VOTED: #3 Best Montreal Singer-Songwriter in CultMTL (2018)

NOMINATED:
GAMIQ, Folk EP of the Year (2016) 

NOMINATED:
Fringe Festival Frankie Award, Best Musical Performance (2014) 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2013) 

OFFICIAL SHOWCASER:
Megaphono (2019) POP Montreal (2018, 2015, 2013) Folk Alliance International (2016), Folk Music Ontario (2015), NXNE (2012), CMW (2012)

Bio

Corey Gulkin revels in the peculiar and makes it feel like home. Based in Montreal, they have composed a sneaky opus of songs over the past decade, slowly moving past the boundaries of conventional genre. Their last record, All the Things I’ll Forget, was a deeply intimate concept album that explored the dark corners of an abusive relationship from different angles, translating their experiences through a trio of harp, banjo and electric guitar. 

Coming off the heels of All the Things with a newfound sense of lightness, confidence and transformation, Gulkin is currently working on an eccentric, queer, lounge rock record that unabashedly voices their existential thoughts with wild guitar solos, psychedelic lyrics, and a palpable sense of humour.

"The dreamscape music is a remarkable folk blend...powerful in its beauty." - Bob Mersereau, CBC

"Une beauté qui se transporte où les montées nuancées sont délicieuses et les mélodies oscillantes entre l’accroche efficace et les sentiers vierges." - Louis-Philippe Labrèche, Le Canal Auditif

Raw and open-ended" "NNNN" - Sarah Greene, NOW Toronto    

"Mixing up jazz, folk and chamber pop, Rose takes a traditional template and then doodles all over it, adding her own signature curlicues to create something familiar and refreshing"  - Quick Before It Melts    

"Hypnotizing" - Jenna Melanson, Canadian Beats  

"Gulkin delivers something unexpectedly heartbreaking in the kind of way I had thought only Sufjan Stevens could do with a soft whisper." - Pamela Fillion, ForgetTheBox  

"L’univers de Corinna Rose oscille entre les rythmiques folk des Sœurs Boulay et les intonations feutrées de Norah Jones ou Ingrid St-Pierre...Le tableau d’ensemble résulte de ballades fortes qui nous forcent à apprécier chaque petite subtilité qui grouille à travers ses tendres mélodies." - La Bible Urbaine