Guitarist in the 1980’s Hoboken band “GUT BANK”, KORMAN stopped playing music in 1987 to pursue a career in his hometown, working at City Hall. “I was inspired by reform Mayor Tom Vezzetti to serve in government”.
Still working for the City of Hoboken, KORMAN has begun exploring music again. “For 20 years I didn’t pick up a guitar. But in 2007, I bought a used acoustic guitar at a flea market and began playing some old riffs - then applying some lyrics I had written years ago." The result was a collection of new recordings - a 2012 solo album “HOBOKEN ROCKS”.
KORMAN has an audio engineering background. He records and produces all his own music and plays all the instruments. “What I am doing now is way beyond me just playing guitar in a band. “I’m creating my own songs, singing for the 1st time and loving it, performing better than I ever have in the past. I put a lot of work in the process and it’s enjoyable.”
KORMAN played guitar with several groups during the 1980’s post-punk scene in New York City and played a part in the famed “Hoboken Sound” with GUT BANK. KORMAN was a member of the 1983 Lower East Side group “THE KEEPER” (Slum Goddess Records), made up of band members Michael Goglia, the early drummer of psychedelic garage rockers “THE FUZZTONES”, vocalist Parker Dulany of NYC‘s overlooked “CERTAIN GENERAL” and Tommy Victor, founder of longtime industrial metal band “PRONG”, who played bass at the time.
KORMAN also played in the NYC groups “MISTAKEN IDENTITY” and “NO THANKS”, both part of the underground post-punk scene during the early 1980’s. GUT BANK, which toured often garnering a large fan base, enjoyed success from 1985 leading up to its 1987 album release “THE DARK AGES” (Twin\Tone, Coyote Records), produced by Roger Miller of MISSION OF BURMA, and often opened for HUSKER DU and the MEAT PUPPETS.
Following the release of "HOBOKEN ROCKS" in 2012, KORMAN continued recording new songs, with a 2nd album "LIBERTY REIGN", released in January 2015.