Extremely versatile pianist and songwriter, who has a lot of experience composing and playing in a variety of genres.
I've been playing the piano and writing songs since about the age of 10. I excel in all aspects of songwriting, including chord progression, lyrics, song structures and catchy melody lines.
I have a degree in Music where I specialised in performance. My top genres to work with are Pop, Soul, House and Hip Hop.
If you would like a song or a chord progression written, please get in touch!
The examples I have given are to show my songwriting and piano play ability. My strength isn't really in producing, but I know many producers to work with. Please see my social accounts for more examples!
Look forward to hearing from you,
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Ollie M
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The band example on my profile. I love the vocals. I wrote the song and am playing the piano.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording some piano examples.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My brother, Dom Meakins. He's an amazing producer and mixer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have pros and cons.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will like the song, because playing and writing is part of who I am.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? And max 5 days. Is the song theirs after they pay for it? Absolutely, 100%.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not too sure to be honest - I was going to say that I can't write number one hits, but I reckon I can, given the chance.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Mainly what are they trying to achieve, and how can I help them do that?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give them as much detail as possible, and ask them as many questions as you can. Don't feel afraid of making your dream real.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, a piano, a drum kit, a mic, and a macbook. From that you can create anything.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was 10.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classical meats modern with a touch of soul.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Bonobo or TheFatRat. Their music is simple just them, they make from the heart and it's constantly changing and evolving. And they're amazing musicians.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds good with just a piano, it will sound good with any amount of instruments. Keep it simple to start.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually Pop, House, Soul and Hip Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My piano playing and chord progression. I'm influenced a lot by classical composers such as Debussy, so it's awesome to this come through my music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Everything if needed! Depends on what is asked of me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll sit down and muck around with chords for around 20 minutes. I'll usually come up with something I like. Then I'll put the song together. After getting the main four chords, the song usually comes pretty quickly. The melody usually comes after that.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I literally just have an electric piano, a Macbook, Logic X, and some Rokit 5s.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list is far too long! But some of my fav artists/musicians are Bonobo, TheFatRat, Beach House, Louis Cole, Seven Lions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write songs, including melodies, chord progressions and lyrics.