Stephen Carey

Vocals/Guitar/Bass

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Stephen Carey on SoundBetter

I've recorded vocals on over 70 songs for folks on Sound Better with a 5 star rating. Whether you have no idea, a rough idea, or a specific example of how you’d like the vocals, electric or acoustic guitars or bass for your song to sound, I will work with you to create what you need and deliver quickly.

I’m a country artist with over 10 million streams on my original songs and have been featured multiple times in Rolling Stone.

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81 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tom D.
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    Stephen did a great job with a quick turnaround. Will be using him in the future.

  2. Review by Laurence Conway
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    Very professional: met all my instructions to the letter, quality of work excellent, vocals delivered exactly as I wanted - vibe a perfect fit, very expressive and immediately engaging - not in the slightest tentative nor bland - and melody as I wrote it. Will definitely hire him to sing on my material again!

  3. Review by George G.
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    First time working with Stephen. He did a great job on the lead vocal. I will use him again.

  4. Review by Henry C.
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    Stephen has the right voice for today's country music. His diction, phrasing, and artistic flair helped make my song radio-ready for today's market. Thanks, Stephen. Job well done.

  5. Review by ERP LLC
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    Stephen is very creative, professional, communicated often, and completed the job on time. Will not hestitate to work with him again. Highest recommendation.

  6. Review by Lars L.
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    Stephen Carey once again delivered a great vocal performance for 12 Notes latest song "This One's For You". I love working with pros that do what they say they're going to do, deliver on time, and are easy to work with. Plus his vocal chops are world-class. Thank you!

  7. Review by Joseph B.
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    Once again Stephen comes through on a difficult song with a steller vocal.

  8. Review by Joseph B.
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    Stephen is top flight professional. And the work quality is always "Right There". He is very timely in communicating and getting it done.

  9. Review by Christopher G.
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    Triptych complete. Stephen has range and can make melodies (vocal and musical) that perfectly fit your vision. Recommending him is a bit of an understatement, but in lieu of a better way to say it - Hire this guy!

  10. Review by Joseph Brancho
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    Once again Stephen comes through with a solid vocal to live up to the montra "Sound Better" !

  11. Review by Joseph B.
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    Very professional. Easy to work with , prompt.
    Great voice and has range when needed. Joe

  12. Review by Christopher G.
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    There is a reason to work with this man again and again - because he can take your lyrics and make something magical out of them.

    Worth every penny and 100% recommend.

  13. Review by Randy M.
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    Stephen is my favorite singer at SoundBetter. His voice is perfect for so many songs, and he is excellent to work with. Very professional and efficient!

  14. Review by David B Sellers Sr
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    Stephen is a talented young man. He understands the visions of your song and will always exceed the highest expectations. I can't believe that he hasn't been snatched up by big labels and booked solid around the world. Yeah, he's that good!

  15. Review by Joseph B.
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    Stephen does a solid pro job..you are not dissipointed.

  16. Review by Christopher G.
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    Fantastic. Stephen took my lyrics and made an absolutely beautiful song out of it. Without him, my work was nothing more than words on a page. Worth every penny, great product, a good guy, and very fast turnaround.

  17. Review by Simon Reid
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    Stephen is an awesome vocalist and a great guy! Super easy to work with, fantastic tone, and can either sing the melody exactly as written, or offer really useful creative ideas. 10/10, highly recommended!

  18. Review by David G.
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    if I could give Stephen a 10 star review, I would. The vocals he just made for me are so professional and perfect for my song! An amazing talent.

  19. Review by Charles S.
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    World-class human being. World-class musician.

  20. Review by David B Sellers Sr
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    Stephen is amazing with his work. His vocals are always great and his insights to others vision is a rare gift. Stephen exceeds my expectations by far and creates a work of wonder.

  21. Review by Larry J.
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    this guy can sing!!!!
    will use again

  22. Review by Freddy
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    Very fast and professional work. Great vocals too. I would recommend Stephen for sure!

  23. Review by Lars L.
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    Stephen was awesome to work with! Delivered a spot-on vocal for my country-rock song. He delivered on time, exactly when he said he would. And he was easy to work with on a few changes I requested. I highly recommend working with him. Thank you, Stephen!

  24. Review by David B Sellers Sr
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    Stephen is a great talent with a lot of energy. He responds quickly and give’s your project the life it deserves.

  25. Review by beatsteppers
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    Again Stephen "delivered." He's by far the most professional singer I've dealt with on this platform. Like all pros, he does it until it's right. Another stellar job, thanks Stephen!

  26. Review by mastermindsband
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    Stephen is a fantastic singer. He did both vocals and harmonies for a demo and took the song to the next level. Highly recommended!

  27. Review by Charles Sapp
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    5th or 6th project completed with Stephen and this MFer just keeps getting better. Awesome guy. Amazing professional.

  28. Review by David G.
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    Stephen is way to talented not to get signed by a major label, and when that happens he will not be available to sing our demos anymore. So I would advise everyone to hire him while you have the chance. There is no better vocalist & guitarist on this site. He is also a pleasure to work with.

  29. Review by Stu B.
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    As usual Stephen delivered another perfect take. He's my go-to guy from now on!

  30. Review by John Schutt
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    It doesn't seem to matter what country singer or song I want to emulate, Stephen has the range, phrasing, and magical harmony overlays to make my songs shine. Super efficient, and always ready to get punch in's done fast.

  31. Review by George D.
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    My third project with Stephen... absolutely thrilled with the result. He has an amazing voice and seems to always add a spark to the song. Exceptional partner, takes direction really well. We'll do this again....

  32. Review by Chris S.
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    Stephen has got a fantastic country music vocal style and tone. Absolutely great singer, with really touching phrasing and inflection. I felt like Stephen was really attuned to the emotion of the lyric, and he delivered a fantastic performance. Thank you, Stephen!

  33. Review by Simon Reid
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    Stephen has great voice, was very professional and easy to work with! Will definitely be hiring him again!

  34. Review by David G.
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    I'm not sure how many songs Stephen has worked of mine, enough for me to know he is the best. No one better on this site for guitar & vocals!

  35. Review by Bobby E.
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    Stephen sounds great on my demo. Was fast and professional!

  36. Review by Dominic K.
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    Stephen is an excellent vocalist! He is easy to work with, and goes above and beyond for the project.

  37. Review by Peter O.
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    Stephen has a unique and great voice and very creative and easy to work with

  38. Review by George D.
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    Outstanding partner! Unique voice and did a great job on a tight schedule. My second track with Stephen.. couldn't be happier with the results. We'll do this again.

  39. Review by Tom D.
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    Stephen has a great, unique voice, is easy to work with and delivers the goods!!!

  40. Review by Charles S.
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    Amazing singer. Amazing person.

  41. Review by littlejonnyswell@gmail.com
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    Another great job by Stephen. When we needed to tweak the chorus melody two weeks after it was completed, he got the punch in work done in 48 hours. Super easy to work with.

  42. Review by George D.
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    Stephen has a awesome voice and did a great job giving the song a strong direction. Exceptional work. Look forward to working more with him in the future.

  43. Review by David G.
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    Stephen always does an awesome job and cares about the project. Which is why I keep coming back . A big thumbs up!

  44. Review by David G.
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    Stephen is the real deal, a great session guitarist, vocalist. This is the third time I have worked him and it's always a pleasure.

  45. Review by littlejonnyswell@gmail.com
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    Anpther great job from Stephen. I give him a few references and he sends back a great track. I ask for some tweaks, BOOM they show up quick.

  46. Review by Katt O.
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    Brings great energy to a studio session! Really great to work with!

  47. Review by Gerald
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    The Best of the Best! really listened to what I needed... I've been in the game for a long time, and SC is the top of the top ... Highly recommended!

  48. Review by Rick B.
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    A true talent and pro.

  49. Review by milliondollarjo
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    Working with Stephen was a really great experience. He was professional and communicated well and did a fantastic job! I could tell he took the time to make my project turn out really great. I would highly recommend Stephen!!

  50. Review by Effee
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    Stephen recorded vocals for a pop country demo of mine & he did an amazing job! He was super responsive, turned it around really quickly, & recorded it perfectly on the first try. I can't recommend him enough!

  51. Review by Freddie F.
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    Stephen not only has a great voice, but he has that ear for a melody and phrasing as well which produces a fantastic vocal track. Definitely hire him if you are looking for a great country vocal! Thanks Stephen :)

  52. Review by Randy M.
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    This was my first time to use Stephen, but my co-writer and I both thought he sang an outstanding vocal! Super good vocal and harmonies, and turned it around quickly!!

  53. Review by beatsteppers
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    Stephen was killer. No messing around... A total pro with a fab voice. Highly recommended.

  54. Review by David G.
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    This is the 2nd time Stephen and I have worked together. He is a great vocalist and no one does better harmonies. This time he also played acoustic guitar on my track. He is just an all around top notch musician and a pleasure to work with.

  55. Review by Larry J.
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    Stephen sang great- I've used him B4-i will use again

  56. Review by Rick B.
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    always a first-class job!

  57. Review by Freddy
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    Excellent work! Great vocals.

  58. Review by littlejonnyswell@gmail.com
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    Great work on our fun, mischievous country love song by Stephen. Really solid country voice

  59. Review by Bill O.
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    Stunning. Great vocals. Fast delivery. Full mix and all the files so I can do my own mixes. Love it. Highly recommended.

  60. Review by Rick B.
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    Always a first-class rendering. Stephan is a real talent.

  61. Review by Giordano Ravaglia
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    Great vocals and creativity. Stephen did an amazing job.

  62. Review by Andrew T.
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    Stephen Carey is the guy you should use for a project took a lyric of mine and made it into an amazing song didn’t have too much direction for him to go on but he made a radio hit I highly recommend Stephen for your next project

  63. Review by Rick B.
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    A great voice with impeccable delivery. First rate all the way.

  64. Review by David G.
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    Stephen is very professional and a talented vocalist who is a pleasure to work with.

  65. Review by Leo Vitols
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    A lot of patience and passion from Stephen side this time. We did it! True professional indeed! Thanks a lot!

  66. Review by Leo Vitols
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    Great work: fast and cool! Stephen was very kind in communication, helped me a lot with lyrics. I hope to work with him again.

  67. Review by Andrew T.
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    Stephen Carey is so talented as a singer/songwriter he has incredible vocals, and has precision keen vision on how your project can go from good to amazing; I highly recommend Stephen he's a real pleasure to work with!

  68. Review by Stephen C.
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    Stephen picked up the vibe of my song perfectly and delivered a world class vocal performance and killer vocal track, very happy once again!

  69. Review by Stephen C.
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    A really fantastic country vocalist, he nailed a bro-country style vocal for me and he is very easy to work with, highly recommend!

  70. Review by Dan Allen Music
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    Stephen did a great job on my project and provided a dry and FX mix for all of his work, he also was timely on the turnaround (3 days) for the project

  71. Review by Mark Z.
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    Stephen shines again...this batch of three songs were a challenge because the production was intentionally sparse. For normal singers, there would be nowhere to hide. For Stephen, it was just an opportunity to shine even brighter. And there's an undeniable sincerity and honesty in his delivery that only the great ones have. Thanks for singing these songs like they were your own and taking such good care of my stories.

  72. Review by Larry J.
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    Stephen did wonderful vocals
    great voice and very fast turn around time
    will use him again

  73. Review by Mark Z.
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    Stephen is fantastic to work with - a real talent. But beyond a great voice and artistic sensibilities, he's a true professional. Efficient, fast, mindful of the details - Stephen gets it right and keeps his commitments. Hire him...he's a great partner to have to bring your project to life. He really evolved my finished product on two songs and I've already engaged with him for three more. He makes it all easy and joyful- which is exactly how making music should be. Thanks, Stephen!

  74. Review by Charles S.
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    The very best

  75. Review by Brandon G.
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    Excellent work. Really interpreted what I wanted, stuck to it enough to be familiar but improvised and had a take that made it feel I was listening to a version of my lyrics that a profession had done. Highly recommended.

  76. Review by Charles S.
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    The best (period)

  77. Review by Samuel Aalto
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    Stephen did vocals for my rock cover song. I must say his voice fit absolutely great in that genre too. Really pleasant tone he has and especially the harmonies sound amazing!! All and all 100% professional in every way, the singing and editing of the tracks.

  78. Review by Charles S.
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    I'm so fortunate to have worked with Stephen. He has the extremely fast turn around, amazing vocals, and a sincere heart.

  79. Review by Charles S.
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    Stephen has been amazing to work with. Completely professional and absolutely talented.

  80. Review by Stu B.
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    Stephen was awesome to work with. He's got a great country voice and helped me produce a killer demo track. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get that country sound on a vocal track. He's the man and I will definitely be using him again soon!

  81. Review by Gerald
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    Stephen is the real deal! After 35 years of producing and writing, I decided to try and have a "Dance Song-ish" track done w/ a country flare ... long story short! He nailed it! I've been on many .. many records throughout the years... Top 10s in dance and pop! Toured w/ the best of their time... and I just took a shot in the dark! Stephen killed it ... getting ready to send him another immediately! If you want professional, great sounding ... great communication... Look no farther! Mr. Carey is well worth it! -g

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