Tamy Stevens aka BlackPantherTamy 15+ years of experience in Guitar, Music Production, as well as Vocal Production.
If your track is lacking background vocals, tasty guitar fills, or you need to start from scratch, than look no further. I'll work around your already made production or we can collaborate on a track together. My expertise is in building harmonies in your song to fill up the dead space that can sometimes leave a song feeling incomplete. Contact me and lets work together to make your project come to life!
Some Artists I have worked with include: Oswin Benjamin("JCITM")/2 Live shows),
Wyclef Jean(Live show), Chris Rivers(Live show), Robert Glasper("7on7" ), Leffway("Lights"), Blackway("BJW"), Prince Ivan(A little love(Ain't hurt nobody))....
The InBetween: Part I(2020)
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Interview with Tamy Stevens
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An Album for my personal catalogue
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do everything in my power to make your vision reality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom in creativity.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy. A very skilled artist can make anything look simple.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly is your vision for your project? What sound are you looking for? How can I make this process easiest for you?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Joy comes in the mourning" by Oswin Benjamin. The most heartfelt and complete project I've been a part of. It was an almost 2 year long journey and I learned a lot about myself as an artist working on this project. It was a pleasure to help someone bring their vision to life.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Wyatt Stevens Mixing Engineer at Seraphym Audio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever gets the job done at high quality.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to come ready with an idea. I work best off of your vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Guitar, an akai mini, a macbook pro, a mic, and an interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always aimed to create music and to one day do it on a global scale. I've been at it for 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is eclectic. I never really believed in genres. Why put art in a box?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lauryn Hill. I honestly believe she has more music in her and I would love to write a song or two with her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Follow your heart. Music is much more of a feeling than it is technical. Use the technical to enhance the feeling.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rnb, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lofi
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would like to think that I have the ability to complete a song. I Love to fill in the empty spaces with light and airy guitars and beautiful harmonies.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I am not particular about how a track should start. I have begun with just vocals or I've started with just drums. Sometimes its just an old song of mine that I repurpose and sample to make into something fresh and new.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to keep my production space simple with the use of plugins and live instruments to create the music. I believe over complicating your space can make your mind cluttered which isn't good for creativity.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by a lot of musicians/artists. Most of them don't directly influence my sound but their innovative sound sparks creativity. That would include people like Lauryn Hill, Barbra Streisand, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley. More currently I have been listening to artists like Laura Mvula, Burna Boy(anything afrobeat honestly), Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R, and house music sensation MoMa Ready(who happens to be my brother).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually clients come to me with an idea or an acapella and I build around that if I am producing. If I am singing it's usually over an almost complete song. I Love to build harmonies within a song to fill up the emptiness. I do that same kind of work with guitar as well. I'm all about adding that extra something to an already well rounded idea, but I am also all for starting from scratch.