Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

James Taylor, Passenger, Chris Stapleton, The Eagles, City & Colour, Mia Dyson, Bernard Fanning


band members

Corey Legge - Guitar & Vocals


Influences

Bernard Fanning, Passenger, Led Zeppelin, Chris Stapleton, AC/DC, Kurt Vile, Julia Jacklin


Website

www.coreylegge.com

Bio

Corey Legge plays heartfelt alt-country, folk and rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega. Corey’s music is reminiscent of James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, and Passenger, with mesmerising guitar work and smooth vocal ear-worms that will get stuck in your head for days.

The recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from the NSW government in 2018, 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). ‘Driving out of Eden’ was released in February 2019, sparking considerable interest from a number of high profile radio stations and artists worldwide. Corey’s debut single, also titled ‘Driving out of Eden’, was played numerous times on both Triple J and Double J national radio in Australia, and was named ‘Song of the Week’ in early March 2019 on ‘Blues and Roots Radio’ worldwide, achieving airplay in the UK, Ireland, Central Europe, Canada, USA, and Australia. The single was rated 4/5 stars by Triple J ‘Roots n All’ presenter Nkechi Anele on the day it was released, which is an impressive feat for a debut single. Perhaps most notably, a video of Corey Legge performing was shared by legendary US singer-songwriter James Taylor to his millions of social media followers, along with the link to Corey’s debut music video ‘Driving out of Eden’. ‘Driving out of Eden’ was listed as one of the best records of 2019 by Henry Wagons (Double J).

Now based in the coastal steel city of Wollongong, Corey is set to release his highly anticipated 2nd album ‘Some Days’ in mid-June 2020. The first single/video ‘Last Night I Dreamt of You’, is due for release on April 2nd 2020.

“A dedicated, unique and creative guitarist who just might change the game.‘’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)

‘’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’ (4/5 Star Review of ‘Driving out of Eden’ on Triple J Unearthed)

Corey Legge is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars (Melbourne, Australia), alongside Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Xavier Rudd.

Review

Review by Kath Devaney Kath Devaney

28 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

Sensational! A soaring groove laden tune with that alt-country lilt Legge is known and respected for. A national treasure in the making.

Sensational! A soaring groove laden tune with that alt-country lilt Legge is known and respected for. A national treasure in the making.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

11 Apr 2020

Triple J
45

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 sunsets. It's a contemplative track and a beautiful one at that.

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 sunsets. It's a contemplative track and a beautiful one at that.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

This is just a good song.

It has a somewhat 90s Aus rock nostalgic sound, I dig it.

This is just a good song.

It has a somewhat 90s Aus rock nostalgic sound, I dig it.