BIO :Corey J is 20 years old from Sydney Australia. He is talented singer songwriter.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: Music is the heart of my soul. And for the blessing of others hearing my music, is heart warming. I stress when I feel as though it could’ve been done better. But at the end of the day if the lyrics bring hope to other’s, that’s all that matters. So yes, always excited!
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Stay around positivity, blocking out the negative, meditate, listen to music, train at the gym.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Most songs come very easily to me, although “As Life Goes On” was very difficult for me to confront. As It’s based on my life growing up, I found it hard to put my pain into lyrics. That being said, usually I find it quite easy to put my thoughts into lyrics and song
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Live a life worth living!! Sodier on! There’s a light at the end of a tunnel, always.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
ANs: 0-100 by Drake. It’s like my motivation song.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: R’nB/Soul, Inspiring (I hope), hopefull, chilled, different?
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Well when people hear music, they want to be able to connect with the artist they listen to at the time (in my opinion). I try and onnect to the audience/listeners by portraying life experiences, emoitions and thoughts throughout my music. And my favourite part about it is seeing people be able to connect with the music I write, to hopefully give hope to the people feel they have none.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: I used to love singing as a kid and always
had hopes of pursuing it, yet didn’t feel I was good enough. It wasn’t until I was 16, that I started pusuing a possible career in the industry
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, John Legend, Michael Jackson, Prince.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: Ed Sheeran for srure
Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: The A Team
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: At the moment I am currently filming the music video to “As Life Goes On”, to be published by January 2018. I’m also writing an album, to be reeased mid 2018; though there will be singles reeased before then.
Q:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans : Do what you love!! Cliché, but follow what your heart wants. If you put enough time and effort into something whether it be music or becoming the wolf of wall street, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
Ans : What a wonderful world- Louis Armstrong, We Are The World- USA for Africa (written by Michael Jackson), Man In The Mirror- Michael Jackson, One Love- Bob Marley
Q:When and why did you start playing?
ANS: I started playing piano when I was was younger and have been singing for 10years
Q: Which instruments do you play?
Ans: I play guitar and piano
Q: Is your family musical?
Ans: not really.
Q: Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
Ans: My main teacher has been KJD Artist Development Studios in Sydney, they have taught me and supported me all the way through my music journey
Q: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.
Q: Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Ans: I do live shows often around Sydney, we recently Launched our EP Emanate in Sydney and got a lot of Media Exposure through this on Radio stations from Australia to Canada
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Ans: I keep going like it didn’t happen and try not to show it did
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Ans: I try not to. I try build up the other artists performing with me
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Ans: Have fun with it
Q: Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?
Ans: I attend rehearsals at KJD Artist Development weekly and work with my Manager at CTM Management
Q: How often and for how long do you practice?
Ans: depends what is coming up normally 3-5 hours in the studio a week .
Q: What do you practice – exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?
Ans: Im always practicing, writing new songs and coming up with new ideas to show my manager and their label team
Q: Do you teach music?
Ans: No but I would like to
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: I work late nights if I have to
Emanate – EP
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