Vocalist with Over 5 million totals views and 130 thousand subscribers. Written and performed originals that have millions of Spotify streams, placed original content on TV shows like OWN’s Black Love docuseries. Performed and vocal produced well over 500 songs for clients all around the world.
Soulful vocals..With precise skills and top of the line vocal recording knowledge..I guarantee a QUALITY product delivered in a very timely fashion. Let’s put in some work!
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179 Reviews - 39 Repeat ClientsEndorse Derran Day
Again Derran Day brought the magic to my Original Song "In Me So Deep"! Bravo!
Derran Day was EXCELLENT on My Remake Of "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Frampton! Thank you!!
Again, Derran provided great vocal tracks for my song! He is an excellent musician, a very good communicator and he also works very quick. My absolute recommendation!
is he real??!!
a hidden gem
Thank you for all your work on the track Derran! Listens deeply to any feedback and 100% gives his everything to make sure we were on the same page. Thank you!
in his own league
Once again Derran was EXCELLENT on My Remake Of "All The Way Around" by Marvin Gaye! Thank you, Derran!
Derran was ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT on Vocals For My Remake Of "Marvin Gaye Medley" by Marvin Gaye! Thank you, Derran!
Derran's Vocals For My Remake Of "Send In The Clowns" by Lou Rawls were on point!! Bravo!
Derran was OUTSTANDING on Vocals For My Original Song "Wet Dreams". Bravo!!
Derran was great to work with and understood what I wanted with my song. In fact, he took it to a whole other level and made it so much more. Thank you so much Derran, you really are a very gifted singer and I wish you lots of success in your future. I hope to work with you again soon. Jenny Mitchell
I Needed DERRAN DAY'S Vocals For My Remake Of "So Beautiful" by Musiq Soulchild. He is one amazing Brother!
I Needed Vocals For My Remake Of "School Boy Crush" by Average White Band And Derran Day Delivered Big Time!!
Derran is super talented! He executed the song exactly how I needed him too. Definitely coming back!
Derran got everything done in time and also blew my expectations out of the water. Took the song to a whole new level with his performance. 100% would recommend.
Amazing writer and vocalist. A joy to work with. Don't wait to hire Derran get him right now.
This was my first time working with Derran and I have to say his voice is one of the best on here. He did an incredible job with my song. 10/10
Derran is not just MEGA-talented but he's a really great person!!!! He's really easy to talk to, open to your continued input and to working it out until you achieve the sound you're desiring for your song. I TOTALLY & COMPLETELY trust him to hit homeruns with my songs. I've not just found a demo singer but a friend & collaborater. #DDAYISDOPEASHECK!!!
Derran Day was Excellent on Vocals For My Remake Of "So Beautiful" by Robert Glasper! Thanks!
Derran was excellent onVocals For My Remake Of "Ye Yo" by Erykah Badu! Bravo!
Interview with Derran Day
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote and sang the song “My Word” for the ‘Black Love’ documentary. It was a very meaningful song for a very touching documentary. I’m forever grateful to the Black Love crew for allowing me to be a part of their journey.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m working on a couple very cool tracks from a client in the states and from a client on the other side of the world. Connecting with people around the globe is the most satisfying part of this job
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I do not know anyone else on SoundBetter at the moment.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because cool gigs like this wouldn’t exist without it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I’ll get you the quality sound you’re looking for, and I’ll get it to you in a very timely fashion
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music..It’s just fun man..I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you bring this song to life? I most certainly can!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That the work is easy..it’s not, but I love the process so it’s all good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you ready to make a hit or no? Because I’m DEFINITELY ready.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Vocalize any and every idea/concern..it’s the little details that truly make a song. My job is to help bring that magic to life. It’s your vision, so let’s paint this picture together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Easy..My Mic, my piano, my headphones, a comfortable chair, and something to record some beautiful music with.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was to make music by any means necessary. I started working for online session sites about 5 years ago. I have done over 500 hundred songs for clients all over the world.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is emotional and soulful, smooth but still raw when it needs to be.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Some of the new artists out here killing it..Lucky Daye, HER, Serpentwithfeet, Sampha..anyone who really knows how to tell a story with their voice..count me in.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always finish the song..no matter how tempted you are to quit.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I’m typically requested to work on R&B/Soul/Pop songs
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My Dynamic vocals are my strongsuit..come see for yourself!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring natural/raw emotion while still maintaining a quality sound. I like to make the song my own, while still following the vision of whoever is requesting my services..I want us to feel like what we are creating is as unique as it is professional..which tends to create more satisfying results
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get a feel for the song first..listen all the way through a handful of times until the ideas/melodies come naturally. My recording process is pretty straight forward..I like to record each part all the way through for continuity purposes..then make whatever adjustments are needed to enhance the song. I like to give it a rough mix so the client can at least hear what I had in mind regarding how the vocals should sound. Then I play it back a few times to make sure everything is good, and bounce that baby out. Simple enough!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home studio setup (acoustically treated) 2020 iMac with 64 gb RAM Manley Reference Mic running through a Shelford Channel preamp and Duet Apogee Interface Logic Pro X Waves Complete Plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye to Sampha, Lucky Daye, Ty Dolla..anyone with some soul is alright with me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide my professionally produced vocals for anyone in need. Most of my work is in the R&B/Soul/Pop fields