Matt Corby Biography

Matthew Corby an Australian singer-songwriter known for his fourth EP, Into the Flame (2011), which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and by April 2012, was certified 6× Platinum by ARIA. His 2011 single “Brother” and his 2013 single “Resolution” both won ARIA Music Awards for Song of the Year. He is as well the 26th Australian male singer and the 100th Australian act to reach the number one position on the ARIA albums chart with his debut album Telluric (2016).

Matt Corby Age

Corby he was born on 7 November 1990 in Oyster Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Matt Corby Australian Idol

Corby at the age of 16 auditioned for the fifth season of Australian Idol, where he finished as runner-up. He described participating in the competition as being a “big fucking mistake,” describing how the struggle to forge his own identity post-idol was bigger than most could have seen from the outside. “I took all the negatives out of that (Idol) and thought ‘Bugger, I’ve ruined everything”.

On 5 June 2009, Corby independently released his debut extended play, Song For…, with Scorpio Music. He then relocated to London and was signed with the indie label Communion by the label’s owner, Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons fame. On 28 May 2010, Corby’s second EP, My False, was issued by Communion.

On 20 October, after recording with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve), and released his third EP, Transition to Colour. From late 2010 to early 2011, Corby played numerous live shows in London, and in February, he performed at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. He returned to Australia to play Secret Garden shows in fans’ backyards throughout the country. In July, he supported UK band Elbow on their tour of Splendour sideshows.

Corby’s track “Made of Stone” was featured on an episode of Underbelly: Razor in 2011 and on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters. “Light home” was in an episode of Home and Away in 2011, and “Song For…” in 2012 on the same TV series. Corby recorded a cover version of INXS’s “By My Side” for the band’s album, Original Sin, as a bonus track for the iTunes edition. He was featured on a track on Julia Stone’s debut solo album, The Memory Machine, and on UK singer-songwriter Passenger’s track “Golden Thread,” from the 2010 album Flight of the Crow. The EP also featured in The Blacklist starring James Spader.

After a few months of writing, Corby spent September 2011 recording his fourth EP, Into the Flame, with producer Tim Carr. The EP showcased a new direction for Corby, including soul-influenced, growling vocals along with a bluesy melody, in conjunction with Corby’s signature folk style. The title song has been described as “lyrically raw and endearingly honest.”

The EP also features a duet with keyboardist Bree Tranter, previously a part of the Australian band, The Middle East. The EP provided Corby’s first entry on the ARIA Charts, where it reached No. 46 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart on 4 December 2011. It subsequently peaked at No. 3. Upon its release, Corby posted a message on his website and Facebook page:

After 12 months of lots of ups and downs, I’m so excited to share this EP with you. I honestly felt like giving up music back in April but all of you inspired me again. It’s been an incredible few months reconnecting with all of you in gardens around Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. It’s been said by others before… but you guys really are the best fans ever. Let’s stay close on this journey.

By December 2012, Into the Flame achieved 6× platinum certification by ARIA, making it Corby’s most successful release to date. Corby supported the release of his EP and its single “Brother” with a national into the Flame Tour. It included a mini Secret Garden Summer Tour around New South Wales. In January 2012, Corby was named the ‘Next Big Thing’ and won ‘Song of the Year’ for “Brother” at FBI Radio’s annual SMAC Awards in Darlinghurst, New South Wales. He premiered his rendition of The Black Keys’ song, “Lonely Boy,” for radio station Triple J’s segment, “Like a Version”, with hosts Tom and Alex, along with an acoustic rendition of his own song, “Brother.” Both have since received significant attention online.

Corby secured a support slot with Feist in Adelaide on her 2012 Australian tour. Early in 2012, he toured throughout the US and UK. Corby’s song “Brother” was voted into the No. 3 positions for the Triple J Hottest 100, 2011, and his cover of “Lonely Boy” was voted at No. 69 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012. Corby released a Digital iTunes Session EP on 7 December 2012, playing five of his songs from his previous EP’s acoustically on guitar and one on piano, as well as a rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

Corby spent the first half of 2013 in Los Angeles, working on his upcoming record, due for release later that year. Corby was nominated for three 2012 ARIA Music Awards, including two nominations in industry-voted categories, Breakthrough Artist and Best Male Artist. He won the publicly voted Song of the Year category.

The newly recorded version of ‘Made of Stone’ can be heard on the NCIS television promo in the USA. Matt was featured on a Hunters & Collectors tribute album collaborating with Australian artist Missy Higgins, recording a version of “This Morning.”

Matt Corby Resolution EP

On 21 May 2013, Corby released another single titled “Resolution.” It became his first charting single, reaching third on the ARIA Charts under the category of the top 50 Australian artist singles of 2013. The song also charted in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, becoming his first charting material in those countries. On 12 July 2013, the Resolution EP was released, containing the single and three new original songs. One of which, “Lay You Down,” entered the ARIA Charts at number 75 despite receiving no independent promotion.

In December 2013, “Resolution” won the ARIA Award for Song of the Year. On 13 December, Corby released the Live on the Resolution Tour EP. Its five original songs were recorded live at the Australian and New Zealand shows, including a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair.”

The resolution was voted in eighth place in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2013. Corby toured Europe playing shows and festivals including Latitude and Glastonbury. Corby got involved with a Brisbane-based arts collective called “Museum Collective,” described on their Facebook page as an “Audio Visual Sensory Experience.” The band also features Rohin Jones (who is Museum Collective’s musical director), Bree Tranter & Michael Haydon, formerly of The Middle East, as well as Lyndon de la Cruz, Kahl Wallis (of The Medics), Bud Rokesky, and Tom Wearne.

Museum Collective ran free performances at Brisbane’s Old Museum building in September & December and also at Woodford Folk Festival on 28 December 2013. In January 2014, Corby released the song “What the Devil Has Made,” arranged specifically for the Spirit of Akasha soundtrack. The surf documentary was inspired by the 1971 film, Morning of the Earth.

He recorded all parts of the track – including harmonies, flute, and guitar – on his own in his home studio. The soundtrack also features Corby’s version of Tamam Shud’s “First Things First”. In February 2014, Corby joined his friend Matthew Heggarty from Matthew and the Atlas to record backing vocals on the track “Another Way.” Both vocal parts of the song were recorded separately.

Also in February 2014, Corby’s song “Breathe”, from his 2010 EP Transition To Colour, was featured in the closing scenes of the 21st episode of the fourth season of the popular US teen drama/mystery thriller TV series Pretty Little Liars, entitled She’s Come Undone.

Corby recording in the studio. On 1 October 2015, Corby released his first song in two years, “Monday,” from his debut album, Telluric. The song was described as containing “lush, transcendent harmonies, wailing falsetto, folky boom-claps, and heartbreaking lyrics.”

The song reportedly took 10 minutes to record and was laid down in a cottage in the NSW coastal town of Berry where he wrote and recorded most of the album. Corby said to Matt and Alex of Triple J: “It’s stomping on the ground and clapping. It feels good to have that as a composition in a weird way, it’s just your voice and everyone who would maybe want to do a cover of that if they so wish, it’ll always sound different because they’ll have to harmonize with their own [voice].”

Matt Corby Net Worth

Corby has an estimated net worth of $97 million

Matt Corby Height and Weight

Corby stands tall at a height of 5feet 11inches (1.8 m) and has an average body weight.

Matt Corby Parents

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