Vocalist, topliner, songwriter and pianist based in London, UK, but working with people all over the world (hello Zoom sessions!👋)
Making something out of nothing is my favourite thing to do, so I feel very fortunate to be able to create music every single day! I'll always make sure to deliver to the best of my abilities and go back and forth until we're all happy.😇
RECORDING VOCALS 🎙
I specialise in pop vocals (soft / dreamy / breathy / energetic / belt / power), but can deliver a mean rock number too, if requested. I get a weird kick out of building and stacking up harmonies, so can on request deliver backing vocals too (usually more than needed and then you get to choose what you're keeping).
Microphone: a wide range of mic emulations via Slate VMS-1 (Neumann U47, Telefunken ELA M251, Sony C800g etc) and a Sure SM7B going into an Apogee. I’m also a wizard on Melodyne 🧙🏻♂️or can deliver hard ‘autotuned’ style vocals if that’s what your project needs!
TOP-LINING / SONGWRITING / CO-WRITING 🎼✍️🎤
*contact for pricing: to discuss 50% royalties or a buy-out*
"I'll be a vocal melody to your awesome track.
I'll be the words to your story.
I'll be a bed of chords to your melody..."
My poetry is usually better than this. I promise!😆
Almost forgot to mention, I'm unofficially diagnosed workaholic, so. . .
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Interview with Maja
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: When I'm not writing and recording for/with other writers, I'm co-writing/co-producing songs for my artist duo project (Jimmy&Verona) and running a 160k subs strong PK (piano karaoke) YouTube Channel.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get the best of what I can do in as short turnaround as possible. I'm very honest with my timeframes/schedules and good in communicating, so you'll be well informed through the process.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "It's crazy how much musicians charge for a 3 minute performance!!" But what people don't realise is they're not paying for 3 minutes of our work (which usually takes hours anyway), but for decades of learning, studying, practicing, forever evolving craftsmanship and sacrifices made along the way.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for a couple of reference tracks, as that's the best way to hear what the client is expecting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always aim to create a desired vibe and bring a missing part to the song (be it a topline, "oohs & aahs" or a chord bed)..
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm very new to SoundBetter that I haven't had a chance to browse through a catalogue of offers, but have been encouraged to make a profile here by people I work with, so here I am.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I first get something sent, I'm "butterflies in my stomach" excited to hear it. Then, when I'm listening, I instantly start to think what I can bring to the table and make sure I have some sort of recording device next to me, to tape my first initial ideas because it often happens I resort to those when finalising.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic Pro X / Apogee Quartet interface / Slate VMS / Eve SC207 speakers / Bose headphones / Nord Stage 2
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anyone who comes up with a great melody that hasn't really been used yet in the way they used it, has great creative mind. Anyone who can disguise a well-tested, familiar melody as new, has a superpower!!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Top-lining / demo-vocals / piano instrumental covers or original pieces