I'm a passionate singer with an ear for catchy hooks and harmonies. Being a confident vocalist with over 10 years of experience in performance and studio sessions, my sound is versatile, ranging from soft R&B and Pop to Hip Hop and Neo-Soul.
If you're looking for a captivating chorus, memorable vocal harmonies or help pushing through writer's block I'm here to help! I love to collaborate and bring another artists' vision to life. My voice is known to evoke emotion in the listener and my specialty is writing uplifting lyrics that speak to the soul, regardless of the genre.
With access to a home studio at all times, I am able to work efficiently with a quick turnaround. Whether it's main vocals, harmonies, songwriting or performing a demo I can assist you with your project.
I look forward to hearing your song and your ideas! Let's do this.
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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Shanise
Second time working with Shanise and it was a pleasure once again! She has an incredible voice that I can't describe with words. Would work with her and recommend her in a heartbeat!
Shanise was an absolute pleasure to work with!! I asked her to write and record a chorus for a song I was working on and she absolutely knocked it out of the park! An undeniable talent no question! And the voice of an angel!! Definitely recommend truly professional and would want to work with her again down the line!!
I could not have asked for a better vocalist for my new track "Juice". Shanise was so easy to communicate my ideas with and it made the creativity flow seamlessly. she quickly laid down the main vocals, stacks, and harmonies that created a full sound, rich textures and an infectious vibe. Will be returning whenever I need a catchy chorus!
Interview with Shanise
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing and writing music since I was little, I started at age 7. I haven't walked straight down the musical path, although I did a lot of musical theatre and some performing in high school. After high school and stepping into the "real world" I started to take on various jobs such as serving, and teaching yoga. I'm 24 now and I've quit all those jobs to focus on creating. I am also a vocal coach.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am very professional, and I communicate with clarity and precision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It depends on the energy of the song, but I usually bring a gentle, soft, smooth vibe. My specialty is runs and harmonies. I always like my vocals and layers to sound as clean as possible.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm here to work with you. The most important thing is to have an idea of what kind of energy you're going for with the song and to know that anything is possible.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I listen to a lot of r&b, soul and pop, and my style is a blend between those three genres. Think 90's Hip-Hop chorus.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jacob Collier. His workflow and intricate ideas keep music so fresh. When he features other artists on his track, the sound is always perfectly tailored so well to that artists sound and style. Being very detail oriented, I can appreciate an artist who pays such close attention to detail.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't worry about the final product, take it one idea at a time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Pop, Soul, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to sit alone, with headphones on and listen to the track a few times. I'll start to hear ideas and hum them out loud. Sometimes lyrics come in right away, sometimes lyrics come through after I write a melody. I like to record what comes to mind right off the bat and expand on that idea. I don't settle unless it's "hitting." Once I'm satisfied I'll record vocals, as many takes as are necessary and piece together the best takes. My brother is a producer who does mixing so I'll usually get him to step in and finish off the mixing process for me otherwise I'll leave the raw vocal takes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a room in my house that is the dedicated "stu." I record using an AudioTechnica2020 microphone and pop filter in a closet that seconds as the sound booth. The microphone connects to a Steinburg2022 interface and I edit vocals on a computer using Fl Studio, audio technica headphones and Yamaha HS8 monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Terrace Martin, Stevie Wonder, Jacob Collier, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and many more.