NYC Born and Bred! As a vocalist I can add in different stylistic inflections to your preference- (jazz,rock,pop) My personal style is more blues,indie &soul. I've done top-line writing for beats i was told was for Diplo,A-track & Pitbull for consideration. I hope to make your vision a reality and look forward to working together!!
Melodic and soulful with metaphorical and sometimes straightforward lyrical style with a leaning towards rock with bass groove and inspiring chord progressions that lead from deep and dark to big and bright.You tell me what story you want to tell or give me a topic and i'll run with it, OR i come up with complete original idea. Depends on the vibe of the music as well.
-Vocals (jazz, blues, pop, r&b, folk, rock, alternative)'
-Vocal Coaching(I am a certified vocal coach)
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Interview with Raenna
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what you want and what are you looking for/looking to accomplish?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think because i come across down to earth and hate to say it am a young woman, some people in the industry have not taken my knowledge, skill, or expertise seriously or under value it so i think that is the biggest challenge i face.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: how much do i charge? it all depends on the service
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's flexible and creative and i help to not only develop others but it helps me develop personally and professionally alike
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That it is not done until you are happy.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new to the community
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A solo album under the name Raenna and an EP under the band i sing/songwrite under Ethoscope. You can subscribe to us at www.ethoscope.net for any upcoming shows or releases!!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: singer-songwriter and song development and production
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: People who are multi-faceted and can hold their own against all odds. My influences change from day to day but one thing always is the same, artist's who are true to themselves and their art and own who they are.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a rehearsal studio for practice ranging from solo acoustic to a full band
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: depends on the individual project
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: anything from rock blues soul to edm. I personally love poetic melodic and clever lyrical and melodic style
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: listen and pay attention and stay humble to the feedback of others.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney because of his broad range of skill instrumentally, lyrically, melodically, and with years of experience I'm 100% sure he understands the business side and seems very level headed. I could learn endlessly from him
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melodic and soulful with metaphorical and sometimes straightforward lyrical style with a leaning towards rock with bass groove and inspiring chord progressions that lead from deep and dark to big and bright.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I always wanted to be a singer. I've been singing for 15 years. Everything else that came along with it, the songwriting, production, learning instrumentals,graphic design, Public relations and business skill came along over time.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: in terms of longevity hmm....A foot tambourine, a glockenspiel, an acoustic guitar and 2 extra sets of strings.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: know exactly what you want and what you're looking for
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy and meaning, rhythm and soul. Perhaps what it needs. It all depends
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The music video for Sweet Mother Mary for Ethoscope. I wrote and played a part in directing, scouting talent, costume design, location, coordination and acting/performing in the video. It was an AMAZING and CRAZY experience but i'm so proud of how it came out and I can't wait for the official release!!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Difficult to say. Analog has such an appeal and a warmer quality. digital is more translatable to current technology and essentially will be used.