A versatile professional singer with a “Distinctive Sound.” Hear what I'm about!
If you're looking for quality without breaking your budget, you've come to the right place. I'm a professional session singer with 10+ years of experience in a plethora of genres. I have a baritone vocal range (F2-A4) with a strong falsetto up to G5. Listen to my demos and let your ears be the judge.
~ VOCAL STYLES ~
- R&B: (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Usher, Daniel Caesar)
- Pop: (Khalid, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay)
- Soul: (Al Green, Lionel Richie, Prince, Jeffrey Osborne)
- Gospel: (Mali Music, Jason Nelson, Christon Gray, Travis Greene)
~ WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE? ~
- 1 Lead Vocal Track w/adlibs (dry/no effects and lightly tuned)
- 1 Free Revision
I'm ready to bring your music to life. Click the contact button above and let's get to work!
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Interview with Chris Taylor
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I’ve worked on a few episodes on Empire and some large-scale corporate events.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Writing several songs for other artists and singing for various TV/Film projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sonshine Wiley
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I like clean digital recordings with the ‘option’ to add the warmth of analog if desired.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I’ll listen to you and provide exactly what you request.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like to sing and bring other’s music to life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: “Can you sound like [insert random artist]?” Sometimes yes and sometimes no. That’s why it’s good to communicate what you want so I’ll be sure to deliver.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Vocals recordings are only a few takes.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What’s the genre of your song? If you had access to them, what Top 40 artists would you have sing this for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Provide the necessary items I’ve listed and be detailed in your descriptions.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well water, microphone, computer, WIFI router, audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been a singer-songwriter for 10+ years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smooth but powerful vocals.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder. My favorite artist of all time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Comping is the foundation of vocal production. It’s best to get several solid takes and comp than to fix in post with effects. Get it right in the recording stage. My clients won’t have to do much after they receive my dry vocals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Soul, Pop, and Gospel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My versatility in bringing the right vocal delivery for my clients.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a character that different from most singers but still a familiar sound with today’s Top 40.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to work off reference tracks and scratch vocals to get a since of what my clients is looking for after that. Then I learn the melody and lay down the vocals. I comp my takes to provide the best performance. I follow up my recordings with some light natural tuning in Melodyne.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: See equipment list.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Usher, and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal tracking and light vocal audio editing.