Nice to meet you. I am a recording artist, writer, composer, and keyboard player living in Los Angeles. I have been singing since my father's voice captivated me at an early age. I have worked with artists such as Michael Buble, Shellback, Black thought, Danger Mouse, and many more. I hope I can help bring your project to life!
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 always strive for unique, effective lyric and melody. This has the added benefit that I regularly meet publishers, labels, etc. that could help with our song if it's great. I like to start with a concept or central idea, but also like the puzzle of putting a melody to written lyrics or poems. Songs should tell stories.
SCORING: Several short films and ads. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3839902/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
-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 such as Viper Room, House of Blues, Los Globos, and the Whisky go go. I specialize in Fender Rhodes, piano, synth, and organ.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
4 ReviewsEndorse 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.