Corey Hales has an unexpected voice considering his style and stature. At this stage in his career gigging around his hometown of Boston MA, or his new home of Los Angeles, he’s accustomed to people staring. If they’re hearing Corey for the first time, they’re struck by the gentle warmth coming from this big bearded man. The patient songwriting and touching melodies call John Mayer and Ed Sheeran to mind. Those who have heard Corey before, know he’s only setting you up for the fiery passion of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Allen Stone. Mark Baxter, voice coach for both Corey and Steven Tyler, puts it best. “Every note Corey sings is flavored with heart and soul. Like grandma’s good cooking – the sound of his voice is nourishment for your ears.”Allen Stone, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and John Mayer all make up his unique sound.