The Australian multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter and blue-eyed soulster has been pushing boundaries on a journey of self-discovery for ten of his 29 years.
From his two ARIA Songs-of-the-Year (breakout hit Brother in 2012 and Resolution, 2013) via his 2016 #1 debut album Telluric, the journey now brings him to WOMADelaide, just one week after the triumphant finale of his year-long tour of Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand, promoting his second album Rainbow Valley – the 2019 J Awards Album of the Year.
Through the complex grooves, brooding funk and earthy folk of Telluric to the dreamy, evocative Rainbow Valley with its multi-textured overtones of old soul and futuristic psychedelia, Corby’s lyrics express simple truths, brimming with new-found vitality and joy – while always reminding us you can’t take good times for granted. You have to earn them.
The creative momentum of the music (gospel harmonies, gnarly guitar lines, understated piano arrangements) is generated from experimentation, jamming and collaborative songwriting, which translates into brilliant live performances with a great band.