Hi! I have a pop album on iTunes that I wrote and co-produced. I can imitate a wide variety of singers. My book, Way Less Cowbell, is a guide for songwriters on how to communicate with session musicians. Check it out here: https://payhip.com/b/9qjd. Here is a video explaining the process of how I work: https://youtu.be/yEkPxOTCe3s

$120/Song, harmonies included
I also offer songwriting, top line writing, and can mix my vocals into your track if desired.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

One free edit. Lyric changes will be an extra $40. Typical turn-around is within 5 business days but I will keep you updated throughout. If you need it sooner please let me know and we can arrange it!

Reviews of Mella

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 days agoby

    Mella was awesome to work with. She is creative while at the same time she's very technical. Her response time for getting back with changes is amazing. I will be doing more work with her in the future. She has a beautiful voice, sings with a lot of emotion.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar13 days agoby

    Very nice working experience with Mella, thanks :). Highly recommended :).

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_kamiloabout 1 month agoby

    I was impressed with Mella's willingness to work nights and weekends to complete my project, as well as her positive attitude. Highly recommended vocal talent and teammate!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    She worked well with me. She really puts out the effort and helped catch the mistakes I made. Thank you Mella.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    One again, Mella is just fantastic! She has a lot of awesome talent for writing music for my lyrics, performing the vocals, and producing. Mella has the best process and best results, all the way through.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    Working with her always has good results.
    She is always new, creative and accurate.
    I will work with her again.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    Mella is an excellent musician and is very adaptive to different song styles. She also has a quick response for delivery of revisions and is highly communicative. Mella is totally professional in every way. I enjoy working with her on every project.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_20140917_rafael_nazareth_-_wlp_6120-23 months agoby

    Really liked working with Mella, fast and talented !

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_20160410_221944_1_4 months agoby

    Mella's vocals are strong, deep and awesome.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-14 months agoby

    A wonderful lyric and melody/harmony vocal arrangement by Mella, really perfect, we have now worked on a number of songs, this is the second project already, Mella has just the best voice and arrangement knowledge/guidance and the turnaround time was fabulous, great experience!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_207483_747161894793_2270134_n6 months agoby

    Mella did an amazing job with lead vocals and harmonies on my song! Not only does she have a great voice, but she cared deeply about bringing the right style and emotion to a very emotional track. Absolutely incredible to work with her.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    Mella is musically creative, very responsive, highly professional and totally great to work with by every measure. She started with just my lyrics and delivered the vocals & music they needed, exceeding even my high expectations.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    She is the best.
    Accurate, detailed,
    She has an amazing sense.
    I want to work with her again.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    Mella is great times 1000 to work with! She is expert and innovative in her music writing which gives the final song the energy and style it needs to fit my lyrics. Mella is also highly responsive during the process to adjust any aspects of the song to my requests. I'm looking forward to more projects with her.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jack_promo_38 months agoby

    Mella is a true pro. A wonderful singer who communicates very well and works super fast. Will definitely hire again!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_anytimefitnesshoodiepicshaynesept20158 months agoby

    Mella is the perfect mix of all you could ask for in a vocalist. She has great control, power, & timing on her vocal recordings. Mella will bring out the best in your song! Besides being amiable, prompt, reliable & professional, amongst other positive attributes!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_anytimefitnesshoodiepicshaynesept20158 months agoby

    Professional, fast, intuitive, a delight to work with! All this & more describes Mella. Definitely look forward to having her sing on more of my songs in the future!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

    Mella is extremely talented with an amazing voice. She completed 3 songs for me in less than a week. She responds to every message very promptly. She was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. I have already committed to additional projects with Mella. I am so happy with my finished products.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

    It is always great to work with Mella. She is very professional and an amazing singer.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

    Mella is absolutely awesome!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar10 months agoby

    Mella's talents are superb at many levels: music writing, vocals, production and artistic versatility. Her final musical product is excellent, always. When working with her, she is always responsive and professional.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_adriano10 months agoby

    I really really enjoyed working with Mella on my project.
    She was very dedicated and professional. She really engaged to help taking the song to the next level, I definitely recommend her and intend to work again with her in the near future.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    Very professional. But I was most impressed with her ability to take my own scratch vocal track which I thought would fail to convey to her the feel I was looking for and send me 2 lead vocal tracks, some harmonies and ad libs that were even more than right on. A very perceptive and intelligent artist

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_image11 months agoby

    I have worked with Mella on 2 ballads and I am so please with her professional work. She carries out the tracks perfectly. She is very talented with a beautiful voice. She is also very friendly and helped me out with a tight deadline. I can highly recomend her as a singer!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar12 months agoby

    Mella is excelent! I loved work with her.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Mella has highly impressive musical talent, a responsive work process with strong communication and excellent results. She took my lyrics and made a fantastic song. I look forward to working together with her yet again.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_suzanne2about 1 year agoby

    Was great working with Mella, she was quick, professional and was a pleasure to work with, very talented.. would definitely work with her again...

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Mella it a really talented singer with amazing ideas! She kept in contact throughout the project and I hope we work together again soon!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Amazing Artist. Job was finished on time.
    Great result, with your creativity, was better than expected.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Mella has one of the finest voices I have ever heard, combined with excellent music writing abilities. She took the lyrics I gave her and produced a song that is more meaningful and impressive than I could have hoped for, telling the story perfectly. She is talented, versatile, professional and responsive, and it shows every step of the way.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Mella is super professional and a delight to work with! She's super versatile as well. Would definitely recommend!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_dp5about 1 year agoby

    She has a magical voice. Brilliant tonal quality. Very easy to work with. All in all just a great experience working with her. 10 on 10!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Mella is amazing. So fast without compromising quality! Took my idea and lyrics to a level i didnt think was possible. Thank you Mella for taking so much pride it getting this exactly as i envisioned.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Lovely voice and accomplished singer and an absolute pleasure to work with. Mella kept in touch through out the process so that I felt involved and happily made revisions when requested. A quick turnaround too. Highly recommended.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_imageover 1 year agoby

    Mella is a very gifter singer. She was a pleasure to work with! Great communication skills and fast delivery. She brought our song to life. Delivering flawless tracks.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    this woman took a song I wasn't sure about and made it a hit. She's extremely quick, professional, has one of the sexiest voice I've ever heard, and knocked it out of the park! If you have a song idea don't hesitate, put your money down and rest assured that it was worth every penny and then some.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_12743627_10154414100516729_1964434566376886394_nover 1 year agoby

    Mella is a gifted songwriter and singer. She has done an amazing job writing lyrics and singing on my track. Her lyrics are thoughtful, emotive and work great with the music. Highly recommended!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Mella has a very unique and flexible voice and gave me both soulful gospel backing vocals and ethereal backing vocals for three songs on my upcoming album. She gave me lots of creative choices and took instructions very well. I look forward to working with her in the future!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Really great job, great communication and great skills. Furthermore she is very fast :) Thank you Mella! :)

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_djmattmiller2over 1 year agoby

    Mella was great and she was very flexible. I enjoyed working with her and will work with her in the future.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_mars-blogbackground1over 1 year agoby

    Stellar! Turnaround was fast, and her tracks were spot on for what my song needed. Also, Mella was very fair in pricing my project. I will be working with her again soon :)

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_0360over 1 year agoby

    Great voice and talent , big up! :*

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_1909568_102850959727424_7011548_nover 1 year agoby

    Professional and fast turnaround. Great voice! Mella understood perfectly what I was looking for. I enjoyed working with her on my project and I would definitely work with her again. Highly recommend!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_12743627_10154414100516729_1964434566376886394_nover 1 year agoby

    Mella has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely, focused and delivered fantastic sounding vocals. She has sound knowledge of songwriting and created lovely lyrics, a great vocal melody and backing harmony which all meshed perfectly with my song. All done quickly and with great communications. Highly recommended.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Mella has given everything we worked on a sparkle and beauty that i am in awe of, superb singer, and writer, we have now completed the bulk of an album together and am so appreciative of everything Mella has done, a real star.
    Brilliant!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Mella, created a fantastic multi-part harmony for this track and a mesmerizing arrangement, topped off with a beautiful lead vocal, superb, so appreciated.
    Thanks again!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Fantastic, vocally superb, diverse, ingenious, thoughtful, wonderful harmonizing, priceless input, a true pleasure to work with Mella,

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Mella has the star quality of knowing exactly what a song needs, a perfect voice and singer, and as industrious as one could ever hope for, just wonderful, thank you so much!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Absolutely perfect, i am delighted with the results, Mella is a wonderful singer and captures the intent and feeling brilliantly, communications a delight as well.
    Fantastic.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    very fast delivery, exactly what we wanted, will definitely come back for more vocals!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_pa261475-1over 1 year agoby

    Fantastic singer, perfectly captured what was looked for and then some, eternally greatful, correspondence and input was first class.
    Star quality.
    Thanks

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Mella did an amazing job writing a song for me!! She took the time to listen to all of my thoughts and ideas and took that and wrote a beautiful song and way exceeded my expectations! She was very friendly and professional and if I ever need another song I would choose her every time because I know she will do a great job!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_dsc_0057-3over 1 year agoby

    It was truly an honor to work with Mella. Only I have three noteworthy things to emphasize to his work: the quickly, the voice, and the kindness. And surely soon I will return to work with her for in another song. Just amazing. Keep up the good work!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Working with Mella was amazing!She did a project we set out to do for a month in barely a week and the result couldn´t be more perfect!She used her beautiful voice and guitar skills exactly the way I imagined!I really appreciate that she kept me updated along the working process!I can´t thank her enough!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avataralmost 2 years agoby

    Mella is pleasant to work with and competent. She cares about the job at hand requesting feedback and responding accurately.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    She was very considerate, she did exactly what i envisioned and added her own spice-flare to the mix. Very proud with results, beautiful voice strongly recommend!

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Interview with Mella

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm proud of my own, full length album that I released this year, mainly because all the songs were my own and I didn't have to meet anyone's approval in terms of lyrics or themes. Every song on it is deeply personal and was so much fun to work on. It is available on iTunes if you feel like checking it out! https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1002202806
What are you working on at the moment?
I always have my own little projects going on. I am working on a Jazz EP and working on writing country songs for other clients. Additionally I am always doing a few session recordings for clients, so I stay pretty busy!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new here so I don't know anyone! But I mean I would recommend myself, that's why I'm here! :)
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Come on guys. I know there are people who are loyal to the old school methods but we need to grow and move into the new technology (which by the way is not that new anymore, haha). I was raised in the digital era so that's probably why I am partial to it. I'm totally cool with analog but I don't know it well and don't use it myself so...digital all the way for me. :)
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to treat you like an esteemed client, and respect your needs. I will deliver the product on time and will work with you to ensure it is something you will love.
What do you like most about your job?
I love the creativity, and helping people finish their songs. That moment the whole thing comes together is amazing and magical. I also love the hard work. Getting in there and putting in the time and effort, even when it gets frustrating and tough. I wouldn't have it any other way.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Can you sing like Billie Holiday?" Yes. "Can you sing like Shakira?" Yes. "Can you sing like Dixie Chicks?" Yes. "Can you sing like Rod Stewart?" No. "Can you include harmonies?" Yes. "How many?" Typically two harmonies are standard. "Can you mix the vocals into the project?" Sure. "Can you get this done quickly?" Yes, depending on your definition of quickly. "Can you perform at my father's funeral?" (This was an actual question) Um...I mean....that's not really something I do and also I didn't know your dad? So...
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That "anyone can do it." Good singers are everywhere, but someone who can treat this as a business and provide professional services are more rare. Having a great voice is certainly an important component, but there is a difference between a live singer who sounds great and an experienced, polished session singer who can turn a song into a viable composition.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you plan on doing with the song? Who is your ideal listener? How do you want them to feel when they hear this? What major artists do you think would sing this? What vocal style are you looking for? Do you want harmonies? And...when do you need it?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Please give me as much detail as possible! Don't feel like you're going to overload me with information. The more I have, the better I can create the sound you want. Listen to other artists out there and let me know what you think of them. Comments like "I love how this artist sounds, but I can't stand this one" this helps me to understand what you are looking for. Let me know the goal of the song and how you want the listener to feel when they hear it. We can create an awesome piece of music together!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I would take my laptop, interface, keyboard, mic and cords! Also I know a lot of people don't consider this "gear" but my notebook is extremely important. I would be lost without it. But let's be honest...if I'm on a desert island I'm using what I have to build a raft, because how am I plugging anything in with no electricity? Haha. Just give me an old school recorder and a notebook and a raft.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for at least 10 years. My father is a musician, as was his father, and so on, so I know how important it is to do the job right the first time. My dad was a drummer and my job was to help set up the drum set. Boring and tedious work but if it wasn't done right, it meant the show couldn't go on. I learned a lot from that and understand that you have to put in the time and effort because it's worth it in the end.
How would you describe your style?
Versatile would be the best word for my session singing, but as a writer who sings my own songs I definitely have to have my own style, and I would describe it as honest with a little bit of innocence. I write what I feel.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would welcome the chance to work with any hard-working, determined artist who shares the same passion and work ethic I do. Come one, come all!
Can you share one music production tip?
Be Professional. I know that sounds obvious, but apparently it isn't. Don't bring your kids to the studio. Don't bring your friends to the studio. Don't spill your drink all over and not clean it up. Show up on time. Work. Let people know if you can't make it or are running late. If you're reading this and thinking "duh" then congratulate yourself because you would not believe how many people don't know these simple facts!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Country and Jazz are my main specialties, but I also do Blues, EDM and top lining.
What's your strongest skill?
I think it would be my impersonations, but also my turnaround time and my ability to communicate with the client to determine their needs. I can get you what you want, 100%.
What do you bring to a song?
Well, I am pretty good at impersonations, so if someone contacts me and says "I want this to sound like Miranda Lambert" or "Can you do this like Stevie Nicks?" I'm pretty good at sounding as close to that as possible or at least channeling that vibe. I also bring a lot of soul, passion and blah blah blah but I'm sure every singer says that here so I won't go into a lot of detail. You're reading this because you're wondering if you should hire me. I'm here to convince you that you should. You can get a singer with passion anywhere honestly, but if you're looking for a specific "sound" please contact me because I can likely recreate it!
What's your typical work process?
Get in and get it done! I don't have time to procrastinate, and neither do my clients because time is money. I make sure I know what the client is looking for and then go for it.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a fully professional home studio and use both Cubase and Protools. Most work is done on a Mac but I also have a PC if needed.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Anyone who takes the business seriously and treats it as exactly that - a business. I show up on time and complete my projects on time and respect those who do the same.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most commonly I provide songwriting and session singing services. I have done this for many years for many satisfied clients and can provide references if necessary. Additionally, I can do voice overs, editing and production.