Indie, Rock, Roots
The Black Crowes, Alice in Chains, Cornstalk
Chris Hamall - Lead Vocals / Guitar, Shayne Hamall - B-Vocals / Percussion, Kane Starkey - Lead Guitar, Lyle Goodman - Drums, Evan Doyle - Bass, Ben Pettett - Keys
The Black Crowes, Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains
“Cornstalk” a melodic six piece Roots driven Rock Band hailing from Newcastle NSW Australia, a 7 time nominee and Award Winning band. Cornstalk took out the Best Blues and Roots Artist Award for the 2016 (AIMAS) Independent Music Awards in late October 2016, along with the honour of being a nominee for Artist of the Year.
Cornstalk has just released their new 12 track album "Pennies Fall", mixed at Studio 301 Sydney. Cornstalk has performed alongside many various well-known acts from around Australia and International acts, as Dallas Frasca, Ash Grunwald, The Beautiful Girls, Afro Moses, Cornerstone Roots and True Live to name a few, delivering nothing but quality performances.
Over the past years the band have been in the top 4 bands in Australia to compete for The World Battle of The Bands to represent Australia, along with a few of their tracks from there earlier released self-titled EP being aired on many commercial and community radio stations. In 2013 Cornstalk was also nominated again for 3 AIMAS awards. The bands single release "Great Love" was ranked number 8 in the top 10 Video Clip Awards for 2013 in Australia.
Cornstalk is definitely a band to see live in concert, as brothers Chris & Shayne Hamall deliver soulful and rich harmonies to the band, along with Kane Starkey's melodic cutting edge blues solo's. Sounds like Southern Rockers “The Black Crowes” meets “Seattle Grunge”. Cornstalk is a band of quality, musicianship, melodic solo's, strong vocals and harmonies with a punching rhythm section with a roots rock sound, Cornstalk is the sound you have been waiting for and a show not to be missed.
Cornstalk can perform as a six piece band or a 12 piece band, as the band has performed its works with a 3 piece brass section, backing girls and an extra guitarist to create The Cornstalk Big Band, which is a crowd please'er all round, and great for festivals.
The band is 100% independent and is currently looking for management or a potential agent to assist with future en-devours.
The band members consist of: Chris Hamall (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Lyle Goodman (Drums), Ben Pettett (Keys), Shayne Hamall (Backing Vocals / Percussion), Kane Starkey (Lead Guitar), and Evan Doyle (Bass).
Thank you to all who come to share the gift of music.
Blessings from Cornstalk.