✪ 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Jessie Wagner
  • Ian Ash & Ella May (3) / Jessie Wagner & Fostin
  • Gabriel Deb, 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
  • Ryan Hamilton (8)
  • Ryan Hamilton (8)
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul*
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul*
  • Santana

Languages

  • English

239 Reviews - 35 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ben S.
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    Another superb experience collaborating with Jessie on 2 songs in different genres. Her vocals again are stellar and she goes the extra mile to get it right. She's top flight, don't miss the opportunity to work with her.

  2. Review by Thomas D.
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    Jessie Wagner has an incredible voice with a unique sound. She enchants every song with her breathtaking professionalism and raises the quality of the songs to a higher level.
    A collaboration is always completely smooth and very easy.
    I would give her more than 5 stars if that were possible.
    I am already looking forward to working with her again in the future.

  3. Review by Avrom G.
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    Jessie has great vocal chops and very fast turn around. What more can I say! Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Ben S.
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    Jessie is a pleasure to collaborate with. A world class singer and writer who will deliver an amazing vocal for your project. Everything is streamlined, great comms. Don't hesitate just book her now !

  5. Review by Gavin C.
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    Jessie delivered a fantastic vocal that brought our song to life - highly recommended!

  6. Review by Tommi K.
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    Well, simply the best. Unbelievable! After Jessie, it's a bit challenging to work with other singers, because it's really a bit difficult to reach Jessie's level. So please don't hire Jessie so that she has time to work with us. HAHAHA! Finnish stupid humor, sorry. Also a wonderful person, so absolutely nothing to blame.

  7. Review by Chris Giuliano
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    Jessie killed it. Great vocals and delivery!

  8. Review by Daniel P.
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    If you ware after a killer vocal, professionally recorded then Jessie delivers. A super powerful vocal that will elevate your track to the next level.

  9. Review by John D.
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    Fab vocals from Jessie, bringing grit and soul to a big vocal number of mine - plus some inspired touches that really help give it an extra dimension.

  10. Review by Theo C.
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    Jessie smashed it, a pleasure to work with. Thanks so much.

  11. Review by Randy H.
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    I've worked on several projects with Jessie and she has always provided stellar work but this venture was the best so far. I had a song in the style of old school soul and needed not just Jessie to deliver the backing vocals but I also needed a male singer for the lead. Because I knew I could trust Jessie I asked if she could find a male vocalist for the project and she not only found a perfect fit for the song, but got a killer performance out of him. Her BC vocs were killer too. 10 STARS!

  12. Review by Pascal A.
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    Jessie is super amazing! She rlly did a great Job cant wait for my next Project with here! 5 Stars !

  13. Review by ChrisH
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    The collaboration with Jessie was extremely professional and a lot of fun. The result is sensational. Thank you Jessie for your great performance. I'm looking forward to more projects with you!

  14. Review by Randy H.
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    I've hired Jessie for numerous projects, soul, funk, soft ballad, rock, she can do it all! Her vocals are impeccable and she is a total pro every step of the way. Always a pleasure to work with. I can't recommend her enough!

  15. Review by Ryan Hinkle
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    Jessie brought exactly what was needed to our song! She had great turnaround time, recording, file delivery, communication, and most importantly, musical intuition and talent!

  16. Review by Norman Z.
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    Jessie did another fantastic cover for us, this time of "True Colors."
    Norm Zada.

  17. Review by Randy H.
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    Just another excellent project with Jessie who is the singer that you need for any musical venture. Lead, backing, both, doesn't matter she will give you what you need and then some. Top talent, top pro.

  18. Review by DOALUA
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    Beautiful and unique vocals! Jessie matched the emotion of the song perfectly and was professional and easy to communicate with!
    Excited to work on more projects in the future! :)

  19. Review by Lucas James
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    Jessie is a true pro! What a voice. She delivered amazing vocals for my track and I couldn't be happier. Highly recommended!

  20. Review by Norman Z.
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    She did a fantastic job on our cover of "The Sound of Silence." We are using her again. Norm Zada.

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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