Born and raised in Oakland, NJ, singer/songwriter Kory Hilpmann mixes indie pop, piano rock, and folk into his sound.
After teaching himself piano and guitar as a kid, he studied classical piano at Elizabethtown College where he continued songwriting and performing. Kory's songs are filled with personal and meaningful lyrics on top of an upbeat alternative folk-pop sound surrounding a piano base. For fans of Ben Folds, Billy Joel, Bright Eyes, and The Head and The Heart. His first EP release: "Whispers After Dark" features acoustic piano, guitar, and harmonica accompanied by high sailing harmonies sometimes reminiscent of the Beach Boys. The "Piano Songs For Film" EP features all instrumental piano tracks written for short film collaborations or songs written in the cinematic style.
Kory is an independent artist rising to the New Jersey music scene.