I give the performance needed from stacking backgrounds to ghosting leads and everything in between. You will get what you ask for and a bit more (just for kicks). My studio work includes sessions in genres such as pop, rock, heavy metal, choir and ensemble, country and specialized singing such as throat singing and mask singing. Get what you want.
I cut my teeth in Nashville Tennessee studios and have sang on a wide variety of projects. I have earned a reputation for stacking and blending vocals for a wall of voice, as well as my strong lead vocals for pop and rock. My range covers over 3 octaves more on the higher end of the spectrum (more tenor than bass). I can change the quality and timber of my voice to be more airy (usually for BGV's) or more strong like leads.
I have worked in some of the best studios in the world and with some of the best musicians I could hope to meet. Some of the places I have worked include Blackbird Studios, Darkhorse Studio, Ragtop Recording, Sound Kitchen, Oz Studios and many more smaller establishments around Music City.
All vocals recorded on site or at my own vocal studio. 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.
Available for voice overs and singing.
Some names of artists, session players and engineers I have been on projects with or worked for:
Brother Paul Brown
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14 ReviewsEndorse Randall Thomas
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 Thomas
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use the Shure SM7B and Cloudlifter mic activator with my Appollo Twin interface to record into Logic which is on my MacBook Pro.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing, writing and voice.
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: Vocal stacking and blending for rock, pop and country.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: One of my professional mentors is Grady Walker who is the studio manager and engineer for Michael McDonald (Dooby Brothers, Steely Dan, etc.) in Nashville along with his wife Kathy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to understand what feeling is needed, what kind of vocal sound you are looking for, some sound references and I am good to go!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-think it.
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have at least one reference voice of what you are looking for.