I can write and sing for multiple genres. I have worked with numerous producers, songwriters, singers and djs in the USA and internationally.
Raye Cole is an Independent singer-songwriter and recording artist that has performed around the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Raye has worked as a vocal instructor for the School of Rock and Accent Music Lessons. Raye has shared the stage with many great musicians in St. Louis. She is a songwriter for an organization called “ Songs of Love”. In 2015 Raye was one of the grand prize winners of the Hilton Rock Star Competition. The grand prize for this competition was an all-expense paid trip to the 57th Annual Grammys. The same year Raye won the RAW Artist Musician of the Year Award for St. Louis, MO. In May 2015, Raye and guests performed for the Susan G. Komen Luncheon. Raye’s music was featured in the independent film “Cronies.” This film was written and directed by Michael J. Larnell. The executive producer for this film is the legendary Spike Lee. Raye was the 2014 West County Young Adult Solo Duet Champion. Raye was a performer through an organization called STLive.
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8 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Raye Cole Music
Professional and quick. Will definitely work with Raye again.
Working with Raye is always great, she works hard and delivers awesome vocals within a short time. 100% recommended!!
It's always a pleasure to work with Raye. Besides talented, which you can see by her portfolio, she's kind, accommodating and always responsive.
Really professional singer! Amazing voice! Sure I will work again
Good fast response and great communication in between, thank you Raye for your work, always appreciated here.
Great work, responds fast and completes the mission to full satisfaction. Will work again with Raye very soon. Thank you!
Raye is wonderful to work with. She was timely, and got it perfect on the first shot. Additionally, her voice has so much power and emotion that you would be hard pressed to find someone who can so quickly and effectively add feeling to a song. She is real pleasure to work with.
Very professionnal, very good voice for soul, r&b, funk, gospel and more !
Interview with Raye Cole Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just released a project titled "Mother and Wife." It is a hiphop soul project. I am proud because I created a marketing campaign for the project and it was effective. Also, one of the songs on the project I did completely by myself- with the exception of the drum beat.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am finishing up personal projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone on here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I've never really thought about this.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to put my all into your project. I promise to be honest with you about the project. I promise to get your project done!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy creating.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can provide powerhouse vocals- yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I was once asked if I was copying and pasting vocals instead of singing them all the way through- that is not something that I do unless we discuss it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your ultimate goal for the project? Do you intend to list me as the vocalist- and if so- can I hear the finished product? I may not want to be listed.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Clear communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A pen, notebook paper, a piano, a portable recorder, and a mic to hook into the recorder.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Initially ,I wanted a career in the music industry. For the last few years, I have received work as a session singer and songwriter. I am currently in Graduate School seeking a career in marketing. I want to create music because I enjoy it and it is fun.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mixture of things. I love soulful sounds, I love piano based music, I love guitar based music, I also love the big band sound. Also, I enjoy hip hop- more of the 90s/2000 era.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: That's a good question. I'd like to write a classic song for Beyonce.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It is okay to pass on a song- especially if its out of your range or if you do ot agree with the message. Not every song is for every singer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have worked on all type of music. I grew up listening to and singing Gospel, Soul, and R&B. I also grew up listening to Hiphop.Then I started singing more Blues and Rock songs. Eventually, I was intoduced to House music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills are writting and the dynamics of my voice.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I provided energy, originallity, and powerhouse vocals. I also have a distinct sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically, I receive a work order, I listen to and see if it is a good fit for my voice/ writing skills- if it something that I believe that I can do. I accept or decline the work offer. If I accept, I start working on it. I send the buyer a demo. If the buyer believes the demo will work, we proceed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is simple. It is strategically placed in a room in my home. My gear came from Guitar Center.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My top female singers are Mahalia Jackson, Whitney Houston, Nina Sinone, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Yolonda Adams, and Celine Dion. I am also inspired by Dolly Parton and Kandi Burris.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide vocals and write lyrics for the song.