Hi my name is drug and I'm a versatile vocalist and songwriter. I play and compose songs from the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and keyboard. I use Ableton Live and can produce simple beats as well as compose entire songs with melodies, harmonies, and infectious hooks. One of the most booked singer/guitarists in South Florida on Gigmasters.
Born and raised in South Carolina but living and working in the Miami music scene for the past 10 years, I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of artists in different music genres. Vocally, I can pull off a myriad of styles and my YouTube channel 'Moodboard Music" gives an example of blending inspirations and genres into a beautiful sound. My music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and every online platform. My live EP due out March 2019 is an example of my artistic versatility and I hope my raw vocal capacity as well. I've worked with a handful of Grammy award-winning producers in Miami and I hope to be able to help you with your next song!
- Basic Music Production and Composing
- Vocal Recording
- Vocal production/ background vocals
- Industry Standard Vocals for demo purposes and commercial release
- Top line/ melody, lyric, (For Artists, DJs, & Producers etc)
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What a voice!! Drug is an extremely gifted vocalist and knowledgable musician. I’ve worked with him on many occasions. My favourite thing about Him is his willingness to be transparent in his music. Looking forward to more opportunities to work with Drug in the future. A1 talent.
Drug is a highly Gifted Singer-Songwriter, quick to get a solid idea down and a Pro in the booth — I highly recommend his writing services along with his vocal recording work with my eyes closed.
Interview with drug
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm releasing a live EP that includes 4 songs recorded live with a trio. I wrote, composed, and performed all 4 songs and I'm very excited to share this with the world!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My YouTube channel "Moodboard Music" and my live EP releasing March 29th.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Daramola. Karen Inder.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I guarantee you will be satisfied or your money back.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love what I do because I get paid to do what I'm gifted at.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That people who have been on "The Voice" or some other TV show means they are a professional singer or actually know anything about the music business.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget? (I'm willing to be flexible) Publishing situation? (If I'm writing lyrics)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't judge a book by its cover. Many vocalists can fake their way into singing good or sound good after heavy production. The best vocalists don't need autotune and a lot of work done on their vocals. Maybe have a provider send you a voice memo with raw vocals before hiring them?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender Telecaster, Fender Blues Jr. Amp, Shure KSM9 mic, Boss Loop Station, Nord Stage 2 keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing for my entire life. I've taken voice lessons, guitar lessons, and piano lessons. I have been in choirs and accapella groups in high school and college. I was lead singer and songwriter for my rock band in high school. I took a songwriting class in College for credit. I have been full-time employed as a worship leader and songwriter for 2 Mega Churches for 8 years. I am currently doing music full-time and I lead my own band doing weddings and corporate events. I also am writing and performing my own music locally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Southern, Soulful, and Eclectic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell or the Neptunes. Because he and Chad Hugo make danceable hits.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Contemporary R&B and Alternative R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal performance and songwriting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring passionate and soulful melodies, harmonies, and an open mind for where it should go.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Create guitar riff or chord progression, find melodies that work, then I begin writing with multiple references in front of me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton Live 10. Focusrite Scarlett Studio interface. Mackie speakers. Fender Amp, Fender Telecaster, and M-Audio Oxygen 49 midi keyboard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Jagged Edge, Justin Timberlake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pink Sweat$, The Dream, Pharrell.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have written and recorded vocal hooks for Hip-Hop artists Cheno Lyfe and One Trigga. I've recorded and written with BEAM, Daramola, and other Hip-Hop producers from South Florida. I've also recorded guitars for a few other singer/songwriters.