Knuckleduster Music Inc.
Created by Georges Couling
Georges Couling is a producer, composer, keyboardist, educator, VW enthusiast, and beer league goalie, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Georges holds a Bachelor of Applied Music Degree from Vancouver Community College (VCC), and studied jazz piano with some of Canada’s top pianists, including: Bob Murphy, Sharon Minemoto, Alan Matheson, and Bill Sample. He developed his skills as a songwriter and producer under the mentorship of award winning songwriter and producer Sean Hosein (Kelly Rowland, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson). Additionally, he has studied film composition privately with Jim Guttridge (HiTower Music).
Georges created Knuckleduster Music Inc. in November 2010. Through Knuckleduster Music, Georges produced and co-wrote the “New Day” EP with Juno Award winning artist Elaine “Lil’ Bit” Shepherd, produced Portage and Main’s “Better Man” which spent 10 weeks in the top 10 on CBC’s Radio 3 Chart, and produced albums for Lydia Hol, Terence Jack, and more. Georges has also engineered on location sound recordings for the Juno Award winning group Pugs & Crows, Western Canadian Music Award winner Peter Hannan, C.R. Avery, and more.
As a composer, Georges has contributed music to feature films such as: Dawn Rider (Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Jill Hennessey); Christmas Miracle; and Hockey Journey. He composed the musical score for the documentary series Eastside Stories (Telus Optik TV), and the award winning animated short Asteroid Season. His music production has also appeared in TV shows such as Arctic Air (CBC), and Continuum (Showcase).
Georges’s piano and keyboard styles cross over many genres, with influences ranging from: jazz great, Bill Evans; country legend, Floyd Cramer; to organists, John Medeski, Victor Axelrod, and Ray Manzarek. As a versatile and sought after musician, he can be heard regularly performing across Canada with roots rockers The Matinée, the afro-funk group Camaro 67, and The Jimmy Baldwin Band, to name a few.
As an educator, Georges is a faculty member at Vancouver Community College, where he teaches courses in recording, production, electronic music, and online media.
Juno Award Winning Artist
Reggae Recording of the Year
As a vocalist, I really appreciate working with Georges. He knows how to get the best out of me by encouraging my vocal abilities, and by guiding me in making sure all the vocal parts come together in perfect harmony. His production and final mixes always sound incredible, and are at top industry standards.
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