Voice is edgy, pop, sultry, clean & warm. Known for American Idol (Season 10), Minecraft Jams "Psycho Girl" writer & singer, Vanderpump Rules "Touch In Public" music video, commercials, voice in ABC's The Unit, ABC Family, FOX & more.

"I started singing professionally at 11 in an acapella group before becoming the go-to session girl in Philly."

**"Contact me for a complimentary consultation via Soundbetter or phone. We will discuss your vision, bring it to life."

“I've touted Erika Schiff 's singing abilities for so long, it might seem like she's a woman in her 60s rather than the sprightly twenty something that she is. Philly's resident blue-eyed soul chanteuse pays her bills as a session singer, has done backing vocals for old area cats like John Eddie and sang in expansive jazz acts with avant-guys like Elliot Levin. But the woman I spoke to from the Hollywood set of American Idol early this year (Schiff was a contestant) has her debut album "In the Blonde" ready with a gig at Legendary Dobbs April 30."

---A. D. Amorosi, City Paper (Philadelphia)

Specializing in harmonies, vocal doubles/triples, a rich, velvety mid range, Erika has the tone and edge in her vocals to deliver a modern vocal track. She is the perfect fit for pop, soul, blues, jazz, dance, adult contemporary and more.
(Most comfortable range: C3- G5, Mezzo-Soprano)

As a Philly native, Erika earned her cred early on at 11 years old when she began singing pro in a 50‘s pop acapella quartet, followed by writing her own music and performing at Philly staple venues. She became one of the most sought after commercial pop singers in the city. Her voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials and television shows. She currently resides in LA.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools
  • Audio Technica AT 4050

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

-Revisions w/in reason & won't compromise entire recording, something sounds wrong
-Please submit EXACT lyrics & check before
-Average 5-7 business day turn around, rush order avail

Reviews of Erika Schiff

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 3 hours agoby

    Erika is a consummate professional. She really has great instincts and is easy to work with.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 days agoby

    joy to work with, open-minded and creative. great communication and wonderful results. you'll be pleased.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    Fantastic! Erika truly has a gifted voice and more importantly for a writer, she has a strong melodic sense. She made my song much better by her artistic sense and creativity.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar4 months agoby

    Original Rock Voice On My Song ... Great Job ... Thank You So So Much ...!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_ra_da_noc__2_7 months agoby

    Erika did a fabulous job, I knew by hearing her voice she was the one. Once she understsnds your concept she is off and running. Communication was top notch. Great writing skills she will definitely be my go singer song writer!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_green-and-blue-sound-waves9 months agoby

    A++++

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_green-and-blue-sound-waves9 months agoby

    AMAZING! , as always!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_green-and-blue-sound-waves10 months agoby

    Couldn't be happier! Professional, on time, communicated very well and her voice is AMAZING! Will certainly be working with her again!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_tar_crystalline10 months agoby

    This is the second song I worked with Erika on and once again she delivered in spades!!
    Always easy. Always smooth.
    Most importantly though. ..stellar vocals!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar12 months agoby

    Erika's the real deal. She takes instruction very well, she's organized and she's prompt. But best of all, she's a terrific singer able to morph into a plethora of various stylings, fitting into virtually any musical situation. I can't recommend her enough!

    Jay Soto
    producer

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Working with Erika was an extreme pleasure. She is a tremendous individual and a tremendous talent. She took my limited knowledge of things musical and expanded it greatly. She was very good about modifying things within reason and did it brilliantly. The song she did for me was to honor my wife who died of cancer at 50 it was AWESOME!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_tar_crystallineabout 1 year agoby

    Erika was hired to resing a song I had recorded vocals on myself.
    This was a very difficult task, because I was deeply connected to the track emotionally and musically.
    What she sent back was masterful and beyond my expectations (which was high).
    She is super pro on all levels and I can't wait to send her more of my music to sing on!
    A+ !!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_don_photo_3about 1 year agoby

    Erika was a pleasure to work with! Very professional, creative and prompt. Will definitely look forward to working with Erika again!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Erika is an excellent vocalist, very easy to work with, and very professional. She knew just what to do instinctively. I would definitely use Erika again.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Erika is a very talented singer/song writer and delivers high quality results with a quick turn around. She provides brilliant vocals and harmonies that deliver great emotions to a song.She very organized, professional,easy to work with and delivers high quality results.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_scan0003about 1 year agoby

    Erika has a powerful, sexy voice, great pitch control and a professional presence. A great pick for singer/songwriter.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Erika has an extremely commercial sound and is extraordinarily creative. She went beyond the call of duty on my projects with performances that didn't just add sounds to my songs, but character. She's also FAST. Terrific person to partner with!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_profilealmost 2 years agoby

    Working with Erika was a great experience. She has an amazing voice, professional work ethic, ideas to strengthen the song, and she communicates quickly, clearly, and effectively. She is fun to work with and delivers a great performance at a great price in just a few days time! I will definitely be working with her again in the future.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_maestro_about 2 years agoby

    You're not just looking for the standard "can get the job done as per description" blah di blah. You're looking for a partner!
    Erika turns the boring ol client/provider relationship into an exciting collaboration between musicians.
    A lovely experience with this bundle of fun and energy. Trust me....The force is strong with this one ;)

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Interview with Erika Schiff

If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1. ipod 2. head phones 3. microphone 4. keyboard/piano 5. laptop and after some SERIOUS bribing of the gods to get #6... 6. speakers
Tell us about your studio setup.
Audio Technica AT 4050, Pro Tools. I have a home studio and easy access to high end studios.
What are you working on at the moment?
Current pipeline: original music, radio jingle remixes and a radio ID
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Both have great qualities. I am not a purist of any kind.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will only send you work that I honestly feel is good enough.
What do you like most about your job?
It's always different.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Question: How much? Answer: We need to figure out exactly what you want :P OR Question: Will you sing my funny lyrics? Answer: Absolutely :)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it doesn't take hours and hours of detailed attention and work. That it's always fun.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is the usage? Demographic? Style or example of something similar? How elaborate do you want to get, something simple or something more involved?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be realistic and open to all possibilities! Try to have a clear idea of the vibe you want and don't expect anyone to deliver exactly what you may hear in your head. Let the pros do what you hired them to do :) Also understand that good quality will never be the cheapest but do it right the first time and you will end up spending less and having something you can be proud of.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Always music and art. I was a fine art major in college and was always involved in the arts from childhood. Started as a dancer at age of two, never stopped going. Was in my first original band in ninth grade, got more involved in illustration in high school. Of all the creative fields, music was always my greatest love. Truthfully, I feel incomplete without any of them and enjoy creating in general.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
An original song I co-wrote and just completed with Sharon Little. The song has not yet been released but every time I've listened to it I cry.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Jeff Lynne because he is my god, and seems genuinely cool...and Bruno Mars because I he is a killer songwriter.
Can you share one music production tip?
keep it simple and get it done.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop
What's your strongest skill?
Being too hard on myself :P For real, my commercial sound and comping vocals.
What do you bring to a song?
A pretty sound, sultry sexiness. An original point of view. Unique yet catchy chord progressions and melodies. Clever, yet applicable lyrics. I'm a work horse and I enjoy when clients are super happy :)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Jon Brion for his originality and dark undertones. ELO because Jeff Lynne has amazing melodies that are super catchy with a tinge of beautiful sadness, plus he is an incredible arranger. Trent Reznor b/c he is truly original yet universal.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Singing, harmonies, vocal arranging, tuning, writing music, writing melodies, recording, tweaking your lyrics, writing lyrics, producing, Radio ID's, jingles, song writing collaborations, video editing, sourcing our other performers for your project, performing live.