Appearing on the voice and working with a large range of artists as a multi-instrumentalist makes me a great addition to any creative project. My experience coupled with my youthful zealour allows me to adapt to any creative brief and improve your art.
My name is Nathan Smoker, I am a singer producer and writer based in South East London. My distinct tone of voice and impressive range can elevate any track. Coupled with vast production experience and top line writing, I am the perfect match for any singer, writing or production service.
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Interview with Nathan Smoker
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on a project with a very talented rapper called Tommy B. Although unfortunately releasing at the end of this year I co-wrote and sung 2 songs on his album and I'm really proud of what we came out with
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working with a large number of labels and writers on releasing my own original material which is really exciting! I am also preparing for a large tour support slot at the end of this year!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It would be analog if I had a large budget but you can achieve the result you want from digital
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to clients is to give 100% and to always listen to what you have to say. That way the end product will be amazing!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The opportunity to work with lots of diverse and interesting people. When two people work together you never know what you're going to come out with, could be a number one!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What was Olly Murs like! He was lovely.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about being a singer is that nerves on stage are a bad thing! Nerves can be turned into good energy and make your performance even better.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It is really important to understand at the start of the process what a client is looking for so I can deliver the best possible service. Communication is key!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that the project has a clear direction so that the provider can do the best job he possibly can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Origin Mic, A notepad, Pre Sonos AudioBox USB 96, Midi Keyboard, Drum Pad.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been heavily involved in the music industry since I was 8 years old! Appearing in Oliver in the West End in 2008. Other notable mentions include gigs at Ronnie Scott's and the 02 academy. More recently I have appeared on the voice and am now navigating a career as a freelance writer producer and singer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a rich soothing husky tone coupled with a powerful belt.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Alex Clare as I believe both of our tones on a song would be a match made in heaven.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The mix is the key! You can have the best song in the world but if the mix is not tight it will not live up to its full potential.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a wide range of music but soul and electronic music is where I feel most comfortable.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the power in my voice. It can make any climax in a song fully reach its potential.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique style and grit to a song that will make your song stand out.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process involves a lot of communication as I believe this is the key to achieving a great end product. When accepting jobs I always have a detailed initial call with the client to understand exactly what they want so I can deliver the best possible result.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio I have an Origin Mic, with pop shield. 2 Rokit 4's perfect for achieving a great mix and a Roland full size midi keyboard perfect for composition.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by voices ranging from Rag n' Bone man to Tom Jones. A wide range of voices has shaped the way my voice sounds today.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My distinct and unique voice is my main attribute and can be used on a wide range of genres to really give a song a different and competitive edge.