With more than 13 million plays on Spotify, my style is a sultry and soulful brand of popular music, combining my singer-songwriter roots with my love of jazz, retro pop, and classic soul.
Since going viral on Spotify with more than 13 million plays of her 2014 album Little Sway, Crissi has become a household name in Windsor, Ontario, beloved for her silky vocals, expert songwriting, and fierce musicianship. Her 2020 album Heirloom, funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Windsor, features bold horns, lush back-up vocals, and a small orchestra, with mix engineering by Juno-nominated engineer Brandon Unis (Karl Wolf, Nuela Charles). Hailed as the "voice of change" by the Windsor Star, Crissi's writing is bold, fearless, and unapologetically modern: from dissecting unfulfilling relationships in "Hungry Love", to demanding respect in "Like A Lady", to banishing toxic influences in "Get Out".
Crissi is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Music Business Program (Dartmouth Waterfront campus), where she received an award for Highest Academic Achievement. Her music has been heard in ABC’s hit TV show Nashville, and in a popular TEDx talk delivered in 2018 entitled "Love Songs For Hire", about Crissi's side-hustle of transforming listeners' true love stories into more than 70 custom love songs for listeners around the world.
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6 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Crissi Cochrane
Crissi is the rarest of talents. Pure pitch, warm tone, and most of all - heart. Her soulfulness touches the listener right away. This is something that cannot be taught. Crissi was born with this gift. And the world is better for it.
Crissi is an amazing singer. She has a beautiful, sincere, storytelling tone that captures the ear immediately. And she is so professional, kind, and patient. Working with her is a real pleasure. I hope to do so again on many projects.
A truly amazing artist
Crissi is a highly talented musician and lyricist. No matter what aspect of the project we were working on, she was very quick at getting to the bottom of things, and making excellent suggestions. She was instrumental in helping me make the right decisions at critical junctures in the project. Just as importantly, she is forthcoming, conscientious, and authentic. All together, this made for a pleasant and highly productive collaboration. I recommend her highly and without reservation.
Great experience! Crissi is very thorough, creative, and professional. She demonstrated a real sense of responsibility and respect towards the work she’d undertaken. She went “over and above the call of duty.” I definitely look forward to working on other projects with her, and I would highly recommend her!
Working with Crissi was a true pleasure and I am so happy I found her. She has a beautiful voice, full of soul and I discovered that she can sing in a broad spectrum. She is very talented and very professional. I was in a little bit of hurry with my project and she managed to deliver fast with great quality recordings.
The communication was easy...she understood immediately what I wanted.
I highly recommend her and looking forward to work with her in upcoming projects.
Interview with Crissi Cochrane
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been making music and self-producing my work since I was 15 years old (and I'm now almost 31). I have released three full-length albums and as many EPs, performed more than 500 shows, including showcasing at Canadian Music Week, the Halifax Pop Explosion, and the Junos. I've been the recipient of grant funding from FACTOR, the Ontario Arts Council, the Windsor Endowment for the Arts, the City of Windsor, and the province of Nova Scotia, and had one of my songs placed in the TV show Nashville.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I started out in the folk world because I loved the raw, intimate storytelling of singer-songwriters, and the unvarnished honesty of performing with just one voice and one instrument. This is the way I come at my own songwriting: it needs good bones to stand up on its own. Then, I fell in love with the world of jazz and soul, because I loved the world-class, expert quality musicianship in these genres.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have a custom songwriting side-business for my listeners, so most of my client-based work is transforming true love stories into well-crafted and meaningful songs and delivering those songs as professional-quality recordings. (I did a TEDx talk about it back in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAQSLpTlB40) The second most common type of client-based work I do - and what I'm here on SoundBetter to do - is working as a session vocalist. I love doing this work, am super flexible on my rates, and do a wide variety of genres. I've done rap, hip-hop, folk, electronic music, dance, and soul, and would love to do more. I can sing leads or back-ups, and can help you find harmonies or ad-lib new parts. My bread-and-butter work, however, is as a performer. I'm a pop/soul singer-songwriter and I perform about 50 gigs annually in the Southern Ontario region.