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*
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Theo Kandel
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my EP, which will be released around February 2020.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andrew Tullos - he's an insane songwriter and can help you out with anything you need on that front.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I make that song STICKY, man – I make it stand out and have that extra hook that reels people in.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work would be BGV harmonies - people really go nuts for tight, interesting harmonies.