I'm a versatile vocalist specializing in pop songwriting (EPIC Records/Today Show/Hyundai) and I will help by bringing radio ready melodies and vocals to your songs! I've had my music in national commercials, performed on The Today Show, been signed to major and I think every song should sound like a single! Lets work!
HIGHLIGHTS: I've been singing since I was 7 years old and writing songs since I was 12. I won an emerging artist competition hosted by the GRAMMYS when I was 20, I got my first record deal when I was 23 (Epic Records). I have songs that have garnered over a million streams each.
I can lay down lead vocals, stacks, harmonies and help you come up with catchy lyrics and melodies. If it's a ballad or a slow song (which I love) lets dig into the raw emotion and make the listener feel something. I think every song should sound like a single and I'm excited to help you create that. I understand how vulnerable of a process songwriting can be and I want to make sure we encapsulate whatever emotion you're trying to convey.
Shoot me a message and lets start communicating on what you need for your project!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
15 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse John Thomas
There is not enough words to say how incredibly talented and professional John is. He was amazing at delivering emotional lyrics and vocals. He truly helped make my record hit another level! I definitely hope to work with him again!
Very easy to work with, very quick turnaround. Highly recommend!
He is a Vocal Producer who can make any messy line pop-like!
John did an amazing job with not only cowriting and producing, but also mixing/mastering. He dedicated a lot of time to the project, and made sure that I was happy with the mix. I'm looking forward to working with him more in the future!
It was great working with John! He’s a very talented singer, songwriter, and producer. He was able to bring my idea to life, and create a beautiful song. I look forward to working with him in the future!
John is a super talented vocal producer! He sent me full lines and I was blown away by all of them!
I enjoyed working with him and hope to collaborate again soon!!!
He sent a great voice! The data was exchanged quickly and smoothly and the music was completed smoothly.
John is a nice singer! I'll work with him again!!
All I can say is John is a bad boy! Amazing writer, versatile in vocal tones and textures, and creative in his melody choices. The man has the Midas touch for sure, everything he touches is gold!! Always great working with him!
Working with John Thomas is amazing not only does he spend whatever amount of time it takes to deliver the best possible product but he takes the time out to help you understand his thoughts behind it. He is a professional singer and one of the best to ever do it yet he is humble enough to make himself accessible and give back to the music community. John has taken my mixes to new heights with the knowledge he has provided me with via our Video training sessions. I would recommend any and everybody in the music industry to take advantage of his knowledge and talent while you still can!
John is a great songwriter with amazing vocal range. Fun to work with!
This man’s feel for music is right up there with the best. His upper range is incredible. He can take your direction and nail it while also putting his own personal touch on it. He never lets his ego get in the way. Love working with John!
Always love hearing from John!! He is super professional and a very talented and expressive vocalist. The raw tracks sound like a record. He is a technically proficient singer when it comes to timing and pitch, but more importantly he possess that special quality that separates an "artist" from just being a good "singer". Highly recommend.
I met John through a mutual friend and he proved to be an exceptional artist and professional. His production style is sleek and new and John helped me expand my sound as well as refine my lyrics. Not to mention that he has a great voice and knows his ways around the keys. I genuinely recommend working with John, it improved my music.
Interview with John Thomas
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lipstick Gypsy (lead singer/ songwriter) we accomplished a lot of cool stuff!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been putting out singles all year for my personal artist project and I'm continuing to work on that
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matt Dougherty - Mix Engineer/Producer (He's my go to for mix/master)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. It all depends on the sound you're looking to achieve but I will say digital does a damn fine job of emulating some of the analog stuff.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always give you my best
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Nothing else on this earth gives me a sense of fulfillment the way music does.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: customer: "We need hits" me: "say less"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Doing "big things" doesn't always convert to money. We creatives dedicate our whole lives to the art and a lot of times, especially in the beginning, nobody sees your craft as deserving of a $ amount.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I want to know exactly what they're looking to get out of working together. I want our first attempt to be pretty damn close to a bullseye so references are always helpful!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You want to make something special? Me too. Send me a message ;)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop Interface Mic Acoustic Guitar iPhone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started singing at 7 years old. I started writing songs at 12. By the time I was 17 I was living right outside of NYC and began doing shows performing my original music. in 2015 I signed to EPIC Records with my Duo called Lipstick Gypsy. We put out two songs through the label which both have over 1 million streams each. I performed on The Today Show, I've been in a national Hyundai commercial both acting in it and having my music featured. I've had magazine write ups, celeb endorsements etc. Right now i'm focused on my solo journey and doing some songwriting/producing for others as well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My sound walks a line between pop radio and who hurt this kid? ;)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to write a song WITH John Mayer I'd love to write a song FOR Justin Bieber
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When choosing sounds to work with try and find one that sounds great from the start rather then spending lots of time trying to improve a mediocre sound
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music/ R&B music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My vocal ability
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Strong/Catchy melodies tighter pockets with phrasing lyrics that go beyond the surface Professional Vocal refs
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After talking with my client and getting an understanding of what they need I tend to work quickly. I go with my gut instinct and follow it. Most of the time, your first instinct is your best and then you work to refine it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is primarily used for cutting vocals and I'll admit its basic but listen to my songs before you judge ;) I have a Neumann TLM 102, Scarlett 2i2 interface, Pro Tools 12 with lots of sounds and plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Always the hardest question because our taste is always changing but I grew up on Motown (MJ, Temptations) and R&B (Brian Mcknight, Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill) and then after my teen years I fell in love with Pop music! Right now I'm loving John Mayer, James Arthur, Ed Sheehan, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The work I do most commonly is taking a song that is a rough idea and turning it into a completed and competitive sounding record by bringing strong melodies, re working phrasing and, bringing fresh lyrics/ideas.