I began singing and writing jazz music at age 16 and then easily transitioned into R&B, soul and eventually into the pop world where I am now an accomplished songwriter, session vocalist and performer. Clients hire and re-hire me for my ability to adapt my voice to any genre, harmonize easily and blend with any vocal.

If you need someone to arrange and record background vocals, I can beautifully accent and compliment your lead vocal, stack and double (triple, and quadruple!) harmonies very quickly and accurately. I can lay down a lead vocal for your hot new pop, rock, hip hop or R&B track and I have the discipline to get it done right without rushing the creative process. I am humble and fair enough to take criticism and direction without getting offended.

I have worked on full albums from start to finish with ample time to work out parts, and I've also recorded in crunch time situations where tracks need to be pumped out by end of day, or sooner. I have a warm, clear tone (I don't like to make comparisons to other artists because I'd prefer you listen to my voice and make your decision based on what you hear).

I am extremely professional, however I do like to have fun in the studio. I don't take myself too seriously, I can laugh and enjoy myself while still getting the job done.

I look forward to helping you with your next project! Whatever that may be.

Kirsten Rea

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Turn around time- typically 4-5 days, can work with clients needs. Up to 2 free revisions.

Reviews of Kirsten Rea

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    I asked Kirsten for a fairytale love song for my lyrics and she delivered a truly uplifting performance with her exquisite voice and brilliant music writing. As always, her work is something I treasure.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    If I wrote "fantastic" or "magic" 100 times, it would only begin to describe Kirsten's immense talent with writing music and her vocals. She has totally absolutely wonderful music making ability, for any and all lyrics I send her.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten continues to delight, taking my lyrics and telling their story with her beautiful music and vocals. I look forward to each new song as a treasure.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten is very creative in producing new musical ideas, and can work in any style. She wrote music for my lyrics to perfectly express the intended sentiment - a sense of mystery and uncertainty - which was, at the same time, filled with hope and wonder. Looking forward to more work, confident that Kirsten's songs will always delight.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten's voice and melodies are absolutely smooth, enchanting and energetic all at once. She fused her musical talents with my lyrics to tell a compelling story in the form of a wonderful song. She is highly versatile and professional, and I look forward to working with her on multiple future projects.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten's music writing talents and her voice both have a magical quality, and these resound throughout the performance she delivered with the lyrics and their story. I look forward to more of that magic on our next project.

  • Listing_thumb_nick-coulson-logo_white7 months agoby Verified Review

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kirsten. She is an excellent singer & song writer. Very responsive and delivered everything on time.

  • Listing_thumb_img_17557 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Kirsten is one of the best experiences of my music career. She is a singer with a lot of talent. Her ideas are really great, she goes for all the challenges with all her creative power and always wins. If you´ll get a chance to work with Kirsten, just do it! And I´m looking forward for the next projects together!!!

  • Listing_thumb_12743627_10154414100516729_1964434566376886394_n7 months agoby Verified Review

    I'd highly recommend working with Kirsten. She has a beautiful voice and a real talent. She wrote meaningful and emotive lyrics, which fitted so well with the song.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    This is the second song I've worked with Kirsten on and her performance on it was dead on. She did exactly what the song needed including adding some perfect harmonies. I love how it came out and I love her voice. I can't thank her enough. I'm looking forward to working with her again. Thanks Kirsten!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    It was really great working with Kirsten. Her voice is amazing and she has great skills with harmonies and excellent ideas to take the song to the next level. I really enjoyed working with her and already have another song in the works with her now. I'm looking forward to even more. Thanks Kirsten!

  • Listing_thumb_img_175510 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten is really great singer! She is mega-talented, detail oriented, very friendly and creative. Mega feeling. Absolutely professional and enthusiastic. I look forward to work with her again in the future!!!

  • Listing_thumb_111 months agoby Verified Review

    It was really nice to work on my song with Kirsten. The communication was really quick - the quickest I´ve experienced working with other musicians - and she was really creative and professional about the vocals. So of course my recommendations :)

  • Listing_thumb_dsc0008611 months agoby Verified Review

    Incredibly talented, easy to work with, and very professional! Kirtsten delivered an end product that I was very satisfied with, and I would definitely work with her again in the future!

  • Listing_thumb_img_175511 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a great pleasure for me to work with Kirsten. She has an incredible voice, is very professional and extremely friendly. All her tracks were delivered in a fantastic quality and extremely quickly. I´ll be happy to work with her again!!!

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Kirsten delivered quickly and the result exceeded my expectations. Whenever I need more songs recorded, I will ask her again.

  • Listing_thumb_img_1755less than a minute agoby

    Kirsten is an absolutely top musician. I worked with her more times together on the vocals of my album and it was really great!!! She has a lot of talent, really a lot. It was definitely one of the best experiences in my music carrier! She is very creative, extremely friendly and absolutely professional!!!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I recently hired Kirsten as a session vocalist for a country/pop project that I'm producing. She was punctual, professional, talented, and extremely friendly. The entire session was a breeze, and the results were fantastic! She has beautiful tone and amazing vocal ability. I will definitely be working with her again in the future.

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Interview with Kirsten Rea

What's your typical work process?
That depends on which process we're talking about :) With Songwriting I tend to come up with lyrics and melody first and then I move on to instrumentals. But, I do also write to other people's instrumentals. So I can come up with lyrics and melody based on what's been provided to me. In the studio when I'm recording background vocals, I like to have some time to get to know the song's message and emotion. It's important not to step on certain lead parts that are better off being solo. In a situation where I'm going to be recording bg's for an entire album I like to meet with the writer and producer, and go over each song to make sure I fully know the form. However, there are times when I've had to go in and record a song without ever hearing it and the backgrounds turn out amazing! Sometimes it's better to not think about it and just let it flow!
Tell us about your studio setup.
I don't have a home studio set up, however I do have access to a studio that I use on a regular basis. The software I use there is- Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, and Reason 6. The microphone I generally use is an AT2035. It's a controlled, quiet environment. A great place to get work done efficiently and without major distractions.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My favourite artist is Robyn, she is probably one of my biggest inspirations. She writes and produces all of her own music. Her background vocals are extremely tight and perfectly compliment her lead vocal. I strive to create that type of music every day. Another inspiration as an all round musician and producer is a man named George Koller from Toronto, Canada. He writes and produces all sorts of different musical styles and is the most uplifting and positive person to be in the studio with. He brings out the best in me in the studio and creates the most beautiful arrangements. Couldn't ask for a better producer.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Typically I am hired to sing lead vocals on a demo, or lead vocals on a track to be used for licensing purposes. Equally, I am hired to record the background vocals for those tracks, or to compliment another artist's vocals. I can arrange background vocals for an artist, unless there is a producer involved who has arranged them for the artist, and for me to learn. I also record hooks for hip hop artists and perform jingles for commercial use. Writing wise, I can help an artist with lyrical structure and write top line melodies and hooks to make the song more catchy and memorable for the listener.