Hey! I'm a Singer/Songwriter working in Nashville, TN with a degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music. I'm classically trained and jazz trained (Clark Terry Awarded), and have over 25 years of experience singing in Choral groups as well as Hard Rock/Metal bands. I've got a home studio where I can make songs and song ideas come to life!
Offering male vocals (Tenor) lead or background, full scale demo worthy using Logic Pro X ,Melodyne Tuning, and top line help with lyrical and melodic ideas. I can sing your lyrics and melodies as well.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Brian Dollaway Recordings
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually take freshly written songs from a work tape (voice memo) and turn them into a pitchable demo or releasable song
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer was one of my biggest songwriting idols. The way he could play, sing, and craft a song was amazing to me. As for production, the way Billie Eilish' newest record was produced is amazing. It's so complex but at the same time leaves so much room to breathe. Great skill in that
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Clean and simple. You don't need a ton of gear to get a good sound if you know what you're doing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When tracking a song, I usually start with a simple acoustic and vocal mix. From there you can add drums, bass guitar ect. but without a solid vocal and guitar, the rest doesn't matter.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Every song needs an intention. Who is your audience? What is this song for? I bring that kind of clarity with the ability to cater the sound and story of the song to that end.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Versatility. I'm no one trick pony
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Being in Nashville, I'm usually working on pop or country, but I have years of experience in Hard Rock and i do that still in my spare time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Subtractive EQ, sometimes the best way to get clear sound and to have all the instruments sit nicely together in a mix is to take certain frequencies out of different instruments.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love working with up and coming artists. I love to hear their passions and help to realize their vision
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm very relaxed, but I smoulder : )
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been involved in music since the age of 10. I sang in every possible school choral group and musical and had my own band. I went on to Berklee and continued on that path with my training and continued to play in bands throughout the Boston and New England scene. I went on to become a music teacher in Public schools throughout Massachusetts while continuing to perform in bands and as a solo act. From there I headed to Nashville to do it seriously and full time.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Acoustic Guitar, Headphones, Audio Interface, and a microphone
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have an idea of what you are looking for
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you do that with your voice? PRACTICE
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do something I love everyday, its not work
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get my best every time
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog has a better sound but digital is easier to work with and FASTER