Award-winning songwriter and singer-belter that specializes in high belt and being a vocal chameleon. Whether you're looking for a breathy low end with emotional textures, or a crisp brassy energetic belt, I'm efficient, take notes well, and my average turn around is 3 days. Let's get started!
Chest Voice: C3
Head Voice: C6
WHY WE SHOULD WORK TOGETHER:
This is my job! I've been recording session vocals for over 10 years. I've got a big range, with a high belt, and I specialize in being a multi-genre singer. I've been singing in choirs since I was a kid. Stacking harmonies and creating BGVs is a PASSION of mine. Lastly, I have my own studio and I can work with any deadline. Seriously - I've turned vocals around in 12 hrs.
ABOUT MY PROCESS:
- Session vocals are WORK FOR HIRE. If you write the melody and lyrics, you own the song!
- I'm RARELY asked for a second edit (but I do provide two rounds of edits for free, with every project).
- I respond to every request! Do you have a song? Don't be shy! Message me! :)
I studied Musical Theater at American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. My voice coach is Ron Browning (teacher for Carrie Underwood, Allison Krauss, Wynonna Judd). I am best known for being a multi-module singer that is able to provide a wide variety of timbres. I won the 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase and I was a top finalist in the Bernard Ebb Songwriter Awards, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, and Wildflower Arts & Music Festival (Audience Choice Award). I've self released one EP and my first LP is due September 2019.
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27 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Heather Mae
Heather did a FANTASTIC job on my song! She delivered superstar vocals with great tone, expression, and range! She was very professional, kind and easy to work with. Thanks so much!
It's been a great pleasure working with Heather.
She is an outstanding singer and has excellent interpretative skills; she fits perfectly into the mood of the songs thanks to her technical skills, competence and vocal extension.
This was my first experience using SB and it would be an understatement to say it exceeded my expectations with Heather. She was awesome, easy to work with even though we were 3,000 miles apart and definitely "belted her face off". :) She took direction well and gave me a number of takes to try in my mix which I really appreciated. I highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again!
Great work as usual. ;)
Heather did a beautiful job singing lead and backing vocals on my project. She took feedback really well, and was always willing to give me another take to get a phrase right. Thanks Heather, you are awesome!
Great working with Heather. Extremely professional and amazing performances.
Heather is a gem! The real deal! So impressed with her work! She delivered a nice tidy package of killer vocals. Pro all the way!! Cant wait to start the next project with her!
Heather is awesome. Simply awesome. She takes direction well and has stellar instincts. She is a sheer pleasure to work with.
A pleasure to work with Heather (as usual). Extremely professional and consistently amazing performances. A+++
Heather is super proffessional. Can't wait to work together again. Wonderful voice and brillaint communicator.
That Heather is a phenomenal talent you can hear for yourself. What you don't know if that she's also personable, fast, encouraging and utterly professional. I couldn't be happier with her work.
Just like the first time, Heather did another fantastic job. A pleasure working with her. A+++
First time working with Heather and I'm extremely happy with her work and professionalism. Looking forward to work with her again soon.
Great work and communication. Go Heather!
It was a joy to work with Heather!
She was very interested in the song and keen to make the vocals exactly as I wished for.
The song came out just great with her vocals on it.
Superb communication through the process. Highly recommend Heather to anyone who wants vocals.
Heather has an absolutely fantastic voice. She lifted my song to its highest heights. Heather has been a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone. Heather's voice has power, character and precision. Thank you
Heathers voice is from the next dimension! Really fun to work with...always provides quality, creative stems quickly. Will definitely work with Heather again.
A true professional and amazing talent. I’m glad we were able to connect on this project!
Heather is an awesome professional!Her Communication was perfect i never had troubles getting a hold of her.She understood the project and delivered just like i wanted it to sound like, we worked like we were in the same studio. I highly recommend her.
It was a pleasure working with Heather! I had a ridiculous deadline and she delivered. Great communication throughout, and she delivered high quality tracks. She has an amazing voice and understands perfectly what you need for your song. Recommended 100%
Interview with Heather Mae
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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. 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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A healthy high mix belt and the ability to manipulate my voice to give the producer/engineer/writer whatever sound they are seeking. When I approach a song, I approach it thinking "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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing since The Little Mermaid. I began vocal training when I was 13. I've been singing professionally for 15 years.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a range of recording work but my most common request is for vocals for EDM and pop music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I work quickly, efficiently, and I never send a vocal I am not completely 100% behind.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sarah Clanton - smokey tone and badass cello skills.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Speak less. Listen more.