Mella

Versatile Session Singer

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Full-time, professional session singer! Featured in The Huffington Post, Songwriting Magazine and many others. I've worked with Grammy-winning artists, producers and musicians, and I'm excited to work with you! I can help bring your song to life. Please contact me for details!

Hello! I'm Mella and I'm excited to hear your project. I've worked with Grammy winners, Producers, Labels, Publishers and Songwriters, from beginners to advanced pros!

If you're intimidated by the process, I will provide a seamless service to ensure you get a great song and have a great time! If you already know what you need, no problem. I can execute your specific needs and we'll have a great time too! Music creation should be creative and fun, and you should get great results. You've come to the right place!

You'll receive:

- Vocals recorded on top-quality studio gear in a soundproof environment
- Completely clean, edited and tuned vocals, ready to drop right into your session for mixing
- Collaboration and communication on your song throughout the process
- A vocalist with years of performing, technical and music industry experience
- An emotive vocal tailored specifically to your song’s needs
- Full rights to the vocals (I will sign a Work For Hire agreement if needed)!

If you have any questions or need more info, please contact me! I'm happy to chat and help point you in the right direction, wherever you need to go!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Languages

  • English

191 Reviews - 39 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn
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    Some singers have talent. Some are conscientious. Some are uncannily pitch perfect like auto-tune, but with a better attitude, and vibe/passion. But not many, if any, have ALL of these things. Mella does. I have completed many projects over the last few years with her, and she has never, ever let me down. I can't recommend her work highly enough.

  2. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn
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    Once again Mella has nailed it! I now know, having worked with Mella for several years, on many projects, that however hard, abstract, left of centre or mainstream, Mella will 'get it' and deliver the perfect vocal, every time. Always recommended. Thank you!

  3. Review by leslie p.
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    Mella is the best there is. She is versatile, her voice is beautiful and she is wonderful to work with...there is NO one better. i love her.

  4. Review by Ryan Hanratty
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    Very kind and talented professional who makes the process extremely easy. Would 100% use her again! .
    Wonderful experience.

  5. Review by MARCO F.
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    good job. Mella a great professional !
    Thanks

  6. Review by Hannah K.
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    Mella was amazing, very professional and provided me with exactly what I was looking for. She has a very quick turn around and was always wiling to make any change need. 10/10

  7. Review by Kelly Kotera
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    Mella is terrific! Very good at understanding the goal of the song, and excellent at taking direction to get exact performance. This is my second song with Mella, my go-to singer in the future. I highly recommend Mella for her voice and professional attitude.

  8. Review by Brian
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    Always a pro, fun to work with ..!!! We have collaborated on a few now and she always shines.!

  9. Review by Larry N.
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    Mella is such a pro - she provided excellent harmony/background tracks that took my song up to the next level. Her voice is outstanding and her ad-libs were terrific. She delivered way ahead of her target date and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!

  10. Review by David B Sellers Sr
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    Mella is very talented and has sweet sounding vocals. She has a unique gift for evoking emotion out of each word. Her ability for blending the lyrics and music together in song is breathtaking.

  11. Review by Brian
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    Always a pro and right on with her feel for a song

  12. Review by Kay B.
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    Mella is great to work with... she has extraordinary talent as a vocalist and understands your needs, delivering ahead of time and making sure you have exactly what you need. I feel very blessed to work with such a talented and generous artist! 🤩

  13. Review by Kelly Kotera
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    I listened to several singers on SoundBetter, but after reviewing several I chose to work with Mella. She is not only a good singer for my sound which is a pop/country blend, she was a pleasure to work with. Technically she did exactly what I asked her to do, and did so quickly. I will definitely be asking Mella to help me with songs in the future. 5 stars for Mella!

  14. Review by HEDEGAARD
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    Always a great experience working with Mella!

  15. Review by Brian
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    Wonder woman, the hero to save any song, upgrade it or just plain make it special..!!!!

  16. Review by Mike Lisle Dunn
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    I just had another set of wonderful vocals and harmonies from Mella. Her work never falls below the high standard I have come to expect from her, and she is always prompt with delivery of files and diligent about keeping me informed as to her progress. Any style of singing I ask her to do, she takes in her stride. Mella is a singing phenomenon, and I look forward to many more collaborations with her.

  17. Review by Brian
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    Rocksteady Brilliance as usual

  18. Review by André R
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    With her voice she improved my song by at least 100% ....She makes it her own music, gladly again
    thank you ;)

  19. Review by David B Sellers Sr
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    Mella has sweet vocals and packs a lot of passion into her work.

  20. Review by David Guinn
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    I have been working with Mella almost three years now because she is a real professional and a sweetheart to work with.

Interview with Mella

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have a fully professional home studio and use Logic primarily, but I am also familiar with Cubase and Protools. Most work is done on a Mac but I also have a PC if needed.

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

  4. A: Too many to mention! Please look at my reviews, these are all brilliant creators that I would highly recommend. But I mean I would recommend myself, that's why I'm here! :)

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: 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.

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

  8. A: 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!

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

  10. A: 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.

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

  12. A: I'm proud of my own, full-length album that I released, 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 called Zebra Stone and is available on iTunes if you feel like checking it out!

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

  14. A: That "anyone can do it." Good singers are everywhere, but someone who can treat this as a business and provide professional services are 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.

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

  16. A: 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!

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: 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. :)

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

  20. A: 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.

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

  22. A: 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.

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

  24. A: "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...

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

  26. A: 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?

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

  28. A: 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!

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

  30. A: 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.

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

  32. A: 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.

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

  34. A: 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!

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

  36. A: 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!

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

  38. A: Pop, Country and Jazz are my main specialties, but I also do Blues, EDM and top lining.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: 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%.

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

  42. A: 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!

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

  44. A: 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.

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One free edit. Lyric changes are an extra $40. Typical turn-around is within 5-8 business days but I will keep you updated throughout. If you need it sooner please let me know and we can arrange it!

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