Saturday 22nd March, 2014
The Front Gallery & Cafe
The soulful sounds of Marcus Corowa are set to fill The Front Gallery & Café, Canberra on Saturday March 22nd 2014, as this award winning Indigenous singer / songwriter showcases his original material and classic covers.
Marcus combines elements of blues, jazz and funk while drawing inspiration from his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander roots. His soulful, soothing sound and heartfelt lyrics are sure to entertain at this Canberra venue.
Awarded the 2012 Deadly Award for Most Promising New Talent in Music, Marcus has also been a finalist in the 2010 QMUSIC Song Awards Finalist Indigenous Category; 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards Finalist Indigenous Category; and received a Highly Commended in the 2010 QMUSIC Song Awards Highly Commended Indigenous & Gospel categories.
A life-long Queenslander Marcus made the bold and spontaneous move to Sydney in 2011 Since relocating, he has notched up endless performances, including: Sydney’s South Sea Islander Recognition Day; The Sydney Festival; Yabun Festival; Adelaide Fringe Festival; Bundaberg’s South Sea Islander Conference; Deadly Vibe; Guringai Music Festival; and countless NAIDOC celebrations around Australia. He has also supported the likes of Marcia Hines, Christine Anu, Jessica Mauboy, Mark Seymour, Casey Donovan, Whitehouse and the Medics.
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.
With the release of Marcus’s debut EP, “The Greater You” (through Gadigal Music) in 2012 more and more people are catching on to the groove that is Marcus Corowa’s soulful sound. His second EP will be released in 2014. This is the chance for Canberra audiences to witness one of Australia’s most promising new talents.
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