Jonathan Carr

Vocalist, Pianist, Songwriter

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9 Reviews (7 Verified)
Jonathan Carr on SoundBetter

Having previously recorded with John Mayer, The Vaccines and Franz Ferdinand among others, I want to work with you and bring your vision to life! I am an alumni of Berklee College of Music, USA where I studied voice and piano. I have a Yamaha Grand Piano and a fully functioning home professional home set up for world class piano and vocals.

For me, musicality and tone is everything so have a listen to the tracks and if you like my style I would love to be able to bring your track to life, be it with my voice, my piano playing - or both.
I specialise in R&B, Pop, Pop/Rock and Soul.

What I offer:
VOCALS ONLY
Non-Featured Vocals, Demo vocals (not for release), Featured Vocals (dependant on project), Backing Vocal arrangement & recording

PIANO ONLY
I can either create a piano part for your song or can professionally record what you have already on my grand piano and send you the stems.

TOPLINE
Songwriting (lyrics only)
Full Top Line (melody & lyrics)
- DRY stems will be sent once the balance is paid in full
- Featured artist releases will be determined on an individual basis.
- Full top-line (50% of Master and 50% of the Publishing Splits)

Simply get in touch providing a downloadable link to your track. Provide me with a brief, this can either be a description of what you want sang or a guide vocal/piano track.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

9 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Steinberg Mastering
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    Jonathan is very professional and delivers quality work - punctually on time. Even corrections and follow up work is immediately made exactly as guided. It is a pleasure to collaborate with him. He has valuable artistic input to projects. Highly recommend working with him. One of the best collaboration experiences on this site.

  2. Review by Daniel Shemer
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    Great job

  3. Review by William C.
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    This is my third time working with Jonathan, and I'm always amazed at his ability to make my songs shine. There's a special touch in his work, and he always comes through.

  4. Review by Dino M.
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    Jonathan is an exceptionally talented vocalist; it is obvious that he spent time at Berklee. Imagine a unique Scottish tonality, with a voice that in its natural octave sounds like a fusion of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars in a kilt. I don’t know if he can dance like those guys though, but his voice sure is on par. A pleasure to work with - he takes directions and interprets them well.

  5. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Really great working with Jonathan! He is a very talented singer and is extremely professional. Great tone!

  6. Review by Will
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    Just received another beautiful piece of work from Jonathan. I sent over a very old song of mine, and what I got back was a hip, updated version that is nothing short of fantastic!

  7. Review by Will
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    It was a pleasure working with Jonathan. He made sure I was happy with the recordings, and is very easy to communicate with. His vocals and piano playing gave life and a magic feel to my song. Love the finished product! I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  8. Review by Ruth Royall
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    It's been a great experience working with Jonathan. He's quick, easy to communicate with and extremely musical. Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Ruth Royall
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    It's been a great experience working with Jonathan. He's quick, easy to communicate with and extremely musical. Highly recommended!

Interview with Jonathan Carr

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

  2. A: I promise to deliver you a world class product in a short time frame.

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

  4. A: I prefer to have a zoom or FaceTime call and to have them tell me what their vision is. Any audio references they have are always appreciated.

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

  6. A: Studied at Berklee and worked with John Mayer and Timbaland's production team. Moved to France and toured the world for 2 years. Spent 5 years in London as a session musician and also signed a record deal as a songwriter. Now I perform globally and work with artists and writers as a session musician and vocalist.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Musicality.

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

  10. A: Having been a songwriter myself I have an instinct for what fits in a particular piece of music. It could be just the right piano part, or the right approach and intensity to the vocals. I have a strong musicality that I can bring to other artist's work and my voice has been popular on recorded works for it's rich pop tone.

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

  12. A: I like to listen to the song 4/5 times and really bed it in. By this point I'd have spoken to the client and got a real sense for their vision for the track then I work on it until it's perfect. I have really high standards so I make sure everything is done efficiently, professionally and with the utmost musicality.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have a Yamaha GC1 grand piano (5 months old). I use a pair of RODE M5 Condensor microphones to mic the piano. For Vocals I use a RODE NT1-A. I use a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface and Logic Pro. My studio speakers are Monitor Audio Bronze 2.

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

  16. A: I have a very eclectic taste in music, from pop to classical, hip hop to soul and Motown...A small selection of my favourite artists are: Bernhoft ELO Supertramp Ariana Grande John Mayer Donny Hathaway

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

  18. A: My work for clients splits into two instruments - piano and voice. For piano recording, I have a Yamaha Grand Piano at home with high quality condenser mics so I am able to record that class grand piano sound quickly and professionally for your demo or record. I also regularly do solo backing tracks for piano. For vocals I have a professional home studio to record, but really it comes down to the voice and tone and whether it's right for the record. I studied voice at Berklee and consider myself a very versatile singer and can sing pop, R'n'B, jazz, soul and EDM. I've performed around the world and have worked and featured with some of the world's biggest pop artists.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Coldplay
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Grand Piano
  • Rode M5 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen) with Rode NT1-A Microphone
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Piano and Vocals booked together, get the piano recorded for half price.