Sunday, 25 November 2012

Into The Flame

Friday night was epic. I went to see Matt Corby perform at the HMV Institute Birmingham and it was possibly my favourite gig I've ever been to. Granted, it was no raving dance party but, in terms of talent, he was incredible.
 The gig itself was in a quite a small room so it was really intimate - I was literally two people away from Matt. Lucy Mason and Bears Den were the two support acts, both really talented too. Lucy had a gorgeous voice (I was mainly envious of her Australian accent) and Bears Den were a more folksy group. Me and Meghan were fascinated with the banjo and the drummer even started playing the bass and drums at the same time! And the fact that the lead singer looked like Francis Boulle. All the men appearing on stage were either bearded or Australian so I was in a good place.
After their performances, and numerous sound altercations, it was time for the main man...although he'd already walked across the stage a few times, going incognito in a hat. Heading straight to the microphone to perform, everyone went silent as he began to sing. His voice is infallible. He just had this way of creating an atmosphere that no-one dared to interrupt. Matt completely loses himself in the music, letting his emotion escape through his voice. He told us the story behind 'Untitled' when a girl, specifically the closest thing he'd had to love (he still hasn't met me), wrote him a letter about all the thing he'd down wrong in the relationship. Boo. Matt looked genuinely distraught, I just wanted to hug him. The encore included his cover of Lonely Boy and My False, two of my favourites.
Matt Corby is one of those rare musicians who sounds even better live.

Here's an interview he Matt did the following day -> outofthefamiliar


  1. I love Matt Corby! He is so talented. Seems like you had the best time there :) xx

  2. This gig was so good! I was shocked at how good to be honest. Will definitely be looking out for Matt Corby more in the future. Your blog is pretty lovely too :) x

  3. Sounds like you had heaps of fun! I remember when he was on Australian Idol and then he reappeared a few years later but I haven't actually heard any of his new stuff, haha.

  4. Hi gorgeous!! i did not know about ur blog and is so cute!! would u like to follow eachother? i'm following you....

  5. i'm SO jealous!! i love his ep- i can't believe he was sold out when he came to nottingham :( xx

  6. amazing, need to see him in the flesh!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog


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