Morrissey is now being managed by Pete Galli of Red Light Management (February 12, 2024)



Pete Galli image courtesy of LinkedIn.
Morrissey Photo Credit: Brian Adams.

Morrissey’s influence and music legacy is irrefutable. Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in British pop, as well as one of the greatest lyricists of his generation, Morrissey has thirteen solo studio albums, a string of No.1 records, and an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

As lead singer of The Smiths he marked forever the history of music with only four albums. As a soloist he has consolidated a sound that still reverberates today with his forthcoming album Bonfire of Teenagers. An explicit declaration of love for music has made him one of the most acclaimed voices of the last four decades worldwide. When the debut single from The Smiths, “Hand In Glove,” first emerged 40 years ago, the musical landscape was forever changed and launched a rich catalogue of songs that includes anthems such as “This Charming Man,” “How Soon Is Now?,” “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” “Suedehead,” “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Irish Blood, English Heart,” “First of the Gang to Die,” and many many more. The celebration of Morrisey’s music and influence on culture have resonated with fans worldwide for over 40 years.

Morrissey’s Autobiography published in 2013 by Penguin Classics spent six weeks at the number 1 sales spot, plus five weeks at number 2. It was the second fastest-selling autobiography in British history. His first two nights at the Hollywood Bowl broke the Beatles record for sell-out speed. In 2006, Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, coming second to Sir David Attenborough, with Sir Paul McCartney in third place. In 2007, Morrissey was voted the greatest living northern male in the Manchester Evening News. Morrissey has had 24 top ten albums in England: nine with The Smiths, fifteen as a solo artist. His California Son (released 2019) reached number 7 on the U.S. Billboard chart, and his Low In High School (released 2017) reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard chart. Morrissey has had seven top 20 albums in the U.S.A.
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Does it wear him out because he doesn’t prepare though? Peter Hook plays an awful lot of gigs and for 180 mins but prior to a tour he’s hits the gym to get himself tour ready fit.
Of course each artist/individual is different, but if he really is worn out by touring, one would think more thought would be put into the logistics of it to accommodate his needs. I mean, this isn't exactly a new phenomenon in M World. It's not a recent thing.

I've mentioned on here previously, Frank Turner's career has been running for less than half of Mozzer's and he's played more than twice as many shows. He's not got as many miles on the engine as M, but he's got his own health issues and still puts out three times the energy.

Mozzer would be wise to do more residencies (just not in a city that you recently stuck it to by walking off stage). So much of it is common sense stuff and there have been several people on this very forum that see what is needed and have stated a better plan that what has been taking place. This is where the optimism for the new manager comes into play. What they were doing previously wasn't working and this change couldn't come soon enough. Here's hoping Mozzer listens to reason, if it's provided.
Such a shame how the BMG era came to an end, a miracle in hindsight that we got 3 albums and a lot of singles out of it. How did he last that long with them while publicly critisising them, California Son onwards.

Or maybe because it was Ettiene via BMG?

If he'd held on to that deal just a few more months Bonfire would've come out in 2021.
Darrin, I've been wondering, is there any chance that when Alain left Morrissey's band because of differences with "management" do you think that means "band management" and not Morrissey's tour/career manager (the Donnie dude or whoever)? In other words did Alain have differences with Jesse as he is the musical director (band Manager) and that's why he left? Cheers.
I can't confirm, nor deny it extended beyond Donnie, but... to wonder if there were multiple reasons Al and Gus, etc. quit the setup wouldn't be a big stretch ;)
I hate the use of the flavor-of-the-day word, toxic, but it definitely applied to how things were run. Ultimately, M is happy with how things are and as his name is hanging on the shingle, that's all that matters.

I look at it this way as a fan... it's like being the child of divorce and having two Christmases! We still get to hear M's amazing voice (he's never been a better singer, imo). And with Al's band, we get to hear all of those classic co-writes played the way they were meant to be played (and how Without Music... should have been played). It's a win/win.
Oh, haha, like Morrissey can be managed. This will be just another person he starts writing about with his poison pen claiming he was out to get M and ruin his career. He already made it clear in his pathetic, begging letter about Miley Cyrus that she should not be listening to her manager and just be doing what he wants her to do, so I doubt he has any respect for this person or his advice.
He has a young George Clooney vibe.

Has anyone warned Pete Galli of the head-wreck he faces on here, a site so prominent in the public space? How can he take this menagerie in hand and not get sidelined by hardened fans, and soured by ex-fans with boulders on their shoulders and a singular commitment to flood vitriol on everything Morrissey does? Are people willing to give Ally Galli a chance?
People are usually sensible, even in their criticisms and know it's usually not the people around Morrissey who are the problem, but it's Morrissey who is the problem. Only die hards like yourself will be blaming the manager when Morrissey massively f***s up again.
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