Noreen Crayton

Session Singer / Songwriter

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I'm an Independent Music Award winner with my own in house gear which means I can work remotely.

I write, arrange vocals and coach singers into bringing their very best to a vocal. I am equally adept as both a background vocalist and a lead vocalist. I've been at it for more than 20 years and still love it!

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Interview with Noreen Crayton

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

  2. A: Ronnie Milsap's gospel album. I co-wrote his lead single 'Up To Zion' which has been feature on Bill Gaither's show. Working on that album opened a lot of doors for me as an artist. I'm blessed to have been part of it.

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

  4. A: My 5th album

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

  6. A: Not yet but I'll update you later!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because it's far more flexible to work with in this day and age.

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

  10. A: I will always give you my very best and you won't have to wait too long. I update my clients every step of the way.

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

  12. A: Creating

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

  14. A: My age & experience:)

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

  16. A: What would you like for me to do? What is the goal for the project (is it a demo, is it for release, etc.)? What is the turnaround time?

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

  18. A: Please be clear with what you're aiming for.

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

  20. A: If the desert island had no electricity: a large notebook, a pen, my guitar, a chair, a pitch pipe

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

  22. A: I've been in the industry for a very long starting as child (at it for more than 20 years)

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: very diverse, I love and can sing all types of music

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

  26. A: Mary J Blige, I love the way she bares her soul

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

  28. A: When laying a vocal, be open to stepping away from the track for at least 2 days and then lay another one. You'll usually realize the first vocal is the more honest & heartfelt one.

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

  30. A: Gospel, pop, r&b

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: I'm a quick study vocally, very good with parts and vocal arranging.

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

  34. A: As a vocalist, understanding the lyric, with a lifetime to experience from soul.

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

  36. A: With my own music, I can literally go for hours on end:). When I collaborate with others, I'm interested in the concept and creatively first understanding what the person (the one with original idea) wants initially. After that if the creativity flows I can see if my own ideas will help the process. If the process is work for hire, I understand the goal, how time sensitive it is and bring it to fruition.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Pro Tools, Samson MTR 201 Microphone, Shure SM-58 Microphone, Yamaha S03 Keyboard, Williams Allegro 2 Keyboard

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

  40. A: Sam Cooke, Mary J Blige, Vicki Winans, Adele, Aretha Franklin, Ronnie Milsap, Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake

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

  42. A: demos, songwriting, background vocals (recording and live)

Noreen Crayton featuring Chynaah Doll - Union Square

I was the Singer/Songwriter/Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

48 hour turnaround time, 2 revisions allowed

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Samson mic..Yamaha S03
  • Williams 88 key synth
  • acoustic guitar
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