Originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, Corinne Gooden has been living and performing in the low country for the past eight years. She has a diverse and extensive background in music, theatre and audio engineering, and has been working professionally for over twenty years, as a singer, musician, and teacher.
Corinne received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida State University, and has played several lead roles in theaters across the country. She has sung with world-renowned a cappella group Voices of Liberty at Disney World in Orlando, FL and toured with hip-hop group Raination and a cappella group Unsung Heroes in New York, NY, playing several festivals and opening for groups including The Black-Eyed Peas, Kanye West, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, The Lonesome River Band, etc. While in New York and Nashville, she performed at several venues including B.B. Kings, The Paramount, The Bitter End, Mexicali Blues, C.B.G.B.s, Blue Bird Cafe, etc.
In 2006, Corinne received a degree in Audio Engineering from SAE (New York/Nashville), and worked under Rick Giles (#1 hit songwriter for Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, etc.), and as a recording and mixing engineer for several Nashville artists. She recorded and co-produced an album of her own original songs, called All My Days, which is available on iTunes. Her voice can also be heard on several other albums, including Harbinger (Raination), Underlay (Nashville artist Sali Hagan), and Jump Right In (GIA Publications).
Corinne currently plays over 175 shows a year, and is the lead singer/acoustic guitarist/ keyboard/trumpet player in her band High 5 (www.high5charleston.com). She has a repertoire of over 1500 songs, and can play in any configuration, as soloist, or in a duo, trio or full band. She can frequently be seen in several venues in the tristate area, and is a sought after singer/ musician for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as small and large corporate events. In addition, she teaches over 40 voice, guitar, and piano lessons a week at Wando High School and at her home studio.