Heather Mae

Session Vocalist, High Belter

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I'm Heather Mae, a multi-module singer that specializes in high mix belt and being a vocal chameleon.

Vocal range specs:
Chest (bottom): B3
Mix belt (top): G5
Head voice (top): G6

Studied Musical Theater in NYC, trained w/ Ron Browning (Winona Judd, Patti Labelle, Carrie Underwood) in Nashville, and currently perform and record nationally. I am best known for being a multi-module singer that is able to provide a wide variety of timbres. Whether a producer is seeking a rich, smokey tone to highlight low end for BGVs or a brassy, high timbre to compliment an uptempo pop demo - I can provide. Due to my training experience - starting at age 10 in classical, transferring to musical theater in college, and then pop/contemporary - I continually push myself to be a vocal chameleon that can bounce from singing on a Brazilian easy listening tune to a high velocity pop anthem.

Let's be real. Here is why we should work together: I specialize in writing and performing original and creative, top line vocal melodies and BGVs, as well as, vocal fills and malismas. I take notes incredibly well, modify quickly, and get the job done fast. I'm also a huge fan of fart jokes and I have the tendency to send smileys with my messages. All good things.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reviews (5)

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  1. Review by Steve L.
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    Heather is an absolute pro, brilliant to work with, and above all, an amazing singer!

  2. Review by Matayo R.
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    Heather was fantastic to work with. At every stage of the process it was clear that she wanted to take her time and produce the best lyrics and vocals possible. She was incredibly adaptive and re-worked the song twice until we were both satisfied with no hassle and at no additional cost. If anybody is considering her on SoundBetter, JUST GO FOR IT.

  3. Review by Dan Korshunov
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    An awesome and magic voice, easy to work with :)

  4. Review by Antonello Mitrano
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    Beautiful voice, good interpretation. Heather Mae really gave rise to my song.
    Very talented, fast delivery, she understood exactly what I needed.
    Total professional, and a genuinely nice person.

    Bellissima voce, grande interpretazione.
    Talentuosa, simpatica, vivace, sempre disponibile, ha capito immediatamente le mie necessitĂ .

  5. Review by Sarah Clanton
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    Heather Mae, there are only great things to say about my working experiences with this vocal powerhouse. Heather is hard working, extremely talented and intelligent, easy to work with and prompt in communication. Hire Heather Mae and she will deliver only the best!

Interview with Heather Mae

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

  2. A: The freedom to work from home, travel and tour whenever I'd like, work with musicians and writers from all over the world, and - most importantly - do what I love and what I'm most passionate about in this world.

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

  4. A: How long is the song? If you could hire your dream singer to sing this song, who would it be? What kind of tone are you looking for?

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

  6. A: BE SPECIFIC. When describing the vocal tone you want, be as detailed as possible. Unless you really don't care and there is total freedom for the singer to interpret the melody, please describe the sound you hear in your mind. If a producer, who has a very specific voice in mind, says to me "I want you to feel free to sing it however you'd like", while that is very nice, that won't work. I might think a song is best sung in the style of Sia, whereas, he hears it sung in the style of Adele. So, BE SPECIFIC. If you want something sung a certain way, tell me and I will do my damnedest to make it sound even better than you hear it in your mind.

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

  8. A: A healthy high mix belt and the ability to manipulate my voice to give the producer/engineer/writer whatever sound they are seeking. I think I might have done things backwards than most singers my age. Growing up, my parents raised me on The Beatles, Elton John, Janis Joplin, to name a few. In my college years, I grew to love jazz and the blues while also studying musical theater. It wasn't until later that I really began singing pop music - which was when I really learned how to use my voice. When I approach a song, I really come at it from a place of "what kind of voice does this song need?" and, because of my history of learning and singing different styles of music, I'm able to achieve what most singers aren't capable of...being a vocal chameleon.

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

  10. A: I work quickly, efficiently, and I never send a vocal I am not completely 100% behind.

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

  12. A: I've been singing since The Little Mermaid. I began vocal training when I was 13. I've been doing session vocals professionally for just under 10 years.

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

  14. A: QuestLove and The Roots - hair envy and amazing musicians.

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

  16. A: Although I love singing a range of different styles (jazz, country, blues), pop is the genre I work on the most.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Hands down, my strongest skill when it comes to my voice is my vocal flexibility (range and tone).

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

  20. A: The classics who started it all: Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. Modern voices w/ a healthy pop mix-belt: Sara Bareilles, Jessie J, and Tori Kelly. My favorite character voices: Regina Spektor, Florence & The Machine, Mary Lambert.

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

  22. A: I do a range of recording work but my most common request is for vocals for EDM and pop music.

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

  24. A: Sarah Clanton - smokey tone and badass cello skills.

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

  26. A: Speak less. Listen more.

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  • Back from tour and ready to workJan 03, 2017

    After six months on the road, touring my newest record "I AM ENOUGH", I am ready to get back into my session vocal work. 2016 was an insane year for me with over 25 songs produced in over five different countries. I'm stoked to see what 2017 brings!

  • EDM Session Vocals for Russia!Apr 07, 2016

    Last week I cut some top line vocals for a talented, young producer in Russia - Dan Korshunov. Believe it or not, this kid is 18 years old and this song was a hit. Legit. Watch out for that one! This week I have been in and out of the studio here in DC cutting BGVs for some regional artists. Shooting my music video on Sunday for my song "Stand Up". Just another wild week! 


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    HM