Background vocalist for Wendy Moten, Miki Howard, and Vesta! Performed in a production at the Lion Theatre in New York!
I started performing professionally in 1996 when I was hired to sing background vocals for Wendy Moten. I later took to stage, performing in musical productions like "Dreamgirls", "Godspell", "Hair", and "Porgy And Bess" with the local theatre in my hometown of Memphis, TN. I was hired to sing background vocals for greats like Vesta and Miki Howard in between working a full time job and stage performance. I moved to Atlanta in 2008 and signed with a theatre group. We performed the musical "MADAM", the story of Madam CJ Walker in Atlanta and New York for two years. I have also provided background vocals and session work in the studio. I am a writer, as well.
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Interview with Kym Becton
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Living in my passion.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do this? YES!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me what you want. I'll give you what you want!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic, soundboard, piano, violin, and an acoustic guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been professionally performing in some capacity for 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Yolanda Adams meets Jill Scott!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jill Scott. She is a lyricist, poet and an exceptional artist. I love the colors in her music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, gospel, soul, R&B, pop, blues. I can also do choral.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Adapting to whatever the engineer needs vocally.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion. Emotion. Depth. Colors.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm given a track to write to or a song to learn for demo. I'm given about an hour to live with the song and start recording the vocals. It usually takes me about two to three hours to complete the process.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jill Scott, Donny and Lalah Hathaway, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead and background vocals. Songwriting. Session work.