Peter Demetri

Lyricist/Songwriter/Drummer

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I am a pro lyricist you can hire without breaking the bank!

I am a professional quality lyricist looking to write to your instrumental or from scratch for you. My package includes a document of your lyrics, an "explanation sheet" giving a line by line analysis of your songs meaning (see example of one below), and a guide vocal recording of me singing your song over your instrumental to show you how the lyrics fit (note I am not a singer, this is just for demo purposes).

See my work samples here:

https://allpoetry.com/Pjpenname

See an explanation sheet here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1380JpSb0VQzTePlx_LfJA-JJL83zgGYKD8gxT2yxhQ8/edit

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Злата Д.
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    Peter does a great job! Very sociable.
    Quickly responds to comments on text correction We did a hard job. I am pleased.

  2. Review by Ivy Marie
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    It was a pleasure working with Peter! He provided a unique and fun song for me to sing on. He was very easy to work with and helped make my job go very smoothly with his communication. I would definitely work with him again! :)

  3. Review by Berge Haig Dermelkonian
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    I was very comfortable working with Peter since he is very patient and collaborative. He writes awesome lyrics and has a great way with creating the theme and phrases in a catchy and melodic manner. I would certainly work with him again :)

  4. Review by Ibrahim Swaleh
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    Peter is amazing! The man wrote me lyrics in the shortest time possible , GOOD lyrics . Recommend 10/10

  5. Review by Scott Shumaker
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    Peter is a majorly talented lyricist. He turned a vague concept into a full blown song in less time than it takes to get a pizza delivered (not actually, but still amazingly fast)! He was very communicative and not only sent lyrics but also a full explanation behind the song meaning and a quick and dirty recording of how the lyrics might get implemented into the melody. I can highly recommend Peter to anyone that needs lyrical writing expertise. Will definitely be working together again!

  6. Review by Estevan Sisneros
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    Excellent song writer! Super fast too. I just provided the music and an extremely vague idea and he ran with it and totally killed it. He also works around your abilities which is really cool. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Tom Eck
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    The fastest writer I have worked with so far. He also delivers a very detailed explanation of his lyrics. His lyrics were deep and fitted really well with the backing track. It was a great experience working with him

Interview with Peter Demetri

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I currently track using my tama drum kit (if using acoustic), my alesis nitro mesh kit (if using electric/midi controller), my nashville telecaster, my axl, bass, and have nine different microphones I run into a signature soundcraft 22 mixer interface hybrid or an audiobox usb 86 depending on what I'm tracking at the given moment. I use a peavy amp head and a marshall cab but often run through an amp splitter pedal which gives my a take in DI form in case I like a take a track on guitar but am not a fan of the tone given from the amp. I track completely through logic pro x!

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

  4. A: When it comes to lyrics, I love songs/songwriters that tell stories. Some of my favorite lyricists include Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Billie Eiliish, Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), and many more!

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

  6. A: I write lyrics (also providing accompanying melodies and meaningful/desciptive lyric analysis sheets), compose songs instrumentally, and track drums for my clients.

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

  8. A: There is a female singer named Ivy Mary who did a fantastic job singing on one of my upcoming songs for my band Overcoming Apathy.

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

  10. A: My promise is to give a sincere meaning to your song that listeners will enjoy and be able to connect with and musically an emotion that words themselves alone could not bring to life.

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

  12. A: I like being able to express myself freely and or help someone else's vision come to life.

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

  14. A: The biggest misconception may be that lyricist have to draw from their own experiences. While it's true that is a great method to write songs, you can draw from the experiences of others, or even fictional people as well.

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

  16. A: Do you have an instrumental for me to write to? Is there a specific topic I should write about? Do you have any preferences against profanity? Is there a particular genre or style you have in mind?

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

  18. A: My advice is to be honest and free in describing what you are looking for in your song. I love helping to have someone else's vision fully come to life, and to do that it always helps to have as much information as possible about the desired outcome of the song.

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

  20. A: My laptop, an interface, my guitar, a midi keyboard, and a bass guitar.

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

  22. A: I started out as a drummer when I was fifteen and quickly moved on to guitar and bass as well. I had been writing lyrics since I was a young child and once I started creating instrumentals I came to a full grasp of how lyrics should properly fit over a song.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I can write in any style for any genre. That being said, I have a knack for telling fictional stories within my songs as demonstrated by sample songs inheritance and car wreck. I come from a very alternative rock and punk oriented background but never stop from taking on inspiration from anywhere in the music world!

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I would love to work with Dave Grohl. I think he writes brilliant instrumentals and puts a deep amount of emotion into his lyrics.

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

  28. A: Make sure your lyrics have a proper syllable count to ensure a line fits over an allotted space of time within a song.

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

  30. A: All types of music!

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My strongest skill is lyric writing and instrumental composition.. However, I also play drums, guitar, and bass, giving me a strong insight into how the instrumental of a song works, which truly helps with writing melodies.

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

  34. A: I bring meaning to a song lyrically, I am able to create words that not only accompany an instrumental, but also move the listener. Musically I add emotion that words themselves are not capable of creating without the complimenting sounds that exist with them side by side.

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

  36. A: For lyrics I usually try to find an inspiration first. The topic may be given to me by a client, or if requested I can find one on my own. Often times I will either try and ponder over a recurring emotion I've been feeling, or write a fictional story in my head and then translate it to lyrics. For composition I usually start with one instrument and think in my head how other instruments could come to fit in the picture and it all eventually just flows out of me naturally.

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Blue Hoodie By Peter Demetri

I was the Lyricist, Composer, Instrumentalist in this production

Terms Of Service

Song rights negotiable (I ask for credit where appropriate and reasonable) 5 free revisions xtra revisions 15 dollars each Delivery time order specific

Gear Highlights
  • Tama Acoustic Drums
  • Nashville Telecastser
  • AXL Bass
  • Logic Pro X
  • Peavy Classic Amp Head
  • Soundcraft Signature 22 mixer/interface
  • 9 mics (sm57's-beta 52-nt1a-nd76-sk1-soh1/2)
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