Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Meet Corey Hales

Raised in Milton, polished at Berklee College of Music, and road-tested, this exceptionally talented singer/songwriter has now put his guitar down in the sunnier pastures of California. Corey Hales is an artist who cannot be boxed into a genre. He has performed at clubs in Harlem, the famed Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, the gothic church of Kylemore Abbey of Ireland.

Steeped in soul, sweetened in pop, and served hot or cool, Corey, at the core, is singer/songwriter. That is strikingly obvious in his song, “Cherry Tree.” The depth, the delivery, the tones are calming, beautiful, thoughtful and wise. Hales started writing early in his high school years at Milton. He was coached by locally by Mark Baxter, reknowned vocal coach to Steven Tyler, among many others.

If comparisons are drawn, let them paint subtle hints of Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor. And then forget them all, and listen to this truly unique artist. Corey Hales make look tough on the exterior, but in his creative heart he is gently soulful, and firmly artistic.

Local Catch: Corey Hales




  • Hail The Music

    “Cherry Tree”

    Of his third single release, Corey says, “Cherry Tree is about what we learn from our life mentors, and the strength and wisdom that we take with us after they have passed on.”

  • Corey Answers Questions

    • Grew up in: Milton, MA
    • Now lives in: Los Angeles, CA
    • Current single: Cherry Tree
    • What lead you to music: I always was involved in music and loved singing, but when I toured South Africa with my high school jazz combo, my outlook changed from seeing music as something that makes me happy, to seeing that music itself is: happiness and sadness, longing and love, hate and benevolence. After that I knew I had to spread love and touch people with my music.
    • How old when you started: I was 18 months when my grandmother put me into a music program and I started taking piano lessons in kindergarten. Immediately after High School is when I started to work as a professional.
    • First country song you learned: Red Ragtop – Tim McGraw
    • Instruments played: Vocalist, Guitar, Piano
    • How would you describe your sound: Soulful Pop Music
    • Who inspires you: My Mom
    • Awards/accolades: Major Stage Top 50 In Studio Performance 2021
    • Dream duet partner: Stevie Wonder
    • All- time favorite country song:): Tennessee Whisky (call me basic I know)
    • First country concert: Brantley Gilbert
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Computer Science
    • Day Job: Full time artist
    • Most proud moment:  Moving to LA and getting away from having to work a day Job.
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: I’ve gotten to to to South Africa, Ireland, LA, SF, Atlanta, NOLA, Nashville, NYC, and meet the wonderful people that love and support music in all of those places.  The number for people that have shown me amazing and beautiful things around the country and world constantly inspire me.
    • Other things you like to do: I’m a die hard Pats fan, and since I was a kid, sports with the family, and football game night at friends houses have been some of my favorite times!
    • 3 Fun facts: I love manual cars, good tools, and some good speakers!
    • Mantra: It’s all love


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