Nicki Gonzalez

Session & Demo Vocalist

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Hello. I'm Nicki. Songwriters, studio engineers and clients have entrusted their music to me for over a decade; from pop to salsa, rock to R&B, commercial jingles to jazz. I accomplish in hours what can take other singers an entire studio day.

I am a truly versatile singer - not a "copycat". My recording and performance career spans more than a decade and several genres - from Classical Chorale to Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, The American Jazz Songbook, Brazilian and Latin Jazz. I have recorded in English, Spanish & Portuguese. My complete immersion into these influences and the feel for their respective nuances are what I believe set me apart from other singers. This voice must match the soul of the melody and lyrics; and the quality of the production.

I read music if you have lead sheets for me. Otherwise, I've got "horn player ears", so I harmonize easily. I have an affinity for stacking harmonies, creating background parts and counterpoint melodies. I have my own studio and can render you finished work in 48 hours in most cases.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

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  1. Review by Tricia D.
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    Nicki is beyond professional; just when you get used to her superb, responsive performances, she outdoes herself. Cannot recommend strongly enough!!

  2. Review by Gloria M.
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    Nicki ... she is a top singer ... her beautiful voice and feeling she put into our song "Music of the Earth" made me cry the first time I heard it...
    She is amazing, easy to work with ...
    Gloria Morrison
    Dreamstreet Entertainment

  3. Review by Jay Helmus
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    Wow!! Professional, fast, TALENTED, excellent communication... couldn't be happier! Tracks sounded amazing, and delivered exactly how I need them. Will hire her again for sure!! She made it very easy! Thanks Nicki!

  4. Review by Michel Z.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Nicki.
    She's very fast on delivery and on point.

    She's a versatile singer!

  5. Review by Craig H.
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    Nicki once again delivered superb performances and she went out of her way to make sure I would be happy with the outcome. Her vocals were clear and very well recorded. She imparted the character I looked for in the performance and was attentive to details. Great communication, as well. Thanks, Nicki!!

  6. Review by Judah
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    Wow! what a great talen Nicki is blessed with. Her harmonies, her ideas are amazing. You can sit back and don't have to worry how your end product will sound. She made it even better than what i had in mind. Definitely will be working with her permanently from now on. Nicki makes it sound better!

  7. Review by Tricia D.
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    We have used Nicki's expertise on more than 1 occasion. This time, we wanted her to sing harmonies using 3 different voice qualities. As usual, she came through with distinctive characters which underscored her talent and professionalism.

  8. Review by Tricia D.
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    I won't state the obvious: that this vocalist has pipes, mad skills! The main thing is not that she's a professional, which she is-- or even that her turn around is lightning fast, it's more her versatility and ability to take direction, to "hear" and collaborate. Nicki is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Avery D.
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    Nicki is so talented and always give us wonderful performance (especially the creative harmonies this time), really looking forward to our next collaboration! : )

  10. Review by Duke C.
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    EXCELLENT communication, GREAT attitude, FAST turnaround, HIGHLY recommended! Thanks Nicki!!

  11. Review by Tim F.
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    Nicki is the cat's meow. I'm a very persnickety producer, I'll admit, with extremely specific and challenging requests that many singers can't seem to get. Nicki gets it. She delivers goes the extra mile to ensure I always have what I want and need.

  12. Review by Craig H.
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    Nicki nailed the essence of what I was looking for in a lead vocal. I found her intonation and delivery to be excellent. She worked fast and had the needed files to me very quickly and the quality of her recording was also high. Let's do it again!!

  13. Review by Josef L.
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    Nicki always delivers, very professional and easy to work with.

  14. Review by Josef L.
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    Nicki is a true pro! Great vocals evrytime!

  15. Review by Avery D.
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    Thanks for your wonderful performances, Nicki. Your charming voice with full emotion and power is attracted us much! Looking forward to next collaborations!

  16. Review by Josef L.
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    Nicki is very professional and has a great sounding voice.

  17. Review by Avery D.
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    Wonderful voice! Best emotion! We have worked together for several times. And will go further certainly. Really the perfect choice.

  18. Review by Avery D.
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    Excellent singer with patience and sincere attitude! Her charming voice really attracts us. You're the perfect one for us to choose! :)

  19. Review by Avery D.
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    Nicki is a great top line singer and fast worker, very professional and the result is high level quality at a very affordable price . I absolutely recommend to work with her .

  20. Review by Don Bowles (Bol-Z.com)
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    Nicki is a true professional. This was my first time working with Nicki, but it won't be the last. She innovative and has a very quick turn around time. I like that Nicki is happy when her client is happy. Thank you so much Nicki for everything! You are outstanding!! Don

  21. Review by Tim F.
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    Nicki is one of the most professional and best singers I've ever had the pleasure to work with. She just "gets it." I'm extremely picky and demanding, doing commercial work for advertisers. Nicki delivers. Her rhythm is perfection. Her interpretation, spot on. It's the start of a long relationship.

  22. Review by Lorna
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    Nicki is an exceptional talent!! I could not be happier with the incredible vocals she delivered. Nicki is wonderful to work with, she has a super fast turnaround time and is in constant communication. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Nicki again!

  23. Review by Michael B.
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    I can only confirm what has been said about Nicki. And this job was an odd-ball which she pulled off in short time with no hassle/struggle. The Screaming passages are rocky as heck... For everyone out there that is looking for real talent -> Nicki Gonzalez t

  24. Review by Matt Nae
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    Nicki is great Artist. She has breathtaking, wonderful voice so powerful and so tender if necessary. Even if you need to wait a little for completion of the task it is definitelly really worth to work with Nicki. She is open for suggestions, creative & smooth in communication. I will not hesitate to ask if I will do my next project! Thank you.

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    Can't recommend Nicki enough! Total professional - super quick delivery! Hopefully will work together again soon! :)

  26. Review by Antonello Mitrano
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    Nicki's vocals are absolutely stunning! She understands music, and definitely took my song to a higher level. She is highly professional and very easy to work with.
    Thanks for your hard work, Nicki!

  27. Review by Amit L.
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    Nicki is a great singer and it was a pleasure working with her!

  28. Review by Ray F.
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    Nicki Gonzalez is simply amazing! I gave her an extremely difficult task and she performed it way beyond expectation. Her ability to interpret exactly what I wanted and put it to music was absolutely perfect. No revision needed. She has total control of her beautiful voice and I know she can sing anything. Do not hesitate to hire her!!

  29. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    I've been privileged to perform with Nicki, and I am here to tell you she is as good as it gets. She has insane chops and a sensational ear. Just as important, she's a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. If you need vocals, Nicki is the one!

  30. Review by Ruslan Sirota
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    Nicki is the real deal. No one is more diligent, professional, and willing to bring their very best to the situation than she is. With attention to detail and in-depth understanding of many genres, Nicki is a perfect addition to any musical situation. Her musical sensibilities and taste are second to none and I would recommend her for any gig, any time!

  31. Review by Avery D.
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    Nicki is so talented and always give us wonderful performance (especially the creative harmonies this time), really looking forward to our next collaboration! : )

Interview with Nicki Gonzalez

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: My strongest skill is that I'm not just a singer - I'm a well-rounded, learned musician. I read and write music, I hear harmonies naturally, I play piano, guitar and percussion. This gives me the vocabulary to communicate efficiently with instrumentalists and producers and promptly apply their/your directives.

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

  4. A: I bring to each song a unique understanding of how listeners hear music: from the top down. People hear a voice first and are inclined to receive the lyrical message. As a singer/songwriter, I emote into your lyrics so your story is not only understood but felt. But my favorite part is arranging impactful background vocals that give impact, framing the phrases that matter most.

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

  6. A: First I will make sure that the song is in a singable key. It is not uncommon for male songwriters to place the song too high or too low for the female voice. When this is the case, I will record a quick demo of me singing in the "impossible" key and then I will make a suggestion for a new key and record a quick demo of that, too. Once we decide on key placement, I will learn you melody exactly as you present it to me, then I will also cut a track with some of my own melodic ideas. You can use the parts you like or none at all. Next, I stack vocal harmonies around the melody as directed. If I feel strongly that a particular lyric must stand out or that harmonies would sound good in another place, I will record this part for your review, too. Again, you can use my idea or scrap it.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I record on Pro-Tools through a Behringer interface with a CAD studio microphone.

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

  10. A: Pop songwriters inspire me most. I think it takes tremendous skill to write something simple, memorable, with a clear message and mass appeal.

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

  12. A: The majority of my work is singing a lead vocal and adding stacked harmonies. I also create vocal arrangements and counterpoint melodies that compliment the lead. I will also write fun, relatable lyrics for pop, EDM and R&B tracks when requested.

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I deliver a 48-hr turn-around time unless otherwise specified, in advance. I allow two revisions.

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