✪ Jessie Wagner

Dynamic Vocalist ✪ Songwriter

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✪ Jessie Wagner on SoundBetter

DYNAMIC SINGER ★ TOPLINE WRITER ★ VOCAL ARRANGER Wicked Cool Records Recording Artist, Jessie Wagner, toured with Lenny Kravitz, Chic, Kid Rock, Bo Bice, Stevie Van Zandt and Duran Duran. Her powerful yet dynamic vocal style lends itself to EDM, RnB, Gospel, Soul, Hip Hop and Rock with ease. Book her today and take your track to the next level!

Jessie's star continues to rise in the music world. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, her career blossomed when her live performance caught the attention of Bo Bice, and she began singing and touring with his band, Sugar Money. Shortly after completing the tour, Jessie took a leap of faith and moved to New York City, the perfect setting for her talent to shine.

Her big break happened when renowned drummer Omar Hakim had audition for legendary disco band Chic where she became one of the lead singers. This the launching pad led to her destiny. If Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran, Chic, Stevie Van Zandt and Kid Rock weren't enough, Jessie has also had the honor of singing with artists from all facets of the music industry, including Patti Labelle, Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sister Sledge, Musiq, the Pointer Sisters, Bebe Winans, Eric Bene and she has performed live at such prestigious venues as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the legendary Roskilde Rock Festival, and the Grammys.

Ownership/Publishing preffered
- 50% Top Line (melody/lyrics/ full song)
- 25% Hooks
- 25% Co-writes and Edits

For buyouts and work for hires (contact for pricing).
Commercial release upon approval.
Featured artists TBD on song by song basis.

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Iron Bridge Band
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Lisette Melendez
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul
  • Soraia (2)
  • Dom Brown
  • Cho And Random Impetus
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Santana
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul*
  • Santana

Languages

  • English

200 Reviews - 29 Repeat Clients

Endorse ✪ Jessie Wagner
  1. Review by Marc E.
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    Jessie was good at replying back to you fairly quickly which i liked. She got the work done pretty quickly and well as it's a hard song to sing.she did what was required. She also did some good harmonies and ad libs. Im sure i will work with her again on another project i'm doing. Many thanks Jessie

  2. Review by Daniel A.
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    Jessie is the REAL DEAL! Dynamic, collaborative, and most importantly, a great instinct for MUSIC. Highly recommend.

  3. Review by Paul S.
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    Top Vocalist! It was a pleasure to work with Jessie!

  4. Review by Gabriel D.
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    Jessie was fantastic! She delivered the requested material and more. Her voice and vibe nailed it!

  5. Review by Daniel P.
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    Jessie delivers an amazing vocal performance and her adlibs really bring a track to life. Excellent quality recording.

  6. Review by Chris M.
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    Jessie is a pleasure to work with! High quality professional sounding vocals which exceeded all my expectations and really gave my song the soulfulness and flavour that it needed. I hope to work again with Jessie in the future, I highly recommend her, 5 stars!

  7. Review by Wilbur M.
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    Unreal !!!! the adlibs ...... on a Mans song ...... folks you may be hearing these last 2 song on your radio stations one day

  8. Review by Dare
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    We needed someone with an incredible vocal range to add that extra spark to our song when we found Jessie. She totally crushed it and by the end of the project, we'd become huge fans of hers. Above all, she's very humble. We'll be back.

  9. Review by Wilbur M.
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    Very good vocal dynamics .. Very good at adlibing to a male tune .. Does more then asked to do

  10. Review by Randy H.
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    Incredible pro from all facets: fantastic voice, tracks recorded perfectly ready to mix, intuitive musical skill, communicative and just a great person to work with. Jessie is all that and more.

  11. Review by Lorenz S.
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    Jessie is a lovely, wonderful person to work with and she did an absolutely amazing and excellent job on a powerhouse soul verse which is now going to be the chorus of the song. I can highly recommend her service!

  12. Review by Tyler M.
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    This was my second time working with Jessie, and I'm always amazed at how she takes my ideas and makes them sound better. She's incredible to work with. Thanks Jessie!

  13. Review by Michael R.
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    Jessie was amazing on my tune! Super talented and creative. She also went all out and gave me a few options — problem is, they’re all so cool I can’t figure out which one to use ;)

  14. Review by Alain G.
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    Jessie is a great singer. She is very professional and offers you all the best for your track. Very high quality work !

  15. Review by Thomas D.
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    Jessie provided amazing vocals and adlibs that lifted my song to a whole new professional level. She's very creative, and her voice is incredibly soulful. She really cares about her work and always tries to get the best finishing product.

  16. Review by Laurence H.
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    First class vocalist, Jessie updated me at every stage, Jessie delivered an outstanding vocal performance coupled wih great top line writing which lifted the track to another level, I look forward to working with her again.

  17. Review by Ed R.
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    Amazing singer. I would recommend to work with her if you are looking for something dynamic and powerful for your song. I Hope to work with her again soon. She exactly knows what you are looking for. Thanks again Jessie. It was a pleasure working with you

  18. Review by Hubert K.
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    Jessie is incredibly talented. Very fast production time, top-level vocals that mix well. I will definitely come back with another song!

  19. Review by Emmanuel C.
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    Simply the best !!!

  20. Review by Rob O.
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    Amazing voice, super professional, great attitude - a real pleasure to work with (again) - going to be producing my next track with her too.

Interview with ✪ Jessie Wagner

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: We use a Telefeunken Copperhead tube microphone, a Rupert Neve Portico 5017 mic pre/comp into an Apollo Twin thunderbolt audio interface. Of course, numerous plug ins are available including Sonnox, Slate, Lexicon, Sly-fi, Exponential Audio, Fab Filter, UAD, Valhalla, Celemony and VocAlign.

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

  4. A: Have a budget in mind and make your offer, the more clear we are and the sooner we get business out of the way, the more free we are to create something fabulous, which is exactly what I will strive to give them, the right feel and sound to take their project to the next level.

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

  6. A: I'm currently writing a R&B/pop hook for a client right here on Soundbetter. : )

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: There's a song on Kid Rock's Rebel Soul album called Chicken in the Pen. That song throws back to the songs I mentioned before - with the featured background singer wailing her heart out. I was that wailer. I loved how they used my voice throughout the song. What I performed added the finishing touches that the song needed. It's one of my proudest vocal performances.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Brent Kolatalo is a brilliant mix engineer.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: These days I prefer a combination of both. Analog is still warmer and has a vibe to it but the digital world has opened up so many doors and is sounding better and better.

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

  14. A: I promise to work hard to give you the musical interpretation you want for your song.

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

  16. A: Giving life to a song. Your musical interpretation determines how people will connect with a song. It's exciting to find the perfect tone that gives the song the right feel. It's breathing life into music. That's truly fulfilling.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: What was it like singing with (fill in the blank)? My reply? It was awesome!!!

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

  20. A: Many people think this isn't work but very often you work harder when pursuing your passion and there's the same stress as when you have a nine to five job. Performing is incredible but there is a lot of work that goes into music as art.

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: Do you have a reference of the type of sound you want? Do you want vocal options? What is the time frame for your project? Do you need additional lyrics? Would you want an alternative melody?

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

  24. A: A laptop, mic, an interface, a guitar and someone to play it!! LOL

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

  26. A: I've been very fortunate to sing with some of the greatest performers of our time. I cut my teeth singing with Nile Rodgers and Chic. When I wanted to perform with a rock artist, because my personal music is heavily flavored in rock, I started singing with Kid Rock. From there, I got to work with, Lenny Kravitz, who is the type of artist I want to be. My musical arc has been worthwhile and fulfilling.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: While my voice naturally lends itself to dance music, I consider myself as a pop/rock/soul singer. I'm not too much in one direction, but a hybrid of the three.

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

  30. A: I think I would really enjoy working with Dave Matthews. I've always enjoyed the way he plays with melodies. He's got a great folky pop blend. I think we would sing well together.

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

  32. A: Don't be afraid to experiment, it's really cool right now to blend genres, set your creative expression free!

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

  34. A: I work on a variety. I've written pop, EDM, rock, and soul and I've sang on various records from hip hop to rock.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: I'm a great belter. I like old school wailers on songs like Give Me Shelter, and the Great Gig in the Sky. I feel I'm akin to those types of singers.

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

  38. A: When given a song, I like to sit with it for a while and let it speak to me. That's especially so for writing. I usually hear a hook first, then I'll write a verse once I know what the song will be about. The music tells me the subject, unless the artist I'm working with requests a particular topic.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: I'm inspired by my boss, Lenny Kravitz because of his ability to traverse several musical plains but remain true to himself. He's a rock star in every way, but he's done R&B, Funk, Pop, you name it. I love artists that are part chameleon.

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

  42. A: I mostly sing backgrounds for my clients, but I've also been asked to write lyrics when needed.

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

  44. A: I'm very diverse. I can give different interpretations, depending on what the client needs. I also try to bring the emotion behind the story.

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Terms Of Service

Lead vocals w harmonies, stems provided, one revision: $400 per song
Add pitch correction and/or FX: Plus $50
Top Line writing: Fee + split TBD
Turnaround: 7-14 days from files received

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Gear Highlights
  • Roswell Colares Boutique Vocal Condenser Microphone (inspired by Telefunken ElaM 251) • Rupert Neve Portico 5017 mic pre/comp • Black Lion Modded UAD Apollo • Focal Alpha Monitors • Syncrho Arts Vocalign • Celemony Melodyne for natural tuning)
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