The band, composed of Alina Peter (Vocals, Guitar), Michael Wachelhofer (Bass, Keyboard, Vocals), Steve Wachelhofer (Guitar, Vocals) and Christoph Karas (Drums, Percussion), got signed by the US-based label ATOM Records and have done numerous tours through Europe, America and now land in the UK this summer.
Cornerstone have 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 band won the “Next Big Thing Contest“, hosted by Alternative Addiction. 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“, reviews and interviews with the band were published in magazines like Powerplay, Fireworks and Classic Rock Magazine. Some of their songs were included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film “Little Alien“.
In their home country of Austria Cornerstone has been introduced by Radio OE3, Radio Arabella, Welle 1 and Radio 88.6 – the biggest national radio stations – and performed in several TV-shows. In the UK, the band participated in the biggest rock-events of the country, such as the Cambridge Rock Festival, the Rock and Bike Fest, or the Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool. In 2013, Cornerstone released their version of the Eighties-hit “Smalltown Boy“ (by Bronski Beat), that appeared in the charts. All the proceeds for this single went to the “Room to Breathe”-campaign, a charity organization for the research and treatment of the immunodeficiency disease cystic fibrosis at the Nottingham City Hospital. Cornerstone release their third studio album “Reflections“ this year, which was produced in collaboration with Harry Hess (Harem Scarem, Billy Talent, Muse, …) in Canada. The band is going to tour through Europe again, including United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and of course Austria.