Karl L

Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer

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UK-based singer & songwriter with over 11 years in the industry covering recording, session-singing, live performance & songwriting. My self-penned song 'Miracle' fought off 300 other entries when I was one of six acts shortlisted to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. Other credits include BMG, Warner, Soundiva Italy.

"A BONAFIDE HIT." The Independent.

"THE UNIQUE TALENT OF BEING A DEDICATED ARTIST, A TRULY INSPIRED COMPOSER AND A WONDERFUL PERSON." - Eurovision Romania.

"A SUPERLATIVE SINGER, A TALENTED ARTIST AND A PURE SOUL" Giorgio G. Milan, Italy.

"THE MOST VERSATILE & INNOVATIVE ARTIST I HAVE WORKED WITH." Z Thompson-Vaux.

Over 11 years experience in the industry as a professional recording artist, session vocalist, live performance, top line writing & songwriting. My self-penned song 'Miracle' fought off 300 other entries when I was one of six acts shortlisted to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. I then went onto write for other Eurovision acts including Martin Fitch and worked closely with Louis Walsh on a track for Ireland. Other credits include working with producer Jonas Westling (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Paul McCartney) BMG, Warner, Soundiva Italy. Collaborations with Vangelis Polydorou from BBC's The Voice, Finland's DJ Herman, Ivano Icardi.

Press:
ESC Bubble: https://escbubble.com/2017/11/karl-william-lund-azerbaijan-offered-fee-for-eurovision-song/

Daily Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/who-karl-william-lund-uk-7421916

EFR 12: https://www.efr12.com/radio/news/karl-william-lund-le-temps-de-revision/

Software Used: Logic Pro X.
Hardware: Audio-Tech­nica AT2020 Cardoid Condenser, Presonus AudioBox iOne.

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21 Reviews

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  1. Review by Frants T.
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    Karl is a very good singer - Excellent delivery, very pleased!
    Great person to work with! My recommendations!

  2. Review by Tom
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    I'm a pianist and a coach pianist for both opera and pop singers and I can tell Karl's voice is unique and very expressive. I had the pleasure to work with him in two contracts onboard cruise ships and his professionalism both on and off stage it's a model for any serious musician to follow. He is very funny and creative, which makes him an amazing person to work with. It's always a pleasure to work with Karl and I look forward to work with him again!!!

  3. Review by Joel Evenden
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    Karl is an exceptionally talented singer and songwriter, his voice has a magic tone that just sits in a mix beautifully! He's a fantastic guy to work with, full of enthusiasm with a tireless drive to achieve great results. It's always a pleasure working with Karl!

  4. Review by Ben Haynes
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    I work with many singer/songwriters, and Karl is one of those rare few where everything he does seems to resonate with me.

    His songs are catchy but, more importantly for me, they hit on an emotional level. And his voiceover has a uniqueness that gives tracks that little extra.
    In short, Karl is a hard worker, a superb songwriter, a great singer and has dedicated his life to doing great music.

    High recommended.

  5. Review by Ben Haynes
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    I work with many singer/songwriters, and Karl is one of those rare few where everything he does seems to resonate with me.

    His songs are catchy but, more importantly for me, they hit on an emotional level. And his voiceover has a uniqueness that gives tracks that little extra.
    In short, Karl is a hard worker, a superb songwriter, a great singer and has dedicated his life to doing great music.

    High recommended.

  6. Review by Mattia
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    He’s amazing! I’ve worked with Karl in the early 2016 in Milan, Italy. We heard his outstanding voice and after few month of collaboration between England and Italy, we met in Milan in our studio. It has been a real productive time thanks to his creativity, his professional mindset and of course his superlative voice. A true artist and an amazing human being I’ll hope to work with again in future.

  7. Review by Jan
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    I have been working with Karl on many projects and occasions and I have to say that all the collaborations we’ve done, Karl was always professional and working with him was nothing but pleasure. Looking forward for all upcoming projects in the future.

  8. Review by Michael Woodhead
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    I have worked with Karl on a few projects and he has been a joy to work with. A hugely talented musician with drive determination and passion for his craft. He is full of creative ideas and I would be glad to work with him on future projects.

  9. Review by Beverley Williams
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    The Production Suite has worked with Karl for over five years on numerous projects. His work is of the highest standards and he is a dream to work with! He is flexible and able to respond quickly to a brief with inspiring original songs and soundtracks.

    We consider our partnership with Karl as ongoing and will continue to commission Karl to compose original tracks for our clients shows. Karl really is a one stop shop, with an incredible talent to produce the tracks, original lyrics, backing vocals if required and lead guide tracks.

  10. Review by James Fox
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    I have worked with Karl musically and professionally, and as a singer he takes his career seriously and it shines through in his performances and recordings, always engaging and on point for any project with a great tone to his voice. As a person he is extremely easy to work with and always puts a smile on your face

  11. Review by Zoe Vaux-Thompson
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    I have worked with Karl on many musical projects over the past 10 years . His professionalism and enthusiasm is inspiring. I was his backing vocalist on many occasions and have collaborated with him writing songs. He is the most versatile and innovative artist I have ever worked with. I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is extremely hardworking and always brings joy into every project he puts his mind to.

  12. Review by Zoe Vaux-Thompson
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    I have worked with Karl on many musical projects over the past 10 years . His professionalism and enthusiasm is inspiring. I was his backing vocalist on many occasions and have collaborated with him writing songs. He is the most versatile and innovative artist I have ever worked with. I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is extremely hardworking and always brings joy into every project he puts his mind to.

  13. Review by Giorgio G.
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    It’s quite impossible to describe Karl in few lines. A superlative singer, a talented artist and a pure soul. We had a collab few years ago between England and Italy. He represented the perfection we were looking for. The full mastery of his voice and his capacity mixed with his amazing creative mind, everything kept in a unbelievable great man! I’ll keep forever in my mind his acoustic performance of “purple rain” in our studio. I really really hope to work with him again and I wish him all my bests.

  14. Review by Roni Babat
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    I’ve been a practicing musician for over 40 years and an MD myself. Karl was my Music Manager on my last ship contract. Was amazed how Karl managed all the musical acts on the ship. He’s got a strong stage presence, a good singer and Whew! harmonized well.

  15. Review by Roni Babat
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    I’ve been a practicing musician for over 40 years and an MD myself. Karl was my Music Manager on my last ship contract. Was amazed how Karl managed all the musical acts on the ship. He’s got a strong stage presence, a good singer and Whew! harmonized well.

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    I’ve been a practicing musician for over 40 years and an MD myself. Karl was my Music Manager on my last ship contract. Was amazed how Karl managed all the musical acts on the ship. He’s got a strong stage presence, a good singer and Whew! harmonized well.

  17. Review by Ana Maria Marciuc
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    If there have to be only a few words to describe Karl, I would have to say 'creativity', 'ambition', 'tenacity', 'wisdom'. Beside being an imaginative creator, with sounds that vibrate right into your heart and rhymes that speak volumes, he has the unique talent of being a dedicated artist, a truly inspired composer and a wonderful person. I am sure I will hear more from Karl in the near future.

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    If there have to be only a few words to describe Karl, I would have to say 'creativity', 'ambition', 'tenacity', 'wisdom'. Beside being an imaginative creator, with sounds that vibrate right into your heart and rhymes that speak volumes, he has the unique talent of being a dedicated artist, a truly inspired composer and a wonderful person. I am sure I will hear more from Karl in the near future.

  19. Review by Ana Maria Marciuc
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    If there have to be only a few words to describe Karl, I would have to say 'creativity', 'ambition', 'tenacity', 'wisdom'. Beside being an imaginative creator, with sounds that vibrate right into your heart and rhymes that speak volumes, he has the unique talent of being a dedicated artist, a truly inspired composer and a wonderful person. I am sure I will hear more from Karl in the near future.

  20. Review by Matthew Howard
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    Having worked with Karl onstage and off his talent is outstanding, professional and is a star.
    His vocal range and song styling is nothing but perfection.
    He is someone to watch out for.

  21. Review by Taylor Jennings
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    Wow! What to say about Karl... he is simply fantastic. Karl was my music manager aboard the Carnival Ecstasy and his ability to lead both creatively and musically was second to none. Karl was constantly coming up with amazing new ways to sing and play songs while also writing his own music. He was always so much fun to perform with night after night, I’m sure all his band mates and guests will agree.

Interview with Karl L

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

  2. A: Joel Evenden & Ben Haynes - both fantastic producers.

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

  4. A: "Your speaking voice doesn't sound like your singing voice!" I have worked as a music manager for an American Cruise Line company. With over 200+ songs in my repertoire, I would perform with the live band every night, songs that would range from Motown, Classic Rock, 80's Soul, Funk & more. Therefore, I have trained my voice to sound as versatile as possible which has positively influenced & broadened my session singing opportunities.

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

  6. A: - Provide me with as much information as possible. - I will always stick to your brief but allow me to bring my own ideas to the table, you can always say no to it!

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

  8. A: Don't get in the way of the music too much - let it flow organically. If you are thinking too long or too hard about a particular song, it's not the right time. Let it breathe, clear the mind and come back to it with fresh ears and an open mind.

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

  10. A: - Commercial pop songs for other bands/artists. - Commercial pop songs for my own releases. - Songs written specifically to brief for sync opportunities in TV shows, movies, commercial, etc... - Session singing on tracks to be pitched to other artists.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: - Layering vocals and creating unique harmonies. - Strong lyrics that are universal but not cliche.

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

  14. A: I am not a songwriter that tends to carry around tons of notepads, jotting down lyrics at any available opportunity. For me, the music, the composition the chord structure and the 'energy' of the song seems to come first. The vocal melody comes next and when I start to feel that develop, I turn my microphone on and begin to sing anything. Subconsciously, lyrics begin to emerge during this point which is the start of the lyric writing process.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: Software Used: Logic Pro X. Hardware: Audio-Tech­nica AT2020 Cardoid Condenser Microphone.

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

  18. A: Ryan Tedder - I admire that he writes, produces & performs his own work but also writes for other bands/artists. It is a great skill to write for someone who is a very different artist from yourself but he has an innate ability write in a very universal manner. Prince - he wrote and played every instrument on every single track on his 'Emancipation' album. Genius is an understatement. Tori Amos - one of the greatest live performers I have witnessed. She is definitely chanelling some other-worldy energy when she plays piano. Her lyrics are cryptic & challenging yet allow you to gain your own interpretation. George Martin - producer of The Beatles. You should check out The Making Of The White Album. At this point, The Beatles were no longer a functioning band, but 4 individual egos each with their own studio hashing out songs for this lengthy double album. George Martin managed to bring that madness together in an eclectic and highly accomplished record that, for me, remains their best.

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

  20. A: Session Singing - I am given the lyrics & vocal melody and I record my vocals to the track - keeping it as close to the demo as possible unless there is room for my own additional ideas. Topline Writing - I am given the instrumental track and am asked to write the lyrics and vocal melody. Songwriting - purely lyric writing.

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'Miracle' written & performed by Karl William Lund

I was the Singer, Songwriter & Composer in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 2 free revisions per song. Must be credited as 'Karl William Lund' if using as a featured vocalist. 1-3 days turnaround for vocals. 2-4 days turnaround for songwriting.

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