Shniece Music

Session Vocalist

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A professional singer/songwriter with 12 years experience, working as a top line writer for the last 3 years. Having written sample packs for Loopmasters & DrumDrops, I’m able to produce and arrange vocals and am able to write in many styles and genres. With a recording studio set up, I can record to studio professional standard from home.

- Session Work includes:
Prince Fatty, The Last Poets, Omar, Drizabone Soul Family, Earl 16, Monkey Jhayam & Winston Francis.
- Live performances include:
Monkey Jhayam (Brazilian Tour), Incognito, Symphonica ft Mr Switch, Jazz Colossus, Shirley Jones (The Jones Girls), Linda Clifford, Garfield Fleming & Many more.

What I am able to offer:

- Top Line Writing (Lyrics and Melody) £250 + 50% publishing

- Feature as Session Vocalist (No writing) - £200

- Jingles/Radio Commercials - £100

- Backing Vocal Arrangements - £100 (Unsigned artists) - £200 (Signed artists)

- Professional Demos - £100

- Tuning Vocals/Vocal Comping - £25 (per hour)

(All percentages for publishing to be agreed before start of work)

How it works:
- Connect and let me know how I can help.
- For a Demo, Please Send the BPM, Key, Lyrics and Notation/Midi demo.
- For Top Line, send the BPM, Key and Topic/ideas for lyrics.
- Please include a detailed creative brief.
- Once 50% fee is received, the turn around will be 3-5 days.
- I will send a rough demo for approval, and with feedback, we can then make any agreed changes.
- Once approved and remaining balance is paid in full, the dry vocals & stems will be sent.

My priority is completing you song/idea the way you have envisioned, let’s make some music!
I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Shniece McMenamin
  • Prince Fatty
  • Prince Fatty
  • The Last Poets
  • Mishka
  • Prince Fatty
  • Shniece McMenamin

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Simon Eugene
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    Shniece is a great vocalist with an amazing range of styles. One of the most talented a professional singers I've had the pleasure to work with, she'll always go the extra mile to make sure the job is done to the highest standard possible. Add to that great writing skills, which means no piece of work is static, Shniece can always take it somewhere more interesting when you need to add that extra spark to the track. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

  2. Review by Steve Graham
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    Wow what can I say! Shniece has it all, she can adapt to any genre and has a get up and go attitude with it, she has a full array of vocal ideas to contribute and executes them well. It’s a great pleasure to work with her all of the time

  3. Review by Will Dawson
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    I have worked on two covers with Shniece as a featured vocalist. Both performances where superb. Find me on Spotify and see for yourself..

  4. Review by Miles Hancock
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    Shniece has an exceptional vocal talent, with a beautiful tone across a large vocal range. She is adaptable and I always enjoy working with her both on studio and live projects. Shniece has an infectious energy and will be sure to take your project to the next level!

Interview with Shniece Music

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My latest release in June 2020, is called, Prince Fatty featuring Shniece in a Disco Deception. Singing songs from the greats of the 50's up to the 70's, was a highlight of my career. With such high standard of artist's to follow, interpreting the songs right, and nerves for my first EP release, the pressure was on, but I loved every mintue of it.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently working on a solo album and other collaborative projects, whilst writing for sample packs, I aspire to attain a publishing deal in the near future.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog, It is how all the best classics were made, and that sound can still be found and used through analog sound today.

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

  8. A: To help their musical vision become reality.

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

  10. A: The freedom.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Q. Whats your quickest turnaround? A. A demo is sent to you within 2-3 days, excluding any adjustments made, but the whole completion phase, would take up to 5 days.

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

  14. A: That it's easy, when in fact, session work and vocal production requires implementing research and using skillful application and technique.

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

  16. A: Are you prepared to pay an 50% upfront fee, before demos are released? Do you have a clear Musical/Vocal Direction, Genre and Idea? Do you have any Midi/Vocal Demos for reference, if not, do you have another song for reference? Can you send me the instrumental/backing track? Are there any changes you'd like to make?

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

  18. A: Please give me a detailed brief of the direction, the purpose of your project, and what I can do to help.

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

  20. A: I have been singing since I can remember and have been actively performing within the industry for 12 years, music is my life.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Soulful

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

  24. A: H.E.R. Inspires me with her multi-instrumentalist talent, and her lyrical content. I believe learning is a big part of why I'd want to work with H.E.R. Being mentored and encouraged by someone I respect, would be life changing.

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

  26. A: To be warmed up, but relaxed when voicing and always sound check the levels before recording.

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

  28. A: All really, Reggae, Jazz, Soul, R&B, House, Pop, Dubstep..

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Vocal Interpretation.

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

  32. A: A diverse range of style, and a vocal sound that is distinguishable from another.

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

  34. A: When creating written session work, starting with a melody helps to find the mood and direction of a song, Then moving onto lyrics to shape and complete the storyline. With Session work, Starting with a brief is important to emulate the style, genre and technique needed for the particular sound of vocals, When Mixing, balancing harmonies and lead vocals is vital to create the right sound. When tuning, The interest is to produce a realistic version of the vocal, while keeping the voice in tune, but this sound does depend upon the clients preferences.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a valve microphone and use Protools to Edit, Mix & Tune.

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

  38. A: Norman Whitfield, Prince Fatty, Undisputed Truth, The Temptations, Pointers Sisters, The Jones Girls.

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

  40. A: Session Vocals, Features, Editing & Tuning Vocals.

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  • ReggaeMusic.Org.UK - Funkin’ For Jamaica (NY)Oct 04, 2020

    A brilliant release from Shniece Mcmenamin with her interpretation of Tom Browne’s classic 1980 song ‘Funkin for Jamaica’.
    The vocal style is strong, the delivery assured and powerful. The production, courtesy of Prince Fatty is dub-oriented reggae displaying a knowledge of the vintage reggae sound – including some electronic beeps that would make Rose Royce more than happy.

  • International DJ Mag - Funkin’ For Jamaica (NY)Oct 04, 2020

    This time taking on Tom Browne's 1980 funk/disco jam Funkin' For Jamaica, the new version of the track has a hefty, dubby feel and is served in two versions: the Original, with McMenamin's lovers' rock-style vocal providing the perfect counterfoil to the heavyweight bass, and the Dub, which lets the latter shine through in all its glory.

  • Louder Than War ReviewOct 04, 2020

    Prince Fatty Presents:
    Shniece McMenamin – Disco Deception EP


    Releasing her debut solo EP and bringing some serious sunshine rhythms to the table, singer-songwriter Shniece McMenamin has joined forces with dub production maestro Prince Fatty to produce a five track EP, ‘Disco Deception.’