|Genre||Rock > Rock > Pop / Rock|
|Copyright||© ATOM Records (U.S.A.)|
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Austria may be known as the classical music center of the world, but make no mistake - Cornerstone is here to rock! The band, composed of Alina Peter (Vocals, Guitars), Michael Wachelhofer (Bass, Keyboards, Vocals) and Steve Wachelhofer (Guitar, Vocals), got signed by the US-based label ATOM Records back in 2008 and has done numerous tours through Europe and America. Cornerstone was able to do a mixture of headlining club shows and shared larger stages with acts such as The Animals, John Waite (Bad English, The Babys), New Model Army, and American singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines, to name a few. The press has been extremely favourable to the band's blend of 80's rock, mixed with the harder edge of today's alternative rock sounds. After the release of the debut album "Head Over Heels" in fall of 2008, reviews and interviews with the band were published in magazines like Powerplay, Fireworks and Classic Rock Magazine. Cornerstone won the "Next Big Thing Contest", hosted by Alternative Addiction (U.S.A.), and some of their songs were included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film "Little Alien", which was shown in cinema and on television.After they released their sophomore album "Somewhere in America" in 2011, the band appeared on numerous UK-Radio programs such as BBC Radio, their tune "Right or Wrong" won an award as “Ballad of the year”, chosen by British Rock Realms Magazine. Beyond that Cornerstone did several shows in the UK and participated in the biggest national rock-events, such as the Cambridge Rock Festival, the Rock and Bike Fest, or the Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool. In their home country Austria the band has been introduced by ORF Radio OE3, Radio Arabella, Welle 1 and Radio 88.6 - the biggest national radiostations - and performed in several TV-shows. In 2013 a cover of the eighties-hit "Smalltown Boy" (by Bronski Beat) surprisingly appeared in the charts, all the proceeds for this single went to the "Room to Breathe"-campaign, a charity-trust for the research and treatment of the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis at the Nottingham City Hospital (UK). In 2016 Cornerstone released their third studio-album "Reflections", which was produced in Canada in cooperation with producer Harry Hess (Billy Talent, Muse, Harem Scarem) and did a promotion-tour through Europe, including a few concerts with Gary Howard (Flying Pickets, Alan Parsons Project). With their power ballad “Whatever”, composed by Alina Peter and Michael Wachelhofer, they participated in the pre-voting for the wildcard of the Eurovision Song Contest and achieved #4, the contest was hosted by the Austrian Broadcast Company (ORF).