Matt Corby

Matt Corby

BandFolkGospel

Biography

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’.

Matt is currently back in the studio with Communion where he is recording his debut LP scheduled for release in both Australia and UK in 2010.

Matt returns to Australia in October where he will showcase his new material in two EP launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. In November and December, be sure to catch a truly unique live performer in a National Australian tour.

Lyrics

My False

Written By: Matt Corby

You see I don't know where I'm running to,
It's become quite hard to see.
Theres a guilty weight on my conscience,
Of all my wrongful deeds.
It's time-ii-iime to reconcile.
It's time-ii-iime to reconcile.
Oh if I walk into the darkness I'll be lost.
If I try to stay the light will show my false.
I will keep my head in the sand, dear.
Let the grains block out the sun.
It's shame is my companion,
It will stay close til I'm done.
It's time-ii-iime to reconcile.
It's time-ii-iime to reconcile.
Oh if I walk into the darkness I'll be lost.
If I try to stay the light will show my false.
[Instrumental]
If I walk into the darkness I'll be lost.
If I try to stay the light will show my false.
If I walk into the darkness I'll be lost.
If I try to stay the light will show my false.

Discography

EP: Song For - May 2009
Lead single: Letters
Recieved triple j play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig1eBQ4Tzjg

Double A Single: My False / Ligthhome - April 2010
Both receieved triple j play. Lighthome was q music song of the day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYEAJwBMAIU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_No_5b--8F4&feature=fvsr

EP: Transition to Colour - October 22nd 2010
Lead Single: Made Of Stone