BIO ::DISCO
Morgan Ågren has been a drummer since age four and a Grammy winning musician on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Umeå, Sweden in 1967, Mr. Ågren was spotted as an outstanding talent at a young age as he began performing publicly at age seven, and eventually joined forces with ten year old blind keyboardist Mats Öberg in 1981. In 1988, still around 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 Band is an absolutely monsterous band who await the world’s discovery!
Morgan have climbed the readers polls in various drum-magazines recently. In 2010 Morgan was voted No.1 in Modern Drummers readers poll in the category "fusion".

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 etc.


Quotes on Morgan Ågren and Mats/Morgan Band

"They played unbelievably,
just unbelievably."

Frank Zappa
 
 
"I am stunned, these guys
have an extraordinary amount
of talent."

Steve Vai
   
"Morgan is quite simply one of the most interesting and exciting drummers I've ever heard. Rhythmically advanced and musical too. A rare combination of modern and classic."
Gavin Harrison
(King Crimson/Porcupine Tree)
   
"Remarkable technical expertise and playing skills."
Bill Bruford
   
"If Morgan would live in the US, he would be huge."
Dweezil Zappa
   
"Absolutely unbelievable, they drove me right out of my mid, it was so good. Buy their albums!"
Mike Keneally
   
"The Ingemar Bergman of drums."
Batteur Magazine
 
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:: Reviews
:: My time with Frank Zappa
:: Interviews

 

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MORGAN ÅGREN VIDEOS
 
Morgan Ågren free drumsolo, France July 2010 (part 1)
 
 
 
 
Morgan Ågren free drumsolo, France July 2010 (part 2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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