Michele Zayla

Vocalist, Songwriter, BGV

Michele Zayla on SoundBetter

Lush, Rich vocals, harmonies and Songwriting from an Experienced, Full-time Pro NYC Vocalist.

Full-time pro vocalist.
Wrote, recorded and performed the theme song for Australia's 'Voice In The Valley' Radio.
Backup singer for Joan As Policewoman. BGV's on Shaggy's "Strength of A Woman."
Opened for DMX. 20 years of experience in all genres, live performance, and vocals for production.

Excellent and experienced in hearing and creating both simple and complex harmonies.
Very versatile in terms of sound, from heavy rich gospel to light and airy pop, to dark rock and coffee house singer-songwriter.
I am a workhorse when it comes to songwriting and writing toplines and have a fast turnaround.

Please note that I’m not an engineer.
I provide simple dry stem vocals, so that you have the ability to adjust to your preference.

I am not great at "selling myself" on a platform like this. I am a willing, honest and direct communicator, and very professional. I find every project is unique, so please reach out and ask questions!
I am a better responder and creator than I am a publicist/marketer :).
I will always bring my best to every project, and am open to 2 re-writes.
My entire life has been spent singing, so I have a huge and varied skill-set to pull from.

First half of payment is non-refundable, after time is invested.
With songwriting for hire, I will send a sample for approval, and finalized tracks will be sent upon
completion of payment

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Michele Zayla

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: There are always several songs floating around that I am working on completing.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: I love Heather Mae, but I think she's taking a break at the moment because of touring!

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I will give each project my best.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: The writing process- that creative inspiration- and then hearing a completed song, is very satisfying.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: People hear that I can wait and sing very powerfully, and hear that as my "money maker," but I also LOVE quieter, more subtle singing.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: The questions really depend on each one of a kind project. I listen and ask based on what I'm hearing.

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: To bring me all of your ideas in as clear a way as possible- even if they are just a few keywords. I am happy to respond to any thoughts you have about what you'd like to create, and clarity is key!

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Mic, computer, either a guitar or piano (or another melodic instrument), interface, a mic stand is helpful.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I have been singing, I have been told, from the age of 2, sang my first paid gig at 7, had my own first performing business at 11, and have lived in NYC as a full-time musician since 2002.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is very catered to whatever I am working on, but have been told that there is a soul quality to all that I sing.

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

  22. A: I work on a lot of singer-songwriter music, as well as

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Vocal versatility and tone.

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

  26. A: I am consistently working, and writing, and I do that wherever I am. It varies a bit, but a lot of alone time with quiet surroundings. If I am working on a project where I am writing for a client, I take a walk while listening, and usually that starts the ideas, which I record on my voice memos. Then I go to work with what I have.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have a simple set up as I like to be on the road a lot. Macbook, A good Aston mic, Apogee interface, and a quality guitar. Depending on where I am, I also have an acoustic piano, and some nice extras.

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

  30. A: Close friends in the business, who tour with their original music consistently, female producers, artists who consistently pump out creativity and great songs!

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

  32. A: I sing lead and background vocals, as well as write harmonies, lyrics and music for commercial clients and artists.

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I was the Singer, Writer for some, BGV in this production

Terms Of Service

Singer rate includes one lead line, and 2 background vocal tracks. 2 Revisions included. Turnaround 3-5 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Karen Carpenter
  • Norah Jones
  • Meghan Trainor
Gear Highlights
  • Aston Spirit
  • MacBook Pro
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