Cory is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, educator and music producer from Melbourne, Australia. Cory began studying primary education and music at the University of Tasmania in 1996. In 1998 he won the National University Campus Band Competition, deferred the final year of his degree and spent the next two years touring Australian universities as a lead vocalist and drummer.
In 2000, Cory relocated to Melbourne to pursue a career in music. From 2001-2004, he was drummer for Melbourne punk band The Surrogate, who achieved high rotation on Triple J with songs “She Said” and “Punk Drunk.” After they folded in 2004, Cory went on to form notable indie rock band Dukes Of Windsor. The Dukes achieved gold status with their single The Others (TV Rock vs Dukes of Windsor, Sony). They performed live on Channel V, Rove Live and closed the MTV awards in 2007.
In 2009 Cory departed as drummer for Dukes Of Windsor, and began work as a freelance composer and music producer, as well as lecturing in music business, performance, and audio production at JMC Academy, Melbourne.
Currently Cory writes, records and performs for Melbourne two piece electronic rock outfit Over-reactor, and children’s group Ta-Da!!! He also teaches drums and ensemble at JMC Academy.
Can teach instruments:
Mark is passionate about his students and creates a detailed plan to reach your goals. He combines the basics such as scales and breathing techniques and moves on to rhythm and vocal sound shaping where you can create almost any voice you want… Whether it’s R&B, Metal, or even Rap.
Mark also works with you on your confidence and performance skills, including stagecraft delivery. A part trained dancer, Mark teaches you to be comfortable behind the mic and onstage.
After Melbourne rock bands, Music Theatre beckoned, and Mark appeared in Scrooge! The Musical at The Princess Theatre, Melbourne, StreetWise in London, and lead Male Guest Entertainer on a cruise ship out of Miami.
Mark also has a pub guitar duo called The Boys of Summer and is re-launching Flesh For Fantasy – The Australian Billy Idol Show (Tribute band).
Mark has also worked in a Band Agency, and in radio, so his viewpoint is balanced about the industry. Having a Master’s in Business (MBA) from Melbourne University, Mark has owned his own Web Agencies and has a sound understanding of “The Entertainment Business”.