Christian Erik

Gritty Rock/Pop/Outlaw Vocals

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62 Reviews (60 Verified)
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I work with top multi Grammy award winning Seattle producer/mixer, Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Pop Evil, and Queens of the Stone Age). Lightning fast turnaround time!!! I've been compared to Chris Cornell, Chris Stapleton, Ozzy, Layne Staley, Chris Robinson, Weiland, Black Keys, Greg Allman, Gilmour and SRV.

My superpower is singing Rock, Blues, Southern Rock and Outlaw Country music, but I can nail any genre. ...Please listen to the Demo Reel below which has my vocal (and songwriting) samples of, in order:
Tennessee Whiskey (cover), Blues Original, Heavy rock Original, Where The Streets Have No Name (cover), Acoustic Original, Industrial EDM Original, Rock Original, Sunshine of Your Love (cover), Singer/Songwriter Original, and Reggae/Jam Original.
My turn around times are the fastest in town. Let me know when you need it done and I will do it faster!
Harmonies and soul power vocals are my specialty.
I have written and performed on 100's of songs so I can also help with writing lyrics/music/melody. I can produce your entire track off a melodic, rhythmic or lyric idea.
Scholarship recipient University of California Santa Barbara Vocalist Program.
My rock band Late Night Union, has a production deal with Grammy winner Adam Kasper in Seattle and featured on 95.5 KLOS Stay or Go.
I was The Groom on NBC's The Real Wedding Crashers.
Record and sing for Marc Mann (Oingo Boingo, ELO, George Harrison, Lefty and the Hatman).
Performed vocals on Marcus Satellite's U2 & Beatles EDM tributes.
Treated studio featuring ProTools, UA Apollo and Presonus interfaces and a variety of great microphones.
I also play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and harmonica.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

62 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chet G.
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    Christian crushed it! Super responsive and perfect vocal tone for the outlaw country tune I was producing. Turned it around faster than anyone else I've worked with on the platform as well. Will 100% use him again!

  2. Review by Shelley M.
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    I am blown away by Christian’s ability to create magic turning a poem into an incredible song. His soulful voice and creative melody exceeded my expectations. He lived up to his lightening fast promise of a quick turn around without sacrificing quality. His professionalism was appreciated very much as well as his excellent and timely communication. Would love to work with him again and highly recommend!

  3. Review by Flavio Lemelle
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    Christian sang on a track of mine and gave the track exactly what it needed. He is a great communicator and open to input. He has technical ability, artistic feel, and a super cool voice/tone dripping with character and energy. Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Stonehousers
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    Christian is intuitive and creative, and he was able to come up with great lyrics and a vocal melody to a rock tune that started fairly standard but turned quickly into progressive rock soundscape that would frighten off all but the most seasoned musicians. Super fast turnaround time, very impressive. Highly recommend!

  5. Review by chris a.
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    Christian has a great soulful voice. He is enthusiastic, can do and professional. He made changes as requested and came up with some vocal solutions to certain difficult passages well that only a good vocalist will come up with. All on a very timely basis-thank you.

  6. Review by Benjamin S.
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    Fantastic Singer, did an amazing job with my song. Five Star all the way, highly recommend.

  7. Review by Benny S.
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    top notch vocal and customer service

  8. Review by John E.
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    Amazing singer and great person. Fast turnaround and very easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Dustin T.
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    Big fan of Christian. Great voice, great tone. Total pro. Highly recommend!

  10. Review by Hannes O.
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    Christian is a very talented and versatile singer.
    I would be happy if we could make more songs together.

  11. Review by Paul S.
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    Christian Erik produced excellent vocal tracks for my song. I highly recommend his service for your music needs.

  12. Review by Duke C.
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    Christian is easy-going, and an absolute pleasure to work with! I can't recommend him enough!! Thank you, Christian!

  13. Review by Mark D.
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    Excellent singing, Christian!
    Always a pleasure to work with.

  14. Review by Ashley K.
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    Christian was great to work with! He was timely, very professional, and provided quality work. He has a great voice with an amazing range and his sound can fit in multiple genres. I highly recommend him and know any project you work on him with will come out better than you imagined.

  15. Review by Raimund B.
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    Grrreat performance! I am thankful again for this outstanding work! This is the second song for this album we did together. First one was a ballad which he lifted up to the next level and this very song is a high energy uptempo heavy one. He is a totally versatile vocalist. Incredible! Awesome energy, just as I presumed. Christian stays so close to my wishes. Super kind. Great harmonies too! Absolutley awesome. ;-)
    And again superfast delivery and professional work.

  16. Review by Mark D.
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    Great voice. Great attitude. Quick delivery. What more could you ask for?
    Mark Dolin

  17. Review by Darren M.
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    Fantastic delivery of vocals by the true pro Christian Erik. He felt the overall vibe and tapped into the emotion of the song. Great work. Super fast delivery.

  18. Review by Jamie
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    Great person, and very hard working to get a project done, awesome!

  19. Review by Oliver
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    It was wonderful working with Christian. I threw him a bit of a curveball being a track in a genre that he doesn’t usually sing and asked him to sing it in the style of the main protagonist. He nailed it, accurately conveying the character of the song. I look forward to working with him again.

  20. Review by Ram O.
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    Christian is amazing! Not only did he do a fantastic job singing on my song, but he also arranged the instrumentation and played all the instruments himself!

  21. Review by Antony D.
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    Christian is so expressive - leaning in to my songs and giving every take his all. He’s confident making very artistic decisions around interpretation and performance without straying from the original idea. My songs sound 100x better with his contributions. I keep coming back to Christian as my “go to”. And he’s a good human.

  22. Review by Brett Sings
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    Thanks for making this happen, Christian! Happy to have you on board, it was a blast!

  23. Review by Luke C.
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    What an amazing voice ! Very talented and professional.

  24. Review by Darren M.
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    A real pro. Super easy to work with. He took a clear direction and delivered beyond expectation. Turn around was great and communication was even better.

  25. Review by Joe A.
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    Fantastic working with Christian again. Phenomenal voice and a cool dude. It was amazing to hear how he turned my weak vocal ideas into fully realized leads. He really brings the song to life. Whether you do classic rock, southern rock, blues, country - you can't go wrong with Christian.

  26. Review by steven s.
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    Christian did another great job and he brought the vocal to a place I never would have gone.. So cool to work with him..

  27. Review by Raimund B.
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    Christian did an absolute awesome Job! Super fast, super kind, and of course mega vocals!
    I love his voice. I couldn't be happier with the result. Great guy! ,-)

  28. Review by Dietrich e.
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    Christian was awesome did everything I asked of him,easy to work with and very fast !

  29. Review by steven s.
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    Another great performance... Everything has been collaborated flawlessly, again.. Hurry people Christian might be a big star one day and you might have wished you had him sing on your track when you had a chance..

  30. Review by Joe A.
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    Christian again was fantastic. So easy to work with, he seems to really get the song and he makes it better. And his harmonies are awesome! Great voice, cool dude.

  31. Review by Benny S.
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    Christian has a classic rock voice good enough to win American Idol in my opinion. He's businesslike, friendly, consistent, fast turnaround. What's not to like?
    Don't wear him out I need him for my new tracks!

  32. Review by Antony D.
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    Christian has poured gallons of talent and energy into another one of our growing collection of songs. Super happy to have him taking my tracks to high heights.

  33. Review by steven s.
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    Another great job... I just love his tone.... His turn around is so fast and he is a mind reader... I am so glad I found him and that he wants to sing on my tracks..

  34. Review by Joe A.
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    Highly recommended. Christian is fantastic to work with. Gritty, soulful voice, a can-do attitude, picks up direction fast and has great instincts.

  35. Review by steven s.
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    Christian, was great to work with and real fast and such a versatile voice... You can tell he loves music and that is so important because it’s not just a job to him

  36. Review by Terry P.
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    I have worked with Christian on several projects and as always, he is a great communicator, his work is always on time, excellent in quality and he is a very easy to work with as well. 10/10

  37. Review by Antony D.
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    Christians vocal phrasing is so expressive and harmony lines really colourful. They blow me away. He's just delivered on a 3rd collaboration and you'd think by now I'd know what to expect, but I'm still surprised and delighted.

  38. Review by Antony D.
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    Christian delivers again!

    They vocal tracks sound great off the bat! De-breathed. Good timing. Great takes. Tasteful tweaks to the phrasing. Colourful harmonies. Really happy. Mixing these will be my pleasure.

  39. Review by Emil R.
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    I highly recommend Christian. He is great! Clean and rich voice, perfect tracks.

  40. Review by Bill R.
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    Christian did lead vocals for me and did a great job. He was super quick and the stems provided were of great quality. Would definitely use again. Thanks Christian :)

  41. Review by Terry P.
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    Beyond fantastic.

  42. Review by travis
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    this guy has got the rocknroll goods !

  43. Review by travis
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    This guy must have rock and roll ESP, I've been at this for a while,, and I've worked with many singers, Christian knows the rock and roll sensibilities that go into a song, it's a real pleasure not having to worry about if a singer gets it" Christian got it

  44. Review by Patrick C.
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    I was promised awesome vocals for my old-school rock song, and that's what I got! My second collaboration with Christian and definitely not the last. Very friendly, very professional and the best rock voice around. Highly recommended!

  45. Review by travis
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    Christian is a consummate professional who lives out the song and possesses the rock and roll chops and attitude to carry it off

  46. Review by travis
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    This guy is the real deal, he's got that Raw Soulful Rock vocal that is essential for an attention-grabbing track, he is easy to work with
    And very down-to-earth

  47. Review by MATTHEW M.
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    I really appreciate Christian’s enthusiasm, timeliness, and KILLER CHOPS that he brought to my blues rock song. Super gritty , bluesy, exactly what the song required. His backgrounds had me in epileptic shock! I look forward to continuing to work with him fo sho!

  48. Review by Gavin L.
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    Christian is great! Super easy to work with and dealt with my requests gladly. Highly recommended.

  49. Review by Antony D.
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    You can't deny Christian soulful power. In my opinion his vocal performances are very musical, tasteful and expressive. He's improved the prosody of my melody and preserved the natural rhythm of the language by being free with the timing - off the grid. Really happy. Thanks Christian.

  50. Review by Howard
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    Terrific job by my vocalist of choice!

  51. Review by Howard
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    He's on a roll! Terrific talented vocalist!

  52. Review by Terry P.
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    Fantastic singer, the gig was completed in a day, highly recommended!

  53. Review by Howard
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    Terrific performance!

  54. Review by Howard
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    Another great performance from Christian! He busts his ass!

  55. Review by David G.
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    Christian is a great vocalist and a pleasure to work with. You can tell the end product matters to him.

  56. Review by Howard
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    Awesome powerhouse vocals! He's the man!

  57. Review by Howard
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    Spectacular vocals great person!

  58. Review by Patrick C.
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    Christian's voice is amazing! Communication was very smooth, delivery was fast. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

  59. Review by Howard
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    Fantastic vocalist! Great pro and fast delivery as well. Coming back for mo'

  60. Review by Todd B.
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    Excellent work! He's a very easy guy to work with! Thanks!

  61. Review by Marc Mann
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    There are singers, and there are vocal professionals.
    Christian has power, tone, style, control, interpretive skills,
    and musicality, all of which are hallmarks of 'The Great Singers'.
    Leads with emotion, harmonies with delicacy,
    improvisation with intensity and focus - whatever you need,
    any song becomes the best it can be
    when it has vocals performed by this artist.
    (Marc Mann - The Beatles, ELO, Danny Elfman, Lefty & The Hatman)

  62. Review by Marcus Hobbs
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    Christian is an all-powerful singer, a free flowing creative spirit divining poetry and melody from the ether. He is a consummate professional: when I had a clear musical vision he brought it to life, just as I had dreamed it. He is a fearless improviser: when I had only a feeling or a riff he made it whole and complete. Working with Christian is not work at all—it is a meeting of hearts and minds and the music that is born has eternal life.

Interview with Christian Erik

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

  2. A: Definitely Late Night Union. I have put everything into writing and singing the songs. The fact that Adam Kasper believes in our music enough to produce us out of the kindness of his heart makes me very proud.

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

  4. A: I am singing for as many people as possible.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital recording. So easy to edit. There are so many variations of sound, including analog sound that can be produced digitally. Vinyl is the coolest medium to listen to though...

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

  8. A: I will give your song my all - vocally, melodically, lyrically, and emotionally.

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

  10. A: I can serve the musical community.

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

  12. A: What is the feel you are going for in this song? How did you feel when you wrote it? How fast do you need it?

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

  14. A: Solar Generator, SM7b Mic, recording software, acoustic guitar, Djembe (I am a kickass Djembist)

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

  16. A: Session singing has been my occupation for the last 10 years. I sang in musicals when I was a kid into my teens. I started singing in bands when I was a sophomore in High School. So...my path has been singing in plays, bands, classical vocal training in college while playing in a band, and continuing to play in a band in my working years. I learned how to record, mix, and produce rock music by interning at Orange Whip studios in Santa Barbara and then building my own studio.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Rock is my strength, but I can excel at any style. I want to sing for the song and the audience. Not for myself.

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

  20. A: Make the song awesome, amazing, and human...don't chase perfection seek the most genuine emotion vibe possible.

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

  22. A: Rock, Pop, Indie Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Blues Rock, EDM

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Getting my voice to match perfectly with the song.

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

  26. A: Truth, Emotion, Grit, Power, and Dynamics.

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

  28. A: Listening is the most important part of the process. What is the song? What is it saying? How can I give it a genuine human feel with vocals in order to have the song connect with it's listeners. How can I best serve the song? I sing the song and make revisions based on what the client wants. The vocal track or tracks are mixed into the stereo files and returned to the client. I quickly do any requested changes.

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

  30. A: I am a professional singer and songwriter. People want me to take the vocals in the song and knock them out of the park. I add soul and range to every song.

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

  32. A: Any person who works hard enough and has the goods to be a professional musician, especially if they are working on original music, inspires me.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I have a 3 room studio space. There is a main tracking room, an auxiliary tracking room, and a vocal space/mixing space. It's very serviceable and I am able to get a lot of different mic placements.

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

  36. A: Dave Grohl. He has done it all - written great songs, insane drumming skills, great vocals, killer guitar player, jams with EVERYONE, makes films, hilarious. He epitomizes a living musical legend still doing amazing things.

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

  38. A: Stop reading our words and listen to samples of the music we posted for you. After you have carefully listened to the tracks, feel free to continue reading.

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Demo Reel in order - Country, Blues, Heavy Rock, EDM, Folk, Industrial, Rock, Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Reggae

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GenresSounds Like
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