As the sun set on the picturesque backdrop of the Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, this tranquil venue played the perfect host to a very intimate and special Matt Corby performance. Celebrating the release of his sophomore studio album ‘Rainbow Valley’, he teamed up with Spotify to perform to some of his biggest fans who have streamed his music the most. As the invite-only crowd turned up to the exclusive Fans First event they were welcomed with some drinks and nibbles before they took seat in some aesthetically placed beanbags in the middle of the garden. With moody lighting complimenting the beautiful natural scenery, Matt appeared on the stage to have a little chat with the crowd. When asked about how dad life is treating him he honestly replied “It’s hectic but fun. The first year is pretty gnarly, just making sure the thing doesn’t die”.
In between jokes, candid stories and quirky banter, he sat at a grand piano under the neon Spotify sign and played some songs from his new album for the first ever time. The excited and respectful crowd sat in awe as he crooned his way through stripped back renditions of ‘All Fired Up’ and ‘Miracle Love’. Inviting his band up for ‘Light My Dart Up’ he explained how he only convinced them to come play with them earlier that day as they’ve been in rehearsals for their upcoming tour. As the band left the stage he impromptuly decided to perform a stripped down piano version of ‘No Ordinary Life’ before coming down to meet all the fans after the show.
This very intimate show and gorgeously scouted venue perfectly complimented the minimalism and natural sound the album embodies. Because of it’s stripped back approach it created this grand and cinematic feel that translated again during his live performances.
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Photos by Eliya Suparman
Matt Corby 2019 Australian Tour
Thursday 21 March – Great Western, Rockhampton
Friday 22 March – Entertainment & Convention Centre, Townsville
Saturday 23 March – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns
Friday 29 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Saturday 30 March – UC Refectory, Canberra
Friday 5 April – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 6 April – Nightquarter, Gold Coast
Tuesday 9 April – Flinders University Plaza, Adelaide
Friday 12 April – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 13 April – GPac – Costa Hall, Geelong
Tuesday 23 April – Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Saturday 27 April – Kings Park, Perth