Ria

Session Vocalist, Songwriter

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As a vocal artist and songwriter, with over 20+ years experience in the Caribbean and International music industry I have created vocal arrangements and written songs for various artistes, provided clean, live stage and session background vocals. I will create for you unique vocals and lyrics to your music that encapsulate the feel of your sound.

- Female Song Demo Vocals
- Female Song Background Vocals
- Commercial Voice Overs
- Songwriting Services
- Audio book Narration

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Interview with Ria

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I just finished wrapping up background vocals several artistes on the Frenemy riddim (reggae) with Royalty and Respect Management

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I promise to deliver, good quality work with passion and clarity in the time you require

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: The creativity it brings out of me. I discover something new every time I finish a project and the satisfaction it brings

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: what are you looking for in particular? In what time frame do you need the finished work by?

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Communicate your desires for the song... let me know if you desire a particular direction for the song

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Cash(I might get rescued), laptop w/mic, clothes, food which include seeds (I could grow something to eat maybe)

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: Music and Accounting.. I have been doing both for over 20 years!

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: The influences of R&B in my teenage and early adulthood come out quite easily, but there is a jazzy vibe to my flows.. However, having the vocal control that I do, allows me to step outside those realms and become whatever is needed, especially in reggae, gospel and pop

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Brooke Fraser and Fred Hammond... Brooke's lyrical flow is just beautiful and Fred Hammond's musical arrangements are just incomparable.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Listening is key.. and when you think you have listened enough.. leave it and come back to it.. If it still pleases you after you've listened for the second and third time.. Then you're good to go

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Gospel, R&B, Reggae, Pop

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Finding the sweet spots in harmonies..

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: LIFE.. lol I have been told on many occasions that I brought out the flavor in the song. The trick is finding the leaders sweet spot and bringing it to the front. Highlighting the essence of the song and assisting in bring that out in the audio.

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: My typical work process is one that can be described as peaceful.. Once an artiste send me a song with their briefing.. I listen and feel the song, I absorb it and the melodies flow... I love music...Once that flow happens, the harmonies and creativity needed for the project comes out

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Over the years ther have been quite a few artistes that have greatly influenced me. The likes of Whitey Houston, Cece Winans, Mariah Carey, Tamia Hill, Fred Hammond and the incomparable Lauryn Hill. I also love the tone and lyrical writings of Brooke Fraser a New Zealand Singer and Songwriter and Singer Chevelle Franklyn. The smooth reggae sounds in the Caribbean of Beres Hammond, Taurus Riley and Monty G and Sherwin Gardener to name a few.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: My most common type of work that I do for clients are background vocals and commercial voice overs

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