Jeffrey East

Singer/Songwriter/Producer

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Experienced demo session vocalist in Nashville, TN. Accomplished, signed songwriter with cuts by many major label artists (Rascal Flatts,Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, AJ McClean, Home Free). Available for hire to record lead vocals and/or harmonies, as well as vocal tuning and comping, and top line/lyric writing.

A singer/songwriter with a strong and soulful streak, Jeffrey East first gained traction in Nashville as a songwriter, but he launched his recording career in 2015. A native of Dale, Texas, East first played music as part of his family's band. After performing throughout Texas, the East family relocated to Nashville in 1993, and over the next decade he continued to play music, but his career started to take off in 2006 when he focused on songwriting. Harley Allen signed East to a publishing deal and he stayed with the company for two years before moving to Zavitson Music Group in 2010. East began collaborating with other writers at ZMG, and his songs were soon placed with Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Joe Diffie, the Grascals, and Sister Hazel, among other acts. In 2015, he signed with Peer Music and began working on a performing career. He began to perform regularly and putting songs online, eventually working his way into television, appearing on CMT's Redneck Island and writing the "unofficial" theme song for American Pickers. As an artist, he has garnered just over 6 millions streams on Spotify, where his first single "Still Crazy" reached #15 on the Spotify World Viral chart in it's first week. He is currently a staff writer at BMG Nashville, tours on the weekends, and is actively working on several projects with more new music to come in the new year.

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Credits

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  • Home Free
  • Michael Tyler
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Selah
  • The Grascals
  • Adam Doleac Band
  • Rainey Qualley
  • Allan Hall
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  • Selah
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  • The Grascals
  • Point of Grace
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  • Drew Kennedy
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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ted K.
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    Jeffery is ultra-talented and his voice is gold. He's a dream to work with, amazingly detail orientated and just had the best approach and attitude. 10000% recommended.

  2. Review by Bryant L.
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    Jefferey has an amazing voice which conveys a lot of emotion. He brought a lot to my track and his harmony ideas were spot on as well. I definitely plan on reaching out to him again in the future.

  3. Review by Sean G.
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    Jeffrey knocked it out of the park!! His voice was a perfect match for the song. I would highly recommend him. He was friendly, and went out of his way to make sure it was what I was looking for.

  4. Review by L0
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    Jeffrey is INCREDIBLE. His vocal ability is rare & absolutely top of the line in every way. Not only is he brilliantly talented as a singer & writer, but he is extremely kind, prompt, & fun to work with! HIGHLY recommend!!!

Interview with Jeffrey East

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

  2. A: Lead vocals and BGVs. If the idea is strong, I love co-writing with new people.

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

  4. A: Rascal Flatts was a huge influence early on in life. Now I'm just a fan of anything different and awesome.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run Logic X an iMac Pro with a Apogee Duet interface. My main compressor is an UA LA-610. I have all the plugins imaginable and access to other state of the art studios all around Nashville, TN.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: Lyric and melody go very much hand in hand to me. I tend to write fairly quickly. Not out of a time constraint, but it's just my creative process. If the idea is good, the rest takes care of itself.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I'd have to say writing something with meaning or a message of some sort. I like songs that have a little "meat on the bones." Also singing lead and BGVs.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: My primary focus as a writer is in the country market, but I LOVE writing anything out of the box. In fact, I hate boxes.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Knowing what you don't know is the single most important thing in any aspect of life. The same applies to music production. Always ask others what their process is and always be open to learning while still maintaining what it is that makes your sound unique.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: I've been blessed to actually get to meet and work with some of my favorite artists, but Keith Urban and John Mayer are still at the top of that list.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I would have to say I'm more of a singer/songwriter at heart. Creating music that moves me and others is indeed my greatest passion.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been writing professionally since 2006. It's a long road that requires a lot of commitment. But the beauty of what I do is I'm always one email, one text, one phone call away from something that could change my life forever. I love making music for a living.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Does an XBOX count as gear?

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

  24. A: I usually try to knock out vocals within 3-7 days upon receipt of a job. As far as writing, if I'm not writing alone, I love to collaborate with people that will help take a song somewhere that I wouldn't go on my own. To me, that's what makes a great co-write.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Don't be afraid to ask questions about the process and be clear on what your vision is. At the same time, don't be afraid to let a different ear, one that you've hired and you trust, play with your idea a little bit. Many times, especially as a vocalist, when someone allows me to play with the melodic nuance of something ever so slightly it can sometimes bring something new and different to the table. For example, if you've hired me to sing a demo for a Rascal Flatts pitch, but are so stuck on every single note of your melody that it takes it out of that sonic world, then you're only limiting yourself, the song, and taking what could be some possible magic out of it. Not saying I would CHANGE the melody, but having a little freedom to put my own spin on phrasing would REALLY help take it to that next level. And that goes for anyone that you've trusted enough to hire. When I demo a song in the studio with the best musicians in the world, I give them the green light to express themselves creatively on their respective part. If we don't like it, we can always fall back on my original idea...but I sure would've missed out on some serious magic if I hadn't even been open to that idea in the first place.

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: Depends on the project. What works for one tune might not work for another.

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: Hmmmm....that's a good question. Some of my high school buddies think I'm rich because I write songs for a living. I wish they were right. Honestly though, you can't put a price on getting to do what you love.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Q. How much do you charge? A. Depends on what you're looking to do with the tune.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: I don't have to clock in and clock out. I have the freedom to take a break and go to the gym at 10 in the morning and record at midnight if I choose. And the excitement of not knowing what the next day might bring.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: I really want you to be happy with the finished product. I promise I'll do everything I can to make that happen.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Digital for me. Waaaaayyyyy cheaper and the workflow is just so much more conducive to my patience level. Ha

  39. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  40. A: Lo Lind and John Santana are INCREDIBLE producers in the pop/urban/edm world. Super fun having access to that kind of talent on this site.

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: A few EP/Record concepts to release on myself as an artist down the road. After 13 years of writing songs professionally, it's time to finally get some of this music out there....and there's a lot of it.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: Anytime I hear a song that I've written performed or recorded by someone else, it really just fuels the fire and reminds me why I'm doing this in the first place. It's hard to pinpoint just one project, but I guess having Rascal Flatts cut one of my tunes was certainly a banner moment for me.

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I was the writer, lead vocalist, and sang all the BGVs in this production

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1 FREE Revision is provided. Thereafter, $100/Revision. No Refunds. *I retain my writer/publishing rights on co-writes. The % varies depending on the project*

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