Hello, I am a recording artist, writer, and keyboard player living in Los Angeles. I have been singing since my father's voice (he is also a singer) captivated me at an early age. I have recorded with artists such as Michael Buble, Robin Thicke, Rob Knox, Macy Kate, Mickey Shyloh, and many more.
There's a saying: You're only as good as your last record. I approach every project with the emotion and attention to detaiI that I would if it were my own.
-I will provide you with a radio-ready vocal (assuming that's what you're going for!). I have been recording vocals for over 15 years, and know how to give your song emotional life while not straying from the rhythm and melody you have carefully put together. I can sing soul, pop, deep house and edm, rnb, and rock.
-I am an obsessive, constant songwriter. I am pursuing a career as a writer, so if you need lyrics and/or topline I will bring you a unique, effective lyric and melody. This has the added benefit that I regularly meet with BMG publishing, Hollywood Records, various a&rs and executives that could help make something happen with our song if we share publishing. I like to start with a concept or central idea, but also love the puzzle of putting a melody to lyrics or poems. I specialize in deep songs, telling a story, juxtapozing an unexpected theme with a contrasting beat.
-I have been gigging and recording as a keyboard player for 15 years. In the last 3 months at the time of this writing, I have played at some of LAs best clubs, Viper Room, House of Blues, Los Globos, and a democratic convention in Sacramento. I specialize in Fender Rhodes, piano, synth, and organ.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Reviews (4)Endorse Southpaw
Jordan was quick and he kept in contact with me through the whole process. Great voice
Jordan is really good vocalist and gave me everything i asked for and in no time at all. I really appreciated the speedy vocals!
Learned a lot working with Jordan and would do it all again! Great soulful vocalist!
Highly recommended and great to work with. Jordan is a very talented, soulful vocalist. Thank you Jordan!
Interview with Southpaw
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Singing backups on the upcoming Michael Buble album. I did them for the whole album and got to work with Michael directly at a killer studio. It was a great experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The best songs of 2016
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shilo and Bobby Dub
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is this in the right key for my range? Do you want exactly the melody/rhythm? Do you want an ad-lib track? how much freedom do I have? Dry mixdowns or with efx? Harmonies? Do you want us to use Melodine?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give me as much as you can to get me into the song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: U-47, 4 track, nord stage, huge PA
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Writer, singer, 3 years professionally, 15+ years total.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, big, anthemic, slick
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar, he is the most exciting thing happening in music in a meaningful way.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know what you want to say or sound like before you get too far into how you want to say it or make it sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, electro soul, house
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing, tied with writing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique flavor with a one-of-a-kind voice and artistry.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get inside the song and the feeling, figure out what it means to me, practice until I can easily express it, then execute.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At my studio I work with a basic setup of protools, Shure SM-1 and Rode NT-1, keyboards, Apogee interface, and B&W home audio speakers with Marantz amplifier. When I record demo vocals I record at a professional studio with top of the line gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mostly people I personally work with. Of today? Kendrick Lamar, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sia, Jason Flom, Beyonce, James Blake, on and on...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do vocal demos and writing sessions most days of the week.