Pro vocalist from Nashville/Los Angeles with a 3+ octave range can deliver everything from edgy lead vocals and high soaring banshee screaming 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. 15+ years writer and session vocalist.
I cut my teeth in Nashville studios as a session singer but before that was in a band that would later become Paramore. I have earned a reputation for stacking and blending vocals for a wall of voices, as well as my strong lead vocals for pop and rock. 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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22 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Randall T.
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.
Super efficient, very timely communication and understand what I mean very well.
Randall was absolutely fantastic to work with. He sang on my garage rock song and absolutely nailed the Jack White vibe to a "T." His ideas were fresh, original, and inspired a ton of creativity on my end. He was timely and very professional. I can't say enough good things about him and look forward to future projects. Thanks Randall!!
Was a pleasure to work with.
really fast and professional! thanks for your work
Love working with Randall, great guy and quick turnaround but always quality work.
Great lyricists, easy and fast to work with!
Randall did a great job for me. He understood my request perfectly and his voice really added value to my final mix. I will gladly work with him again in the future. Régis
Incredible singer and very professional.
Randy is amazingly talented, first and foremost. But beyond that, he's got a great attitude and is fun to be around. His hard rock/metal vocals are unbeatable!
Amazing vocals, a true professional!!
Best singer I've ever worked with, hands down. This guy is the real deal
Randall has the distinct advantage of having grown up in a musical family with both his parents accomplished professional singers. Additionally he has a father who has taught him studio production and engineering and such tricks of the trade that make his relative youth no disadvantage when laying down complicated vocals in a time limited studio experience. Whether in fixing your artist’s final mix or presenting your song demo with the right vocal: Randall has the talent and experience to get the job done.
Randal is friendly, professional, and talented.
If you need a vocalist with an incredibly diverse range, professional, and outstanding ears, Randall is your guy. He’s helped me immensely on various projects and is my go-to guy for any project I’m working on.
I hired Randall to do some throat singing for an artist out of Shanghai. His executed flawlessly and with great professionalism. I highly recommend him for your projects!
Randall always delivers! Whenever I have a tough rock vocal or any vocal that requires range, technicality, and soul, I call Randall. Intelligent writer, quick on his feat, great intonation and pocket, all-around professional and funny smart a$$! I highly recommend you give him a shot and you will not be let down. Most times he'd end up nailing things on the scratch tracks and they'd end up on the final. Plus, he's generally a nice dude to be around and witty to keep tensions light and progress moving in the studio while having a good time.
Randall Thomas is and has been our go to guy for vocals here at Bingham Bend ( Michael McDonald's ) studio in Leipers Fork TN, just on the outskirts of Nashville. Randal can handle it all. He is a one man choir. Anything from gospel to hard rock. You will not be disappointed.
Randall is extremely versatile--it's amazing actually. Always professional, on time, and a quick learner. Impeccable pitch.
I've worked with Randall for years. His range and tone are extremely diverse, and he's super easy to work with. His sound is where edge meets feeling and soul. If you cross Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Paul Rodgers, Axle Rose, and Rob Halford you might come close to describing Randall's range and tone. He sings his ass off, every time.
I’ve worked with Randall on multiple projects and I’m constantly blown away by his talent and professionalism. He has an extremely versatile voice and isn’t afraid to push himself out of his comfort zone. On top of that, he has a great personality, years of experience, and fits into any studio environment.
I have worked with Randall in the studio for many years. He is one of the top vocalist I have worked with for the past 18 years. Randall is professional and on time, he knows his craft and is always on the mark. Randall is one who gets the job done.
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's your strongest skill?
A: Singing and writing. I am always creating music, lyrics, stories etc.
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 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!
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 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 do you like most about your job?
A: Singing and voice over work in the studio is where I feel at home.
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: 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: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: whataworldpodcast.com - my podcast and always doing session vocals and voice overs.
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: 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.