Experienced professional musician from the UK specialising in male vocals and songwriting. I am a knowledgable music graduate with a versatile voice and style to suit many genres. My original work has also been featured as a selected track of the week on BBC radio with many people commenting on my powerful voice and soaring falsetto.
I am a full time musician working as a vocal coach and guitar tutor amongst performing and other activities. I love collaborating with other people and will always work hard to provide great results. My voice tends to lend itself to having a rockier vibe but in no way does this restrict what projects I will work on.
My experience as a songwriter means I am adept at writing toplines for your project as well as harmonies. As a rounded musician I can help you with many aspects of arrangement and writing as much of the song itself as you may need.
What I'd like to know from you:
Scope of the project: What services do you require?
What style of song are you going for: do you have any reference tracks?
Timeline: what is your required turn-around time for your project?
I am more than happy to do revisions to ensure you're happy with the end result - I will strive to get it right in the shortest amount of time!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Super creative and talented man!
It was fun to work with him.
I will definitely come back again.
Ben is amazing talent and great professional!
He did outstanding job and it was a pleasure to work with him!
Ben is truly amazing. Has an awesome voice similar to Ed Sheeran, and is willing to work with you on your ideas. Fast delivery as well, very professional. Brings tons of creativity into the song, which is a huge PLUS. Go for Ben, you won't regret it!
Working with Ben was super awesome! This guy is super cooporative and very nice to work with, Also he delivers super quick and the quality is great!, We will be working together again for sure!.
Interview with Ben Steer
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Scope of the project: What services do you require? What style of song are you going for: do you have any reference tracks? Timeline: what is your required turn-around time for your project?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on an album for a friend which involves me providing backing vocals, bass, orchestration and additional guitar. They're fantastic songs and I love pulling all my creative talents to flesh out their ideas.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog equipment can always give you a sound that digital won't be able to fully emulate, but digital ensures speed and ease. I love both, but use digital more than not.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always strive to ensure you are happy with the product I provide. I never want someone to go away thinking it wasn't what they wanted.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the range of different projects I work on and working on styles I may not have done before. Its a learning opportunity for me but also keeps things interesting.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try and give a detailed or descriptive brief. We want to help make the vision in your head a reality and in as least revisions as possible so you can get to work on it. Reference tracks or artists are really helpful and if you have anything you'd like us to steer clear from (language used, non-aggressive of distorted tones etc.)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've performed in bands from the age of 13. I went to college to earn a Diploma in Music before going on to University to graduate with a first class honours degree in Popular Music. I'm now a self employed musician teaching, performing, leading groups and recording for myself and clients.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I will always be a fan of recording something live twice and panning it hard left and hard right - especially if it is a supporting part.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I spend some time understanding the clients brief and any reference tracks they may be aiming for. If I am creating a topline I'll do with with my acoustic guitar and voice as this is how I usually write. If the vocal line is already there I will spend some time try out different vocal styles. Before recording properly I will also send the client rough demos so they can approve the style I have adopted. Then I will record multiple takes, review and send the work to the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio set up recording on Logic Pro X with a lovely Aston microphone. I also have a Rode M3 great for recording instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer has always been a huge inspiration to me, but I'm very excited by newer artists who do something different with their production - such as Maggie Rogers and Sigrid.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I record a vocal session. This will include multiple takes and harmonies if requested. I'm also very accustomed to creating top lines or even the outline of a song to be produced by the client.