Formerly known as Love Like Ultra. Toronto-based vocalist, lyricist, and top-line (vocal melody) songwriter. I've been singing and writing for over 10 years, and I'd love to put my skills to work for you!

I'm a contralto vocalist - the deepest female vocal type - with a versatile 3-octave vocal range. My music taste is eclectic, and I've got an ear for most styles of music. If you need vocals along the lines of pop, rock (except metal, screamo), EDM, or even country - I've got you covered! As a songwriter, my lyrics are rooted in emotive poetry, and my unique melodies will add greater dimension to your song. Have a listen to my audio samples to hear examples of my work.

Services:
=Lead, background, and/or hook vocals for commercial releases and demos (vocals are available in English, French, Japanese, or Korean*)
=Top-line/melody writing
=Lyric writing (English only)
*For Japanese or Korean, please provide me with the romanized lyrics.

How It Works:
=If you're interested in working together - awesome! To start, we'll go over the details of your song. We'll talk about what you're looking for; what you're hoping to accomplish; and how we can best achieve this together. I want to get a full understanding of your song, so I can work according to your needs.
=After the job has been funded, it's time to get to work! So please send along the necessary instrumental track(s), lyrics, references, or any additional files needed.
=Once it's ready, I'll send you a rough mix of the song for your reference, along with the unedited vocal files and/or lyric sheet.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I aim for a maximum turnaround time of 5-7 days, and I offer three (3) FREE revisions on all of my services. After that, there is a fee for each additional revision.

Reviews of Uyoka

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_djunwind_threadless11 months agoby

    Venn is a pleasure to work for.

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_the-occult_-_211 months agoby

    A pleasure working with Venn. Easy communication and great music. Good times!

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_210853_10151171859210708_349368485_oabout 1 year agoby

    Venn is a talented songwriter. It has been an absolute pleasure to mix her record, her communication was top notch and she provided me with everything I needed to do the job to my best ability.

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Interview with Uyoka

What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My music taste is extremely eclectic, and I'll listen to almost anything, regardless of genre or language. A lot of the music I listen to is not sung in English, and I like that cuz I've found it gives me a greater appreciation for music in its essence. It's the universal language. So because of that, there are a wide range of artists that inspire me. Notable ones include Hikaru Utada, Tracy Chapman, Linkin Park, Bjork, Fall Out Boy, Gackt, Sigur Ros, Amanda Marshall, Green Day, Santigold, and Mariah Carey. But there are many, MANY more.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to sing! And singing makes me happy.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Don't be shy! I'm always happy to work with other musicians and artists. Just bring your ideas, creativity, and a big smile!
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my personal music style as alternative pop-rock. It's a blend of the genres I enjoy working in, and it's broad enough to encompass the many different styles that I like to explore.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Hikaru Utada. As a songwriter, she's just so creative, and I feel like I would learn a lot from her.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Anything! Anything and everything. I'm always up for a challenge, and every experience is a chance to grow.
What's your strongest skill?
When singing, it would have to be my lower register. Although my range is quite wide, and my natural speaking voice is high pitched, I'm more comfortable when I'm singing lower notes. I feel more at home there.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring my creativity and absolute love for music. I'm knowledgeable in various styles of music, and depending on the song, I like to bring in elements from each to make something that's unique and fun to listen to.
What's your typical work process?
Once I've got the music and/or instrumental that I'm working with, I'll sit down and listen to it several times. As I'm listening, I start "mapping out" the song, dividing it into its different sections: intro (if needed), verse, pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus (if needed), chorus, bridge, chorus, outro (if needed). Generally, those are my song structures, but depending on the music, I could change it up, switch things around, and just get creative. Once I've got my "map", I go through each section and begin humming a melody. I do this for the entire song, and from this, I record the vocal melody or top-line. If I'm satisfied with how it all sounds, then I start writing the lyrics to match the melody, being sure to take pronunciation into account. I like to tell a story with my lyrics: the first verse introduces the story; the chorus is the main point; the second verse adds more information to the story; the main point is repeated again in the second chorus; the bridge adds a new perspective on the story, or tells it from a different angle; and the last chorus and outro drive the point home.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Sing! Typically, what I do is record lead vocals, background vocals - or both - for my clients. If needed, I'll write melodies and lyrics, as well.