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[Laura Slingo | News Editor]
Second year University of Hertfordshire Music Student, Joe Morrell, is finally putting his musical plans into action. Morrell, better known on stage as Humble He, has spent the years toying with guitars and playing by ear, combining his melodic experiments with soft strings and brass.
After making his way through several cellists, violinists and percussionists, Morello now seems steady in his wake, finally grounding permanent musicians; a task difficult for anyone trying to balance a full-time degree with a full-time hobby.
Humble He, now officially a three-piece consisting of Morello on vocals and guitar, Irene Cameron on cello, and Ad Pyle on percussion, means the symphonic alternative-folk band can start crafting. Taking early influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers and more recently Damien Rice, War Paint and hint of Radiohead, the band weave strands of lingering vocals with layers of strings to create a haunting ensemble.
To complement the band’s raw ethereal sound, Humble He has recently shot a couple of songs in the acoustic confines of Grand Chapel Studios alongside UHArts, for YouTube series “Infuse Insession”. The three-piece has also worked with Trident Media for its new live music reel: Trident Sessions”. Greater things are also in the pipeline for Humble He as they have recently been recording their debut EP.