Chris is a talented singer and songwriter who has written multiple #1 songs, including his band Melee's "Built To Last" and his new project All Creatures debut single "Wonder Working". He currently works as a singer, songwriter and producer in the Nashville, TN area, adding his voice and songs to film/tv and radio spots around the world.
Experienced vocalist: Available to record lead vocals and/or harmonies, as well as vocal tuning and comping. Chris is a very versatile singer, comfortable in most styles and ranges, excelling at pop, rock and more soulful styles. He has been compared to Rufus Wainright, Brandon Flowers and Bono.
Experienced songwriter: With over 1000 songs under his belt, Chris is available to write top-line melodies and/or lyrics for your track.
Experienced pianist/synth programmer: Available to record piano with .midi and .wav files created as well as provide synth programming.
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108 Reviews - 23 Repeat ClientsEndorse Chris Cron
Chris, is unbelievable in the extraordinary heights he could take your song!!!!
Chris is simply the best! Very professional, gives you the best vocal performance your song could ever ask for.
Chris will take your song to an entirely different level. Highly, highly recommended!
Chris is simply the BEST, you will not be disappointed!!!!
Chris is easy to work with, super professional and efficient. I would absolutely recommend Chris and work with him again.
Chris is the very best, great, unique voice that makes your song come alive!!!
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Great to work with Chris again. Super talented and very professional. A real pleasure.
Very nice voice and very pro.
It was a pleasure to work with Chris.
He worked on a cover for me and gave me just what I was looking for.
Chris is super talented! An absolute pro and a real pleasure to work with, every time. 100% recommended.
Chris, is a joy to work with, we've been working on Christian songs and I truly feel blessed to find him. It's a nice feeling knowing you can give him any song and he'll bring it to life.
Love Chris, outstanding service, delivers great vocal tracks and is a great person inside and out!!! Can't wait to do another song with him.
Chris, is simply the best! Put's his heart and soul into the tracks, I couldn't ask for anything better. Plus he's professional, patient and a great all around human being.
It's such a pleasure working with Chris. He not only did a great job but also gave me more than what I needed.
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Chris is extremely polished. Great to work with , excellent communicator and very gifted singer/musician. Highly recommended.
Chris was great to work with and has an amazing voice! I listened to the raw tracks on my phone and immediately knew it was flawless. Anyone who mixes songs knows how much time that saves you!! Very happy and would definitely hire him again.
Chris is absolutely amazing!
His unique voice, talent and musicality all make a perfect choice for your song..
He also helped me a lot with the lyrics in my song, and recorded the vocals so well, also added beautiful harmonies.
It was great to work with Chris. He´s the best! Thanks to him, my song sounds really professional. Great!
Chris delivered an amazing material! everything I needed! if you are looking for a sexy and unique voice, he is the one! ;)
Chris was great! Experienced and very talented. More than satisfied with the results!
Interview with Chris Cron
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Aside from vocal production, I'm also self producing a solo album, collaborating on a duo I have called All Creatures (we had a #1 in Christian radio with a song called [wonder working]) and producing EP's for a talented young artist named Madeleine Bradford.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by genuine artists; those that do what they feel, rather than what the market is doing. Blur is my favorite band of all time, although as a singer the Buckleys, Bono's, Mercuries and Flowers of the world inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work primarily as a session vocalist and top line writer (melody and lyric), although I do quite a bit of full track production as well.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I used to have a romanticized view of analog, but there are so many pros to both. The biggest con to digital, is that it creates room for laziness. With analog, you have to be good. Editing is virtually non existent. If you treat digital as a tape machine and really focus on a great performance, that's where the magic is.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I've been fortunate to have mostly, very agreeable customers who trust me. I guess the one question I get the most is how long will it take. I generally can get a finished vocal to a client within 2-5 business days, depending on how much work is in my queue.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't know if it's a misconception, but I think some musicians and producers treat the vocal as an afterthought. They put so much emphasis on getting a great drum sound, or guitar tone, and leave the vocal for the last thing to wrap up the production. It's not always the case, but I would argue that most of the time, the vocal performance and recording is the most important part of any recording. It is quite literally the song. Spend your time writing a great melody, thought out lyrics and recording a killer vocal performance, and the rest will fall into place behind it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want and be able to communicate that clearly.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming there is no power on a desert island, I would take my upright piano, acoustic guitar, a notepad, a pen and my Olympus stereo hand held recorder (with lots of batteries!).
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For vocals, I listen through the song a few times, read through the lyrics and listen to references to get an idea of where it should go. Then I track a full take to get a feel. After that I hit each section of the song, comp and tune and it's done! As a writer, more and more I've been trying to tackle the chorus first and let the rest of the song flow out of that. The message of the song lives and dies by the chorus. If I can nail the chorus, the rest of the song usually writes itself.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote and produced a record with and for a friend of mine; a talented Christian singer-songwriter named Kerrie Roberts. The record is called "Boundless". I played every instrument, and recorded everything at home but what makes me the most proud is that Kerrie and I really went for it. Lyrically it's got a lot of color and depth and musically, we took it places that CCM doesn't often get to go.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, but I'm hoping to!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise they will get more than they paid for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I get to use my skill set and passion to make a living while working from home. Walking downstairs to have lunch with my wife and kids is a blessing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask prospective clients what references they have for the song and usually what sort of quirks they want to hear that are specific to the song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing and playing piano since I was 5 years old. I began my professional career 20 years ago as the singer, writer and pianist of Warner Brothers Recording artist Melee. We had a 12 year run, with some big successes overseas. Now I primarily make a living as a songwriter, singer, producer and worship leader. All in all I have about 30 years of experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Piano driven pop rock, drunk on 70's songwriters and 80's panache.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz. I would love for some of his magic to rub off on me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best piece of gear to use is the one you have. Don't let gear or the lack of it get in the way of your creativity.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, pop-rock, indie/alternative and worship.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are singing and writing in a way that draws peoples attention.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a writer and a singer, I'm well aware that the lyric and melody are without a doubt, the key component in a song. I try to always approach my writing and singing from a place of expressing an idea emotionally and viscerally. Being genuine is of the utmost importance to me, and I feel that I bring a high level of it to whatever I'm working on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio has gone from lazy and fat to trim and lean. I've gotten rid of a lot of unnecessary gear in favor of a less is more approach. My current set up for vocals is either a Mojave MA-200 or a Shure SM7b into a UA Apollo Twin and then into Logic. I have a treated room and an sE Reflexion Filter behind the mic. For keys, I use an array of keyboards including a Korg SV1, Korg Poly800, Novation Bass Station and software instruments from Arturia, XLN Audio, Native Instruments and more.