Edgy, jazzy, unique, sophisticated music professional who studied in Philadelphia and Nashville under industry professionals. You're in for quite an adventure when you hit 'play' on any of my tracks! Hire me for your creative projects and I'll make them stand-out and sparkle with soul-infused power or angelic and ear-catching melody & harmonies!
WHO IS JOELLE?
Have you ever traveled through time to see the future? Settled earth as an Alien life form? Stood on the surface of the moon? Joelle Doriani has- at least, in her songs. Joelle is a jazz-influenced Electro Pop artist whose songs swing in subject matter from nervous lovers who just don’t have the courage to break the ice to alien life forms destroying the moon. Her voice is angelic and her range stretches across four octaves. Her composition skills and love for all that is unique, quirky, and original give birth to musical concepts that are both interesting and accessible.
Just as the sound of Joelle’s music mixes the best of genre staples and her own originality, her lyricism mixes narrative that takes the listener to incredible places with real emotion that any person can relate to. All of us want to empathize and to be empathized with; feel what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. What Joelle seeks to do with her music is just that- to move the listener to feel and to empathize, and have some fun at the same time!
Joelle is currently a music teacher, a podcast composer, a church music director, and a session vocalist/musician/ top-liner (remote).
You can find Joelle on Facebook, as well as on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Bandcamp, and Instagram.
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Joelle was amazing to work with. I had a song that I needed some vocals for and she went above and beyond. She wrote all the lyrics and recorded several layers/takes which gave me so much content to work with. She was so easy to work with throughout the entire process and made sure that I got what I wanted! I highly recommend Joelle for your next music project!
Interview with Joelle Doriani
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on my own album, as well as music for a podcast and a musical (two different clients). Also learning tenor sax.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will learn your needs and I will fulfill them quickly with good quality and originality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I can be creative and have freedom. Also, it feels great once I have a finished product that I'm really proud of.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How quickly can you get it done? -A week. How much will it cost? - Let me think it through and get back to you on that!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac, Midi Keyboard, my mic, my headphones, and my interface. That's all I need to get the job done.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated from Eastern University in May, 2017 with a Bachelors in music composition. I teach private music lessons, direct music at a church, and I usually have composition or session vocal gigs on the side. I am currently composing music for a sci-fi thriller podcast called "Darkened Hallways" and recording vocals for a youtube musical. I hope to further my career in composition and session writing & vocals. I've worked in my field since 2017.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Electropop with touches of any of the following: jazz, hiphop, dubstep, neo-soul, rock, prog, or punk. I also do some folk.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think it'd be amazing to work with Lady Gaga. She's incredibly vocally talented and versatile. I'd love to write & produce a song for her to sing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't ever hide behind a beat. If the song doesn't sound good when it's totally stripped down without any beat-- just a voice and an accompaniment-- it won't be as memorable.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I compose background music for ads and I write songs of any genre, but mostly electro-pop, jazz, folk, and electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Simply the quality of my compositions and lyrics. I am a good writer.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Innovative chords, balanced instrumentation, compelling and relatable lyrics, catchy rhythmic changes and singable melodies.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work in bursts. I can go for many hours without stopping but still staying sharp as a knife. I work quickly and efficiently. I take short breaks to refresh my ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Full midi Yamaha keyboard, MacBook pro, Logic Pro, Condenser mic, Pop filter, and an Mbox Interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: David Bowie, Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Halsey, Marina and the Diamonds, Robert Glasper, Regina Spektor, Aurora
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Compose for podcasts, promo videos, and radio spots; Write lyrics and record session vocals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I composed the music for a radio ad for a tour that a group of musicians from my school went on. The ad turned out great and we got a ton of publicity. I got to perform my song on tour and got a great response.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Thomas Daniel.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There are not many females with my unique skill set. People often assume that I didn't produce or engineer my own work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your ultimate vision for this project, and how do you see me accomplishing that? What type of mood/genre/feel are you going for? Do you need vocals? How long should the track be?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure the provider can be genre-versatile. You need someone who intuitively understands your songs needs.