Vaughan, is a British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (keyboard, guitar, voice) based in London, whose vast writing experience spans pop, indie, soul, electronic, and everything in-between for established companies internationally and locally.
Vaughan shapes songs into stories with his eloquent lyricism and vocal melodies, left-of-centre composition and understanding of space, tension and layers.
His songwriting and co-productions have evoked interest from publishers and labels internationally, leading him to do collaborations with the likes of Hospital Records, Mahogany and BMI, as well as writing for Liam Payne, Lilly Ahlberg, Freddie Long, and Liv Dawson - to name only a select few.
Vaughan graduated from the Leeds College of Music with the Conservatoire Prize in Composition in 2018, and has since been invited to writing camps internationally with BMG, Universal and Sony ATV Publishing, as well as performing as a finalist in the Listen Up Songwriter competition in 2018 and performing at two showcases at The Great Escape 2019.
Terms and Conditions
- If you would like to receive your project within 48 hours, there's an expedite fee.
- I provide 2 FREE revisions, any additional edits are £50 per revision.
- Every job requires a non-refundable deposit (50% of the total).
*All co-writes I retain my publishing rights, the % varies.
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Interview with Vaughan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The work I do is very diverse as I work on a number of different projects for different people however my most common is working as a topliner/songwriter as well as session vocals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by a plethora of musicians and professionals including Patti Smith, Ryan Tedder, Kate Bush, Jack Antonoff, Nick Murphy, RY X, Frank Ocean.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a DAW using either Ableton Live 10 or Logic PRO.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Dependent on the job my work process for creating usually begins with getting to know the client I'm working with and setting aims and a goal.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an open mind to designate ideas as needed.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I known as the melody and lyric man however my skill set is wide-range depending on job.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer/songwriter, pop, indie-pop, electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The small details are the most important.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My own musical style is a sad-happy pop.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic Guitar, Portable Keyboard, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Generator, Rechargeable Batteries
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Click on that contact button and let's get chatting.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your references and what are your expectations?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love everyday. I'm forever counting my blessings.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To fulfil their own needs for their project. To create something that inspires them.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think analog can create a sound that is not affected by error or calculation. It's about finding the perfection in imperfections. Digital allows you to be very distinct and have a quick flow in your setup.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I currently am working on a number of projects with artist including my own artist project Vaughan through which I have a global sync contract with BMG.