I'm a full time musician/singer/writer/arranger in London. I've been writing and performing music for the last 25 years both as an artist, supporting artists and as a song writer. I do a lot of writing for ads, other artists but I also write string arrangements and have significant experience in Logic Pro (masters degree at Royal Academy of Music).
I write for ads like:
Max Factor Xperience Foundation (worldwide TV/online campaign)
Max Factor Xperience Mascara (worldwide TV/online campaign)
Kronfagel (TV commercial Sweden)
Situation Stockholm (TV/Film commercial Sweden)
Bilpartners (Radio commercial Energy Radio Sweden)
Placement for my songs in:
Matchpoint (American trailer) by Woody Allen
Nip Tuck (TV series worldwide)
The keeper of all lost causes (Film worldwide) by Zentroopa
I also teach vocals privately to celebrities like Eamon Walker in prepping him for his role as Howling Wolf in 'Cadillac Records' alongside Beyoncé and Adrian Brody.
And I have 15 years of teaching vocals/theory/ear training/arranging/piano from colleges like Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in Kilburn, Newham College to organisations like London Gypsy and Travellers unit.
Back up vocals for:
-The Streets (Mike Skinner) performing at the Electric Proms at The Roundhouse in Camden in London.
-Alicia Dixon. Performing at a charity event by Sarah & Gordon Brown at the Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel. And performing live at the BBC studios in Maida Vale for the show Maida Vale sessions.
-Cinematic Orchestra on tour in Polen.
-Nate James at Southport Festival and on tour in Japan for Blue Note.
-Mutya Buena on tour in Romania and Polen.
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Reviews (10)Endorse Cc
Great singer, love her work! On time and professional!
Excellent singer! Easy to work with, clear and professional!
Very professional and good communication. Smooth session and very easy to work with. Swift turnaround time of the job.
Cc was great to work with! Prompt and professional, not to mention she has an amazing talent! The tracks she sent back are high quality, just what we needed. We would definitely work with her again. Thanks Cc
Cc is very easy to work with, professional and great performer!
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Cc was really great to work with. Her voice is soulful and rich. Her musical background is diverse and is makes her lyrics and melodies seem very accessible and familiar. They instantly make you want to sing along. She's fun and it shows in her work.
Pleasure to work with a talented vocalist like Cc. Extremely friendly and stuck to deadlines.
Very glad indeed to work with Cc. A true professional and accomplished performer with a rich history. Cc is friendly and very easy to deal with. You will be in safe hands and her Audio Samples should speak for themselves. Quality
She's got an incredible voice and is so easy to work with. Super versatile and really creative too! An amazing professional.
A top pro: reliable and passionate.
Interview with Cc
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Oh wow....so many... I guess working on one of the first 'nu-jazz' albums in early 2000 and then see the impact it has had on the jazz scene around the world. writer and singer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just did a song for Tresseme (Hair product), writing for an album with release in November and booking a tour/gigging.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't explored the site yet. I'm sure there are.... (i'll find them).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I don't mind either - sometimes a bit of both can be amazing. I don't discriminate since I can do both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Trust in that I will always aim to give you the best!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process and creating a song/product that people can connect too.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? (all depends on how clear your brief is) How many revisions at no additional charge can we have? (2)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The tremendous amount of hours that goes into learning an instrument, song writing, knowing who you are as an artist (so that you don't sound like everyone else). There is a reason why people who are good at what they do are. I've studied music for 6 years and written songs for almost 30 years.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them for a clear brief.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do some research before posting the job add - then you know what you want before you ask for help to make it a reality. Ask - nothing is set in stone - we want the same end product - something great!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solarpannels, keys, interface, mic, laptop! ;)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been performing for over 25 years in bands and professionally since 2004 when I finished The royal academy of music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A mix of groove, etherial tones, texture and honesty.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Quincy Jones - his incredible versatility, ear for grooves and great vibe.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Think about what type of track/attitude/story/feel before you start - get inspired by something similar!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Neo soul, jazz, nu-jazz, brazilian, etherial music (any genre), improvised
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My versatility and range.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Honesty, story telling, range, timber, flexibility and professionalism.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I've been writing songs for 25+ years so I'm quick in getting something down and work really well with briefs/word association/story lines.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Arvo Pärt, Pharell, Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Minnie Riperton, Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding, Lianne la havas, Prince, TOP, Tribe Called Quest, Debussy, Bartok and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top line song writing and lyrics, lead vocals on already written songs, voice overs, wordless vocal landscaping, demo singing, string arrangements, vocal comping.