Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was knighted for his musical achievements and his services to tourism and charitable causes in Northern Ireland. Known as “Van the Man” to his fans, Morrison started his professional career as a teenager in the late 1950s playing a variety of instruments for various Irish showbands covering the popular hits of the day. He rose to prominence in the mid 1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic “Gloria”. His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single “Brown Eyed Girl” in 1967. Even though this album would gradually receive high praise, it was initially a poor seller, Moondance (1970), however, established Morrison as a major artist and he built on his reputation throughout the 1970s with a series of acclaimed albums and live performances. Morrison continues to record and tour, producing albums and performing live and collaborating with other artists. In 2008 he performed Astral Weeks live for the first time since 1968. Much of Morrison’s music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B. An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition and jazz, such as the album Astral Weeks and lesser known ones such as Veedon Fleece and Common One. The two strains together are sometimes referred to as “Celtic soul”.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Van Morrison. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Van Morrison albums and most notable recordings.