Sydney-based singer/songwriter Marcus Corowa may be a relative newcomer to the professional music scene, but he’s 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, Queensland’s premier songwriting competition, and the APRA Professional Development Awards in 2011. Despite having always lived in Queensland, in 2011 Marcus made a spontaneous move to Sydney and since relocating has notched up appearances at the Sydney Festival, Yabun Festival, Corroboree Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Nerang Folk & Blue Grass Festival, FUSE Festival, Spirit Festival and The Deadly Awards. He has also supported Archie Roach, Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu, Mark Seymour, Marcia Hines, Frank Yamma,Vika & Linda, Toni ChildsandJames Reyneto name a few.
In 2012 he released his debut EP, “The Greater You” and won a Deadly Award for Most Promising New Talent in Music. Since then he has been on the road touring extensively around Australia. Marcus has just finished recording his second EP, which was produced by Damien Leith and will be released in 2016.