Brandon Yancey

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48-hour turnaround for vocal production, vocal reference, and songwriting. Professionally trained vocalist, with years of professional vocal performance, vocal production, and song writing experience.

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Brandon began pursuing his passion for music in his early 20s. His raw talent, combined with vocal training, Brandon has been performed and has traveled to be apart of many projects. As a member of group, he had the privilege to open up for Miguel, Meek Mill, Chrissette Michelle, and Melanie Fiona.

Vocally he finds inspiration in artist like Usher, Donnie Hathaway, and Ty Dolla $ign, just to name a few. As a songwriter, Brandon has studied the work of songwriters like Eric Bellinger, Amnija, Stevie Wonder, and Kaydence.

He has collaborated with producers like Tony Range, December Moon, Ocktane, and Boxxamillion. His recent collaborations are with song writers and artists such Jamal G, Latoya Ottley, Christine Curtis, and Kevin Hickey.

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34 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ken C.
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    Brilliant. Just plain brilliant in every way. Writing, vocals, concepts, it doesn't matter. Brandon is a mad genius that works harder and at a higher level than just about anyone we've worked with. Hire him!!

  2. Review by Quincy Thompson
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    Look no further Brandon is exactly who you need to take your project to the next level...I’m BEYOND satisfied I’m definitely working with him again...Quality at its finest 🙌🏾

  3. Review by Sh8key A.
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    Amazing work, great voice. Luv his tracks!

  4. Review by Ken C.
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    Brandon is a visionary. We work with a ton of great artists and don't say that lightly. He took a rough idea and poured every inch of his heart and soul into it as if it was his own. The best collaborators work this way and produce the highest quality work—ALWAYS! Don't miss the chance to work with Brandon. Amazing, truly competitive results, ready for radio. HIGHLY recommend.

  5. Review by Jasper B.
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    Brandon is an absolute professional, extremely talented and has the attitude to deliver! He needed minimal direction and only a little input to come up with amazing vocal melodies, for both lead and backing. The lyrics match the vision perfectly. He went above and beyond and delivered plenty of additional material to pick from. Totally exceeded my expectations and I'm so excited working on finishing the song using his material, that will just lift the song to the next level. Thanks bro!

  6. Review by CL O.
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    This was my first experience using a professional via SoundBetter and it has been a wonderful experience. Brandon is a talented singer! I know it is difficult to ask an artist who do excellent work, to do it better and Brandon did just that.

    Brandon was patient, responded quickly and I felt that he did my track justice. The vocals were clean, harmony rich and most importantly, convey the emotional feel intended. I would love to work with Brandon again, which may be soon.

    Thanks again Brandon!

  7. Review by Jonas
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    Brandon is super talented, has a good voice and is super engaged in the projects he's working on, 10/10 would hire again

  8. Review by Deonte J.
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    Brandon was awesome gave me exactly what I wanted and more would definitely recommend this talent to anyone!

  9. Review by J R.
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    Brandon was a pleasure to work with! He payed close attention to detail and was very eager to communicate. He worked with me through the process, taking suggestions very well. I plan to work with him again in the future.

    Thank you Brandon for your patience and care.

  10. Review by Mickey
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    Brandon has an incredible voice and great pen! Highly recommend him to take your songs to the next level!

  11. Review by Robin
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    I’ve known Brandon Many Years. He is a Professional , multitalented individual who brings success to those who he encounters . This man was created to succeed and he will . Appreciate your work.

  12. Review by Kandace Keel
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    A wonderful and gifted man. He’s very passionate and committed to his work. His energy and drive is amazing and is also very humble. I would definitely recommend working with Brandon.

  13. Review by Ricardo
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    Brandon is an extremely talented songwriter who understands the importance of a strong melody, tight cadences and pro level top line lyrics! Work with him, you won’t be disappointed.

  14. Review by Brian L.
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    Brandon is the whole package, man. As a singer and artist himself, he knows how to get inside an artist's head when writing and deliver something that brings his unique skills and talent in a way that is expressed in the client's vision. He can also mix it up on style and approach to meet your exact needs. Brandon is a real one for sure! Work with him and you won't be disappointed!

  15. Review by Janai Sherrell
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    Brandon Yancey is one of the most inspirational and dedicated songwriter/singer’s I know! His music is uplifting and always sets me in the right moods. I have watched his hard work and none stop grind for years now which has done nothing less but motivate me in my day to day life to have that same drive for the things I love the most ! KEEP GOING !

  16. Review by Romee
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    Met Brandon at the we love music conference this year in Milwaukee. Been my guy ever since, dope singer/songwriter arranger and all around good guy

  17. Review by Dante
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    Phenomenal voice and excellent song writer!

  18. Review by Marcus johnson
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    Brandon is a amazing singer/songwriter I have known him since we were kids on the church choir. To see to him reach his full potential with music is beyond phenomenal.

  19. Review by Simms Serenade
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    Very Talented and passionate about music and creating stories with his gift .

  20. Review by Toi
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    Brandon is very professional and dedicated to his career as a musical creative. He easily comes up with catchy melodies, great cadence, and is a versatile lyricist. His studio etiquette is awesome; he creates an atmosphere conducive for productivity. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend him to anyone.

  21. Review by Aaron Figueroa
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    GREAT SINGER GREAT SONGWRITER and overall GREAT PERSON!

  22. Review by essence
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    great writer , any artist that has relatable lyrics i can dig it .. ‘Fly On‘ is still one of my favs by him.

  23. Review by Winston
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    Brandon is an amazing singer/songwriter. His pen is definitely one that needs to be writing for major artists. The proof is in his work.

  24. Review by Crealot
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    Brandon is an amazing talent. The passion that he has in not only his vocal ability but especially lyrics, make his music undeniably felt. I definitely see him pushing further and further to new heights.

  25. Review by Yung E
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    Brandon is a very talented artist with unlimited potential.

  26. Review by Jaleel Amir
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    Where to begin? Brandon is a super enthusiastic individual, very talented singer, and has a great melodic ear. I recently had the pleasure of witnessing him work first hand and his professionalism and work ethic are definitely top notch. He is definitely on my list of writers to contact when I begin working on my next project.

  27. Review by Luther
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    Very talented writer. Everything from the heart. Well rounded individual with passion for music and always delivers. Keep pushing bro 💯💯💯

  28. Review by Billie
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    Great energy, knows how to connect to the artist, respectful. Great studio etiquette.

  29. Review by R Jerome
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    Brandon definitely has my respect as a great songwriter. He has an ear for the artist. His intent is pure and his approach is genius. And he's an all-around good guy. Any artist would be pleased working with Brandon. - R Jerome (R&B Recording Artist)

  30. Review by Boxx-A-Million
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    Very talented actually been able to work with him as a feature on a few of my songs. Incredible voice & pen!

  31. Review by Saneit
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    The dopest writer I’ve ever met. His content is amazing. I truly enjoy his music and look up to him as a musician!

  32. Review by Rell Cox
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    This guy is one of the greatest writers and male vocalist I know 💯

  33. Review by Chiest Love
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    Fucking beast... u heard me... A... Fucking...Beast. Melody, Song concepts and hooks are his specialty

  34. Review by Christine Curtis
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    Brandon has been a writing partner for a number of my projects for placement and personal artistic use. He’s brilliant, knows how to innovate and connect the concept to the work, and he’s professional. I highly recommend him!

Interview with Brandon Yancey

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

  2. A: EN ROUTE! I flew to Canada to get that done. The only time I have been outside the country for music. I wrote the song and convinced my girlfriend to sing it ( it was pretty tough). She killed it and loved to after! Probably the proudest moment I've had as a writer thus far.

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

  4. A: EPs. I prefer to live my way into my own music. I love to have something more to say than just the typical.

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

  6. A: Quincy. Once you find him, listen to his samples, and hire him, tell him I sent ya lol

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. They both have their place in this new world.

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

  10. A: We will create a product that we love. I welcome criticism. I welcome open dialogue about any thing that I write, sing, or choose melodically. The truth I am here to perform a service. I would rather you be satisfied with what you are paying for.

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

  12. A: It's all about money. I won't lie, it would be great to be in a situation where I get paid enough to support my family off of music. But I love to hear how people connected to the stories because I really put my all in these songs.

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

  14. A: What story do you want to tell? How do you want the listener to feel?

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

  16. A: Please hire someone that will desire the resonance of your music. Someone that will care enough about the little nuances of the project, that you can rest easy. I worry about the little things. I worry about what a listener can identify with that will keep them going back to our song.

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

  18. A: Warm Audio Mic, Logic Pro X, and an Interface.

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

  20. A: I am currently a waiter by day and a songwriter by night. I have been doing this "song" and dance for a little over 3 years. I discovered I had a talent for writing when I joined a group. We needed to start making songs for our singles and I had never really written for anyone before. One of my group members told me to try and write something that hit home and it ended with a beautiful song. I have been writing ever since.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Current. I listen to a lot of music. I love to see whats happening now but I also listen to a lot of what was so that I can see whats coming. I love to mix in some modern with a old feel.

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

  24. A: Disruptors. They are ahead of the curve. You can learn a lot by watching someone be different.

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

  26. A: RnB, EDM, Hip-Hop. I think these best suit my skillset and are the requests I get the most.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I think melodies are my forte. I usually find the words to fit the melody.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I am beginning to put my home studio together. For now I work on Logic Pro X. Warm Audio Mic and Interface. Nothing too fancy just to get the job done.

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

  32. A: Conversational therapy that turns into a meaningful and thoughtful song. If you can tell me what you want to talk about I can pick the words for you.

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

  34. A: Awww man. Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway are my favorite. Michael Jackson is transcendent through time. A person I look to for the blueprint on trying to tell the forever story. Jay-Z for his art of wordplay. Biggie for his story telling. Tupac for an overall mindful message.

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

  36. A: I listen to the track over and over until I can hum a melody and then I try to picture what mood this puts me in. Then I brainstorm a topic within that mood and fill in the verses, then the chorus.

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

  38. A: Cadences are my specialty. I try to mesh my flow with the songs flow. Sometimes disruptive, sometimes easy going.

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

  40. A: Always be open to post production. It makes the song sound cohesive.

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

  42. A: The result. It forms from nothing but can become something someone can’t live without. It’s fascinating to me.

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