Singer and songwriter. Experienced vocalist and musician who has experience spanning from singing in rock and soul bands, to operatic training, to belting it out in musicals. I have sung a wide variety of styles in a wide variety of settings.
I am an experienced singer and songwriter, having performed and written music in a variety of settings and with a variety of different people. I have classical vocal training in opera, jazz, classical, and Broadway styles. I have sung as a lead and backup singer in rock and soul bands for years, as well as written music and lyrics for various projects. I specialize in adding that jazzy, R&B, or rock attitude that might be missing in a piece. Let me transform your song with the killer vocal you need. Let me write the lyrics or melody you've been waiting for. I'll help bring your project to the next level.
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Interview with Sara Ess
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the feel you want in this piece? Do you have examples of songs and artists who capture a similar style as what you hear in your head?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock meets Jazz meets Soul. I love to bend a note and put my heart into a melody.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd have died and gone to heaven if I could work with Roger Daltrey. Why? That scream!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on many types of music, but I work a lot in jazz, soul, and rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to transform your song with my vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of vocal training and performance as well as a little piece of every song I know and love, which helps me give your recording a unique take and enhance your sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love so much music, from 60s rock (The Beatles, The Who), through soul (Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin), to new artists (Vulfpeck, Arctic Monkeys). I always have something playing and have a diverse interest in many types of music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording high quality vocals for their songs.