Berklee trained male vocalist - voice custom built for blues, soul, Billy Idol like rock! Low introductory pricing ... to build up good reviews. High end gear. I can also do Country, Soft Rock, Ballads, modern crooner vocals. Pricing very low so that I can build up some good reviews - get it now while it lasts!
Baritone: E2-C5, multiple octaves into some tenor range. Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Crooner and more. Listen to the samples please. I can sing growling glottal attack Joe Cocker, Wilson Picket soul, Billy Idol rock, through to smooth ballads like Freddie Mercury, Elvis and Country music. I can give your lyric and melody crowd drawing connection, emotive projection and raw power - or it can be gentle and smooth. I do not do falsetto screaming rock vocals.
Make an order now and send me a digital version of your song and lyrics. I will generally record anything.
Usually I can turn around a vocal recording in 1-3 days. It depends on what time of the day I get it, if it's over a weekend or not, the complexity of the song, how consistent and well put together your backing track is, and if I have to ask questions to get clarification.
I mostly use a Neuman TLM-49 plus a Manley Core Class-A tube amp - this combination gives a male vocal testosterone! Good gear does make a difference. The song Lose My Voice is recorded on this rig.
I can also use a Focusrite Green pre-amp compressor and limiter, which gives a clean and clear signal. The two songs Tell Me All Of Your Fantasies and Every Face I See are recorded on my Focusrite Green setup.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with ezpowell
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Male vocal recordings with scratch, growl or just a crooning ballad. Mostly baritone with a little bit of tenor thrown in.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many. From Mozart to Led Zeppelin to Rob Thomas and Joe Cocker
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am set up for high end vocals with homemade diffusers all over the walls
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually rapid for a song when provided lyrics, melody and backing tracks
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Grit, growl, scratchy, smooth ... and above all an emotive connectivity with listeners
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Adding controlled testosterone to a male vocal: grit and passion if you like
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do most songs apart from lyrics with violence.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use compression, EQ, limiting and a little bit of reverb - nothing else. Oh and the first take can sometimes be the best.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Would be good to work with a professional songwriter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile: blues, soul, rock, smooth.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 30 years. Recording vocals for other people is a recent invention.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: One acoustic guitar. The rest would be a large boat to get off the desert island and get back to civilization where I can play and sing to other people.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to samples and think of what yourself as a listener. Does the vocalist connect? Singers who connect are more likely to be remembered.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Send lyrics, melody and backing tracks
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I have no idea how to answer this one
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Am I willing to do a recording. The answer is nearly always yes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: This is not a day job but I'm working on that one.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give them a great vocal recording.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. There is no why. Analog is more natural and digital has to have tube compression and reverb added to make it sounds natural, and then there's always interesting things that can be done with spaces, microphones and amplifiers.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have not as yet looked
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Typing this profile :)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have written and recorded my own compositions. It's just as much fun to record other people's songs as well though.