Season 15 of The Voice alumna. Full time professional singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. I work with Grammy nominated and CMA nominated people regularly, whether it's in the writing room, recording studio, or on stage.
Bring me your song title, lyrics, or melody and let's get your song fully formed.
Depending on your goal, I can help write jingles, personalized songs for special occasions or loved ones, or I can help you write something catered to your artistry or geared for radio. Whatever you lane is, I can help you get to the finish line.
My strengths are big picture song themes and melodies. I can write anything from story songs to basic pop toplines.
I also have access to studios and producers if you decide you want something fully produced.
If you hire me....
-as a songwriter, I'll provide you with a rudimentary work tape of the song using my iphone where I will sing the melody and play guitar (if required) for your reference
-as a vocalist, I'll provide a recorded vocal for you using professional gear either engineered by myself or another producer, specific to your file/setting/performance requests and needs.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
25 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Kayley Bishop Hill
Kayley sings her heart out, hits my soul and takes my music to soaring places every time. I am so lucky to have teamed up with her on so many peices, she brings her own artistry and pours her heart out. She always exceeds what I first envisioned. Thank you so much Kayley!! I am so lucky to work with you!💓
Fantastic collaboration with Kayley. Top notch pro all around!
Thanks, Kaley! That voice!!
Fantastic voice and vision for my lyrics. Good communication and easy to get along with; looking forward to the next collaboration.
Kayley is a very talented singer songwriter! (Find ' Just Thought That You Should Know' on Spotify, so beautiful!)
Kayley was so easy to work with, she'd put some 'furniture' in my lyrics, the song turned out great! I would absolutely recommend Kayley and would be excited to work with her again!
Kayley is a wonderful singer and an incredible songwriter! She will turn your idea into something amazing! Will definitely work with her again!
Kayley and her team put together a masterpiece. She has world-class vocals. Her recording studio experience comes through with intuitive lyrical skills and no need for revisions. If you want to work with the pros, Kayley is your girl.
Kayley, you are awesome!!!!!!
Kayley is a strong, dynamic woman who I had the great pleasure of meeting over zoom! We hit it off right away and crafted a song that I am very proud of. She provided superb guidance on my lyric and encouraged me to dive a little deeper in my re-writes. I love the end result and thank her for giving me the push I needed. The depth of feeling she gave our song is right on point – needless to say, I am very happy with the end result! Thanks again, Kayley!
Beyond incredible! ... Kayley has sung on an entire album worth of tracks/demos for me now, each song is a different style and emotion and she touches my soul each time. Her voice is incredible and her artistry is up there with the greats. She collaborated on a ballad and created a stunning melody, her performance is breathtaking. And on the next track she really brought the sass and bad girl edge! Want to scream the song with her. I love these tracks! Thanks Kayley!!! ❤
Kayley is an amazing vocalist and well worth the wait when she is able to record in between her busy schedule. I gave her minimal notes on emotion and phrasing and she nailed the finished product. I can't wait to do the next one!
I normally create my own melody but I passed one of my favorite lyrical pieces over to Kayley! She created a gorgeous melody that expressed the sentiment of my lyrics perfectly. Such a talented songwriter and I'm so thankful for the work and heart she put into this song. So excited for the production and Kayley to sing it. Can't wait!
6 projects with Kayley and each one is unqiue and as great as the last! She puts her whole heart into my songs and truly connects! She collabed with the melody on my last and made it so fun and pretty all in one. PHENOMENAL voice. So thankful for the opportunity to work with her and excited for the next project! Thanks Kayley!!! ❤
Kayley just completed vocals for a song we worked on together. She did an amazing job! Beautiful voice and expressive feeling. She was pleasant to work with, dependable, professional, etc. I hope I get the opportunity to work with her again. Thank you, Kayley!
Kayley was awesome to work with. She totally understood what I wanted to accomplish and wrote and recorded an amazing song. I truly enjoyed working with Kayley and will do so again if the opportunity arises.
Kayley blessed me with her gift of story telling. I needed help organizing my melodic thoughts on paper and she signed, sealed and delivered!
My fifth collaboration with Kayley! Once again, she connects with each song in way few artists can. One song I wrote to be dark, desperate and heartbreaking and she knocked this song out the park. She sounds eerie and urgent and heartbroken and it is truly a stunning performance that took my breath away. Sung exactly how I created it to be and then some. She also sang a coming of age song so beautifully and captured the bittersweet feel. So thankful to be working with her! Thanks Kayley!!💕
Amazing vocals, works incredibly fast, great communications--total pro
Kayley is amazing! She’s very personable and connects with your song emotionally, which makes the songwriting process smooth and meaningful. She’s great at helping you mold your own experiences into lyrics. An all-around great person to work with!
Kayley's vocals are really just incredible. This is the second song she's done for us, and she really nailed the vibe. She sings songs like an actor acts. She's right there in character, and it makes the song come alive. She's wonderful. Hire her!
Kayley is better than a lot of top artists out there. I have worked with her on multiple songs now, and each one touches the soul in a different way. Not only is her voice beyond words gorgeous, she knows how to reach into a song and connect with the lyrics in a way that few can. She makes a song her own and catapults them beyond what you imagined they could be. A gift to work with and I’m so thankful. Thank you Kayley! ❤️
Interview with Kayley Bishop Hill
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In 2019 I wrote and recording a song called “Story of a Hero” about a fallen police officer. That whole process was wonderful. I wrote it for the officer’s family and it lead to a very tear-filled and tender moment when I shared it live for the first time. I then had an opportunity to come alongside Warm Audio and record and release the song a few months later... it just became such a sweet gift the whole community of Fredericton, New Brunswick. And that’s what songwriting is all about- using music and lyrics to connect, heal, celebrate, and express love.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Absolutely! Shawn Byrne- producer, writer, multi instrumentalist Brian Sutherland- fantastic writer, vocalist, guitar, cello
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Many ask for my opinion and for my feedback, which I love. I really enjoying helping songs "sound better" (see what I did there...) and have been a song editor for quite some time now.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: So far on this platform, there doesn't seem to be any discrepancies on the work I offer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music is written on my DNA, I swear. I’ve always known since I could have a thought about it that I would be doing music for my whole life. I’ve been performing for years and years now.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I fly by the seat of my pants most days. -Type B personality through and through. (What do u expect from a full time artist? haha) However, I’m finding more and more that engaging with others is one of my favorite things about the collaborative process. I really like getting to know people, seeing their talents exercised, and gaining a perspective I wouldn't otherwise have if I was working solo. Most projects are on a case by case basis and I bring in whoever I think will be most fit for the job when it comes to producing or recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I’m currently working on a solo project sonically inspired by Steve Miller, Alison Krauss, and Ray Lamontagne. Although I’m more of a country artist, I’m always chasing what has made Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin great. I’m very eager to create songs that are timeless like theirs. I hope one day I’ll feel I have done that. :)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m working on a new solo project and of course, all my Sound Better projects. :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital. I use analog for live shows quite often, but typically I’m recording digitally.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I’ll do my best to exceed your expectations and bring what you hear in your head to life.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I’m living out my calling and that feels awesome.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How flexible they are with song modifications, what their specifications are with recording or with lyric/melody, etc. It’s pretty straight forward once I see the initial request. If I need more info, I ask.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To pick me because Verizon keeps asking me for money
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Collings guitar (named her Sheila) - do I get a tuner and capo for free? Does gear include instruments? I’ve been wanting a tone dexter
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Under the Country/Americana umbrella
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Gahh not fair. Dolly Parton, tho. Obvi.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don’t get your feelings hurt. Sometimes it’s not about a bad performance, but about simply making a different choice. Give space for correction and critique.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly country music or thereabouts... I find myself playing all sorts of music, though. Give me some Stevie Wonder and I’ll tear it up ;)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Instead of suggesting one skill is stronger than the other, I’d suggest I’m MOST CONFIDENT in my vocal ability. I feel I’ve got great control and can acclimate to a lot of different genres without sounding out of place or disingenuous.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: People often tell me I sing from my soul. I love hearing that because there are many times I feel I do. I truly love to sing and share expression through song. I tend to get to the heart of the matter with every song I write and perform.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: When I record from home I use a very rudimentary set up which includes a Scarlett 2i2 interface and garage band. Nothing fancy, but it does the job. Most of the time, I’d much rather outsource and work with one of my producer/engineer friends. I enjoy working with others and letting those who are better than myself at audio engineering work the board while I sing my heart out.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: When I’m not on Sound Better, I’m playing live in Nashville for all sorts of venues and events. Playing live and sharing my voice is my favorite thing in the world to do. :) On Sound Better, it’s sorta a toss up between songwriting or recording vocals for clients. I seemed to be commissioned for both equally. I enjoy both avenues and hope to do more on this platform, for sure.