Versatile performance and session vocalist.
I'm a singer and musican with 15 years experience performing in bands, session recording and voice overs. I love rock, soul, funk, folk, and well produced music of all kinds. I can be versatile and can shift between session to lead performance to backup vocals.
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Interview with Joni Tuson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead performance vocals and session vocals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Etta James, Elvis, all the good old rich toned smokey soul sisters and brothers, Charley Parker, miles Davis, Gene Krupa, right through to Jeff Buckley, Bruce Springsteen....
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small simple recording interface with dynamic mic.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Lay down a guide track then guitar and rhythm, then vocals and production, compression etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul man. So much soul!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Emotive vocals. Passion and power.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul and folk rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To perform with passion.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful and passionate.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: On and off for 15 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A retractable hook for grabbing fruit. Small boat & fishing rod. Some good books, pencil and drawing pad.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am an intuitive, creative, very musical musican.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your dream sound?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your day job?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Very passionate and creative.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Won't stop til I get it right.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for warmth and depth of range. Digital for creative landscaping.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A folk track called ' beautiful madness' on ukulele and simple drums.