Outside of his family, Kerry derives inspiration from Jon B. (an American record producer, singer and songwriter), as well as a few of the most iconic musicians of all time. These include Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder; each of whom has left an indelible mark on music as a form of art with their legendary musical contributions.
With an abundance of motivation behind him, Kerry has been creating his own music as a singer, and he emulates the styles of the musicians who inspire him in the process. He has been playing the keyboard/piano for 10 years and counting, and he has been recording and writing his own music for just as long. This talent is what propelled him to be signed to Black Onyx Entertainment; a record label formerly based in Philadelphia.
In 2017, Kerry began to approach music with a greater sense of focus. He started performing in open mic sessions and disseminating his music on websites such as ReverbNation; a platform which facilitates the growth of upcoming artists like himself. His music has received critical acclaim on the most popular social media platforms, and he is currently rated #5 in the R&B/Soul Category on ReverbNation. In fact, Kerry’s determination to succeed as a singer runs with such depth, that in 2018, he dropped out of the Wake Technical Community College to pursue music full – time.
In 2018, Kerry’s first extended play (EP) titled, “Laughing” was released . It represents a stepping stone for this Willow Spring, North Carolina native, who will continue to hone his craft, release more music with time, and do his entire family proud by recognizing their footsteps… but making his own.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Kerry Harris
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A pleasure working with Kerry!! Great songwriter, and allowed me to be creative with the direction of where he wanted to go musically. I asked questions on where he wanted to the track to go musically, and as far as format is concerned, and he said, be free and do what feels good, and you can't ask for more than that in a songwriter. Can't wait to work on the next track with him.
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Loved working with Kerry! Super easy and down to earth. Gave clear direction but he let me be creative with it. Talented songwriter. Can't wait to work on the next one.
Interview with Kerry Harris
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I specialize in writing music. But, I also enjoy singing on tracks as well. I am one who loves to be featured.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: These days, I am often listening to Jon B. Not only is he talented. He has had longevity in this business.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record using "FL Studio". I have a microphone. I also have a keyboard.(I would like to learn the piano someday.)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It is all about the feeling of the music. I am very good at putting myself into the shoes of others. That is the first thing that I do. Then, I write the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Answer: My sound mixed with the artists sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am an excellent listener. My listening skills have kept me from going down the wrong path in life. No, I am not perfect. But I have a story tell.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I prefer the R&B/Soul genre. I really live this type of music. Please, feel free to contact me. We could talk about it?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not be afraid to ask for feedback. (Sometimes your ear can play with you)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Answer: I would like to work with anyone who recorded with Michael Jackson. That is why I like Stevie Wonder and Jon B.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am one who has been writing and recording songs for over 8 years. I am finally branching out to make it a career.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please, be open minded. One must understand that people have differences. We are not all the same.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on an EP. It is about Christmas. I can't wait to share.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as "Organic". At this point, I'm just creating and using what makes me special.N
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1-My Keyboard 2-Mic &Stand 3-A Harmonica 4-Laptop 5-Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits CD
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: While working, I often ask them about their feelings. What kind of track are they looking for? Do they like my sound? Are they sure I am the one?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People often assume that I do not like what I do. I take that very personal. I've spent years trying to master my craft.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take you to create a song? Answer: I have a five day-turn around. Sometimes, I create a song before a week has been finished. You cannot rush creativity.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It gives me a chance to express myself. What more could I ask for? It helps me sleep at night.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide effort. I'll deliver...just give me a chance. I specialize in the R&B/Soul category.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I do not know much about Analog. So, I guess I prefer digital. Could you explain "Analog" to me?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have not worked with anyone on the "SoundBetter" website. I would like to change that though. If chosen, I'll give credit where it is due.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is a website that is similar to the "SoundBetter" platform. It is called "Twine FM". I used it and met some of the most creative artists. The song that I have posted on this site is a part of a project. "Essential" is what a song from me sounds like. I was the songwriter on the project.( I enjoy writing for others)