- Singer, Song-writer, Performer
Courtney Chris Williams, known to her supporters as "Courus", born and bred in the Eastern Cape in the town of Uitenhage where she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child.
Born on the 11th day of April 1993, this vibrant girl started singing at a very tender age.
Her uncle, MC and Events coordinator; Danny Williams, always had her sing at various shows and festivals that he had hosted in order to 'wow' audiences.
Her musical influences are as a result of exposure due to singing in the Convent RC Primary school choir, participating in UTH High talent shows, Ligte Muziek, acting in school musicals, dramas, dance competitions, singing in church and singing in the girl-group, "Confrontation".
For her tertiary education, in the year 2012 Courus enrolled at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth where she took up a course in Music studies.
In her years at University, she became exposed to many ensembles and started singing and playing in numerous bands too, namely; TwoTone music, BE soul and AdLib Entertainment. In 2013 Courus started her own band that still perform with her today. Together with her band, she had performed on platforms such as The Splash festival, The Uitenhage Carnival, The Northern Arts Festival, Springs Jazz Festival and does many corporate functions with them too. She feels blessed to have had the opportunity of studying towards her greatest passion. Courtney graduated in 2015 with a Diploma in Music Education.
Courus performed as a backing vocalist at the "Divas in Spring Concert" in 2016 alongside artists like, PJ Powers, Liesl Graham, Lira and Judith Sepuma and still sees that moment as a highlight; as she strives to be as amazing and unique as all of those artists all together. She also hopes to work with them again in future. Courtney is eager to learn more about what the music industry has to offer.
In 2017, Courus had her own concert at "The Little Theatre" also known as "The Athenaeum," which she had sold out.
Courus moved to Johannesburg in 2018 to further pursue her career in music.
She has performed at various functions including places like Katzy's, Carnival City, Sandton Sun Hotel, Emporers Palace just to name a few. She performs under the banner; Harris & Miller productions, she does corporate functions with freelance bands and musicians and also does solo gigs with guitar.
Her goal for 2019 is to get her music recorded, to get air-play and to be heard. She believes that her sound is something different, it is healing and would be exactly what the music industry needs. One of her main goals is to bring back or, to reerect timeless music. She believes that she is the perfect artist to do so. "I can't wait for people to get to know who 'Courus' is".