COREY LEGGE - 2019 BIO
Corey Legge plays heartfelt folk-rock and alt-country, drawing influence from growing up in the small country town of Bega on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW. Now based in Wollongong, Corey’s original music is reminiscent of James Taylor and Bernard Fanning, with intricate fingerpicking and smooth vocal melodies that will get stuck in your head for days.
A captivating live performer, Corey has supported Australian rock royalty The Angels and Brian Cadd, while festival appearances at Cobargo Folk Festival (NSW) and Nukara Music Festival (WA) have left crowds buzzing. In 2018 Corey received a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from Create NSW and a music scholarship from the Yuin Folk Club. Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ with world-renowned producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams).
The 26 year old guitarist/singer-songwriter’s debut features an eclectic mix of original songs, and is rich in storytelling tradition. Tales of love, loss, and adventure abound, with the album’s moniker and lead single ‘Driving out of Eden’ opening the record with frenetic energy and wholesome intent. The album is a unique melting pot of old school charm and modern pop sensibility, with as many quiet moments of reflection as there are raucous calls to arms. Heavily inspired by traditional Celtic folk music, this album is sure to imprint itself on the hearts and minds of all who hear it.
Corey will be touring the East Coast of Australia throughout March 2019 to launch his debut 9-track album, accompanied by a three piece backing band*. Tickets are available through TryBooking.com or direct from the venue/festival.
“A creative, highly skilled pro. He has all the talent, hunger and attitude to become one of Australia’s best.‘’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend).
Corey Legge is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars (Melbourne, Australia), alongside Jack Johnson,
Ben Harper, and Xavier Rudd.