The Ambassadors of Sorrow [brainchild of songwriter and producer Angeline Morrison], live somewhere small, wild and strange in Kernow [UK], and believe in the inherent beauty of sad songs.

The Ambassadors of Sorrow weave musical tales of love, loss and longing through the warp and weft of the doo wop, soul, folk and beat pop sounds of the early ‘60s into a tapestry of melodic observations of the human condition.

Brooding debut album ‘Easterly’ (2009) was declared 'very fine stuff' by Mark Lamarr on BBC Radio 2. Second album 'There is no Ending' (2011) has been played & praised on BBC 6 Music by Gideon Coe and Lauren Laverne, whilst on BBC Radio 2, Steve Lamacq described it as an, '... intriguing... and strangely comforting record'.

‘There Is No Ending’ was mixed by soul and funk legend Adam Gibbons for Lack of Afro Productions, to create the feel of a lost ‘60s classic.

Influences include Joe Meek & RGM Sound, Jake Thackray, Francoise Hardy, Sam Cooke, Billy Fury, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Derrida, Anne Briggs, Otis Redding, Shirley Collins, Brooke Benton, Y Niwl, Francoise Sagan, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pentangle...

Sounds like a solitary walk in the wild wind and lashing rain, accompanied only by dim memories of past joys.



The Ambassadors of Sorrow are:

Angeline Morrison: songwriting, vocals, autoharp, keys.

Craig Waite: bass guitar.

Nigel Bispham: electric guitar, classical guitar, saxophone, Fender Rhodes, Hammond.

Al Hudson: drums.


Guest musicians who feature on ‘There Is No Ending’

Jess Carter: longstanding former Ambassadors drummer, producer & general wizard of sound. Jess played drums on ‘Red Around The Eyes’ and ‘So Far Away’ before another continent wrenched him from our musical grasp.

Nick Radford: another longstanding former Ambassador, Nick plays guitar on ‘Red Around the Eyes’ and ‘So Far Away’.

Lukas Drinkwater: renowned for his magic on the double bass, Lukas actually plays cello on ‘Out of Matter’. He also provides excellent live sound.

Sally Pyner: respected folk flautist and horticulturalist Sally provides the spooky flute refrain on ‘Sweet Tooth’.

Jonathon Xavier Coudrille: composer, painter, poet, raconteur and fine multi-instrumentalist Jonathon plays trumpet on ‘Red Around the Eyes’.