Elaine Ryan

Vocalist, Songwriter, Topliner

7 Reviews
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Professional vocalist/songwriter. Versatile. Pop, Folk, R&B. Prompt turnaround.

Need an authentic, emotive voice on your track? I specialize in warm, smooth vocals for hire (press play to listen through several songs on my vocalist reel) as well as songwriting and toplining. I have extensive experience as a songwriter, specializing in both lyrics and melody. I've been singing and writing songs for a living for over 10 years and would love to work with you to get your project where it needs to be, whether that's by singing, songwriting or collaborating on writing with you.

I use an AKG P120 condenser microphone and Logic as my DAW.

Vocals for hire include:
Lead vocal
Comping lead vocal
Vocal stacks
Background vocals and harmonies

Other services I offer:
Co-writing (Freshen lyrics, add more melodic dynamics, polish the arrangement and take it to the NEXT LEVEL)

I respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Justina Shandler
    by Justina Shandler

    Elaine is a strong singer, writer, and collaborator. She is also one of the most hardworking and earnest musicians I have worked with. A true professional, she will deliver exactly what she promises. Her voice breathes soul and life into any song, and her home studio setup yields high-quality sound recordings.

    As a professional musician as well, I am amazed by how reasonable Elaine's rates are for the caliber of work she is offering. Truly firing on all cylinders. I recommend her highly.

  2. Review by Beth Calkin
    by Beth Calkin

    I hired Elaine to write a song for a fast-approaching deadline. She took my input and requirements and created an amazing, lushly produced song (on time and on budget) that perfectly encapsulated what I was looking for. Through her beautiful voice she conveyed emotional resonance and depth in a very catchy song to great effect. Elaine was professional, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. I would be more than happy to work with Elaine on any future projects.

  3. Review by Vaughn Faison

    Elaine is truly a professional. She's organized, punctual, and talented. Her voice brings songs to life, and her attention to detail is a perfect marriage of emotion and precision. Writing with Elaine has also been a pleasure. She'll work with you until the song you imagine in your head comes to life. Her style feels familiar, yet still unique. I highly recommend Elaine for your projects!

  4. Review by Alex Tarrant
    by Alex Tarrant

    It was a pleasure to have Elaine record vocals on my track. They were delivered perfectly, with a great sound and were super easy to mix! I hope to collaborate with Elaine again in the future.

  5. Review by Jennifer Mandel
    by Jennifer Mandel

    Elaine has a gorgeous voice, an impeccable sense of rhythm and pitch, and is a consummate professional. She has a great sense of humor but gets down to business - she works quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high standard. Stylistically she can sing anything from R&B to folk to pop to country - she has a good understanding and mastery of stylistic nuances. Elaine Ryan a pleasure to work with!

  6. Review by Peter Sammel
    by Peter Sammel

    Elaine has a lovely warm and accurate voice. Her presence in the studio was efficient and professional, I would recommend her highly for any project.

  7. Review by Dave Johnson (Life Unlimited)
    by Dave Johnson (Life Unlimited)

    I had great results using Elaine for vocals on my track. I was facing a deadline and not only did she return completed vocals very quickly, the resulting tracks were better than I'd hoped for and sounded superb. Elaine was friendly and professional throughout the process and I'd definitely work with her again.

Interview with Elaine Ryan

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Soulful, smooth, authentic. Easy to listen to.

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

  4. A: I'd love to co-write a song with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. He's such a talented writer and vocalist.

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

  6. A: Always send dry vocals to the producer so that they are able to choose how much reverb, EQ and FX to add.

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

  8. A: Pop & folk/singer-songwriter

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I have excellent pitch, a unique tone and timbre and I'm very organized so your project will get finished on time!

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

  12. A: I bring a rich, emotional tone to the songs I sing. I care about lyrics and make sure to get a full understanding of the sentiment of the songwriter before recording so that I can make sure the performance feels authentic to the writer's intention.

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

  14. A: I have a call with the client to get a full understanding of what they need. Clients will send me a demo/worktape along with an instrumental and lyric sheet and I'll record the lead vocal in my home studio. Then I'll comp the lead vocal to get the best possible take and follow up with stacks and background/harmony vocals. I then send the files to the client for review and do any extra ad libs or vocal takes requested.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have an AKG P120 condenser microphone with a pop filter, a Behringer audio interface and Logic Pro X for my DAW.

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

  18. A: There are so many! I love a wide variety of music from 90s singer-songwriter to R&B and modern pop.

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

  20. A: I'm usually hired as a vocalist.


GenresSounds Like
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Norah Jones
  • Sheryl Crow
Gear Highlights
  • AKG P120 condenser microphone
  • Logic
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