TEEN HOOT - Nashville, TN
We are proud to announce our new sponsorship with up and coming YouTube sensation, Austin Corini. Hailing out of Gilroy, CA, Austin has been performing for anyone who would watch or listen since the age of 2. He’s grown up in a musical family and his first studio recording at age 3 was a hit as he sang along with his mom, a professional singer herself. At age 9 he signed with talent agencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles as an actor and a model. Some of his highlights include modeling for Gap , Old Navy, and Target; doing voice over work with Disney on the new “Finding Nemo” ride as “Tad” the angel fish, and some national commercials with Audi and Altel Wireless. Regardless of those successes, singing remained his number one love.
His idol as a kid was Michael Jackson. He loved soaring through the high notes as he listened to the Jackson Five. Austin’s musical tastes are broad. He loves pop, but also enjoys alternative rock, country and even 50s music! As a teenager he began to leave the acting and modeling stuff behind as he focused in on his love for music. Becoming a prolific writer, he has 50+ originals he has composed over the past few years. In 2010 he picked up electric guitar and began learning under one of his musical idols, Andrew Stanton of “I Am Empire”. He loves to crank up his amp and tear it up. He also joined an alternative rock band based in Morgan Hill, California called “ATFL” or “At the Front Line”. He fronts that band with vocals and collaborates in the writing of their originals.
In his free time, Austin also enjoys playing hockey. He has been playing since the age of 5 and is a forward for a high school recreational team called “The Smurfs”. His favorite part of the sport is flying at top speed and hitting the opponent. He’s definitely a tenacious player.
Austin continues to push himself as an artist, sometimes singing and playing his guitar for 2-3 hours a day. His recent recordings of cover tunes with Unreal Fall Music Studios are pushing him to new heights as a vocalist. It is his dream to be a professional performer and musician for life. He is never happier than when he is rockin’ out with an audience and seeing them smile and dance. He loves to see them set free in the moment and it sets him free as well.
We are excited to announce the new addition of our monthly Meet A Barnabas Kid interviews where we will be interviewing Austin for the premiere feature. Stay tuned to learn more about Austin as he continues to evolve.