Singer, songwriter; singer of the Emmy winning theme song “A Place In Time” from The 4400 with years of experience in vocal and songwriting training with Gerald White and Harriet Schock. I've recorded with the legendary Stephen Stills and T.O.N.e-z and have featured vocals on CBS, Lifetime, The CW, songwriting award from USA Songwriting Competition
Hi, I'm Amanda Abizaid and I'm an LA based award winning singer, songwriter and vocal melody writer for hire. I was the voice for Aly Sheedy and Charisma Carpenter on Strange Frequency and sang the featured song "Dreams in Ashes" from Lifetime Television's Odd Girl Out, as well as other lead vocal appearances in songs appearing in Pretty Little Liars, Smallville, One Tree Hill and Charmed. I work from my professional home studio to capture the perfect vocals for your project. My vocals have been described as soulful, sultry, haunting, soothing, storytelling, naturally warm and inviting. I have many styles including Americana, Downtempo Pop, Dream Pop, Chill, Singer/Songwriter, Smooth Jazz and Neo-Soul. I'm excellent with harmonies and background vocals. My vocal reel has several projects showing my versatility and range as a vocalist and songwriter.
What I Offer:
- Professional high quality vocal recordings (fully comp’d/edited, delivered as raw wav files)
- Lyric writing
- Top line/melody writing
How we work together:
- Message me with your track and be as specific as possible as to what you're looking for.
- Once the job is funded, I will begin working on your project with a 3-5 day turn around.
- 2 free punch-in revisions allowed
- All projects are work-for-hire
- If credited use: Amanda Abizaid
It’s my honor to work with you
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
7 ReviewsEndorse Amanda Abizaid
Amanda was very professional and communicative. She worked hard to provide me with the tracks I needed and was receptive to suggestions and critiques to get it to the next level. She has a beautiful voice and I suggest you check her out!
Amanda did a fantastic job for us on a little cover project. She is an exceptional vocalist and an amazing person. I'd highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her again in future projects! - Kelly
I've used Amanda numerous times on sessions. She has amazing pitch and an incredible ethereal quality to her voice that I have yet to find another session singer who can match. Theres a certain sound that only she can get. If you want to know the sound, listen to the theme song from The 4400 thats her, and if you want that sound, why not go to the source!!
Wonderful Singer and Song Writer, Amanda is a regular session singer at LA Music Lab. She always sounds just right and brings lots of creativity to the mic.
So I highly recommend her.
I also had the pleasure of doing two albums with Amanda, plus a few singles. She was great each and every session, did perfect background vocals and I never used pitch correction even once.
I’ve worked with Amanda for several years as a co-writer and recording musician. Her work ethic is top notch, her voice is impeccable and she’s a very inventive writer. Her melodies are heartfelt and she’s able to use her voice as an instrument for really creative vocal effects. I had the pleasure of doing two albums with Amanda, plus some singles. She killed every session and pitch correction never even came into the equation. Outstanding!
I’ve worked with Amanda for several years as a co-writer and live musician. Her work ethic is top notch, her voice is impeccable and she’s a very inventive writer. Her melodies are heartfelt and she’s able to use her voice as an instrument for really creative vocal effects. Outstanding!
Interview with Amanda Abizaid
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your vocal range and do you think you can give me this kind of sound. I give an honest answer and will say if I am not the right fit for your recording. I want the customer to be happy. It's their baby they are entrusting me with.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: lead vocals and harmonies, background vocals on their songs
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Ann Wilson, Sara Barreilles, Sia,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with a producer who has his own studio close to my home so it's easy to hope over and do the recording and mix to your song. It's just him so there is no hassle.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work with a producer that lives close to me. He is always ready and available to record together.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my strong, intimate, haunting vocals to your songwriting. I have sang many sessions for my own songs and other artists for TV and film and am very fast in the studio. I always do my very best on each recording. I don't settle for anything less for myself or any other song I am asked to sing. It is a true honor to sing another persons words to music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Harmonies and lead vocals. I am the Queen of harmonies. This is the first way I learned how to sing and I wanted to sing so badly that I learned how to fit in the song with other singers so it comes very naturally to me and i LOVE doing it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: singer songwriter, folk, love songs, mid-tempo, moody, haunting melodies, pretty ethereal melodies, natural singing where the lyrics lend to the honesty of the song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be prepared when you go in to the studio so that you can focus on the work and the mood of the recording and most importantly stay off your iphone because that will take you right out of the song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Peter Gabriel, Sting because of their love for world peace and humanity. They are authentic in their lives and music. I've always been a fan since their bands The Police and Genesis. :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a natural and honest way of singing. I can feel what I am singing in my soul and if it doesn't feel sincere and I don't get chills when I record a take then I know I don't have it yet. I don't stop until I get that feeling of love and completeness inside. Wheh I sing I invite you to come along with the story as if it were yours alone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing all of my life and have been a professional artist in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. This is my profession and I plan to continue to inspire peace and happiness to all of my fans through my voice and music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: vocal mic, amp with reverb and effects and my flute
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to give me your track as complete as possible as far as the instrumentation and quality of the recording and engineering. I need to be able to hear what you are saying from your recording to give you the right vibe of the vocals.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the song about. What kind of vocal are you hearing? Do you want harmonies and backgrounds?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it doesn't take much time to record.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The vocal melody and adventure of every story being told.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that you will LOVE my vocals and that it is what you were imagining you would here on the song.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: digital because it's available, less time consuming and costs less to record
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on getting new clients around the World while I work on my live shows and new songs for my next album. I will however always be available to sing on a clients song. I always love to do this and is how I started professionally in the business so it's love affair I have with other writers poetry to music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Of course the most exciting time was for Strange Frequency the MTV TV Series starring Ally Sheedy and Roger Daltrey from The Who. I was the singing voice for All Sheedy and Charisma Carpenter and it was fun to sing the songs and then watch them lip-syncing to my voice live on TV. That was an out of body experience and super fun!