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Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Matt Corby

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At just 19 years old, Matt Corby's talent is one that stretches far beyond his age. Matt's angelically haunting voice has proven capable of captivating entire audiences wherever he performs. Matt's musical journey has been a unique one; having developed a love for Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley as a young boy, Matt quit school aged 13 to go on tour with a musical group for two years before infamously finding himself in the final of a tv talent contest aged 16 years old. He continued to follow a path less travelled and turned down numerous major label record deals to focus on developing his craft and sound. Three years later and Matt has developed into a truly unique talent. He has spent the past year writing and recording both at home in Australia as well as London following the release of his EP 'Song For…' last June. Matt spent the UK summer of 2010 recording his new EP 'Transition to Colour' with indie label and production team Communion; Communion is the birth-child of Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons) and Kev Jones (Cherbourg) and is fast becoming the place to go for the most special new talent in Europe. Matt has been welcomed in to what can only be described as the 'Communion family' and the relationship has seen Matt support Mumford & Sons in Australia as well as Communion artists Marcus Foster and Foy Vance in UK. Matt's relationship with Communion began when his track 'Light Home' was featured on their widely acclaimed Communion Compilation; the track was also featured as the prestigious Q Music 'Song of the Day'. He has since given spellbinding performances at Communion nights across the UK, as well as recently playing Brighton's Great Escape festival and Ronnie Scotts with a much anticipated headline show in Soho, London this October. 'Transition to Colour' is Communion's first Australian release. It is a haunting and ethereal collection of songs that display a remarkable maturity for a young man of 19 years. Recorded over a three week period in a London studio with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve), the process was described by all as a 'magical time'.
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Matt Corby

Matt Corby has certainly carved a unique path for someone that started his career aged 16 on a reality TV talent show in 2007. In 2009, he independently released his debut EP 'Song For...' before relocating to London and signing with renowned UK indie label Communion after capturing... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Klub Krucial 614 E 6th St

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