|Height:||180 cm (5' 11'')|
|Birth Day:||November 7, 1990|
|Birth Place:||Sydney, Australia|
|Height:||180 cm (5' 11'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
He waited until he finished school before releasing his debut extended play album Song For... and moving to London.
Corby was born on 7 November 1990 and raised in Oyster Bay, New South Wales. Corby attended Inaburra School in Bangor, New South Wales where he grew up steeped in gospel; his passion for music fed first by renditions of 'His Eye is on the Sparrow' and later by a love for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Along the way his talents were shaped by experiences both mundane and quite remarkable: touring with a church band called Iron and Clay, a stint working in Subway, music scholarships, support slots and talent shows; until by his late teens he found himself burned out, bewildered and unsure just where to take his music next. It took a trip to London, shortly after his 18th birthday, to begin his path back to creative contentment. Playing low-key shows and falling in love with music again, it was there that he would meet with label Communion (home to the likes of Ben Howard, Marcus Foster and The Staves) and find himself encouraged to learn the craft of songwriting, to understand the marriage between the force of his voice and the words it carries.
The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.
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. "Lighthome" 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 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:
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 position 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.
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."
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" (originally used in the 1971 film).
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 on 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.
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 harmonise with their own [voice]."
On 3 February 2016, Corby released another track from Telluric, titled "Knife Edge."
Telluric was released on 11 March 2016. American artist, Gary Burden, designed the album cover. It debuted at number one in Australia.
Corby was featured on the track "Serious" from Norwegian DJ Kygo's debut album Cloud Nine, released on 13 May 2016.
Matt Corby covered one of his all-time favorite songs, Tina Arena's "Chains," for Triple J's Like a Version in September 2016 with Ally Dowling, the wife of bandmate Joel, on backing vocals.
The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.
Corby released his first song in 2 years titled, "No Ordinary Life" on 3 August 2018.
On 7 September 2018, Corby announced his 2nd studio album Rainbow Valley, released 2 November 2018. The album was the highest local debut of the week in Australia, charting at #4 on the ARIA Album Charts beaten only by the A Star Is Born soundtrack at No. 1 and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Greatest Hits at No. 2 and No. 3. He also subsequently released the second, third and fourth singles from the album, titled "All Fired Up", "All That I See", and "Miracle Love".
In early 2018, Corby became a father with his first child Hugh. Speaking to Beat Magazine regarding the way fatherhood has changed Matt's perspective, he states "Most of my life, music has been the number one focus. And now it sort of doesn't fit in that category anymore – it's really important, but, it's not as important as my child...When I come back to music, I’m then a lot happier and it's not like I’m constantly exposing myself to only music, and then getting really annoyed about it, or getting hard on myself."
In February 2019, Matt released a mini-documentary 'Behind Rainbow Valley' documenting the recording and creative process of the Rainbow Valley album. Speaking of the influence of his newborn son Hugh on the creation of the album, Corby states "I wanted to create something that was almost instructional for my little boy... A reference for him of the way I see reality and the simple truths that I’ve come across. The lyrics are simple truths. I’m not trying to be too clever or poetic. If anything it was, ‘This is the way I see the world and this is the way I feel about it’."
Matt will also be embarking on the 2019 Rainbow Valley Tour in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, starting in Glasgow on 24 January.
Matt was announced as joining the star studded lineup at WOMAD, in Adelaide on 9 March 2020.
On 14 August 2020 he released an EP, 'If I never say a word/Vitamin' which contained two tracks, 'if I never say a word' and 'vitamin'.
Matt was born in Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. Matt has an older sister named Grace.
Currently, Matt Corby is 32 years, 4 months and 21 days old. Matt Corby will celebrate 33rd birthday on a Tuesday 7th of November 2023. Below we countdown to Matt Corby upcoming birthday.