I am a Michigan based artist that prides himself on soulful rock and roll vocals. Vocals that impressed Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, And Lionel Richie to gain the Golden ticket and become one of the American Idols Top 60 singers in 2020. The original composition performed became a top-five original song. Lionel Richie dubbing my voice "A Cannon."
Well, my singer-songwriter services are always available. I play guitar, mostly in the Blues, Rock, Soul, and Country. Vocals are my main gig, but I love to write lyrics as well. I play piano and have a few synthesizers I'm hoping to collaborate with. I play drums, and again mostly Blues, Rock, Soul, And Country. I'm happy to collaborate from the ground up on songwriting. Also, I can help with music production, recording techniques, mastering, mixing. I have a full band of people I can recommend if you are looking for something in particular for your next project. let's make history together!
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Interview with Nathan Walton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: American Idol was a huge step forward in the industry and I'm really proud of my time spent with legends, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry... I am happy with our latest Release Nathan Walton & The Remedy. I was a singer for American Idol and I was the Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist for our album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A commercial release song with a client from Chicago.. Vocals and Lyrics... Also a new Record from my touring group The Remedy...
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Soundbetter is loaded with fantastic artists, producers, engineers. just give someone a try. best bet is to ask for a portfolio. What's the harm in that?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: a bit of both is the best I believe. they both hold importance in today's industry.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be ever vigilant to provide you with the best product I humanly can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love my job with every part of my being.. This is my spark of life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you write your own lyrics? Answer- Yes, yes I do.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I'm gonna sound like what they hear in their head... I need guidelines like every other musician so I can provide you with what your hearing in your head.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a structure laid out for your composition?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Guitar, My Tascam.. so people could hear what I recorded if it's ever found. My notebook, since there is no power on a desert island I would bring my harmonica case, and a drum set.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing professionally for 10 years. I joined American Idol in 2020.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful Rock & Roll! I like songwriting I like storytelling. I'm not opposed to trying new things. I really dig sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Chris Stapleton, Alicia Keys, Jack White...... My list is long. Mostly these people because they hold a special place in time and their influence is large.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you don't put quality in you will not get quality out......
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really like Soul music, But mostly Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing and Songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a singer, I bring a soulful impact to the songs I'm on. Something new yet nostalgic. a voice that is familiar yet can take you somewhere new.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start by laying out the groundwork for the song. What's the structure, the story, what are we trying to get across. the melody helps people remember the lyrics. Getting the mix right with your main instruments is key before adding effects or compression. let the song grow organically.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Mac with a Scarlett interface. A plethora of microphones, Shure, Stalin, Audio Technica, and could fairly easily get my hands on a Neumann, or an RCA. I have a few DAW's Studio One, Garageband, Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chirs Cornell is a huge influence on me as a singer. I started with a lot of Classic rock and Motown music. Producers, I would say, Rick Rubin, George Martin, Stelly Dan stuff is all very well done.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly, I have been a singer. A hired gun for scream out vocals with range.