Hey, I'm a professional live and recording singer, based in London but my voice can be heard around the world as backing vocalist and on commercial adverts. My vocal arrangements have appeared on Sky TV, songwriting collaborations presented at London Jazz Festival and I've produced choirs for live national broadcasting.
If you are looking for a great tone, range and expression, with a professional musician who can listen and interpret your ideas, I'm really looking forward to hearing from you. I love collaborating to create the right top-line for songs, lending my arranging expertise to deliver the vocal element you are looking for and recording the best vocal performance for your track.
I also sing in French!
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Interview with Kate Hayes
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: In top-line writing, I love the creative process of exploring an idea or theme and putting it into words and using melody to create a subtle mood. Setting a song into existence with its own feeling and meaning is the definition of creativity. My favourite part about session singing is being able to vocally adapt and surprise artists/ producers with how quickly I can deliver. And arranging, oh harmony harmony harmony, who doesn't get goosebumps when harmonies come to life?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about singers is what people expect their voice to song like before opening their mouths. But maybe I'm a just vocal chameleon and maybe I secretly love delivering the unexpected.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Raphael Saadiq. He has always mixed legendary production styles and music while maintaining originality and uniqueness. His vocals and productions are lush and I can only imagine what a privilege it would be to witness his creative process.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've always loved the studio experience and in fact, started off as a studio assistant to Tony Platt and Haydn Bendall. These giants of the industry were a huge influence on me, mainly because they were so humble, deeply engaged in the craft of music making and sincere about mentoring the next generation. Their legacy to me was to consider every music maker for who they were rather than their credit history, to continually evolve my music interests and to expect to always deliver to a high level.