The Sambalaya Shoppe

One Singer. Many voices.

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Singer and songwriter with the ability to sound like many Top 40 favorites! Get P!nk, Britney, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and others from JUST ONE VOCALIST!

Sam is an industry recognized singer, writer, and artist with over 20 years in the recording industry. As the owner of The Sambalaya Shoppe, Sam offers vocal production services to producers, composers, and songwriters all over the world directly from her own studio.

As production staff beneath producer Andrew Lane (High School Musical), Sam honed in on her ability to sound like many popular singers - Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Nelly Furtado, and Erykah Badu to name a few. This signature "vocal mimicking" technique is what lead to the opportunity to be featured alongside Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes on the posthumous album Eye Legacy in 2009. Since then, she’s demoed countless songs for many young stars of The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, and more urban artists like Ciara.

Sam is also an educated audio engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production. In 2011, she was an assistant Live Programmer for Nicki Minaj during her stint on Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour. “It was my job as a Live Programmer to ensure that all pre-recorded audio ran smoothly. And in the same way, it's my job as your hired vocalist to ensure that the audio you receive from me is recorded flawlessly.” In 2018, she took everything she knew about vocal production and started her own business. Need vocal elements for your song? Look no further than the ragin' cajun of song creation.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Samantha Blanchard
  • Misty Gonzales
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
  • Samantha Blanchard

45 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chicago Bob
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    Sam performed my song really well and it took only one take -- I really appreciated how much work she did on the background vocals that created a much better song that I had provided in the demo.

  2. Review by Mark S.
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    One of those amazingly talented singers that you really wished you had found so much sooner than you did!! Sam performed beyond all expectations and was absolutely incredible!! From keeping in good contact, she stayed laser-focused on the work, attened to revisions and delivered high quality takes in good time for the deadline. 100% most highly recommended!! Thank you!!

  3. Review by Benny S.
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    What is the one thing above all else you are looking for in a vocalist to sing your track? Yes, your vocalist must have the technical stuff covered (range, pitch etc.) and Sam is well overqualified there but what is that one thing... you want them to sprinkle a bit of magic on your track! Sam has done that consistently on several of my tracks - I can't think of a better recommendation than that!

  4. Review by Michael D.
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    Once again, Sam has taken my melody line and lyrics to a professional level. I am grateful to have the opportunity to have her singing on my songs!

  5. Review by Michael D.
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    Great job as always. I love the feel that you put into this song for me.

  6. Review by Manny Perez
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    Awesome writer! My go-to pen master!! Great vocals, 3rd song together, more to come!

  7. Review by Corde N.
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    It's always an extreme pleasure working with Sam. She's professional, patient, crazy talented (those vocals!) and has a true passion for music.

  8. Review by Corde N.
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    Sam is amazing! No matter the song style, Sam will nail flawless vocals. I can't wait to work with her again on future projects!

  9. Review by Michael D.
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    Aside from the 7 or 8 songs that I've already done with Sam I have done well more than 50 sessions on Soundbetter with different musicians/ singers and Sam has, time after time, delivered pro quality tracks. I plan toI continue working with her as long as she allows me to!

  10. Review by Aaron L.
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    Loved working with Sam again! lovely voice and great lyrics fro any style of music. Will be doing lots more with her!

  11. Review by Michael D.
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    Thanks again Sam I "love" the work you do for me!

  12. Review by Al
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    Sam is a star 100% recommended

  13. Review by Charles H.
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    Charles H.
    Sam did a wonderful job with my order! She has a beautiful voice and really brought out the emotion I was seeking for this song! She is extremely qualified and works quickly! Also very easy to communicate with! I highly recommend Sam for your project!

  14. Review by Carl
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    I work with Sam for her nice lyrics. The fact that she's also a great singer, makes things very easy.

    Also very good communication with much understanding.

    Thanks again Sam !

  15. Review by Shun Y.
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    Love working with Sam, she produced a great final product, as always. she aims to please, and has a great ear for music. We are always very satisfied! Looking forward to the next project.

  16. Review by Michael D.
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    Another job very well done. This time Sam really laid into it for me bringing out emotions that previously did not exist in my song.

    thanks again Sam!

  17. Review by Aaron L.
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    Love Sam, Love here song! Super happy to be working on it and look forward to many more :)

  18. Review by Quinn P.
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    This is my second time working with Sam and she's awesome and has a versatile voice! She will provide you with lots of stems to work with. Truly high quality and up to industry standard

  19. Review by Manny Perez
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    Another great job! Highly recommended, will be back for more :)

  20. Review by Michael D.
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    Another job well done as I know it would be.

  21. Review by Michael D.
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    Another song finished to my complete satisfaction on the first version.

  22. Review by Michael D.
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    Once again, Sam has given me a very professional vocal track!

  23. Review by davide z.
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    Hi Sam!
    Thanks for everything you've done
    for me
    Thank you so much
    See you soon
    Davide Z.

  24. Review by Quinn P.
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    Working with Sam was so easy. She's truly a professional at what she does. I could've given her more info and been more detailed than I was about my expectations, but she quickly picked up on my vision for the song and nearly brought tears to my eyes from how good it was. She's very talented, good at vocal layering, and I will be back for more. :)

  25. Review by Manny Perez
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    Awesome! Purely amazing, will use again immediately!!! Don't delay, rock with Sambalaya Shoppe today!

  26. Review by Michael D.
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    Another job well done!

  27. Review by Michael D.
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    Just finished a second song with Sam and as before she really did a great job. No revisions needed. I couldn't ask for a more professional job!

  28. Review by Michael D.
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    Sam was great to work with. She took a rough idea and really built on it and gave me optional talks to work with. I'm looking forward to doing more work with her immediately.

  29. Review by King F.
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    Great job , once again and again, Thanks Sam

  30. Review by King F.
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    Beautiful voice and also you did a great job with this song as well. Thanks so much.

  31. Review by King F.
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    Hi Sam , you did a masterful singing in this song .You let it out . Thanks so much

  32. Review by Richard R.
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    Sam layed down awesome vocal tracks for me on one of my songs. I'm going to use her for my others as well. Highly recommended!

  33. Review by King F.
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    Well done , great job . thanks

  34. Review by Corde N.
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    Sam is BEYOND talented. Her vocals are like magic, instantly making any song she sings on a billion times better (at least!) Her instincts are spot on. She delivered flawless performances on both of my projects. I can't wait to work with her again!

  35. Review by Corde N.
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    Sam is AMAAAAAAAAZING! Her awesome voice truly brought my song to life. Her voice captured the vibe of the song beautifully and then some. I am still totally blown away. She is super professional and has a fast turnaround. I would love to work with her again! Highly recommend!

  36. Review by King F.
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    Great job again , thank you so much sam

    King

  37. Review by King F.
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    Well done again . Great job. I look forward to work with you again. thanks so much

  38. Review by King F.
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    Beautifully done . Great job.Thanks for your time

  39. Review by Carl
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    Sam Sam Sam,
    I hope we'll work together again
    The lyrics you made
    Better than getting lai..

    Thanks !

  40. Review by Shun Y.
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    Great experience, working with Sam. Very professional great vocals and a great musical ear. She went above and beyond to make sure I was pleased with the song. Will use her again for sure.

  41. Review by Felice LaZae
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    Sam is extremely professional, talented and fast! She sang background vocals on my latest project and added so much depth and texture to my songs. I will definitely be working with her again!

  42. Review by Felice LaZae
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    Sam is extremely professional, talented and fast! She sang background vocals on my latest project and added so much depth and texture to my songs. I will definitely be working with her again!

  43. Review by Jacob D.
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    Sam is undeniably talented as both a singer and a recording professional. Her voice is extremely versatile and can adapt to just about any style of music. She is very easy to work with (responsive, fast, friendly) and creative as a writer. Would definitely recommend her for just about any musical endeavor!

  44. Review by Amber Sauer
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    Sam has helped me more in one session than so many other producers and writers that I’ve worked with in the industry. She is proficient in recording, arranging, harmonizing and comping vocals. Especially great at writing as well. The best part of Sam is that she does all of this with a brilliantly pleasant disposition and a wonderful attitude that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend working with her.

  45. Review by Kevin Veatch
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    Sam has the voice, production capability, and imagination to truly hit it out of the park on remote vocal tracks. Lead top-line, background vibe, or both -- Sam's my go-to.

Interview with The Sambalaya Shoppe

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Yes! If you're looking for one of the best mixing engineers in the business, look no further than Brian "B-LUV" Thomas. The fact that someone with his credits is even on a website like this is astounding. Take full advantage of it by hiring an A-lister like him!

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: You can read my bio above for more, but, I've been writing and recording since the age of 12. I started recording my own songs in the studio before I was even a teenager. I've worn just about every hat in the room - artist, producer, vocal producer, engineer. I have almost twenty years of experience.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Soulful, versatile, and smart.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Jack White. To me, no one is doing what he's doing in music right now.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Yes. A mixing professor of mine once said, "Decide who is going to own the 'booty' of your song!". In other words, there's a choice to make as a producer where your lo end is going to come from - the kick, or the bass. It can never be both. Once has to own the bottom. Otherwise, they fight each other sonically and end up making the lo end of your record sound like mud.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: I work on all genres. Nothing is off limits. I've done pop, hip hop, country, house, EDM, Blues - all of it. You can listen to my sound sample if you want the proof!

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My strongest skill is in my ability to create a vocal that sounds like a final record. I get clients that send songs to me in very, very raw form. My job is to see "inside" of what's currently there, and bring out what should be there if the song had a huge budget with an A-list producer. A solid vocal can elevate your project to a much higher level, even if your production isn't finished. Getting your song to that higher level is what I offer my clients.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: The biggest thing I bring to the table is experience. I have over 19 years in the music industry under my belt starting from a very young age. I've grown up in the recording studio and I know what a record should sound like. On top of that, I have a unique ability to sound like a variety of popular singers by changing my vocal tone. In that way, you can get many voices from just one singer with me.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: With every song I demo, I begin my opening my ProTools template and loading in both the instrumental track and the reference track with either a scratch vocal or piano melody. I find the tempo, set them to the grid, and then listen to the song as I mark where each section begins. Once I've listened a few times, I start recording and that's it.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I use a Blue Microphone's Bottle Rocket Stage 2 mic with interchangeable B-heads, an Apogee Duet, and ProTools 12.8.3.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Some of my favorite artists of all time include Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith - I love the early Blues female powerhouses. Currently, I'm a big fan of Billie Eilish's lyrical skill. She's an EXCELLENT songwriter. As far as production goes, I'm in love with what Mark Ronson always brings to a record.

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: My most common work involves delivering high quality demo vocals for clients. No matter what state of development your project is in, my job is to take your idea and treat the vocal as if it were the final vocal for the record.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Britney Spears
  • Erykah Badu
Gear Highlights
  • Blue Microphones Bottle Rocket Stage 2 with interchangeable B Heads
  • UA LA-610 Mk II
  • Apogee Duet
  • ProTools 12.8.3
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