I can give you folky/singer/songwriter to pop rock/heavy rock -David Bowie/Chris Cornell sounding vocals. I can take your song and put a melody over it. My specialty is to give a slight melancholic sound to the vocals, with strong dynamics. I can give you several versions with different vocal timbres.
I have two self produced albums to my name. I wrote/recorded/mixed and produced the albums. My greatest strength is my voice with a powerful vocal range. I have 3 main timbres that I can offer. A raspy rock voice, a David Bowie sounding voice and a deep folk voice. I also have a falsetto range that I am able to sing as well. I can take your lyrics and make them mine with the emotional conviction needed. My voice generally fits in a rock platform, but I am willing to try other genres, if you felt it might fit.
I am also a session guitarist. My strength as a guitar player is playing with a 70's vibe. I can cut a good, original, melodic rock solo, or lay a classic rhythm bed for you.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Kjetil Landsgard
Kjetil is always amazing!
Unique voice, feeling and professional work from the very beginning till the final corrections. The song we were working on was initially composed as an instrumental one - now, it shines with the vocal line recorded by Kjetil. I will be back in the future for sure!
Another job that made us proud and we were very satisfied. A great singer who takes a song and, more than putting on his incredible voice, decorates it.
Kjetil is an excellent professional and musician. He took our song to the next level. We sincerely thank you.
I loved to work with Kjetil. He easily understands directives and have a real sensitivity that allows to reach the perfect emotions while singing.
All the vocals are perfectly sang and recorded.
I'm very happy with the result!
Kjetil is seriously talented. He gave me exactly what I asked for and more. I highly suggest working with him if you want quality work done!
Kjetil is a seriously talented vocalist!
Great working with him!
Interview with Kjetil Landsgard
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Toplining. Singing someone's lyrics. Lyric writing. Writing the lyrics, recording the voice and writing the melody all for the song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Cornell. Garth Richardson. Veruca Salt
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: PC. Roland Octacapture usb audio interface. Rode Nt1 condensor mic.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Write lyrics everyday. Usually come up with ideas for songs on the acoustic guitar. My studio is streamlined to switch between guitars, voice, bass guitar. If I am recording Vox for a song, I often put the verse or chorus melody/chords on a loop and try different ideas until I find what flows. This way I can also have a couple ideas to present the producer.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vocals with emotion. On time. On Pitch. Creativity to come up with original vocal lines.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making vocals that have an emotional conviction.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop rock. Heavy Rock. EDM.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record performances with dynamics. Avoid compression when recording tracks, that way the tracks move together. EG guitars/ drums are softer when the voice is softer. If there are dynamics to the bed track the vocals can be recorded with more emotion as the singer feels the track better.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melancholic, Introspective vibe.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Rock singer in 2 bands. Session singer. Writing and recording songs in studio. 15 years
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Allow me creativity so I can give you several ideas and give the vocal track an emotional connection. Allow the bed track to have dynamics if I am singing over it (toplining).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That singing is mechanical. You can sing great, on pitch, with a great range...but if you don't find an emotional connection with the lyrics it won't create a track that a listener can get lost in.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Allow people to feel something.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give vocals with emotional conviction. If the lyrics are written for me, I do my best to make them mine when I sing them. If I am writing lyrics for an artist/singer, I have the necessary conversations so I know what they are feeling or what they want the song to feel like and write something they can get behind.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I like keeping the integrity of the raw tracks. I like to be able to undo editing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 3rd solo album. Recording albums/singles for people. Toplining
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Gibson Les Paul, Pen and lyric book, Mushrooms, Blackstar HT1, Honda Generator
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you try vocals like this? Sure! I will try any style!