8:00pm, Sat 25th February, 2012
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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 the attention of the labels owner; Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons fame.
Still only in his early 20s, Matt Corbys songs and vocals elicit a sensation that is nothing short of captivating. Having previously been compared to legendary artists such as Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley, Matts 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.
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. Matt spent the earlier part of 2011 playing sold out shows in London and showcasing at SXSW in Austin, Texas in February before coming back to Australia to play a string of intimate Secret Garden shows in fans backyards throughout NSW and Victoria. He soon after joined UK band Elbow as the main support on their national tour of sold out Splendour sideshows in July.
After spending the last few months writing, Matt spent most of September 2011 recording his soon to be released EP, Into The Flame, with producer Tim Carr (Ernest Ellis, Jonathan Boulet).
Into The Flame, 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 Matts dear friend and keyboardist Bree Tranter, previously of Australian band, The Middle East.
Lead single Brother is now at radio with EP Into The Flame slated for release in November 2011.
Matt will be supporting the release of his EP and single with an extensive national Secret Garden Tour throughout October and November followed by EP launch shows at The Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney on November 24th and at The Toff In Town in Melbourne on November 30th.
Supported by Tin Sparrow