Marcus Corowa: Lizotte’s, Central Coast NSW (Supporting Christine Anu)

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2012 Deadly Award recipient Marcus Corowa will be supporting Christine Anu on her acclaimed REWIND Show.

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Marcus Corowa, may be a relative newcomer to the professional music scene, but he is already turning heads amongst music fans with his catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics and silky smooth singing voice.

Drawing on his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander roots, Marcus combines elements of blues, jazz and funk to create a soulful, soothing sound that is distinctly his own.

Growing up in Bowen, a small coastal town in Queensland, Marcus’ earliest childhood memories are of eating mangoes and playing guitar. He moved from Bowen to Brisbane with his family in his teens, and after finishing high school, got a job sorting mail at Australia Post. However, it wasn’t long before Marcus decided to swap stamps for amps, and in late 2009 he decided to pursue a career in music.

In less than two years Marcus soared to great heights, becoming a finalist in the 2010 Q Song Awards, Queenslandʼs premier songwriting competition, and the APRA Professional Development Awards in 2011.

Despite having always lived in Queensland, in 2011 Marcus made the bold and spontaneous move to Sydney. Since relocating, he has notched up appearances at Sydney’s South Sea Islander Recognition Day, the Sydney Festival and alongside Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan at the 2012 Yabun Festival. Marcus also played at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Bundaberg’s South Sea Islander Conference and most recently completed a string of performances for the 2012 NAIDOC Week.

A gifted composer, as well as writing his own songs, Marcus penned the entire score for musical The New Black, which was showcased as part of the 2012 Arts Centre Melbourne Carnegie 18 program.

As soul diva Christine Anu prepares to take to the stage as ‘Bloody Mary’ in the Brisbane season of the hit musical South Pacific, she is excited to announce 2013 tour dates for her acclaimed REWIND show.

With the last run of dates in 2012 selling out and receiving rave reviews, Christine and her band are returning with an intimate, up-close version of the show. REWIND is Christine Anu’s tribute to the Queen of soul Aretha Franklin. REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbookis a special show unlike anything Christine has done before.

Christine is excited to announce the first leg of these intimate run of dates for 2013. More announcements will be made early in 2013 for the second and third leg of this acclaimed tour.

“2012 was a fantastic year and I’m really pleased REWIND connected with so many people,” she says. “I’m excited to announce more shows in 2013. This time I will be doing a more intimate version of the show, so that it can be seen by people in regional and remote areas of Australia. REWIND 2013 will also include encore performances at places like The Basement and Bennett’s Lane. I would like to thank Aretha Franklin – her magic introduced me to a whole new audience and for this, I will forever love her … still!”

In this must-see performance, Anu conjures soulful interpretations of Aretha’s most memorable songs including the signature tunes Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman as well as Chain of Fools, Today I Sing The Blues and many other unforgettable classic melodies. “Nobody says it or sings it better than Ms. Aretha Franklin. She is one of my greatest influences and an inspiration to black pride and feminine empowerment. I truly believe she is the greatest soul singer of our time!” says Christine, who provides all the grace, glitz and vocals of a true diva and is sure to captivate audiences from the start. REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook was also released in CD and Digital formats at the end of 2012, allowing Aretha fans to take home Christine’s interpretations of these classic tunes.

Saturday 20th April 2013
Lizottes, Central Coast NSW
http://www.lizottes.com.au