Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My latest mixtape "OPEN" which is on soundcloud Mr Bailey Music
What are you working on at the moment?
Just released my U.S U.K collaboration mixtape called "OPEN" featuring producers who have worked with 50 cent, Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, ASAP Ferg etc etc
Analog or digital and why?
Both because both bring different things.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That my work will be of a professional standard.
What do you like most about your job?
Having a creative outlet.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long have I been doing it and how have I survived? And I tell everyone the same thing, quitting is never EVER an option when you know that you're meant to do music.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That financial gain is the main motive which is totally incorrect. The love of music is why I/we do what we do. Life is about expression and expression gives you life.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you need, for what purpose, when do you need it by, send me a reference, arrange dates and payment.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Approach me with a professional attitude, communicate with me, be specific with your requirements and lets do some great business.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Imac 27", Mic, Apogee interface, Usb keyboard, speakers.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing music since I was 20 years old. My first session as a backing vocalist was with an artist signed to polydore records where I sang all the bv's on their first single. Since then I've sang for many established signed artists, had solo releases and written with artists such as Mary Mary.
How would you describe your style?
Open, versatile, soulful
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to write a song for Adele because her voice is pure.
Can you share one music production tip?
Mix with flat eq headphones to get an honest opinion.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, rnb, hip hop, gospel, dance/house music.
What's your strongest skill?
Singing, song writing, vocal production/engineering, music production and mixing.
What do you bring to a song?
Melody, lyrical content and great phrasing.
What's your typical work process?
I work with a structure but I believe "feel" is the best way to make music come to life.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use logic audio with an array of the latest plug ins, more than enough to get the job done. I have a great mic and use an apogee soundcard which is amazing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
All music that pushes boundaries and encourages melody is what inspires me. I like many producers in the industry, but I mainly prefer the ones who push musical boundaries like Pharell Williams.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work I do is vocal tuition, vocal engineering, vocal production, music production, song writing, mixing and mastering.