Brian Russell Carey

Singer/Session Musician

Brian Russell Carey on SoundBetter

I'm a singer/musician originally from Utah, but have been living in New York City for a while now! I've work as a performer and gig/studio musician on New York stages collaborating with Jeff Chimenti (Dead and Co.), Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) and more.

I work from a private home studio in Manhattan and can offer remote studio session piano, violin, viola, guitar, & mandolin work. For singing my background is country/folk/musical theatre. I have worked on tracks for Joey Contreras (Joyride, Young Kind of Love), Natalie Weiss (American Idol, Wicked), Carl Culley, and more.

I have a great ear for improvisation and can quickly come up with harmonies, melody lines, and arrangements. I enjoy collaboration and bringing out the ultimate vision of the client. If you envision string parts, want to add piano to your track, or need someone to play what you hear, then shoot me a message. I am excited to start working with you.

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Interview with Brian Russell Carey

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

  2. A: Carl Culley.

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

  4. A: I love creating! I find so much joy taking a piece of work and helping to develop it into the vision that they client has for the project.

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

  6. A: My career path started with my quite musical family. My brother and I are both multi-instrumentalists and my parents are both excellent musicians. It started with a lot of music and jamming in the home. Then as I transitioned to New York City, I have found significant work as a music director, actor, and studio/gig musician all around New York City stages.

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

  8. A: Country, folk, pop, musical theatre.

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

  10. A: Most commonly I am adding string and piano arrangements to existing tracks as well as adding vocals whether they be background or lead.

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Safer - Joey Contreras & Brian Russell Carey

I was the Singer, Violinist, Pianist, Arranger in this production

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