Joel Sarakula

Singer-Songwriter & Producer

starstarstarstarstar
4 Reviews (1 Verified)
Joel Sarakula on SoundBetter

I am a full-time singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and artist. Writing, producing and performing under my name I have specialised in Soft-Rock, Soul and Disco releases with a vintage flair. My tracks are regularly playlisted on national radio in Europe and the UK and I've performed at SXSW, Primavera (Spain) and Glastonbury (UK).

Firstly, I can offer my songwriting services in any capacity. I have honed my creative, technical and editing skills in songcraft over a lifetime spent in the music industry. I am happy to engage in co-writes on any theme or genre, to write bespoke songs based on style and reference suggestions or to edit and ultimately improve a song: making changes to melody, lyrics and harmony. The best thing is that any songwriting process I engage in will result in an authentic and artistic result. My songs have been on rotation on national radio, charted and selected for editorial playlist on Spotify, so I have a proven track record in songcraft.

I also offer my production and editing skills in many capacities. I am a self-produced artist and I have a particular flair for combining vintage production styles with some modern tricks. Within the production world, I have many particular skills which I regularly utilise: band arranging, string and horn arrangements, vocal tuning and vocal comping and general editing and comping. I would be happy to bring my skillset to an existing production or to help start a production from scratch taking particular care to improve the arrangement of the song.

Finally, I am a professional singer and pianist and I have guitar and bass skills at a good production level. I offer my services to remotely record these instrumental tracks for any production.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Joel Sarakula
  • Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Riptide Movement
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Joel Sarakula
  • Riptide Movement

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

Endorse Joel Sarakula
  1. Review by Greg V.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Joel was absolutely great to work with. This was my first time using SoundBetter and I am really happy I found Joel. He understood what I was looking for and was open to all of my ideas. He came up with great lyrics, wonderful arrangement and really made my song special. Thank you, Joel!

  2. Review by Phil Martin
    starstarstarstarstar
    by

    Joel is such a talented musician. As a producer/songwriter/drummer myself I have worked with him on his latest album and now he is working on my album. We wrote some nice tunes together. Really inspirational and Easy to work with. He always has got great ideas for songs, instrumentation, arrangements and production. I hope to work with him more often.

  3. Review by Simon
    starstarstarstarstar

    Joel is a brilliant songwriter and producer, particular in the fields of vintage disco pop, soft rock and soul, he's one of the best guys I've worked and a really inspiring presence in the studio. I really recommend him as a great artist to work with to help develop songs and give them a real unmistakable flair. He's also a piano/keyboard player par excellence!

  4. Review by Simon E
    starstarstarstarstar

    Joel is a brilliant songwriter and producer, particular in the fields of vintage disco pop, soft rock and soul, he's one of the best guys I've worked and a really inspiring presence in the studio. I really recommend him as a great artist to work with to help develop songs and give them a real unmistakable flair. He's also a piano/keyboard player par excellence!

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Understanding by Joel Sarakula

I was the Producer, Arranger, Singer, Keyboards in this production

Terms Of Service

My songwriting process will allow for multiple revisions and typical turn-around time on remote work would be within three days under normal circumstances.

GenresSounds Like
  • Steely Dan
  • The Beach Boys
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
Gear Highlights
  • RME Babyface
  • RME ADI-2
  • Sennheiser Microphones
  • Beyer M-160 pair microphones
  • RFZ vintage preamps
  • RNC PBC-6a compressor
  • Nord Electro 5D
  • Hohner Pianet
  • Yamaha CS-15 & Korg EX-8000 Synthesisers
  • Korg KR-55B Drum Machine
  • Westone Concord Guitar.
More Photos
More Samples
SoundBetter Deal

For songwriting requests I offer a fee of $250 in total for a completion of a song in all it's elements - music, lyrics and topline.