03 – Founding Members

In this episode we interview Jason Coghill, one of the founding members of Sons of Korah way back in 1994. A really interesting story of how Matt Jacoby and Jason got to meet (back in 1991), and how that led to the formation of Sons of Korah. The first band Jason and Matt were in … Continued

A brief history – 2005

By 2005 we were playing over eighty gigs a year with lots of travel. We had a really good touring circuit around Australia and the year before we had been to New Zealand four times. I was on staff at my Church now and Kate and I had two kids. Naturally we had to spread … Continued

A brief history – 2004

By 2004 Rod was keen to have a break from the band. While his break would be temporary, his replacement Mike (Spike) Avery would become a permanent member of the band. The circumstances that lead to Spike joining the band were again a strange mix of tragedy and providence. We were about to head off … Continued

02 – Formation

In this episode, we again interview founder and leader of Sons of Korah Matthew Jacoby. Matt gives us some insight into how he met the other founding members of Sons of Korah. “My memories of this time are fragmented but at some point I wrote music to a couple of Psalms, as did Jason. At … Continued

A brief history – 2003

Written by Matthew Jacoby – founder Sons of Korah. Rod Gear and I toured as a duo around Australia and New Zealand right up to 2003. All our tours were organized either by, or in conjunction with the Bible Society. In a way they acted as our management in each state. During that time we … Continued

Psalm 115

We’re getting close to completing our next studio recording – Psalm 115. This little snippet showcases our multi-instrumentalist – Mike Follent – laying down some resonator tracks in the studio to add colour to the other instrumentation. We’re in the studio working on the final vocal tracks, mixing and then off to mastering. Once completed … Continued

A brief history – 2000

Matthew Jacoby – Founder/Leader Our first attempt at serious touring was in 2000. We managed to convince a whole lot of churches to host concerts for us. Our promotional material, all produced by CMCA, presented well and the idea of a concert of the Psalms seemed to appeal to pastors. We had concerts organised up … Continued

A brief history – 1998

Matthew Jacoby – Founder Leader In 1998, with Jason temporarily back in the band, we decided to record a proper studio album. We got a cheap deal with a new recording studio in town and prepared to record our strange collection of Psalms. I marked the sessions in my diary: three days for recording, mainly … Continued

Mel Lawrenz – Interview 2018

The 150 psalms found in God’s Word encompass the gamut of human experience – joy and pain, sin and forgiveness, despair and praise. With their unique, acoustic and multi-ethnic sound, Australia-based Sons of Korah offer an intriguing re-creation of the musical drama of the psalms. In 2018, Mel Lawrenz (from the Brook Network www.thebrooknetwork.org) spoke … Continued

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