Still only in his early 20s, Matt Corby’s songs and vocals elicit a sensation that is nothing short of captivating. Matt’s songs continue to deliver a uniqueness and maturity well beyond his years while his live performances have become renowned for bringing large audiences to a complete stand still. On 10 November 2012 he can be experienced live in Luxembourg during a free showcase concert at the Rockhalcafe.
Listening to Matt Corby, you’d be forgiven for thinking the body belonging to this gravel-soaked voice is well beyond a mere 21 years old. But somehow it all seems to make sense when you realise that Matt’s been under the spotlight since he was only 16 when he was participating in Australian Idol.
In 2009, he independently released his debut EP “Song For...” before relocating to London and signing with renowned UK indie label Communion after capturing the attention of the label’s owner; Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons fame.
After recording with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve) and releasing his hauntingly beautiful EP, “Transition To Colour” in late 2010, Matt has been busy engaging audiences with his live shows. 2011 saw him playing sold out shows in London and showcasing at SXSW in Austin, Texas before coming back to Australia to play a string of intimate “Secret Garden” shows in fans’ backyards.
His recently released EP, “Into The Flame”, with producer Tim Carr (Ernest Ellis, Jonathan Boulet) showcases a fresh injection of soulful growling vocals and bluesy melodies bound together with his already unique style of melodic folk. Lyrically raw and endearingly honest, his songs take the listener through an introspective and heartfelt journey. The EP also features a duet with Matt’s dear friend and keyboardist Bree Tranter, previously of Australian band, The Middle East.
Corby’s live shows are said to be captivating and engaging, a response that he has solidified and his intimate showcase at the Rockhalcafe on 10 November 2012 will be no different. Bring along your friends as the entrance is free!