Theo Kandel

Sweet Vocals, Versatile Writer

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If you need insane stacked harmonies, sticky lead vocals, or a song written in pretty much any genre, then look no further! As an artist and songwriter, I have become fluent in genres under the pop umbrella – I believe I'm as versatile as they come.

I'm currently working as an artist and songwriter in Nashville, where I've developed a range of sound that can be easily customized!

I work mainly in pop, but admittedly, that genre is huge - while I certainly can write top 40-type lyrics, vocal melodies, and music, I can go as niche as you like. I can adapt my sound and style to custom fit your needs, whether it's Maggie Rogers, Simon & Garfunkel, Backstreet Boys, James Bay, or anyone in between.

Stacked BGV Harmonies – From gospel-choir to Maggie Rogers vocal harmony stabs to Fleetwood Mac to Bon Iver tuned falsetto, and everything in between.
Lead Vocals (topline melody/lyrics/both) – If you need sweet dance hall/EDM topline vocal melodies, lyrics, or song ideas, I'm your guy.
Fully Written Songs – I've written in pop, country, folk/Americana. Feel free to send me your preferences and I can make it work.
Acoustic/Electric Guitar – This generally goes with the songwriting, as my songs written for guitar often have interesting little licks that I'll put in.
Violin – I've played violin since I was 5, and I can do string arrangements or solo lines. *sheet music not included*

Send me a note through the contact button above.

14 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Richard B.
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    Theo is a class act - he sings, plays and produces really good demos at a sensible cost. Really easy to work with, and knows what I am trying to achieve. Always a pleasure.

  2. Review by JuvyTek P.
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    Theo was a pleasure to work with! Sweet vocals and was very understanding of our requests. Highly recommend !

  3. Review by Alex O.
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    Theo is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Richard B.
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    Theo has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has exceptional talent as a contemporary singer / guitarist, not only that but his production skills are first class. He took my work tape (and my brief) and turned it into a great demo. I can highly recommend Theo and hope I can work with him again.

  5. Review by Alex O.
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    Theo recorded amazing vocals for my track. He is super easy to work with. Definitely recommend!

  6. Review by Trent T.
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    Theo nailed it! He got the track back to me promptly (in fact way ahead of schedule) and followed the melody exactly as I laid it out for him. He has a very strong and on pitch vocal! I am very impressed for such a young guy starting out in Nashville. He has a great future ahead of him. Thanks!

  7. Review by Nick M.
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    Theo is awesome to work with. Great voice and very kind as well. Gave me 3 amazing takes with plenty to work with as well as some harmony to add some depth to it. Definitely would work with again!

  8. Review by Alex
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    gave me a lot of takes to choose from

  9. Review by Ben Pleasant
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    Theo is a crazy talented musician. His ear for harmony is next-level and he is one of those vocalists who really knows how to use his voice as an instrument. I've worked with Theo for several years now and am still constantly blown away by his creativity and vocal chops. Theo is also a great songwriter. He has a natural melodic sense that you just can't teach, and he always writes with impressive depth and intent.

  10. Review by Emmet Haden
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    Theo is an amazing vocalist and songwriter that knows how to record great sounding tracks. Ask him to add stacked harmonies on your song... it'll be crazy!

  11. Review by Aly Lakhani
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    Theo is one of the most talented, versatile and humble vocalists I've ever come across and had the pleasure to work with. I've asked him to sing on multiple songs of mine and the level of professionalism he brings to every project, combined with his ear for complex harmony make him a no-brainer to go to for any and all vocal needs. What really takes Theo over the top though, in my opinion, is his incredible taste. He's well versed in just about any genre, that's a huge plus for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of any and all vocals on their project.

  12. Review by Aly Lakhani
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    Theo is one of the most talented, versatile and humble vocalists I've ever come across and had the pleasure to work with. I've asked him to sing on multiple songs of mine and the level of professionalism he brings to every project, combined with his ear for complex harmony make him a no-brainer to go to for any and all vocal needs. What really takes Theo over the top though, in my opinion, is his incredible taste. He's well versed in just about any genre, that's a huge plus for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of any and all vocals on their project.

  13. Review by Aly Lakhani
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    Theo is one of the most talented, versatile and humble vocalists I've ever come across and had the pleasure to work with. I've asked him to sing on multiple songs of mine and the level of professionalism he brings to every project, combined with his ear for complex harmony make him a no-brainer to go to for any and all vocal needs. What really takes Theo over the top though, in my opinion, is his incredible taste. He's well versed in just about any genre, that's a huge plus for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of any and all vocals on their project.

  14. Review by Justin F Johnson
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    Theo is hands down the most talented singer I've worked with. Not only does he deliver great performances quickly, but has an incredible ear for vocal layering and harmony. His unique approach makes him a must-hire for projects that need to stand out in a sea of releases!

Interview with Theo Kandel

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

  2. A: I'm currently working on my EP, which will be released around February 2020.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Andrew Tullos - he's an insane songwriter and can help you out with anything you need on that front.

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

  6. A: I know I'm just getting started, but I really believe you'll be happy you worked with me in the beginning of all this.

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

  8. A: I make that song STICKY, man – I make it stand out and have that extra hook that reels people in.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: It's a bedroom studio, but I've got a number of sound treatment panels, a big mic shield, and some pretty good equipment. The Neumann TLM 103 is an insane mic – super versatile – so I use that for pretty much everything I record. Of course, when you put that through the Apollo, you can't really go wrong. As for my guitars, I have a 1966 Gibson LG-1 that sounds really woody and raw, a Taylor GC8e that's super bright and clear, a Fender Stratocaster American Elite, a Fender Telecaster Player Series, and a dinky little Recording King Parlor that I've strung with Nashville tuning.

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

  12. A: I think Ed Sheeran and Jon Bellion both have a crazy versatility to their artistry and songwriting – neither one has created an album that sounds like the last, and they're constantly searching to find the most engaging and unique ways to convey their messages. I like to think of myself in the same way – with a strong core in songwriting and singing, but a chameleon-like aspect to my music that allows me to try different things with confidence.

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

  14. A: The most common type of work would be BGV harmonies - people really go nuts for tight, interesting harmonies.

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Running Blind by Theo Kandel

I was the Artist, Singer, Guitarist, Co-Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Everything is flexible - I can work as quickly as you need and customize your experience for your preferences! I will do revisions if necessary, but that will be a conversation to be had.

GenresSounds Like
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Lauv
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Apollo Duo Twin Mk1
  • 1966 Gibson LG-1
  • Taylor GC8e
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