Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Bear Witness Production for any arrangements, instrumental recordings & more. I've worked with Jack so many times and he's simply the best around.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Treating their song or project with the same care I would with one of my own. I will not stop until it's as good as it can be.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
If they will keep the right to their song. And I say yes they will. That's why it's a gig. The rights are yours.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Why do you need help with this song? What do you feel is missing or "stuck"? What's your intention with this piece? That's how I'll know what exactly needs to be done.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look at the provider's previous and current work to find the one that not only will bring the best professional skills but also the ability to build the atmosphere that is right for your project. Feel comfortable asking as many questions as you need before you hire someone, a good collaborator will take the time to answer them and make you feel comfortable about sharing your work.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I guess there would be no electricity ey, so I'd take 2 acoustic guitars and a mandolin. Coz I'd have time to learn playing it. And a ukulele to pretend it's a holiday.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Like many, I wrote my first song when I was about 10 and it sucked. But I've been doing it since then and released several pieces, wrote many songs for others (from Country to Metal to Folk). I'm always songwriting and therefore improving, come see for yourself.
How would you describe your style?
Deep, sharp, efficient.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I consider all genres. I believe in the 2 kinds of music theory. Not Country and Western... Just good and bad.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Writing lyrics is what I do most for others. I always find the right words for any melody coming my way.
What do you like most about your job?
It's what I always wanted to do and that's all I can do properly. It fits just right and I'm good at it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is not actual work.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never start a recording session angry.
What's your strongest skill?
I treat songs like people. They have their own life and soul and that's what I work on.
What do you bring to a song?
In terms of writing: I love bringing additional layers to a story or crafting a fine background to a story line.
In terms of singing: depth and warmth.