Morgan Agren

COUNTRY Sweden      
GROUP MATS & MORGAN      

Biography

Morgan Agren has been a drummer since age four and a Grammy-winning musician on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Umea, Sweden in 1967, Mr. Agren was discovered as an outstanding talent at a young age, began performing publicly at age seven, and eventually joined forces with ten year old blind keyboardist Mats Oberg in 1981. In 1988, still in their late teens, Morgan and Mats got invited to play with Frank Zappa for a few different projects in the US - just before Zappa passed away.

While some of the Zappa influence remains, Morgan and Mats have long since found their own voices. In the mid 90's, they began releasing CDs on Morgan's label Ultimate Audio Entertainment, eventually forming a stable band, which has amazed audiences in Europe, Asia and the USA since 2001.

With superb playing ability, the Mats/Morgan Band is a well-honed, cohesive unit, arriving at its own voice in progressive jazz/rock. Mats/Morgan is an absolutely monstrous band who await the world's discovery! Morgan has gained recognition in readers polls in various drum-magazines recently. In 2010 he was voted No.1 in Modern Drummers readers poll in the Fusion category.

Morgan has also played with Fleshquartet, Steve Vai, Fredrik Thordendal (of Meshuggah) Spoonman, Glenn Huges, Tony Iommi, Terry Bozzio, Mike Keneally, Denny Walley, Kaipa, Bolon Bata, Dweezil Zappa, and many others.