Shelley H

Vocalist, Songwriter

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Multi-skilled singer/songwriter. Emotionally driven top quality vocals. Songs featured on many film/tv shows. I’ve written for Grammy Award winning producers & artists all over the globe. I work in all genres and I pay attention to detail to deliver the best result for you.

I've been recording and editing vocals for many years. I LOVE what I do and I love working with creative people from all over the world. I work across all genres and styles and can adjust my tone from soft and fragile through to belting to fit your project description. Various vocal styles can be found here - https://shelley-harland.disco.ac/lib/3290

I'm a great communicator with a fast turn around time. I use a Studio Projects C1 Condenser Microphone OR a Rhode NT2 with a Scarlett Focusrite pre-amp in Logic Pro. I like to use CLA wave Plugins for playback but will deliver quality dry 24bit 48k.wav files.

I’m versatile, patient and will listen carefully so we can collaborate to achieve your desired outcome.

Where possible I will try to get sync opportunities for the songs I create with my film/tv connections (Universal, BMG, EMI, Netflix, Spotify Head Quarters, Disney and more)

Pricing varies depending on the project, but vocals start at $250
Songwriting/Topline: please contact for pricing

Once we start your project I’ll send you a rough mix for your approval and do two rounds of revisions for free if needed, then once you approve the job and release funds, I will send all stems.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap. Lets create!!!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Shelley Harland
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Languages

  • English

331 Reviews - 57 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nikki S.
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Shelley! Her vocals are simply amazing and her topline and lyrics were absolutely perfect. It was a really straightforward and enjoyable collaboration - Shelley is great with communication and completed the project with a really quick turnaround. I was super impressed with her work and her ability to use my ideas to create the perfect topline, taking my track to the next level. Highly recommended, and I hope to work with her again in the future!

  2. Review by Abelardo B.
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    I love the distinctly character of her voice. Professional and helpful. I recommend working with her without doubt.

  3. Review by Music Forge
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    Shelley has one of the best voices I've come across here...she really put her best work into my project and is a true professional! She has a versatile voice and did an impeccable job on a massive song. It's obvious how seriously she takes her work! I would describe her as having a beautiful, haunting, alto voice. Highly recommend and would definitely work with her again!

  4. Review by Melissa P.
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    Shelley was quick, responsive and made the track come to life! Thanks again

  5. Review by Dean L.
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    Shelley was prompt, professional, and sounded incredible.

  6. Review by Tar C.
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    My highest recommendation!
    Super professional and extremely creative, she brought my simple, upbeat song to life with imaginative lyrics that really capture a scene.
    Shelley's Vocal tone is highly emotive with a wide vocal range that is "spot-on" and in tune.
    Her process of writing lyrics and hashing out the vocal melody was smart, efficient and super effective. This could have been a long challenging process. Instead, it was as smooth as key lime pie!!
    Love the song!!!

  7. Review by Christina M.
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    Shelley was a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and quick turnaround.

  8. Review by ron k.
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    Fantastic vocals from Shelley! Quick communication and response. Got exactly the vocal performance that I was looking for! Highly recommend.

  9. Review by Dan L.
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    Shelley is a star!! :D Definitely the best singer on this website!! :D I can't express how grateful I am to have her sing on my tracks!! :D

  10. Review by Dan L.
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    Again and again Shelley provides outstanding vocals!! :D I always look forward to hearing what she can do to bring my songs to life!! :D She outdoes herself every time!! :D

  11. Review by Antoni S.
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    Five stars all the way for Shelley! Not only does her voice give me chills but she was so creative and helpful to the very end. She took the effort to give me multiple ideas without any hesitancy. Really appreciate her patience with me and getting to a product I was in love with. A real professional.

  12. Review by Tyler R.
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    Shelley is a wickedly talented woman who with just some basic background information and direction can spin lyrics into emotionally moving music. I cannot recommend her enough, she truly speaks from the heart.

  13. Review by joseph r.
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    Shelly is a Pro. On point responsive, knows her craft and has That Voice. Did I mention her Voice? Her tracks are killer. SuperSoul.

  14. Review by Darren V.
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    Shelley is amazing! Great voice, super professional and so very easy to work with. Definitely will come to Shelley with future tracks!

  15. Review by Ken K.
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    Shelley was a pleasure to work with! She brought passion, creativity, imagination and vocal skill- and helped bring my song to another level. She was quick and accurate with feedback. Much appreciated- we will certainly work together again!

  16. Review by John W.
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    Shelley is a true pro!!!! So much experience, such good vocals, and sense for phrasing, tone, and style. She takes a song and makes it hers. No matter the genre. She will elevate your music if you work with her. I recommend her highly!

  17. Review by Paul G.
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    Shelley is a talented vocalist and great to work with.
    Fast turnaround, great communication and very professional, hope to collaborate some more

  18. Review by Leo Music Design
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    It's always such a pleasure working with Shelley!

  19. Review by Silvana D.
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    Shelley is the best person I've ever worked with on making my lyrics come to life. Whenever we made any adjustments, they came through exactly as I requested. I felt she fully understood what I needed in working together on the son, like she was on exactly the same page which I feel is so important when it's your personal, heartfelt lyrics. Her voice is truly a beautiful gift, she just has such a natural and unique way about her singing that she could make anything brilliantly shine.

  20. Review by Dan L.
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    Shelley's vocals are amazingly brilliant!! :D She not only sings melodies like an angel but provides harmonies and adlibs that suit perfectly!! :D Really bringing my songs to life!! :D Thanks so much again!! :D

Interview with Shelley H

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I work on a highly professional level - as I mentioned a lot for film/tv. But I have to say the personal songs i've written have been a real joy. I've had father's asking me to write a song for their daughters... songs along those lines. So heartfelt and so transforming. I really appreciate playing that role and healing relationships through music.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm constantly working on songs for film/tv and other artists. My clients keep me busy in a variety of genres and I love my work!

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

  6. A: Yes! In particular some producer/mixers as well as an incredible guitar player and drummer. Please ask me and I will direct you to who will best suit your project.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog... I love 'real'... there is an energy that is transferred to another the less a 'moment' is interfered with. I love real vocals, nothing auto-tuned. Something that reached the soul.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Can you make something great! Yes I can :)

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

  12. A: I have been in music for many years - I have been signed to Sony, BMG, Chrysalis and Nettwork. I was actually sitting on a subway in NY when someone discovered my music. I've written songs that have been released all over the world on albums and on tv shows and films. I love the connections I have made with people that have become great friends!

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Real, authentic and emotive, quality...

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

  16. A: I like to sketch melody ideas while listening out loud on my NS10's and then once I have a basic concept of verse, pre, chorus and bridge I jump in my vocal booth and lay down a melodic vocal guide. After that I begin sketching lyrics. Often i've found that somewhere in the primal melody I laid down the story already resides...

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I use a Rhode NT2 mic and I like to use CLA wave plugins for playback. I always deliver high quality, organised dry wav files at the end of a session. My studio also has endless Guitars & Amps, Ukulele's and a beautiful Bluthner Upright Grand piano. I work in Logic Audio

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

  20. A: The Smiths, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, GoGo Penguin, Kate Bush, Prince, Billie Holiday, Bjork, Lamb

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: A quality product, a friendly collaborator with great communication. Easy exchange of ideas and files, no ego, fun creativity.

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: I live to create, I couldn't breathe without it. I love everything about creating music in all styles and sharing that magic with my collaborator (client).

  25. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  26. A: Just how hard I work... It sounds pretty breezy to be a singer but to stay in this business you have to work hard day in and day out!

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: Can you send me some references to some released songs in the style you are looking for. Can you send me seperate files - Instrumental, vocal melody line, lyrics etc. Do you have a release plan or can I help you with that.

  29. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  30. A: Listen to my vocal reel to see what I can bring to your project, ask me questions - I can send through further references specific to your project. I will only accept the project if I know I can deliver what you are looking for.

  31. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  32. A: I would take my Laptop, Focusrite, Akai keyboard, Mic and Looper

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

  34. A: Don't edit out the breaths! Hearing the singer breathe enables you to feel so close and connected to the track, like you can touch the moment... sometimes raw wins...

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

  36. A: Pop, Dance, Ballad's, Electronic. I love it all! Anything from light and uplifting to dark, gritty and edgy.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: My vocal sound is unique and i'm told it sits there right alongside some of the best female vocalists out there. Writing melody is one of my favourite parts of the songwriting process. I get many comments about my melodic instinct.

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

  40. A: I deliver an authentic, connected and emotive vocal to every session I record. Having written and recorded songs for artists and film/tv for many years - I come up with extra ideas that would benefit the song to reach a wider audience and make your track stand out when it comes to radio.

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

  42. A: Clients commission me for vocals and songwriting in all genres. They know that I will provide an authentic, connected performance whether it's a stripped pop love song or a deep dark emotive song for trailer music.

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

  44. A: I've had the pleasure of working with incredible artists such as Elvis Costello & John Cale (Velvet Undergound) I have to say it would be pretty great to sing with Portishead and a live Orchestra!

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Terms Of Service

I can deliver a quick turn-around when needed. I allow 2 revisions and stems will be sent upon final payment. I discuss royalty splits and buyouts per project. Thanks!

GenresSounds Like
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Billie Eilish
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • Logic
  • Apogee
  • Rhode NT2
  • MPC LIVE
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SoundBetter Deal

Discounted rated for multiple songs

  • Songs for film and tv!Sep 10, 2020

    I really enjoy working on music to bring visuals to life... here are a few samples of my songs on commercials and tv shows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9GgucQKZ5M&list=PL6SRmS1l8GHGWQEBDPwsQG6XZD2_crh11