001 – Beginnings

In this episode, we interview founder and leader of Sons of Korah Matthew Jacoby. Matt gives us some insight into how he became a Christian and how that led him to start a band focussed on putting music to the Psalms.

The first advertised Sons of Korah gig that I remember was a night in 1993 at Deakin University in Geelong organized by the overseas Christian students group.
In 1993 I was in my second year of a Bachelor of Theology at the Reformed Theological College (RTC) in Geelong. I had left school determined to use music to serve God in some way and dabbled in writing and performing original material together with Jason Coghill, another young man with the same aspirations.
At some point we bumped into Rod Gear, a musician in quite a different league to us at the time. Rod was a graduate of the Victoria College of the Arts, a very quirky, moody and intellectual musician who had played with some of the best in the business.

Matt Jacoby.
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