A professional singer who loves everything from jazz to country, but with a soft spot for corny pop power ballads.
I'm a professional singer based out of Los Angeles, CA. I have stage experience as both a lead vocalist and singer/dancer with many genres, including pop, rock, jazz, country, disco and Motown, and would love to lend my vocals to your project as either backup or featured vocalist. I tend to have a cleaner and more polished sound and use that to work my voice into different styles. If you are interested in my services, please contact me in regards to what you're looking for specifically and I'll be happy to work something out for your project.
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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Sarah Stallman
Sarah did a fantastic job on the song we did together...her voice was perfect for it and she was quick. Communication was top shelf too!
Sarah was very prompt and professional with her work, I would be more than happy recommend and work with her again on future projects.
Interview with Sarah Stallman
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I get to showcase my strengths, yet am always learning with every single project I do, and that the audience gets to experience it with me. I'm all about connection with music and the people, and that's what keeps me going even when I'm performing the same material night after night.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everyone thinks I'm out to get a record deal just because I'm a singer! Although I enjoy singing lead, I didn't come to L.A. to 'land a deal'; I came to WORK. I'm more interested in all the other types of work - studio, commercial, concert, etc. - outside of the typical recording artist area.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started my professional career as a lead vocalist with cruise line production shows, then moved into the singer/dancer world when I started working for Universal Studios Singapore. Since then I continued working with cruise lines for a bit and began stepping in with bands; it was the latter that started to feed my passion for band/group vocals. Although I do enjoy theatrical productions, I have now turned my direction towards lead/background vocals for bands and studio work, and look forward to expanding further into this arena.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to gravitate towards soul/rock infused tracks, which can carry over into many genres. I grew up a country girl, so my country roots are still engrained in me. I have a huge soft spot for jazz, as I find it to be one of the few genres that really integrates a strong blend of musicality, control, and emotion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe in using technical skill to enhance the emotional effect of the song. I utilize whatever styles and subtleties are suited to the song, whether it's a power belt or a soft melisma.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As a classically trained musician, I learn quickest if sheet music is available. Of course, if there is no sheet music, I can learn by ear as well. I collaborate with the artist/team to find out what their vision and sound is for the track, and use that to guide my own vocals while still providing my own personal edge. This way the track is cohesive, but not homogenous.