Session Singer looking to collaborate with you! I am well versed in multiple genres and capable of arranging vocals as well. I've worked with Kesha to Yolanda Adams. Let's connect!
I am a session singer currently located in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a touring musician/ session singer with Postmodern Jukebox and Scary Pockets as well as done multiple music videos for them. I have sang and toured with Shoshana Bean at the Apollo Theater and Ace Hotel Theater here in LA. I had the opportunity to sing with Kesha and Macklamore on the Billboard Music Awards in 2018 and for Yolanda Adams on American Idol in 2018 as well. I spent the entire year of 2019 touring. I have recorded, arranged, mixed and master 2 albums and 1 single of my own. I'm offering my services for any use of session singing.
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Interview with David Simmons, Jr.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of the work I've gotten and continue to get to do with Scary Pockets. Their ablility to showcase amazing talent is so great to be a part of.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A demo for a Netflix Documentary
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Noone yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital bc that's just where we are now
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To provide exactly what you are looking for
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Connecting with really talented people and expanding my craft
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I commonly get asked on why did it take me so long to do this full time. I usually say, I was never confident enough until I was.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm not a professional because I'm not in a studio
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you need exactly? How can I help make this product better? What's your end goal for this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There are many people like me out there who haven't necesarily taken the reality tv route to be seen, but we are just as good and willing to work
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my mic, my computer with Logic/Protools, My interface, my headphones and my Midi Keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in the music industry full time for 2 years. I decided to move to LA to see where I fit in and have been working since day 1.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a very soulful, full out singer, but am very teachable and adaptable
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Quincy Jones one day bc of his legacy and the art that he has already brought forth
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be a GREAT listener
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Funk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to hear certain musical choices that allow me freedom to make a song my own
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring soul, personality, a very distinct ear and musicality to a song
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I generally ask the producer exactly what they want and need it to be sung and sing exactly as they see fit. I like to respond quickly and accept all feedback.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Shure KSM32 with Logic Pro X and a Focusrite Interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Brandy, John Mayer, Tracy Chapman, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typical record demos and do background session work