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Courtney Collins

Courtney Collins is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, and video producer from Madison Wisconsin.

She has released six recordings to date – as a solo artist, with frequent collaborator Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Haley Bonar, Alpha Consumer) and J.T. Bates (Blind Boys Of Alabama, A Prairie Home Companion), and Michael Lewis (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire) and with her previous bands Arena Venus and Voltress.

Her recordings have been reviewed in the Onion AV Club, the Big Takeover, the Wisconsin State Journal, and in many regional publications and websites. Most of her albums have been recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Ylvisaker and engineer Andrew Thomas.
As a voice actor, Collins has lent her voice to national public service announcements, commercials for Audible, corporate training narrations, and comedy videos.

Collins often works as a video producer with Blame Society Productions, most notably on the Chad Vader series. An internet comedy series, Chad Vader has garnered over 150 million views and has been featured on Good Morning America, VH-1, BBC News, and in USA Today and in the New York Times. She has also produced videos for Machinima and Turner Network’s Adult Swim/Super Deluxe.

She serves as coordinator and online moderator during the live Beer and Board Games and Rated RPG YouTube shows every other weekend, at

She released her second solo album "Hinterlands" in the spring of 2017.

"Hinterlands has a gorgeous, melancholy, evocative sensibility. Beautiful songwriting & singing." - Veronica Rueckert, Wisconsin Public Radio

"WELCOME TO CHRISTMASTOWN" by Courtney Collins and Jeremy Ylvisaker with J.T. Bates and Michael Lewis is available at:

"YULETIDE SWANK" and "PLUCKED" by Arena Venus (Courtney's former band) are available at:


"...Courtney Collins, whose sultry and expressive voice
would sound great singing just about anything."
- The Onion

"Thirteen Men" is a vampish-sounding bass-heavy delight.
Collins’ temptress tones are at their best. "Used To" an original,
resembles Blondie in their punk pop glory. Collins is both a
gifted interpreter and a good songwriter in her own right.
- Anna Maria Stjarnell, Collected Sounds

" An amazing, sultry voice."
- Saara Myrene Raappana, Actionman Magazine

"All in all, a pretty remarkable solo debut."
- Tom Laskin, Isthmus

"Courtney Collins’s seductive vocal style meshes with a surprising range of musical genres from lounge to tear-in-your-beer to Blondie-ish punk. A mix of original and cover songs, my favorites are “Used to” and the unexpected takes on “I Want You to Want Me” and “La Isla Bonita.”
- Mel Goldsipe, Go Girls Music

"The eclectic ability of Courtney Collins to adapt to a style is uncanny. Violet Night is an excellent recording that should be sought out by all musical thrill-seekers and by those who appreciate the injection of some mystery into their rock. Courtney Collins is Madison's Marianne Faithfull"
-Rick Tvedt, Rick's Cafe