David Simmons, Jr.

Session Singer/Songwriter

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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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    David was great to work with. Great vocals and Quick turn around. Worked well with my directions and very welcoming personality! Looking forward to working with him in the future.

Interview with David Simmons, Jr.

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A demo for a Netflix Documentary

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Noone yet

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital bc that's just where we are now

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To provide exactly what you are looking for

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Connecting with really talented people and expanding my craft

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I'm not a professional because I'm not in a studio

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What do you need exactly? How can I help make this product better? What's your end goal for this project?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. 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

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I would take my mic, my computer with Logic/Protools, My interface, my headphones and my Midi Keyboard.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I am a very soulful, full out singer, but am very teachable and adaptable

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to work with Quincy Jones one day bc of his legacy and the art that he has already brought forth

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Be a GREAT listener

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I usually work on Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Funk

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is being able to hear certain musical choices that allow me freedom to make a song my own

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I bring soul, personality, a very distinct ear and musicality to a song

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Shure KSM32 with Logic Pro X and a Focusrite Interface.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Brandy, John Mayer, Tracy Chapman, etc.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I typical record demos and do background session work

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Terms Of Service

I allow 2 revisions. My turn-around time in negotiable but typical 1 week. No additional cost as long as needs are strongly communicated

GenresSounds Like
  • John Legend / 1245108
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sam Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Shure KSM 32 Microphone
  • Focusbrite Scarlett 2i2 Interface
  • LogicX Pro
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