Singing, Songwriting, Coaching
Viara is a singer-songwriter, session musician, singing teacher, and a performer, working in the UK and Bulgaria.
Viara has enjoyed working as an entertainer and solo artist, backing vocalist, bassist, as well as a session musician for bands, songwriters and composers in the UK and Bulgaria.
Viara's musical influences are John Mayer, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Lauryn Hill, Emeli Sande, Public enemy, Meshell Ndegéocello.
Viara's original music fuses blues, Americana, soul, urban, contemporary musical theatre, and chill out. She also loves singing traditional Bulgarian folk songs.
Viara is a recent graduate from the BA(Hons) Applied Music from The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where she studied Vocal Performance and Songwriting.
Currently Viara works as a singing teacher, singer-songwriter and session musician, in the UK and Bulgaria.
Preferable styles: Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Blues, Folk, Bulgarian Traditional, World, Urban, Funk
What you could hire Viara for:
- Recording Lead Vocals
- Composing, Arranging and Recording Background Vocals
- Recording demo guitar or keys for your song
- Writing a Top Line ( Vocal Melody) for your song
- Writing lyrics for your song
- Advising on vocal production
- Vocal coaching for an artist that you're working with
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Viara Ivanova
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My new EP.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here, so please, recommend people to me! :)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best within your deadline!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on variety of musical projects and have met some really cool people through my job :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: As a songwriter - Who is the song for? Fem/ Male singer? Range? Age? Vocal sample? What kind of image are we pursuing? Preferred styles/ topics? As a vocalist - mood/ emotion that you'd like to convey?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give me as much info about how you imagine your song. Please, be as specific as you can!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Contemporary storytelling with great melodies, where vocals are central and production feels natural.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer - love his songwriting, and arrangement ideas, would love to write and tour with him Sheryl Crow - same as above Emali Sande - great songwriter and singer, I think we could write some great songs together
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record well. Do not rely on "someone" being able to "fix" stuff in the mix ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: music for Film & Tv, pop, blues, Americana, chill out
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion, authenticity, professionalism, quality, good vibes
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the project I'd do different things, but I'd start with getting as much info from the client - what it is they're after, in terms of sound and mood. Then I'd do a couple of versions, and we'll take it from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac, prefer working in Logic, sketch ideas in GarageBand Monitors: Yamaha HS50M Microphones: Neumann TLM49, Shure Beta 87A, Shure Beta 58, Shure 57 SE RF-X shield Sigma Ac./ El. guitar Fender Precision bass
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead and backing vocals, vocal coaching, songwriting/ top line writing/ lyrics.