Mykarvey (Mike Harvey)

Singer and vocal arranger

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From recording backgrounds for Steely Dan to singing on the R&B soundtrack of the TV show Empire, Mykarvey is the go-to singer when you want an artist with versatility.

I've sung on albums for artists that include Ricky Martin, Steely Dan, Matthew Morrison, Luther Vandross, and the TV show Empire, to name a few. I'm able to sing a variety of styles to compliment and enhance your song/project. Whether it's experimental for soundtracks/EDM or soulful pop, I offer professional vocals for your project: dry, uncompressed, with no eq so that you may have complete control of your mix/production. I'm also great with harmonies, background vocals, arrangement, and vocal production. I'm a perfectionist and I work closely with you until you get exactly what you want. And I love it!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Mike Harvey
  • Dion
  • Bobby Rush
  • Fuse Ensemble
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Hauraki Good Guys
  • R. Kelly
  • Matthew Morrison
  • Rob Mathes
  • Jeff Richmond
  • Lauren Kinhan
  • Peter Wolf
  • V.A. Holyboyys
  • V.A. Holyboyys
  • Demetrus
  • Demetrus
  • Jake Laufer
  • Jake Laufer
  • Jake Laufer
  • Yell County
  • Yell County
  • Yell County
  • Her Next Friend
  • Her Next Friend
  • Her Next Friend
  • Miami Saxophone Quartet
  • The Records
  • John Wicks And The Records
  • John Wicks
  • John Tropea
  • DJ Morphiziz
  • The Hickories
  • The Hickories
  • Kenny White
  • True Nature
  • True Nature
  • The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
  • Trumpet Madness
  • The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
  • Trumpet Madness
  • Zap Mama
  • Zap Mama
  • Jackson Bunn
  • World Leader Pretend
  • World Leader Pretend
  • World Leader Pretend
  • Darlene Zschech
  • Darlene Zschech
  • Last Train Home
  • Last Train Home
  • Last Train Home
  • Yuma House
  • Yuma House
  • Linda Eder
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Myracle Brah
  • So Solid Crew
  • Peter Calo
  • Mark Helm
  • Mark Helm
  • Randy Brecker
  • Smartbomb
  • Smartbomb
  • Mother May I
  • Mother May I
  • Mother May I
  • Dead Girls & Other Stories
  • Dana Cerick
  • Dana Cerick
  • Dana Cerick
  • Myracle Brah
  • Ricky Martin
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Suzanne Brindamour
  • Lu Bango
  • Lu Bango
  • Lu Bango
  • Steely Dan
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Bill Kirchen
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Kamahl
  • Lynn Ahrens
  • David Newman
  • Stephen Flaherty
  • Lynn Ahrens
  • David Newman
  • Stephen Flaherty
  • Aquablue
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Mike Shupp
  • Martha Wash
  • Billy Porter
  • State of Being
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Eddie Russ
  • Jesse Campbell
  • The Chicago Hitmen
  • Wade Hubbard
  • Wade Hubbard
  • Rev. Calvin Bernard Rhone
  • John Madgett
  • Mother May I
  • Marilyn Harris
  • Donald Malloy
  • The Christianaires
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Paul Howards
  • Kamahl
  • Kamahl
  • Ronald James Deering
  • Glass Family
  • Bill LaBounty
  • Ray Columbus
  • Stacie Rose
  • Stacie Rose
  • 2/11
  • Rob Guest
  • Rob Guest
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Mike Harvey
  • Mike Harvey
  • Bill Williams
  • Bill Williams
  • Kamahl
  • Blato Zlato
  • Kim Hart
  • Steve Gilpin
  • Freedomsound
  • Salty Dogg
  • Mother May I
  • Nomadic Sun
  • Nomadic Sun
  • RhythmDB
  • Kamahl
  • Scott Ramminger
  • Andretti
  • RhythmDB
  • John Rowles
  • One Love Brass Band
  • One Love Brass Band
  • One Love Brass Band
  • Deana Martin

9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Carlosh G.
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    I am beyond satisfied with Mike's work. Not only did he take care of the backing vocals and harmonies for himself, but he also recorded and arranged a fantastic female singer, Yvonne. The results were beyond my expectations. He really took my song to the next level! Not only that, but he was able to address a minor detail in the recording within minutes. Highly recommended! Can't wait to work together again.

  2. Review by george
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    Mike is a great singer and lovely to work with, we'll definitely be back!

  3. Review by Thomas V.
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    Mike did a really great job. Its voice is full of emotions and its lyrics match perfectly.
    Sure we will work together again!
    Thanks Mike!

  4. Review by Eden Vaschon
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    Mike was lovely and did a nice job for me.

  5. Review by Denis
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    Myke is really pro ;) Higly recommended if you want a magical an professional work.

  6. Review by Zach L.
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    Mike is a true professional and has an incredible range and voice. He demonstrated tremendous creativity and worked with me on lots of tricky edits to get the song just right. I would highly recommend Mike if you're looking for a serious vocalist on your project.

  7. Review by Casey Chester
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    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike Harvey in many projects over the past 20+ years. Mike has a high respect here in the NYC music and session scene. He is a professional in every sense of the word. He is dynamic, versatile and highly creative. He has done some intense vocal arrangements that have blown people’s minds to very simple vocal melodies that will bring out an emotions. I have always been a fan of Mikes songwriting and love the opportunity to work with him when I can. If you are looking to work with a unique all around musician then you found him.

  8. Review by Russell Ginns
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    Mike is talented, reliable.. and versatile! I've hired him as a singer, arranger and producer for years, and he delivers time and time again.

    He's been a lead vocalist for me, and has also recruited and managed vocalists, rapped, and harmonized. He can deliver tracks, or provide a finished product. Always on time, and always high quality.

    Mike is the professional producer's dream!

  9. Review by Robert L. Smith
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    Mike Harvey is a legendary vocalist, and I can say that because I've worked with legends for over 30 years. We still miss him in New York, but now you can have him work with you on your music. Hire him now if you want the best. Ten stars

Interview with Mykarvey (Mike Harvey)

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: Certainly! This one's an easy one: when vocals are being doubled (or more), generally ALWAYS pan one left and the other right. It will make a much better, impactful sound than having them just 'center'.

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: I am all over the place with that answer!!! Just this past week, I 1) sang lead on a classic soul type song. 2) did background arrangements for an EDM song 3) sang lead AND backgrounds (and arranged) on a pop song 4) had to sound like a '40s style crooner on a jazz song And that's just this past week! So it's safe to say that I work on a variety of musically diverse projects consistently.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Creating harmonies, counterpoint lines, and being diverse/flexible.

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

  8. A: I bring the unique experience of having sung on multiple platforms for vastly different artists and genres. I started off singing in the church like many African Americans. But my experiences expanded from working with different artists from around the world, changing my sound and adding to my vocal "vocabulary". I bring these unique experiences and creativity to a project.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: If I sing a lead on an original, I initially replace the guide vocal with me doing a new guide vocal. Then I start listening to my new guide, figuring out how to make it sound better (no shameless website pun intended). If it's to sing, produce, and arrange backgrounds, I like to listen to the song for a whole day so that I can know it backwards and forwards. Then layer by layer, I start adding what I hear that will enhance the artist's voice and the song's message. The final step is editing and getting rid of what is not needed.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My studio setup is very simple. I use Logic on a MacBook pro with an Apogee Duet. My mic is a Neumann TLM 103 and my mic pre amp is a Universal Audio 610. That's it!

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

  14. A: Quincy Jones, George Martin, Stevie Wonder, PJ Morton, Laura Mvula, Tobe Nwigwe, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Mervyn Warren, David Foster, Kendrick Lamar, Mykal Kilgore, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway, The Clark Sisters, Bonnie Raitt, & Sarah Vaughan to name a few.

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

  16. A: I get called to sing lead AND backgrounds due to my ears for arranging and producing.

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ALL vocals by Mykarvey

I was the lead, all backgrounds, vocal arranger, & vocal producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Price is for DEMO use only. (1 Revision included). For commercial use and works-for-hire, contact me. Cowriting/toplining: a negotiable percentage of writing, plus a fee. Turnaround in 3-7 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Seal
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Daniel Caesar
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Universal Audio Solo/610 Mic Pre
  • Logic X
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