Courtney Audain is the Entreproducer of Coinhead Media Studios. In addition to his impressive musical career, Courtney has over 15 years experience as a sound engineer and producer. Courtney produced and recorded his first solo CD, Fuze, available from Coinhead Media Studios. He is currently producing and performing with many talented Austin musicians, including Austin favorite Sarah Hickman, and several artists with forthcoming releases on the Coinhead Label.
Courtney's production talent was highlighted in a recent review for his role in producing Sweet Nothing, the new release by Kathy Smock. According to veteran music reviewer Margaret Moser of the Austin Chronicle: "It's as good a rock debut as Mina Mauldin's SuperPsychoticQueen last year, but layered more percussively. No surprise there, as Austin percussive dynamo Courtney Audain produced and arranged the album. " http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2005-04-15/music_phases5.html
A native of Trinidad, West Indies, Courtney Audain has been performing since age three and at thirteen joined a steel band, which won national championships three out of the five years he played with them. During high school he also played with a pop group that became teen idols performing live every Saturday morning on a local television program.
Now an established US citizen, Courntey immigrated from Trinidad to New York in 1979. He followed the music to Austin, Texas in 1981, where he joined the popular reggae band Pressure. When the group disbanded in 1988, Audain joined the popular cover band and stage act TRIK TRAX before recording and performing with Chris Thomas King.
Next a fateful audition brightened his future when Courtney was selected for the coveted spot of bass player for Austin’s popular group Timbuk 3, who shot into the national spotlight with the hit “The Future’s Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades”). After Timbuk 3 disbanded in 1995, Courtney spent the next few years recording and performing with the internationally renowned group The Killer Bees. In early 2001 Courtney played bass and percussion with the legendary rhythm section Double Trouble and a star studded lineup on Austin City Limits. Courtney has also performed with Peter Rowan, Kurt Nuemann, Ian Moore, Charlie and Will Sexton, Kris McKay, Root 1, Papa Mali and the Instigators, and numerous popular Austin musicians and bands.