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Interview with Ray Small SOCAN ACTRA RACS

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

  2. A: I got hurt back in 2009 and pinched nerves hurt for years!!!! I directed and produced Vegasville by Vegas!... a multigenre digital album which was used for a TV spot in the Netherlands and paid 2 royalties for it by SOCAN

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

  4. A: I just recorded STUCK IN NOVA SCOTIA which is available here on SoundBetter I also wrote a song titled MOVING TRAIN

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

  6. A: I have been so busy....I havent had the chance to search yet...

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: It depends what the client needs. I sing but sometimes a client may need me to go to their studio to record they may have digital gear or analog.

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

  10. A: I always deliver! The client gets what they pay for! They are usually happy with my work.

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

  12. A: I enjoy the creating and writing of a song but I would have to say playing LIVE in front of an audience is the greatest joy for me really.

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

  14. A: Is that really you singing that song? " YOU HAVE A VERY NICE VOICE" women ask me if I am single!...

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

  16. A: To perform on stage costs money! If you want to play the blues ya gotta pay your dues!...$$$$$$$

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

  18. A: 1. Do you wish to hire me this week? 2. What song do want me to sing?

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

  20. A: Please listen to some of my videos, music if there is a particular song you would like me to perform please let me know. Lets consult!... to arrange what you would like to hire me for! I prefer an upfront fee, to get working on a client's project.

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

  22. A: Ovation acoustic guitar, Spanish nylon string guitar, writing pad, pen, pencil

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

  24. A: Since elementary school when I learned how to play Johnny Cash!.. I have tinkered with recording cover songs and writing originals for many years! My song titles are registered with SOCAN

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I like to say I have unique ability to cover many styles!... Especially performing on stage!....

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

  28. A: Many artists have a great sound! I just want to get hired to sing with a great sounding kind and polite professional who pays upfront fir my time!

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

  30. A: I usually bring my own guitar picks!

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

  32. A: Country, Rock, Rhythm & Blues

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is my voice, guitar strumming style

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

  36. A: I bring years of recording, having produced hundreds of recorded videos, vocals online.

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

  38. A: My work process involves planning ahead what I am going to do in the studio...laying down tracks for vocals, guitar , drums, bass Then I use quality gear available in cooperation with the studio. Mac computer, Professional mic with windscreen

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Studio Sessions are recorded in STUDIO A , STUDIO B with audio engineer present

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

  42. A: IATSE LOCAL 680 The Rolling Stones, Cirque DeSolelil, KISS

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

  44. A: I was BOOKED! with Local 680 IATSE to assemble stages and set up tear down shows for major bands!...ROLLING STONES....ALICE COOPER....KANYE WEST BRAD PAISLEY.....CIRQUE DE SOLEIL.as a permitee NonUnion

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  • COUNTRY GOLD! By Ray Small coming soon!!!!Feb 24, 2020

    Hi folks!.. Just laying down some fresh original songs!.... By Ray Small ...featuring various local musicians....stay tuned will b updating weekly!!!

    see ya soon...!! Ray Small

    I like SOUNDBETTER would b a great tshirt!!!

  • Writing New Songs!Oct 22, 2019

    Hi fans!

    In my spare time I am writing some original songs!

    I will be recording a new Country album titled 

    COUNTRY GOLD By Ray Small featuring covers and originals written by Ray!


  • Writing New Songs!Oct 22, 2019

    Hi fans!

    In my spare time I am writing some original songs!

    I will be recording a new Country album titled 

    COUNTRY GOLD By Ray Small featuring covers and originals written by Ray!