Corey Legge Artist Press Kit
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Corey Legge plays heartfelt alt-country and rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega (NSW). Corey has released three albums in just over three years, ‘Driving out of Eden’ (2019), ‘Some Days’ (2020) and ‘What Now? (2022), landing him high rotation on ABC Country, and regular airplay on KIX Country, Double J and Triple J. Corey’s most popular single to date ‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’ landed at #2 on the Australian Country Radio charts, which led to six film clips being added to CMT on Foxtel. Corey’s music has also been shared by the legendary James Taylor.
The recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from Create NSW in 2018, Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ and 2nd album ‘Some Days’ with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). The ‘Some Days’ album title track was a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition.
After having received funding from Create NSW for his 3rd studio album, Corey recently recorded with award-winning country producer Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios in Sydney. The 1st single ‘Cemetery Kids’ was released in late August 2021 along with a nostalgic 90’s style home video film clip, while 2nd single ‘Love You & Leave You’ was released on Friday 12th November 2021 and was premiered by Australian country icon Beccy Cole on ABC Country. ‘Love You & Leave You’ recently cracked the CountryTown ‘Hot 50’ chart alongside Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. The single has since been added to high rotation on ABC Country and the film clip has been added to rotation on CMT on Foxtel. Corey’s 3rd single ‘What Now?’ is out now, with the film clip set to shine a light on the amazing emergency services personnel who helped keep the community safe throughout the Black Summer Bushfires. Corey’s new album ‘What Now?’, which drops on 1st March 2022, is a concept album focussed on the stories that have emerged from the Black Summer Bushfires and the COVID-19 era.
“A dedicated, unique and creative guitarist who just might change the game.‘’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)
‘’A national treasure in the making.’’ Kath Devaney, ABC Country (Producer and Programmer)
Corey Legge is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars (Melbourne, Australia), alongside Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Xavier Rudd.
Released March 2022
Recorded at Love Hz Studios in Sydney NSW with award-winning country producer Matt Fell, Corey’s third album is a heartfelt and honest collection of alt-country and rock songs with a common thread of tragedy, hope and resilience. This concept album aims to document the unprecedented times we are living in and share the stories of those directly affected by the Black Summer Bushfires and COVID. Featuring the singles ‘Cemetery Kids’, ‘Love You & Leave You’ and ‘What Now?’, this 11-track album will appeal to fans of Bernard Fanning, Paul Kelly and Passenger.
WHAT NOW? TRACKLIST
- What Now? 3rd Single – 28th January 2022
- Back in Time
- Love You & Leave You 2nd Single – 12th November 2021
- April Fool 4th Single – 1st April 2022
- Cemetery Kids 1st Single – 27th August 2021
- Strangest Times
- The Only Shirt I Own
- Water off a Duck’s Back
- Your Blue Eyes 5th Single – 17th June 2022
- Invisible Enemy
- The Working Village Weeps
Released September 2020
‘Some Days’ is the 2nd album released by Wollongong-based, Bega-born singer-songwriter Corey Legge. Recorded in New Zealand with award-winning producer Ben Edwards, this 10-track album is Corey’s most diverse and accomplished offering yet. Seamlessly moving between alt-country, rock and folk, this record will appeal to fans of Chris Stapleton, Bernard Fanning and Passenger.
SOME DAYS TRACKLIST
- I’ve Bitten Off More Than I Can Chew
- All My Friends Are Getting Married
- Some Days 3rd Single – 18th August 2020
- The Day That Just Keeps Giving
- I’m So Damn Sick & Tired
- Last Night I Dreamt Of You 1st Single – 2nd April 2020
- Fireball 2nd Single – 14th July 2020
- Hungover In Dublin
- White Lines
- I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself In For 4th Single – 15th December 2020
Driving Out Of Eden
Released February 2019
In 2018 Corey Legge received a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from CreateNSW (NSW government) 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 award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). Released in February 2019, the album sparked considerable interest from a number of high profile radio stations and artists worldwide.
DRIVING OUT OF EDEN TRACKLIST
- Driving Out of Eden 1st Single – 19th February 2019
- Safely in the Harbour
- The Wind it Never Ceases in September
- Rose 2nd Single – 27th August 2019
- Take Me or Leave Me
- Tightening Thread
- Lying Still
- Great Just Ain’t for Me
- Look to the Sky
4 / 5 Last Night I Dreamt Of You (2020)
Sensational! A soaring groove laden tune with that alt-country lilt Legge is known and respected for. A national treasure in the making.
Kath Devaney ABC Country
4.5 / 5 Last Night I Dreamt Of You (2020)
There’s an Paul Kelly charm about this one. If I was allowed to leave the house I’d go to the beach-side and listen to this as the sun sets. It’s a contemplative track and a beautiful one at that.
Nkechi Anele Triple J Roots N All
4 / 5 Driving Out Of Eden (2019)
This is just a good song. It has a somewhat 90s Aus rock nostalgic sound, I dig it.
Nkechi Anele Triple J Roots N All
Some Days (2020)
Some Days, the second album Bega-born, Wollongong-based singer-songwriter from Corey Legge, poses a problem. A good problem, but a perplexing one for a person who’s trying to write about the album. So let’s just get it out of the way: the title song is so extraordinarily good that it takes on a life and identity of its own, almost to the point that the rest of the album should be considered separate to it. Because the fact of the matter is that the rest of the album is very, very good.
Jolene: The Country Music Blog
Driving Out Of Eden (2019)
There are nine songs on this album and they are all very, very good. Legge’s background is in folk and Americana, and that can be heard in the musical style. But no amount of lineage or influence, really, can determine how an artist is going to connect with their audience and the key to the beauty of this album – for this listener, at least – is in Legge’s voice.
Jolene: The Country Music Blog
Driving Out Of Eden (2019)
Opening with the upbeat & catchy title track ‘Driving Out of Eden’, Legge shows himself to be not only a talented songwriter musically, but also lyrically with this throwback to late 80’s & early 90’s sound of Australia and his skills become more evident with his storytelling, as we move through the album.
Sean Bennett The Rockpit
Singles & Film Clips
What Now? (released 1st March 2022)
This driving and punchy upbeat rock track is sure to make an impact on all those who experienced the tragic Black Summer Bushfires and the COVID era shortly after. With its surging lap steel slide guitar lines, catchy vocal melodies and thumping drum and bass grooves, this emotional song has a Paul Kelly flavour and will be stuck in your head for days.
Cemetery Kids (released 27th August 2021)
Recorded and produced by multi award-winning country producer Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios in Sydney NSW Australia, this upbeat bitter-sweet ballad is one of the catchiest singles released by Legge so far. With its swirling pedal steel, catchy vocal melodies and smooth guitar licks reminiscent of the Eagles and John Mayer, this song will be stuck in your head for days.
I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself In For (released 15th December 2020)
‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’ is a catchy upbeat folk-rock/alt-country song, which neatly sums up the ‘Some Days’ album. A song about venturing into the great unknown and questioning everything life throws at you, the lyrics are sure to strike a chord with most people who endured the struggles of 2020. With a subtle blend of the best of Corey’s low and high vocal registers, and a potent dose of lapsteel slide guitar and driving bass lines, this track is a bittersweet feel-good anthem for the times.
Fireball (released 14th July 2020)
‘Fireball’ is an alt-country/rock juggernaut that just keeps building and building, until the catchy chorus explodes and warms the heart of the listener. This feel-good track is bursting at the seams with memorable hooks, compounded by vivid storytelling and soaring melodies. The 2nd single from Corey Legge’s forthcoming 2nd album ‘Some Days’, ‘Fireball’ paints a compelling picture of young love and hope. This track will appeal to fans of Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs and Passenger.
Love You & Leave You (released 12th November 2021)
Recorded and produced by multi award-winning country producer Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios in Sydney NSW Australia, this upbeat bitter-sweet ballad is one of the catchiest singles released by Legge so far.
Some Days (released 18th August 2020)
‘Some Days’ is an emotional alt-country tear-jerker. The heartfelt lyrics tell the story of a young man growing up in a small town, who questions his sense of self-worth and direction in life. With a strong focus on the importance of family and community, this timeless message is brought to life through soaring vocal melodies and swirling pedal steel. This track showcases Corey’s diversity as a singer, with sweetly sung verses and belted chorus’ combining to powerful effect. This song was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Unsigned Only international songwriting competition (Nashville, Tennessee USA).
Last Night I Dreamt of You (released 2nd April 2020)
‘Last Night I Dreamt of You’ is the first single from Corey Legge’s forthcoming 2nd solo album ‘Some Days’. The track was recorded in New Zealand with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin). This memorable track is bursting at the seams with smooth ear-worm melodies and catchy guitar hooks. A groovy, sexy rock song with an epic climax.
Rose (released 27th August 2019)
Rose is the second single from Corey Legge’s debut album Driving out of Eden.
Driving out of Eden (released 28th January 2019)
Driving out of Eden is the title track and lead single from Corey’s debut album.
Upcoming shows & events
|Tour: ‘Friday Nights’ Single Launch Tour|
|Tuesday 3rd October||NORTH PERTH (WA)||Charles Hotel|
|Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 non-members, $10 members. Age restrictions: No Minors. Corey Legge will be the opening solo acoustic act at the Charles Hotel in North Perth (WA) on Tuesday 3rd October from 7:30pm for the Perth Blues Club. Headliners to be announced shortly, with tickets on sale soon. Corey will be launching his brand new single ‘Friday Nights’. Buy Tickets|
|Thursday 5th October||BUNBURY (WA)||Froth Brewery|
|Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $30 – $35. Corey Legge will be performing solo acoustic at the Strings Attached Festival launch show in Bunbury (WA) on Thursday 5th October. Corey will be performing from 9-9:30pm. Also on this amazing lineup are the Dead Flowers, Made Mawut, Tracey Barnett, and Pat Tierney. Corey will be launching his brand new single ‘Friday Nights’. Buy Tickets|
|Friday 6th October||MARGARET RIVER (WA)||Settler’s Tavern|
|Time: 10:20pm. Admission: $185 for festival weekend pass. Age restrictions: No Minors. Corey Legge will be performing solo acoustic at Settler’s Tavern in Margaret River (WA) from 10:20-11pm on Friday 6th October 2023, at the Strings Attached Guitar Festival. Corey will be launching his brand new single ‘Friday Nights’. Buy Tickets|
|Saturday 7th October||MARGARET RIVER (WA)||HEART|
|Time: 10:00am. Admission: $185 for festival weekend pass. Corey Legge will be sitting on the panel for the ‘Slide Guitar & Open Tunings’ discussion from 10-11am and ‘Finding the Blues’ discussion from 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday 7th October 2023 at the Strings Attached Guitar Festival. Buy Tickets|
|Saturday 7th October||MARGARET RIVER (WA)||The River Hotel|
|Time: 2:00pm. Admission: $185 for festival weekend pass. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Corey Legge will be running a ‘Blues Licks’ workshop at ‘The River’ in Margaret River (WA) on Saturday 7th October from 2-3pm. All age groups are welcome, with a focus on beginner and intermediate level guitarists. More advanced guitarists are still welcome to attend. Buy Tickets|
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