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

002 – 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

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 … 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

A brief history – 1997

Matthew Jacoby – Founder/Leader In some ways I feel like the proper beginning of the band was 1997, because up to this point, everything was so casual and undefined. It seems that we spent the first few years waiting to start but not knowing how. By this time Jason had decided to go his own … Continued

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