List of Morrissey personnel

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Since the break-up of The Smiths, Morrissey has worked with several musicians throughout his career as a solo artist. The following is a list of musicians and personnel for each of his solo albums.

Current members[edit]

NameYears activeInstrument(s)Release contributions
Morrissey1988–presentlead vocalsAll Morrissey releases
Boz Boorer1991–presentguitarAll Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal (1992) to present
Jesse Tobias2005–presentguitarAll Morrissey releases from Live at Earls Court (2005) to present
Mando Lopez2014–presentbassAll Morrissey releases from Low in High School (2017) to present
Matt Walker2007–presentdrumsAll Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal (2009) to present
Gustavo Manzur2008–presentkeyboardsAll Morrissey releases from World Peace Is None of Your Business (2014) to present

Former members[edit]

NameYear(s) activeInstrument(s)Release contributions
Vini Reilly1988guitar, keyboardViva Hate (1988)
Craig Gannon1988-1989guitar
Neil Taylor1989guitar
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
Kevin Armstong1989-1990guitar
Mark E. Nevin1990-1991guitarKill Uncle (1991)
Alain Whyte1991-2009guitar, backing vocalsAll Morrissey releases from Your Arsenal to Ringleader of the Tormentors.

He co-wrote a plurality of tracks on Years of Refusal but did not perform on that album.

Stephen Street1988-1990bass, guitar, keyboard
  • Viva Hate (1988)
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)

He also composed the single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" but isn't credited for performing on it.

Andy Rourke1988-1990bass
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
  • "November Spawned a Monster" & "Piccadilly Palare" (1990)
Matthew Seligman1989bass"Ouija Board, Ouija Board"
Mark Bedford1990-1991bassKill Uncle (1991)
Jonny Bridgwood1991, 1993-1997bass
Gary Day1991-93, 2003-06bass
Solomon Walker2007-2014bassAll Morrissey releases from Years of Refusal to World Peace Is None of Your Business
Andrew Paresi1988-1990drums
  • Viva Hate (1988)
  • "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" (1989)
  • "November Spawned a Monster" & "Piccadilly Palare" (1990)
  • Kill Uncle (1991)
Mike Joyce1989-1990drums
  • "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" & "Interesting Drug" (1989)
Spencer Cobrin1991-93, 1995-97drums
  • Your Arsenal (1992)
  • Beethoven Was Deaf (1993)
  • Southpaw Grammar (1995)
  • Maladjusted (1997)
Woodie Taylor1993-1994drums
Dean Butterworth2003-2005drumsAll Morrissey releases from You Are the Quarry to Live at Earls Court.
Matt Chamberlain2005-2006drumsRingleader of the Tormentors (2006)

Recording timeline[edit]

RoleAlbum
Viva Hate
(1988)
Kill Uncle
(1991)
Your Arsenal
(1992)
Vauxhall and I
(1994)
Southpaw Grammar
(1995)
Maladjusted
(1997)
You Are the Quarry
(2004)
Ringleader of the Tormentors
(2006)
Years of Refusal
(2009)
World Peace Is None of Your Business
(2014)
Low in High School
(2017)
GuitarsVini Reilly

Stephen Street

Mark E. NevinAlain Whyte/Boz BoorerAlain Whyte

Boz BoorerJesse Tobias

Boz Boorer/Jesse Tobias
BassStephen StreetMark BedfordGary DayJonny BridgwoodGary DaySolomon WalkerMando Lopez
DrumsAndrew ParesiSpencer CobrinWoodie TaylorSpencer CobrinDean ButterworthMatt ChamberlainMatt Walker
KeyboardsVini ReillySeamus Beaghen/Steven HeartNoneRoger ManningMichael FarrellRoger Manning/Michael FarrellGustavo Manzur

Timeline[edit]

  • Note: Morrissey was inactive from 1998 until 2003.

Other musicians[edit]

Studio personnel[edit]