I've been a professional vocalist/musician/songwriter for 15+ years, I am a GRAMMY nominee, and I have recorded with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Bering Strait, Sir Christopher Lee and John Ford Coley. Throughout my professional career, my work has been heard on ABC, CBS, NBC, CMT, Animal Planet – and even in outer space!

I work in multiple genres: pop, rock, folk, country, alternative, dance and others. I specialize in vocals (lead and/or BGV), piano/keyboards, unplugged piano/vocal based recordings, string arranging.

Samples of some of my lead vocal work are posted on this page. For samples of other services I provide, please visit my session website, http://www.VocalsKeysEtc.com/.

Full artist bio: http://www.LydiaSalnikova.com/.

Feature in M Music & Musicians magazine: http://mmusicmag.com/m/2013/04/lydia-salnikova/.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  • Christopher Lee
  • Natasha Borzilova
  • Paula Hernandez
  • Tom Astor
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  • Bering Strait
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  • Kenny Rogers
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  • Shelley Laine
  • Arianna
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Gear highlights

  • iMac
  • Mackie HR824s
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apogee Duet audio interface / mic pre
  • Baby Bottle mic by BLUE
  • Yamaha S90-ES
  • Ivory by Synthogy
  • Miroslav Philharmonik by IK Multimedia

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Clients may request one round of minor revisions after hearing my work. Typical turnaround is 6-7 business days. Singer rate includes 1 lead vocal and 2-3 background vocal tracks, and commercial use.

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Reviews of Lydia Salnikova

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 days agoby

    Lydia is extremely professional and easy to work with!! Thank you!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_ggh10 days agoby

    Everything Lydia does is to perfection! This is my second time working with her & I could not recommend her more highly!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb__dsc0091__1_18 days agoby

    This is the 2nd time Lydia recorded backing vocals and piano for a song of mine. She is fantastic! She understands projects very easily and is able to add a lot of creativity and magic of her own, taking my music to a whole other level. We're getting to a point where we don't even need instructions - I trust her completely!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatter21 days agoby

    Another one song in ethno style has done. Lydia is a versatile singer! Awsome job! Thank you very much Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatter25 days agoby

    Once again, I am convinced of the correctness of my choice in favor of Lydia. Recorded backing vocals for the seventh song with her participation. Thank you very much Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatter27 days agoby

    Lydia does not just sing a song, she lives in a song. And this is independent of the theme and genre - she is the accomplished artist. See you soon.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatterabout 1 month agoby

    Lydia just has finished another one song in celtic genre for me. She knows how to paint the pictures I can see. Perfect performing, true feelings!
    Thanks a lot, Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatterabout 1 month agoby

    I like that Lydia can perform in any style I am writing. So I think she doesn't expect which song's style will be the next, but I know exactly that Lydia will be organic again. Thank you so much! She is really great!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatterabout 1 month agoby

    Lydia is a great singer I have ever worked! I was happy following my intuition and chose her for my projects. Thanks a lot!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatterabout 1 month agoby

    This is the second song, in which Lydia recorded the background-vocal. I'm happy that another one of my songs has become brighter and more beautiful. It always happens when you work with professionals. This time I gave complete freedom to the parties of the background-vocal and it works.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_madhatterabout 1 month agoby

    I got the best result I've ever heard. Lydia is a professional in the world of music. The performance of backing vocals is intuitively felt. I had goosebumps during I listened to the result.
    Лидия, благодарю за сотрудничество!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_ggh2 months agoby

    Lydia is extremely professional and an absolute pleasure to work with! She delivered the first demo to me in under 24 hours! Her voice is so beautiful and she sings in such an honest and heartfelt way that really captures the emotion of the lyric. You can tell she is really feeling the song. I give Lydia the very highest recommendation!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_12523046_10103336074621653_4465564331767176066_n5 months agoby

    Exceeded all expectations. Immediate turnaround. Couldn't be happier.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb__dsc0091__1_11 months agoby

    Lydia recorded lead vocals and piano for a song of mine. Fantastic experience! She was super professional, easy to work with and communicate. Project was delivered quickly, with no revisions needed. Lydia, I am amazed and humbled by your talent. Thank so much and we will definitely work together again. :)

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    It always feels like a treat when I have a song for Lydia to do the vocals on, knowing that the project will be a pleasurable experience, but more importantly that the result will be excellent. Always a pleasure to be mixing such polished vocals.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_lomogram_2015-08-24_06-50-49-about 1 year agoby

    Working with Lydia was the best decision i could make. She has an amazing voice and clearly understood what i had in mind from my descriptions. Professional musicial skill, clear communication, great work attitude and quick delivery. Amazing experience!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Lydia is a gifted vocalist with a great work ethic. It's always a pleasure to have her perform on my material

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Lydia is one of the most musically knowledgable and gifted vocalists that I have the pleasure of working with. Always professional and always delivers a top quality performance

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Lydia is very professional, talented and creative! I am very happy with the final product. Would strongly recommend her! Will work with her again for future projects!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_c81ac10427_logoover 1 year agoby

    Amazing voice and style that enhanced our song beyond expectations.
    Experience and energy got this project completed quickly. A great pleasure to work with. Lydia, hope to work together on another song in the future.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_12523046_10103336074621653_4465564331767176066_nover 1 year agoby

    Lydia is awesome. She has great instincts. She's extremely efficient and professional. A pleasure to work with.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Beautiful voice,so much talent and flawless precision. Great Lydia!
    Thank you very much

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Lydia is not only an incredibly talented vocalist, but also really understands the music she's presented with and translates ideas into reality seemingly effortlessly. A rare and unexpected talent that I hope to have the pleasure of working with again in the future.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I really love working with Lydia. She always delivers high quality professional work. For this particular piece of music, I specifically asked for her opinion on what else it needed and her response and the tracks that she delivered were perfect! I never thought for a second that it would not be great, that's why I asked her!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I love working with Lydia. Responsive, professional and extremely talented. I always look forward to the next time we can work together. It's always a great experience and the work she does is perfect and beautiful every time.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I can't say enough great things about Lydia. I truly love working with her. Whether it's for vocals, piano or strings, she consistently delivers amazing work. I trust Lydia 100% with my music. I'll be forever grateful that I had these opportunities to have her be a part of the creation of these songs. I can't imagine them without her on them.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I really love working with Lydia. She's professional, really nice and has an amazing voice. The lead and harmony vocal tracks she did for this song were perfect on the first pass. You can hear the emotion in her voice. She perfectly went from soft to intense as the song required and nailed it. I could listen to her sing all day. Thanks Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I love working with Lydia. She delivers amazing work. This time she performed piano, bass, B3 organ and vocals. I gave her the basic song structure and melody and gave her the freedom to do what she does best. What she delivered was so perfect. She's an amazing musician and her voice is so beautiful! I can't wait for the next song. Thank you Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I really love working with Lydia. She is a total professional, extremely talented and really nice person. She consistently delivers amazing work. I can't wait to work with her again. Thanks Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Lydia once again delivered a perfect track that enhances the entire feeling of my song. I'm always impressed and very happy with Lydia's work. I can't wait to send Lydia another song for her to work her magic. Thanks Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I had the pleasure to work with Lydia again on an instrumental song and the experience was again great! Lydia is a total professional and a great musician. I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her twice now and will absolutely reach out to her again for all of my future projects. Thanks Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Lydia provided a string arrangement for my song and it was perfect on the first take. Beautiful arrangement and fit perfectly with the song. I couldn't ask for a better experience. A true professional and perfect Soundbetter artist. Thanks Lydia!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Lydia has fantastic pitch, timing, and emotional interpretation of material. She follows instructions and has immense creativity, as well. Prepare to have your expectations exceeded if you employ her talents.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    With Lydia's incredible resume, why would anyone use another vocalist? Lydia took on my difficult project when others wouldn't, and I could not be more happy with how my song turned out. Lydia finished the project in a few days, and our back and forth communication was wonderful.
    Working with a Grammy nominee was special for me.

  • Default-avataralmost 4 years agoby

    Lydia is a game-changer. She is a professional - courteous, prompt, versatile, attentive, and intuitive. She completed the work flawlessly the first time and it was gorgeous.

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