Andr_ de Brito, an artist, singer, composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist that plays guitars, bass, piano, percussion, sax and drums.His voice is quite distinct, strong and peculiar, possessing a wide vocal register that spans several octaves.,,His music blends pop, soul, disco, rock and even electronic music all together.,,He is also part of MEL, a project collaboration with Melanie Spencer which has released two CDs Give it to me and New soul
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Interview with Andre
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Andre - my own solo project where I do everything from singing, multi-instrumentalist, producer etc http:///www.andredebrito.net MEL - an amazing project I have with a fantastic female singer http:///www.mel-music.com
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New CD to be released in 2016 and new videoclips
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog if money allows it
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be professional and honest
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually is questions about payments, deadlines etc
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can record a vocal take at once or work in a new song or production in 10 minutes
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are their goals and influences !
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just ask as many questions before hiring !
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician, singer, music producer and composer for 15 years. I also work in acoustics
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Andre's style, I try to be innovative and myself most of the times.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Too many to be placed here, a long list of people I would like to work with
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Short delay is better than reverb most of the times !
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work with different musical styles from Pop, Funk, Electro, Rock,Metal
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Great vocals with a wide range, good composing and music production skills. Studied jazz, classical music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion, perspective.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Don't have a typical working process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Neve clone preamp, U87 clone, Focusrite soundcard, Cubase 8.5 Pro with several plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince, Sting, NIN, Quincy Jones, Bjork, Faith No More, Mike Patton, Miles Davis, Beethoven, Peter Gabriel, Incubus, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Queen.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common work I do for clients is singing sessions and sometimes songwriting, music production and arrangments.