A tasteful, versatile and professional sound.
Michael is has a fantastic range both in pitch and dynamics. Paying meticulous detail to pocket and ensuring harmonies blend nicely, your post-production will be a breeze. There aren't many genres that Michael hasn't sung professionally over the years. He thoroughly enjoys a challenge and is keen to work to a brief.
Michael is also a songwriter with a great ear for top-lining. With training in sound engineering and arranging, he also has a great knowledge of the technicalities going on in your track so will be able to complement them tastefully.
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Interview with Michael Bird
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of my last single 'Running Back'. I co-wrote and produced the music and wrote the lyrics.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An EP
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I personally prefer the analog sound because I like the warmth of the saturation
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A professional and clean sound
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love singing
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's the highest note you can sing? - Ab
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It takes work to get vocals sounding tight
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a clear idea for your finished product? Do you want me to sing with a British or American accent?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Start the conversation... I'm an easy going guy
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Saw, spade, ladder, fire-starter, Apollo twin
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing from a young age but have been able to start earning money for the past ten years. Work has been picking up as I go!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful and emotive
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frank Ocean... he's got a unique approach to records which still communicates really strongly
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Line up your T's and S's
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B/Soul but often lean towards alternative palettes when I have the option
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to make sure a song has a strong sense of continuity and delivers a clear message, often with emotive vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm often most inspired by a concepts and ideas. I'll record rough vocals as I go and then get the lead vocal just right and build BVs around it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I rent a professional studio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Love Donny Hathaway's vocals, Pharrell's production, really like the way Frank Ocean layers vocals and the way Bon Iver creates atmosphere
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session vocals and topline