Session vocalist/musician

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Chris Cron on SoundBetter

Chris is the former lead singer/pianist for Warner Bros. recording artist Melee. With Melee, Chris sold over 150,000 records worldwide, toured and performed in over 13 countries and had a hit with his song, Built to Last which became rose to #1 in Japan. Now, he works as a singer, songwriter and worship leader in the Nashville, TN area.

Experienced demo 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: Available to write top-line melodies and/or lyrics

Experienced pianist/synth programmer: Available to record piano with .midi and .wav files created as well as provide synth programming.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Chris Cron
  • Joel Vaughn
  • Moxi
  • Every Avenue
  • Mêlée
  • Mêlée
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  • Mêlée
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  • Sherwood
  • Sherwood
  • Sherwood
  • Mêlée
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  • Mêlée
  • Limbeck
  • Limbeck
  • Limbeck
  • Limbeck
  • Limbeck
  • Peal
  • Peal
  • Neon Feather
  • Neon Feather
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Finding Favour
  • Finding Favour
  • Joseph Habedank

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tommy Buckley
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    Chris sang on a game I worked on called Cardpocalypse. He did the main title track, his vocals were amazing! His vocal takes were recorded with great quality, he was very professional and super to work with. Highly recommend working with him!

Interview with Chris Cron

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: I have an album I'm writing and most likely producing for a band, a solo record, and various vocal/writing projects. Oh, and I have a punk solo project in the works as well.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet, but I'm hoping to!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I used to have a romanticized view of analog, but there are so many pros to both, it doesn't matter, Tge digital workflow is insane.

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

  10. A: I promise they will get more than they paid for.

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

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How long will it take, and my answer just depends on schedule.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's not hard work. It's rewarding, but time consuming and tedious at times.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Hire me! You won't regret it.

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

  22. 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 (battery powered).

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Piano driven pop rock, drunk on 70's songwriters and 80's panache.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz. I would love for some of his magic to rub off on me.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. 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.

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

  32. A: Pop, pop-rock, indie/alternative and worship.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skills are singing and writing in a way that draws peoples attention.

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

  36. 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.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by genuine artists; those that do what they feel, rather than what the market is doing. Blur is my favorite all time band, although as a singer the Buckleys, Bono's, Mercuries and Flowers of the world inspire me.

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

  44. A: I primarily work as a session vocalist and top line writer (melody and lyric), although more and more I am getting hired to produce tracks as well.

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Terms Of Service

Vocal includes1 harmony, comping and light tuning. 2 free revisions, with a typical 1-3 business day turn around. Anything intended for release is subject to buyout rates.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Killers
  • Coldplay
  • Rufus Wainwright
Gear Highlights
  • Mojave MA-200 tube mic
  • Apollo Twin
  • Logic Pro X.
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