Rory Corbin
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Rory Corbin

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Live @ Wired & Unplugged 05.14.05 - Limited
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Contrary to a market frequently dazzled by prodigies and showstoppers, the music of Rory Corbin has emerged by the most modest of means. With no formal musical training to call upon, he crafted his guitar driven songs using inventive chord structures and an intuitive ear for a hook. Give credit to Dave Matthews Band's "Crash" album for giving Corbin the incentive to first pick up the guitar. ("I was enthralled by 'Two Step' and desperately wanted to be able to pull it off...")

To be sure, he didn't start playing guitar until his early twenties (2000), and even then the songs were late in coming. In the fall of 2003 he took a songwriting course from Sue Ennis--co-writer for Seattle band Heart--and suddenly the songwriting came into focus. Soon after he took his first five songs and gave amateurish, if not impassioned, performances at local open mics to cut his teeth on live performing.

In 2004 he met Kathy Jacobson the week before she opened up a new music-based coffeehouse, Wired & Unplugged. After volunteering to run a Friday night open mic, Corbin began a residency that would end up lasting over three years as he refined his craft, both in presence and performance.

In 2007 he nearly finished a fully produced studio album that was eventually was shelved due to discretion and disappointment at the results.

Having recently left his position at Wired & Unplugged he would have floundered if not for the recent addition of band mates Joey Roberts and Isaac Waring. Both accomplished musicians and songwriters, Roberts and Waring had the right understanding as to how to compliment the songs without rewriting the entire presentation. It was a revelation and a relief to a beleaguered Corbin who, after all, had no idea what the hell he was doing.

In 2008 the band invited the most affable Jeremy Seigel to stand in on bass, and the band arrived at it's current iteration.

Rory Corbin band currently performs regionally in the greater Seattle area.