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Morgan Nicholls
Also known as Murdoc Niccals, Da Bassman
Genres Rock, alternative rock, indie punk, hip hop
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Bass guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, backing vocals, percussion, guitar, mellotron
Associated acts Gorillaz
Senseless Things
The Streets
Lily Allen
Notable instruments

Morgan Nicholls is an English musician, best known for performing with Senseless Things, Gorillaz, The Streets, Muse and most recently, Lily Allen. He also spent a short time as a solo musician under the name Morgan.

Nicholls began his career with Senseless Things, with whom he released four studio albums between 1989 and 1995. He was subsequently involved with Vent 414 until 1997. In 2002, Morgan was involved as a producer on QueenAdreena's Drink Me. In August 2004 he temporarily joined alternative rock band Muse at the V Festival, filling in for bassist Christopher Wolstenholme who had broken his wrist playing football. He currently contributes backing vocals, keyboards and synthesizers when the band play live, though he is not considered a full member. His proper debut with Muse came at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Dundee, Scotland. He was the tour director and bassist for Lily Allen on the first half of her 2009 world tour.

His father is Billy Nicholls, singer, songwriter, record producer and musical director.







  • 1999: "Miss Parker"
  • 1999: "Soul Searching"
  • 2000: "Flying High"
  • 2000: "Sitting in the Sun"

with Senseless Things

  • 1989: Postcard C.V.
  • 1991: The First of Too Many
  • 1993: Empire of the Senseless
  • 1995: Taking Care of Business


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