Knuckleduster Music Inc. is a production house based in Vancouver, British Columbia owned and operated by producer, songwriter, composer, and keyboardist, Georges Couling.
Georges holds a Bachelor of Applied Music Degree from Vancouver Community College, and has 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 at Bananatoons and SA Trackworks under the mentorship of award winning songwriters and producers Sean Hosein (Kelly Rowland), Dane Deviller (98 degrees), Anthony Anderson (Laura Pausini), and Steve Smith (Loverboy).
In November 2010, Georges created Knuckleduster Music Inc., which has seen him produce folk, rock, and pop recordings for Portage and Main, Redbird, Stef Lang, Juno award winner Elaine “Lil’ Bit” Shepherd, Lydia Hol, and more. Portage and Main’s “Better Man” produced, engineered, and mixed by Georges spent 10 weeks in the top 10 on CBC’s R3 Chart.
As a sought after musician, Georges’s piano and keyboard styles cross over many genres with with influences ranging from jazz great Bill Evans, country legend Floyd Cramer, to organists John Medeski and Ray Manzarek.
Georges is a faculty member at Vancouver Community College where he teaches recording, production, and online media.