3+ octave range can deliver everything from edgy lead vocals to stacked and angelic padded vocals with everything in between. I cater my voice to fit each project as needed. Fast, efficient, professional and always on time. Over 15 years in Nashville/LA as a session vocalist and writer. Melodies, lyrics and vocals are what I do best!
Nashville session singer for over 15 years. I have earned a reputation for stacking and blending vocals for a wall of voices, as well as my strong lead vocals for pop, rock and country music. My range covers over 3 octaves and I have sang in every genre. I make sure to blend the quality and timber of my voice as needed to fit every project and pride myself on my client services.
I have been lucky enough to work in some of the best studios in the world including Blackbird Studios, Darkhorse Studio, Ragtop Recording, Sound Kitchen, Oz Studios and other studios around Music City.
I run a 2018 MacBook Pro with an Apollo Twin interface and either an SM7B or an Audio-Technica AT4033 condenser for the mic depending on the project.
Some names of artists, session players and engineers I have been on projects with/worked for:
(Michael McDonald, Electra Mustain, Dave Mustain, Peter Keys, Grady Walker, David Hall, Kendra Campbell, Michael Lattanzi, Chris Nix, Tom Hurst, Joe Bayer, Richie Owens, Al Perkins, Brother Paul Brown, Kenny Vaughan
Michelle Cavaleri, Remington Raphael, George Coccini, Leland Sklar, Chris Rodriguez, Scott Macpherson)
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41 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Randall T.
Randell did an amazing job on the vocal tracks for my song... He responded quick and got the job done. I'm extremely pleased with my experience. Thanks again Randell... Great Job..!!
Uh... This guy... Yea.
Just finished a 6-song cycle with Randall. Total professional and delivered outstanding dynamic rock vocals every time. Great to work with: book this guy!
Randall continues to deliver top quality work for an ongoing project. Real skill and passion in this lastest piece, which features powerful layered vocals. First rate!
Working through a multi-song project with Randall and the standard of performance and professionalism is exceptional. Highly recommended.
Running out of good stuff to say about this guy! Delivers once again and with creativity, adding a little spice that really enhanced the song.
Working through a multi-song project with Randall and his skill, professionalism and attention to detail shine through. Beautiful, layered vocals delivered with real emotion and power. Straight out the top drawer!
I asked for layered, high end vocals, followed by dynamic rock lead with harmonies and backing - and that's what I got! Powerful, emotional perfomance, delivered at pace.
Excellent qualty and very easy guy to work with! Overall 5 stars, for the working experience and his top notch performance.
I needed a bluesy, rock vocal of a particular style and maturity - and Randall hit the mark. Got the brief from the start and delivered a top quality vocal (doubled) with backing in short order. Beautifully judged, dynamic, with some inspired ad libs. Can't recommend highly enough!
Strong, emotional vocal and quick turnaround. Great communication. Definitely recommend!
Working with Randall again was great. He has great ideas and is willing to listen to you to help you get exactly what you want.
Great singer, great understanding how to throw the truth in your face!! Appreciate collaborating with him, brought my song to another level!!
Randall was great to work with, he took all of my requests into account and came up with a really cool melody. Would definitely recommend working with him.
Randall rocks, there's no doubt about that.
But he does other things too, as his range is remarkable — not only in terms of pitch, but also in terms of style and texture. He communicates well and delivers his vocals with passion, adding extra layers of harmony, whispers, and screams to bring alive lyrics into melody and expression.
This is my first time working with a singer on SoundBetter, and I couldn't ask for a better start!
I tell the man he sounds like BUTTER!
So happy to have found Randall, as a vocalist—MY MAN! His turnaround time was close to zero. My producer ask me, today, to say a special thanks for his greatness. But secretly I know it nearly killed him not to say, “do it again!” Also, he wanted me to ring his chimes for choosing Randall as our guy, but I’m not giving it to him. Honestly, it was too pleasurable not to claim him for myself. Seriously, experience is everything. Most definitely—give the guy your song!
Randall is an amazing singer/songwriter! Needed vocals for a track I had been working on for 5-6 months and he came out with powerful lyrics that fit my track perfectly. He stayed within my budget and was super easy to work with. Definitely recommend him if you need awesome vocals for your track! 10/10 experience.
Really a nice guy, very proffesional with an amazing voice. Totally Recommendable
Randall is a great session singer. His ability to take direction and improvise was on par. He was capable of finding a common ground with a really eccentric happy song. He has an amazing voice. His voice is amazing. Five stars.
Interview with Randall T.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have had producers call me Nice Randall and Mean Randall- meaning I can sing sweet and proper or gritty and emotional.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-think it. I believe creativity comes out of the ether and you need an uncluttered antenna to receive the downloads.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I fit really well in pop and pop rock and also have a great heavy rock/metal voice when its called for. I get called in a lot to do padded "Beatle-esque" backgrounds for that full and finished feel to the project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I understand the performance is everything. I can make the feeling of the vocals fit whatever is needed. I have taken time to properly learn most techniques which clients are looking for- from strong and gritty to soft and breathy. I am a wall of sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For leads all I need is a reference track and the instrumental with a lyric sheet. For backgrounds I can work on as much or as little direction you want to give me. I am a producer and musician so I can come up with all my own parts or sing whatever you need.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Shure SM7B and Cloudlifter mic activator with my Appollo Twin interface to record into Logic Pro which is on my 2018 MacBook Pro. I have my own vocal studio so my turn around is quick and easy!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing and writing. I am always creating music, lyrics, stories etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a session vocalist used for a wide range of different projects from pop to heavy rock. I am known for my range of 3+ octaves, strong leads and am used a lot fo backgrounds stacking and blending. I can be the lead or the support depending on what you need. I am also a professional song writer and lyricist available for ghost writing and editing.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I sang backgrounds on a project which Dave Mustain played on for a client. I must have looked important because he asked me who I was and when I told him I was there for BGV's he said "oh.." and walked away lol
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: whataworldpodcast.com - my podcast and always doing session vocals and voice overs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the song. You want fat, warm and compressed or crisp, clear and high end eq? Also are we editing on tape?! Cutting cross fades is time consuming as opposed to digital fading.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always be respectful, pleasant, and deliver on time. The same I expect from you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Singing and voice over work in the studio is where I feel at home.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Does it hurt when you do that? Not if you do it right.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The intensity of what projects might call for in time and details can take multiple hours in some cases. But it always sounds so natural and easy! I go above and beyond to make sure my client gets the best performance, quality recording, and experience possible.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studio work when I was 15 and learned protools by 16. I have programmed music, written and sang countless songs over the years. At age 20 I really buckled down to do more session work for studios around Music Row in Nashville. I spent 10 years doing sessions in Nashville before coming out to Los Angeles where I am currently living and working!