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Marcus Corowa

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An award-winning First Nations entertainer, Marcus is an accomplished singer/songwriter, composer, actor and mentor who has been turning heads for more than a decade.

Drawing on his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage, Marcus creates captivating music with elements of blues, jazz and funk; a combination that won him the ‘Most Promising New Talent in Music’ award at the 2012 Deadly Awards and that can be heard on his EPs Water & Air and The Greater You.

Recent credits include the Australian tour of the Helpmann Award-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group) and The Secret River (Sydney Theatre Company). As composer, Marcus’s credits include original Australian musical The New Black. 

Additional performance credits include the 30-year-anniversary celebrations for Australian Catholic University’s Indigenous program Yalbinga and guest vocalist for the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at The National Centre for Indigenous Excellence Reconciliation Action Week. Marcus also embarked on a 27-venue tour in OQ’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, which toured in May – June 2021.  

Accepted for Accelerate in 2016, a leadership skills program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders working in the creative industries, and the Smugglers of Light Foundation Music and Media Award in 2015, Marcus is a positive role model and advocate for diversity and inclusion, committed to using his voice to mentor and inspire young Australians.