Kirsten Rea

Skilled session vocalist

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Salute! Based in Los Angeles/Toronto, I am an extremely versatile and experienced singer/songwriter with a background in Jazz, Soul and Pop. I was a finalist in the 2017 Canadian, and International Songwriting contests. I have worked alongside Grammy Award Winner Ian Cross (Janet Jackson), and world renowned producers Jam and Delgado (Aqua).

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.

*Please Note - As a "work-for-hire" songwriter, my up front fee will be accompanied by a fair royalty split depending on how much input I have as the writer. I am always fair, and understand that this it's a competitive market...so let's negotiate!

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

Regards,
Kirsten Rea

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

141 Reviews - 23 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jeremy D.
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    Kirsten is extra amazing as always! 1000 stars!! This song is epic in so many ways and she is definitely the queen of magic music. Her crystal clear vocals have a unique energy that empowers songs, turning them into enchanted voyages.

    I highly recommend working with Kirsten and look forward to collaborating on additional song projects.

  2. Review by Jeremy D.
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    Kirsten is super-talented and this is another excellent music project finished! She composed, sang vocals for and produced a fantastic song for the lyrics I wrote. This is the 17th project where we have worked together. I recommend Kirsten HIGHLY — one hundred stars! She is truly a treasure and she makes every song project a musical masterpiece.

  3. Review by Jeremy D.
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    Kirsten is a fantastic, super-talented singer and creative musical composer! Every song project she works on for me sparkles like diamonds and glitters like gold. I recommend her HIGHLY.

  4. Review by robert w.
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    Great on lead vocal, BGV, adlibs, and harmony. I look forward to working with her again. Did a nice vocal arrangement for my song as well.

  5. Review by Herbert G.
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    Kirsten is a real pro. Communication is straightforward and working with her is a pleasure. She provides pristine files and her voice is unique. Top notch!

  6. Review by Orion L.
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    Best singer I have ever worked with ...a true star! Her voice is so crisp and beautiful and sings in the perfect style I envision with her own unique vocal style. The recording is very professional too which is important. She brought my song vision to life and I look forward to working with her again soon‼️

  7. Review by Luke Foley
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    Kirsten went above and beyond on this track. She delivered top class lead and bg vocals and was so easy to work with. Kirsten has a great ear for melody too and a real sense of what works. Delighted that I had the chance to work with her. Thanks again.

  8. Review by Greg K.
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    Kirsten was a pleasure to work with. Easy communication and followed my instructions plus happy to make suggestions as well. Look forward to the next project!

  9. Review by Mrs. X.
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    Really love to work with Kirsten, it´s always a great pleasire for me. She is absolutely creative, her bombastic ideas let every song shine!!!

  10. Review by Sandro B.
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    Kirsten is so great and an amazing person to work with! I am completely happy with the result! I couldn't ask for anything better!!
    Hope to work with her again in the future!

  11. Review by Simon
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    Kirsten is a real gem. Very professional and very efficient with her work. She also was very understanding when I had not made clear some initial instructions, and promptly redid a new version of her excellent vocals. Highly recommend.

  12. Review by Craig S.
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    Kirsten was marvelous on my song, once again, and the backing vocals really made it special. THANKS KIRSTEN!

  13. Review by ILIA S.
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    Very professional approach, very nice in communication!

  14. Review by Orion L.
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    The most talented singer I have ever worked with. She sounds so much better than Rihanna and Rihanna is my favorite mainstream singer. Kirsten has such a powerful voice and her vocal recordings are full and very professional, high quality. I definitely look forward to working with her on more songs!

  15. Review by Craig S.
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    FANTASTIC

  16. Review by robert w.
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    Kirsten did a great job adding vocals to my EMD track. She has a bright, young sounding Pop voice. And also did some vocal arranging on her harmonies. I highly recommend her for any Pop track.

  17. Review by Ray D.
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    Kirsten is professional, a good communicator, and has accurate tone and rhythm. Definitely recommended.

  18. Review by Philippe W.
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    Great and charming vocals from Kirsten which give the good vibes to the song. And once again a real pleasure to work with her, so nice a person she is, always there to give her best to help the project. Top pro.

  19. Review by Craig S.
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    I rate Kirsten very highly. She has the vocal range I needed.The song I wrote was not an easy melody to learn or sing well. She worked with me in different keys until I was satisfied it was right. Her harmony parts were also excellent and lifted the production greatly.

  20. Review by Morgan P.
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    Kirsten is excellent on all fronts! I highly recommend her! We had high communication, she was punctual, professional & of course...talented. I look forward to working with Kirsten again!

Interview with Kirsten Rea

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

  2. A: 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!

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: 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.

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

  6. A: 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.

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

  8. A: 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.

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

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  • New Original songAug 04, 2017

    So excited to post my new track!! ...  Co-written and produced by Grammy and Juno award winning producer Mark Zubek - www.zeddrecords.com, https://soundbetter.com/profiles/71294-zedd-records
    The song is titled "Gone Tomorrow". Now uploaded to my profile page! 
    If you want a song like this in your repertoire. Contact me!!