossey, Taisha, Tina Cross, Craig Scott, Bunny Walters, Gabriel Karcagi, Marina Danilova, Robyn Alexander, Edwina Thorne, Tuhi Timoti, Tich Walsh, Bruce & Dean Kerr, Rusty Greaves, Bruce Greaves, Kevin Greaves,
The Waltons, Brian Hatcher, Pete MacGregor, Rufus Rehu, Johnny Watson and many more.
NZ Musician Magazine wrote:
"There's rock - and there's rock 'n roll, an attitude to a song and to life. Larry is and always has been a rock 'n roller - and like all the other greats, he's also a great romantic. When you hear Larry Morris backed by some of New Zealand's hottest musicians, you're hearing the past, the present and the future of New Zealand rock 'n roll music." - Bruce Morley
Career Highlights include:
Surviving for more than forty five years in the music business! But seriously folks..........
APRA Silver Scroll Winner ( Larry's Rebels for Roger Skinner's Let's Think Of Something)
Royal Command Performer
Amnesty International Supreme Award Winner
VAC Scroll Of Honour
2-time Loxene Golden Disc Finalist
Arranged & Produced NZTEAMFET East Timor Tour (with Gabriel Karcagi)
Arranged & Produced Music for Saatchi & Saatchi Kiwiana Show (for Michael Mizrahi)
Arranged & Produced Music for Louis Vuitton America's Cup Ball (for Michael Mizrahi)
Arranged & Produced St.Josephs School Fundraising Concerts 2003 2004 2005 (with Alec Lacey & John Henry Sound Events Limited)