Steven James

Unique Country Demo Vocals

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Country Music Artist and Nashville Songwriter with a unique tone and a natural raspy sound. I have been writing and performing music for many years. I have a full home-studio setup and can record dry or fully produced vocals for your song! Easy going, hard working, and passionate, Im excited to get to work for you!

My home studio setup consists of Logic Pro X, Apple M1, Focusrite Clarett, Shure SM7B mic, and great plugins to produce vocal tracks so its ready to drop into your project or I can send it back dry. I will comp vocals, and can do any necessary revisions. I am passionate about making every song come to life and say what needs to be said in the best way possible for your song!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English

34 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Holland N.
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    Steven is the BEST! I am a repeat customer and always very satisfied with his attention to detail, customer service and authentic country vocals!

  2. Review by Diane W.
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    Made it happen! thanks!!

  3. Review by Diane W.
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    Nailed it!

  4. Review by Brett S.
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    Highly Recommend!

  5. Review by Jeannie N.
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    It was a pleasure working with Steven – a genuine talent!

  6. Review by Stefan S.
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    Steven always delivers! Fantastic vocal tone & a pleasure to work with.

  7. Review by Dean L.
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    Steven is . . . from another planet good!

  8. Review by Zack Thomas O'Connell
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    Steven is very talented, easy to work with, and I look forward to working together again!

  9. Review by Diane W.
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    Great vocal tone! Natural sound and delivery.

  10. Review by Simon Reid
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    Steven is a great vocalist! Very professional and provided the vocal in a timely manner. Will definitely hire him again!

  11. Review by Dean L.
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    Steven did a phenomenal job once again. A true artist and technician! Very happy with the latest song!

  12. Review by Stefan S.
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    Steven has the best country vocals on Soundbetter! Can definitely recommend

  13. Review by Tim p.
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    I really enjoy working with Steven- the voice instantly makes whatever you’re working on better- but the connection and energy really brings it home.

  14. Review by Dean W.
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    We held our breath through schedule s and illness. It took a little bit but what we got WE LOVE!! Steven's voice is most likely gonna be one of those that God willing you're going to be hearing on the radio sooner than later. His voice and guitar brought our track to life. Almost kills me to leave a review for him because next thing you know, he's gonna be the guy the publishers are saying "I've heard this voice before" because everybody's gonna want him on their demos.

  15. Review by Stefan S.
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    Steven is the best! He delivers amazing quality vocals & his communication is on point. Would definitely recommend!

  16. Review by Dean L.
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    Steven is a treat to work with. He adds an authentic touch to my pwork. My most recent work included vox and guitar, and he did amazing. I highly recommend him.

  17. Review by Jean-Pascal V.
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    Love unique Steven's voice. Fast to repond to my requirements. Will work again with Steven.

  18. Review by Zack T.
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    Steven did an incredible job and was awesome to work with! He really helped bring my song to life and will definitely be working with him again soon!

  19. Review by Graham C.
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    Steven was GREAT to work with, personally and professionally! Unique commercial country vocals, great instincts, very responsive and solid attention to detail. I'd heard good things prior to working with him for the first time... it won't be the last (already booked him again). Hire him with confidence!

  20. Review by Holland N.
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    Fantastic vocals and that perfect & authentic country voice! We loved working with Steven and look forward to the next project!

Interview with Steven James

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: My debut EP! The first single comes out soon! Also, Getting a publishing deal here in Nashville.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: That I will sing their song like I wrote it for myself.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Hearing the songs! I love hearing peoples stories and how they choose to tell them with lyrics, melodies, and music. Its the best.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That I can just hit record and sing perfectly. Ha! The voice is a muscle. Just like you warm up to do a workout, I have to do the same thing with my voice. Also, like working out, or sports, some days you dont have the same "fight" in you as others, but I have tricks to get myself in the zone.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Be honest and open with me! Tell me how you want the song to feel. Tell me "when you sing the bridge, I want you to be pissed". stuff like that. Its not being picky, or needy, I love when I hear it!

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: My guitar, a large notebook, a pen, Lots of water (for the voice), and my dog. ha!

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I have been singing and writing songs since I was little. Ive played guitar for almost 20 years, and now I am a full time artist and songwriter here in Nashville working with big name writers and producers. Every day is a dream for me.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: My style is real country, meaningful lyrics, and I sing every word like I mean it. You have to!

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I would love to someday work with Cody Johnson. He is my favorite country artist. He's a real cowboy, a great guy, and crazy talented.

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Dont do what everyone else is doing. Put every song on an island and do only what that specific song needs in order to translate the story.

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Country, Folk, and Americana. But I love some country rock and roll too!

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: My strongest skill besides singing would be my mind for melody. Im obsessed with it. A lot of clients will give me some creative freedom outside of their guide vocal, and I have yet to have someone be disappointed!

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: I being a unique tone that makes any song stand out among the group. Its what brought me to Nashville and opened the doors for me in this town! I also LOVE TO DO IT. I love writing, and hearing other peoples writing and ideas. Then do my best to make it all work in a big way!

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: I love to get to know the client, what they want and are missing from the song and do my best to hit it out of the park! I take my time to learn the song, so I can sing it convincingly and confidently. I am also a full time songwriter and artist here in Nashville so if I feel something could be different, I love to offer my opinion and see what my clients think! What ever is best for the song!

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I have a great studio here in Nashville Tennessee just off Music Row! I do all of my client work here as well as co-writes and demo production.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: I mostly provide professional lead vocals for clients. They provide the demo and lyrics, and I send them back professionally recorded UNIQUE vocals either dry, fully produced and ready to mix, and anything in-between!

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Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apple M1
  • Focusrite Clarett
  • Shure SM7B
  • great plugins to make the vocals do the best job they can in telling your story!
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