Songs played on BBC Radio London and in-store playlist Hotel Chocolat. I can offer you an industry standard, release ready, vocal performance and production for your track.
I can provide from a simple vocal demo to vocals recorded at industry standard, ready to release (lead, doubles, harmonies, vocal editing).
I record in a studio with a sound engineer, those costs are all included in my pricing. The audio quality you hear in my songs below is the level of quality I can provide for you.
"The girl with the fantastic voice and the brilliant songs."
- The Bedford
"Musical style and creative writing on Adele, and the incredible big voice of Celine Dion."
- BBC Radio Bristol
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Interview with Leyla Diamondi
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most recent single Broken Pieces - https://open.spotify.com/track/0GTk8XzX6qdZMBeKxqvM8y?si=6103a76230b24d8d I wrote the entire song and performed. I am proud of the lyrics and the intensity of emotions you experience from the vocal performance. It premiered with Wonderland. and has been critically acclaimed.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music all day/ every day!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rob Murray - https://soundbetter.com/profiles/33504-rob-murray Excellent at Mixing & Mastering! Fast & polite!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, depends on that the song needs.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always do my absolute best!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I enjoy it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can complete the project in least than 3 days.-> Answer: depends on budget, amount of work required, and if the track is for distribution. But most of the time the answer is YES!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's not hard work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your references? How much creative freedom do you want me to have?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you give as much detail as possible, this makes it easier for me to deliver what you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Microphone, keyboard, audio interface, laptop, and cables.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In the industry since 2019, I career path IS singer-songwriter!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotive and raw.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West, I think he is so unique and creative, I would like to watch his artistic process and implement it into my own work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Colour code everything!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, R&B, Acoustic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal performance
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Myself, lol! Emotional depth and an understanding of the human existence.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If it's singing, I practise different styles of performance and when I feel ready I record the vocals and select the favoured takes. If it's songwriting, I see what comes most natural but I usually digest the brief and create melody's that fit the mood and then add lyrics that paint the universe the artists wants to create.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio has a desk and monitor with 2 studio mics (NT1A and Baby Bottle), 1 live performance (Beta 58A) and audio interface. It has a KONTACT keyboard which I use for demos and low budget productions. For music to be publicly distributed I go to a friend's studio where he has live guitars and bass's, VMS ML-1 Condenser Mic, Rhode NT-2 Condenser Mic, Babyface RME Pro, Adam Speakers and etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ariana Grande massively inspires me, I like her vocal performance, Michael Jackson's songwriting is very impressive (despite the controversy his music is incredible).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I sing top-lines or whole tracks for distribution or demo. Other than that I write too. Example: https://open.spotify.com/track/28yvIVZuBYlsyfX2HGkRVT?si=1753bef949e148ef