I'm an award-winning singer/songwriter who has recorded in Nashville's most renowned studios; attended UNT and Berklee; and studied under Julie Bonk, Ron Browning, and Tom Mckinney: vocal coach to Destiny's Child and PENTATONIX's Scott Hoying. One of my songs was recently featured in the January 2020 season premiere of Grey's Anatomy/Ladder 19.
Base price of $150 for three vocal tracks, with two revisions. Message me about more tracks beyond that! I record on a Shure SM7B into an Apollo Twin, a setup I've been using for years. I'm an award-winning singer/songwriter who has recorded in Nashville's most renowned studios; attended UNT and Berklee; and studied under Julie Bonk, Ron Browning, and Tom Mckinney: vocal coach to Destiny's Child and PENTATONIX's Scott Hoying.
I am very versatile and can sound like most anyone you want (I have even done tracks to sound like Ed Sheeran), so please don't hesitate to ask for what you need. More samples available on request.
I work on the most up-to-date version of ProTools.
Nashville-based for ten years, but I now live in Switzerland.
One of my songs was recently featured in the January 2020 season premiere of Grey's Anatomy/Ladder 19.
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Amazing talent. Incredible vocal range. Allie did everything I asked her to do, and more! I truly enjoyed working with her on my Project.
If you choose to hire Allie, you will get the following:
- a focused professional,
- an expressive and very versatile singer,
- first or second takes that others would not be able to do in your studio in many days
- music that sounds like yours,
- sure advice,
- creative ideas,
- fast and accurate communication,
- professional sound recordings,
- a good feeling and a smile on your face
I've had the blessed fortune of working with Allie many times over the last 4 years. She has a unique blend of talents that bring a fresh, fierce authenticity to the projects we get into together. She is a deep, sensitive songwriter with a knack for natural, conversational lyrics and an intuitive grasp of music theory. She's a synesthetic producer and uses colors to guide her toward her sonic goals. She plays piano beautifully and tunes them as well. Basically Allie is a powerhouse of passion and ability with a heart of gold.
Interview with Allie Farris
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In January 2020, my song that I co-wrote and sang with artist K.S. Rhoads was selected to be on the Grey's Anatomy/Station 19 season premiere. It was one of the proudest moments of my life.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many different things, including a Christmas Song, a full album for a client, and a children's YouTube series.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: We haven't met, but https://soundbetter.com/profiles/243732-sebastien Sebastien is in Lausanne as well and is a great guitarist!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because why choose? I love analog sound, but going digital has its own advantages. I know that's a nothing answer, but I'm just trying to write and sing good songs so they sound good no matter what.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my absolute best job for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that it changes every day, while still coming from the same creative vein. It feels like a brand new job with each new project, and a new chance to learn something.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Is it weird to describe how I want it to sound like that (i.e. 'fluffy', 'excited, but scared!')? Do you understand?" Nope, not at all, and I absolutely do!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's not just a regular job like any other. It's important to approach artistic work with the same dedication and ritual as a 9-to-5.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences creatively? Which artists do you admire and find inspirational, and why?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know your end goal, and we will work together to get there!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Inexhaustible pen and paper, acoustic piano, pitch fork, piano tuning lever (I am a technician), and felts for muting the piano.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this since I was 14; music was the only thing that I've ever wanted to do because it was the only thing I felt like I could connect to the world with. It has been my chosen way of communicating throughout my entire life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very honest, fluctuating; someone who follows the rules of songwriting until I suddenly don't.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would be honored to work with Ben Folds or Rufus Wainwright, as they are both huge creative inspirations for me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The mix and the choices made with instrumentation should always reflect the story told by the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer/Songwriter, country, alternative rock, jazz, and recently EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say that I am an extremely good songwriter. I can musically realize any idea or inspiration that my client may have.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My own creative voice, molded over 15 years of trial-by-error singing, songwriting, and live performance experience, and backed up by many national songwriting prizes (Newsong, Rocky Mountain Folks, Telluride, etc.).
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the job, I will be at my desk at 9am and be working to about 6-7pm, whether it is recording, editing, writing, or corresponding.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record on a Shure SM7B into an Apollo Twin, a setup I've been using for years, and I work on the latest version of ProTools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by industry legends like Jeff Lynne, songwriting giants like Tom Petty and Harry Nilsson, and creative innovators like Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly, I am either the lead vocalist and/or background vocalist for someone's project, or I am the lyric writer/songwriter for a client. I am also a pianist for hire and have been so many times.