Top release: 'Light My Cigar Please' by Emiljo AC Feat. Sinéad McCarthy & Pinta on Low Temp Records with over one million streams on Spotify. I specialize in top-line writing for pop, electronic, rock, R&B, country and folk music. If you're looking for a professional sound and a quick turn around, I'm your lady.
Why hello there! I have over 15 years of experience performing and toplining for various projects. I enjoy singing and writing for a wide variety of genres, from electronic, to folk, to pop, or traditional.
My services include:
- Original melody and lyrics
- Vocal recording for songs you have already written and need a vocalist for
- Vocal production - pitch correction and mixing
Send me a note through the contact button above.
5 ReviewsEndorse Sinéad McCarthy
.... brought me to tears with the vocalization she did of my lyrics
Sinead was extremely professional, she gave 100% to job. Delivered ahead of time. She was super helpful and fulfilled all our expectations
more. Would highly recommend Sinead. Great personality too. Excellent service.
Working with Sinéad was lovely. She has amazing skills not just as a singer, but also as a songwriter. A professional musician and a pleasant person to work with, furthermore she delivered ahead of time. Highly recommended!
Sinead has a great voice and can perform just about any genre, be it jazz, soul or EDM effortlessly. She´s also a really talented songwriter too. I think, most importantly, is that she is very creative and loves making music, and that was very apparent when working together. Highly recommended!
Sinead takes lyrics I have written and makes them sound great! She is also a talented lyricist herself, as you can just give her some music, a general idea, and let her go to work, coming up with something unique and beautiful.
Interview with Sinéad McCarthy
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a sE Electronics Z5600a II Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, Sonarworks Reference, KRK Rockit 5 studio monitors, acoustic panels, LogicProX as my DAW and various plug ins such as Fabfilter, Waves, Melodyne, and AutoTune Pro/EFX.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I loved working with Emiljo AC of Low Temp Records. We live thousands of miles apart yet were able to come together to make a banger.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a solo album that I will write, perform, mix and master. I'm also learning how to DJ.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Anyone from the #plumsquad
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I love the analogue sound, but personally only have access to digital at the moment. I always add analogue saturation to each part of the song to bring that warmth back in.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get a finished product that they feel proud to share with the world.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love getting to express myself, be creative, create beauty and inspire others.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can you have it done by? My answer: Whenever you need it by!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's "easy". People don't realize the time it takes to create music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many revisions they would like, the direction/vibe of the song they're looking for and when the deadline in.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let me know the vibe you are going for with any particular song. I want to share your vision and bring it to reality in a way never imagined before.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My microphone, midi controller, high end mixing headphones and a laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to college for performing arts and performed in some off Broadway productions while simultaneously doing session singing work. I have been working with music in some capacity for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I describe my style as soulful, infectious, haunting and goose bump inducing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Disclosure as I have followed their production tutorials and found them to be so informative, plus they seem like genuinely nice lads.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Finish your projects even if you "don't like them". It is so important to finish songs and then move on.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Drum and bass, house, electronic, folk, traditional.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding a melody and crafting an infectious hook.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Lyrics that really make you think. Instead of writing about finding love at the club, I like to write lyrics that ask a question, take the listener on a journey, and inspire them.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to listen to the instrumental and sing gibberish to the melodies that I hear first. Then once I get a groove going, I start to compose the lyrics along with the gibberish melody I've come up with. I then record, re arrange and re write, if necessary. I often will do double tracking on choruses and love doing 4 part harmonies when appropriate. I then send it out to the producer to see if they like the direction that it is going.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Disclosure, MJ Cole, Neon Vines,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Topline melodies, harmonies and vocals.