3rd place in 2016 in The Voice of Flanders, 2 albums under the name of Jim Cole, Backing singer of Tom Dice (6th place Eurovision 2010), Backing singer of Clouseau (best known Belgian/Flemish popband), Master in Music arts, Music Production (2008) & Pop/Jazz singing (2015)
You got a track you need vocals for? I will sing it. My range goes from low D to very high A. I never miss a note.
I'm known for my very high falsetto.
You got a track that needs rhythm guitars or piano/keys? I will play them. I'm not a mozart but I can play pop, jazz.
I also record my own songs in my home studio. My latest EP (an ode to Prince) has been sung, produced and made entirely in my home studio. Check out www.jimcole.be
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
2 ReviewsEndorse JC Music Productions
It was a pleasure to work with JC.
He is creative, accurate and very professional.
He wrote amazing lyrics and melody perfectly satisfying my needs!
I strongly recommend dealing with him. Thanks Jim! Talk to you soon!
Jim was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt, professional, and was committed to realising my vision. He also went above and beyond by sharing valuable feedback informed by his wealth of experience. Recommended!
Interview with JC Music Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Eurovision 2010. Went along with Tom Dice and grabbed 6th place. Was a phenomenal trip!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On songs with Jay Baker, a very talented producer/songwriter/DJ in Belgium!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know. Probably there will always be.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I record every instrument the analog way. Demo's I usually make with Logic and its pre installed software instruments.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll get the job done!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the satisfaction of getting the job done and pleasing the customer!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'm usually asked which firms collect my rights. Author rights: SABAM, SIMIM, SENA. Mechanical/Performing rights: PlayRight.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I work with professional firms who endorse my performing/mechanical rights, so be aware that every job I deliver has an extra cost, but which can always be negotiated.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for a pro to sing your songs: contact me. I won't disappoint you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a ukelele, an iPhone, a charger on solar energy, a lightning iPhone cable and a tambourine
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a construction engineer. But music was boiling inside so I grabbed my degree, went back to the royal conservatory where I started studying music production, got the degree of master in music, later on I got my degree as a master as a pop/jazz vocal singer. I started my first band when I was 15, won the Flemish Rock Concours in 2001, went solo, made 2 albums under the name of Jim Cole, became 3rd in The Voice of Vlaanderen, and so on.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful funky with a twist of rock
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney. He’s got so much to say about everything.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it doesn’t stick to your mind after the first listen, it’s not a hit
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock, R&B, Soul and funk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: High falsetto, or harmonies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, love and realness
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to a song repeatedly and then I dig in myself. When it comes to writing myself I play the chords over and over until I find a melody
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac and MacBook Pro, Pro Tools, Logic UA LA-610 Mojave studio mics Vintage keys, synths, guitars and amps
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Pharell Williams
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do lots of singing for producers, record companies, publishers and radio jingles.