Cory Wong of US funk sensation Vulfpeck heads out on a UK tour with his new album ‘The Optimist’.
The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator. He has also worked on shows and artists like NBC’s “The Voice,” playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins.
His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he remains loyal to his Midwestern home. Dubbed “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by Minneapolis’ The Current, Cory Wong returns with his second full-length album ‘The Optimist’ after 2017’s sensationally funky ‘Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band’.
Support comes from vocalist Phoebe Katis. Graduating from University of Leeds with a BA in Music in 2014, Phoebe moved to London, where she is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought after vocalists and songwriters. In October 2014, Phoebe penned and performed the theme song to BAFTA and BIFA winning movie ‘Kajaki. The True Story’ (‘Kilo Two Bravo’ – US release). In 2018 Phoebe collaborated with American funk guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong, co-writing and performing the tune ‘Juke on Jelly’ featured on Wong’s most recent album ‘The Optimist’. She’s currently working with Cory on her debut full length record!
This is a standing show. A Band on the Wall fundraiser.