Hi, I'm Agnethe. I'm an authentic singer-songwriter with a warm and soulful voice and a great talent for writing profound and relatable lyrics. I've been doing music for more than 15 years and have worked in different genres but mainly singer-songwriter and jazz. I also have lots of experience writing custom songs to fit any occasion.
I'm a trained singer and songwriter with a BA from the Royal Academy of music in Aarhus, Denmark and with my own home studio setup. I have worked with many different musicians and producers and work at a fast and professional pace.
If you need strong, fresh lyrics and/or some warm jazzy soulful vocals, I am your go-to person. I also play piano if needed.
If you need a fully written song or a top line for your track I'll be happy to hear about your thoughts and references. I can write and sing in both English, German and Danish.
My fee is $350 for any given service, but if you need more than one, feel free to contact me and we can work out a discount.
Services I provide:
Vocals and background vocals
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
5 ReviewsEndorse Agnethe Melchiorsen
Agnethe is a great Vocalist, she is blessed with a great voice, great feeling for interpretation and music. She lifted my tune on a higher level than I dreamed of. For everyone, who's looking for a great Voice in a jazz tune, Agnethes voice votes with the great-known Jazzsingers over the world. She is my secret tipp !!! Cheers to Denmark !!!
Agnethe is awesome! Her singing voice is silky and clear in such a beautiful, natural way. Always full of great ideas and always positive. Her compositions contain both humour and darkness in tasteful ways.
I worked with Agnethe for a couple of years in a duo project (her on the piano and vocals, me on the double-bass) where we mainly played original compositions from her former album and her new songs.
She is without hesitation one of the most talented singers I have ever met.
Her lyrics are also rich and intense; I would say the same applies for her voice.
Her natural talent is also complemented with the experience and musical knowledge, her professional attitude, and all in all, the experience of working with her was great.
Agnethe is a great songwriter/Jazz vocalist... I enjoy collaborating with her...
Great interpretation of lyrcis/writing singing and melody including harmonies on my Fusion Jazz composition. Very professional.
Interview with Agnethe Melchiorsen
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Christoph Val Hal hired me to record vocals for "All the Things You Are" and I think it has turned out really, really beautiful!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied singing and songwriting but after earning my bachelor's degree in 2008 I decided to try a different path believing that living off of making music was too hard and that I didn't *have* to do it. That has turned out to be a lie. This means however, that I've been out of the game for a while and have only recently decided to get back in full time. I did release and album in 2013 and I've played in different constellations both before and after, but in the later years I've mainly performed duo or solo.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my best to make your project even better than it probably already is!!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Sam Cooke, Bonnie Prince Billy, Tina Dico, Otis Redding, Lake Street Dive, Imogen Heap, Dolly Parton, Florence + The Machine, Regina Spector, Kris Bradley (and many others).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kris Bradly is awesome!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I've always been more of an analog kinda gal, but I've also been uninspired for a long time, because I felt my sound was so limited. By learning to produce and play around with so many different sounds and create something (to me) completely new is mind-blowing. So I'm a big fan of digital. But still harbour dreams of having my own old fashioned analog jazz band someday;-)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's a gift to be able to spend most of my time with music. And to make money on it too - it's awesome!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them what kind of vibe they're aiming and to provide reference tracks if possible. It's also always fun to know, what they intend to do with the project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just hit me up - I'm open to most things. And I will also let you know if I feel it's to far from what I can offer...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer obviously, my interface, my mic and my midi controller. And maybe a book on mixing ;-D
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Singersongwriter with a jazzy vibe
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: OMG Leonard Cohen!! I've never been interested in being a backup singer - but for him I would (I know it's not possible anymore, buhu). Joni Mitchell obvs - would love to have a co-writing session with her! :-D
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure to use markers to stay on top of your track and color code as you go:-)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singersongwriter and jazz.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A beautiful voice, cool and fresh lyrics, nerve and personality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When writing for something where the frame is already set, I create a wordbank and fill it with all the associations and initial ideas, nice rhymes etc that could be useful. Then I start writing the lyrics, a verse or two, and then I add some melody. Most often the rest follows organically For toplining I check the reference tracks (if there are any) to get an idea of the required genre, mood and vibe. Then I map out the track to get an overview and start tracking ideas. As soon as I get started it usually comes together pretty quickly.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very small set-up so far, as I'm just starting to learn to produce. But I have an SE X1S studio mic and an Imac 27" with Logic Pro X.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Sweet vocals for their tracks, podcast jingles and songwriting.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on improving my production skills. Amongst other things I'm hosting and producing a biweekly podcast in which I write and produce a song for each episode. And I am learning about licensing and trying to find the right places to pitch my music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's just a hobby!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics and vocals