Ara

Acoustic Singer Songwriter

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Timeless acoustic-pop and folk songwriter. As an experienced singer-songwriter I'd love to help you turn your ideas into the full songs you envisioned. I have written for some great singed artists, indie gems as well as TV sync placement. Besides songwriting I also create acoustic productions and provide artist development for singer songwriters.

My strengths are writing strong hook melodies, memorable guitar sections and heartfelt lyrics.
I thrive when helping an artist tell their story in a song, and to capture what is unique about them in both the music and the lyrics. Improving demo’s and existing songs by taking them to the next level is something I especially enjoy doing, as I am very comfortable with iteration, I often see various ways of improving records.
Finally as a rising artist and singer songwriter myself I have the ability help artists navigate all aspects of the music industry, such as producing, recording, performing, marketing etc.

My main influences are: Ed Sheeran / Bon Iver / Dermot Kennedy / Hozier / Noah Kahan / Jeremy Zucker / Billie Eilish / Taylor Swift / Post Malone / Zach Bryan / Ben Howard / Phoebe Bridgers / Novo Amor.

A perfectionist at heart, I will dedicate myself to your project until we are both satisfied.
I would love to help you by:
- Writing or cowriting a full song from scratch/concept
- Writing a topline/melodies or lyrics for your existing project
- Composing & recording acoustic guitar sections for your song / production
- Providing Artist Development for singer-songwriters

Don't be shy to reach out with any questions or to simply discuss your project!

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

Languages

  • English

20 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Julian Lowe @ JML Mastering
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    This was my first time working with Ara and I sincerely hope it's not the last. Ara is a wonderful songwriter and musician, with an ultra-keen ear and amazing attention to detail. His song was beautifully crafted and exquisitely arranged. His superb performance took it to the next level. Ara is a true professional in every sense of the word and he was a joy to work and communicate with.

  2. Review by Jurriaan I.
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    Can’t say enough! Extremely talented, my go to songwriter

  3. Review by Emanuel Pavon
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    Absolute pleasure to work with Ara! Wonderful music and great experience. :)

  4. Review by Camelia B.
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    Had a great time making my first song together.

  5. Review by Jurriaan Ivo
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    Had the best experience with Ara, he just killed it! Hands down the most talented songwriter and guitarist I’ve worked with! In addition to his incredible melodies and lyrics, he simply had a great patience and vision for the project

  6. Review by Rafael Rico
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    I really think Ara is an amazing singer/songwriter. His voice is just magical, and his songs are so heartfelt and touching. I feel truly honored to have had the opportunity to work on one of his bangers, and I can't wait to collaborate with him again soon. This guy is destined for great things!

  7. Review by Isaac W.
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    Ara is a passionate musician with his own voice and isn't that what it's all about?

  8. Review by Chris Camilleri
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    Working with Ara was a true joy. We put our heads together to finalize production and mix a song he produced, and it was a rewarding, collaborative experience from the very beginning to the final mix. Ara was supportive, positive, open-minded, and direct with his feedback throughout. I look forward to working together again soon!

  9. Review by Mattia Pironti
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    Ara is an amazing singer/songwriter and even more an amazing person. He's super talented and super patient. Really a joy to work with and recommend to anyone who wants to bring their songwriting to another level. Thanks Ara :)

  10. Review by Sami Hamoudi
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    Love working with Ara. Everything he touches just becomes special.

  11. Review by Zefan G.
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    It’s my second time working with Ara, he’s got the raw talent, and he gets what I’m looking for, and write banger melody. One of the best songwriter I’ve worked with, I’ll definitely work with him again!

  12. Review by Lucy
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    Hands down the most talented songwriter I've ever worked with
    He truly cares so much, and it shows in the results
    Couldn't be happier, thank you Ara

  13. Review by Zefan G.
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    It's my first time working with a songwriter, and I'm so glad I worked with Ara, it was such an easy process, he super easy to communicate with and quick turnaround time, and he is really good at what he does, definitely want to work with again soon!

  14. Review by Nikki Polizzotto
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    Ara is an incredibly talented songwriter and guitarist. His ability to transform and take melodies to the next-level is superb. Looking forward to working with him more!

  15. Review by Lauren
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    He’s a very talented guy and will always help you find what you want to express in your song. He’ll be glad to offer his help as well as advices on songwriting. Had a great time with him and be repeating it again! You for sure will learn from Ara!

  16. Review by Lucy
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    Ara fully understood and committed to my creative vision. What an unbelievable songwriter and musician - couldn't have asked for a better collaborator!

  17. Review by Edward T.
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    this guy is maddddddddddd talented couldn’t have been happier with the outcome :) thank you man

  18. Review by Sami H.
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    Always amazing working with Ara!
    His melodies and lyrics perfectly captured what I was going for! My go-to writing partner. Highly recommend, your songs and ideas will be in good hands with him!

  19. Review by Jaelin W.
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    Ara is AMAZING!! Highly recommend for anyone who is into the acoustic singer/songwriter music. He's one of the best!

  20. Review by JT Roach
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    Ara is the man ! Very talented writer and singer and easy to work with.

Interview with Ara

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

  2. A: It is not done until you are 100% happy.

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

  4. A: My debut EP 'From Embers'

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

  6. A: Helping someone capture their emotion and story in a song I spend years trying to achieve this for myself, so when I can help others with this it is both beautiful and rewarding.

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

  8. A: My Martin 00028 A capo ;) Neumann U87 Apollo Twin Macbook Pro and a notebook ...

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Timeless. Passionate. Memorable.

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

  12. A: Pop / Singer-Songwriter / Folk / Alternative

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Songwriting Capturing the essence of the artist and the message in the song

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

  16. A: I try to find the purest way to capture the song, by finding the key melodies and the words that say the most. Additionally I write unique and memorable guitar parts that serve as a hook all to themselves

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

  18. A: Helping artists turn a concept or rough idea into a full song, ready to be performed or produced

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • Dermot Kennedy
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U87
  • Martin 000-28
  • Apollo Twin X
  • BAE DMP and much more :)
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