Cris Hodges

Singer & Topline Specialist

starstarstarstarstar
428 Reviews (418 Verified)
Cris Hodges on SoundBetter

Committed, creative and VERSATILE. As a singer of many voices, each song I record is a personal experience for me. I enjoy helping talented songwriters through the struggles of creating lyrics and melodies, then providing a passionate voice to polish the songs to perfection. Credits are Paramount Music and a licensing deal through 411 Music Group.

I became an online session singer in response to a high demand for professional, creative and dedicated musicians around the world. I have the honor of writing for several music licensing companies and movie production companies here in LA, and my goal is to offer my expertise to the rest of the world through online recording and topline. As the music industry continues to change, more and more songwriters and artists are now finding a platform to write, record, perform and be heard. What some considered to be the end of the industry has now revealed itself to be a gift to artists who would have never been discovered had the status quo never changed. This change has also created a high demand for professional musicians. In addition, the internet has allowed for unlimited creative possibilities, connecting musicians across the globe.

I can adapt to any scenario you need. From EDM to hard rock to country to pop, I will find the voice your song deserves and create an amazing experience through the recording process and beyond. I thrive on creating topline for artists with songs but struggle with lyrics and melodies. I enjoy understanding what the songwriter is trying to communicate and putting that into words to make the song complete. Let's not just write another song, let's create an experience.

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

Languages

  • English

428 Reviews - 53 Repeat Clients

Endorse Cris Hodges
  1. Review by Chris M.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Another great song from Cris. He is a hit maker producing memorable hooks and amazing vocals and harmonies. I have been writing with Cris for several years now and I will continue to do so. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is so amazing in how he approaches our songs. Always with a delightful surprise. He knows how to think outside the musical box in making our lyrics better. If you want a pro that's committed to making music, Cris is your go to guy! Thanks Cris for your dedication and determination with our songs. The Twins

  3. Review by Morgan D.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Chris has been so easy to work with on several projects. Outstanding vocals and great attitude make for a happy client! Looking forward to the next one!

  4. Review by Bill B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris was great to work with. Not only the killer voice and ability, but the effort he puts in tracking and communicating to make sure we get the best track was so appreciated.

  5. Review by Dan Z.
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Dan Z.
    check_circleVerified

    Finished an entire album with Cris and I couldn't be happier! He's so great to work with every time! He really brings a lot of insight and fresh ideas to each project. What a great experience!

  6. Review by Thomas L.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris has an absolute golden voice! I requested variation, creativity and style.

    He gave me all 3, and alot more... Impressed with his communication and turn around. Looking forward to our next project together!

  7. Review by Sam Carpenter
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is one of those special talents that you don't find often. His vocal timbre is absolutely incredible, and his songwriting skills are top notch. To top it off, he is extremely easy/fun to work with! His communication was timely, he sent concepts before we dove in to see how I felt about the direction he was thinking, and he was flexible throughout the entire process. We even experimented with some ideas that came up mid-project and he was great at ensuring we nailed the idea. 10/10!

  8. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is great to work with-Always gives us his best and it shows in every song he does for us. It is a real pleasure to see Cris do his magic with our music. Highly recommend Cris for your songs! Thanks-The Twins

  9. Review by Anupam
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Anupam
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is an amazingly seasoned vocalist who will deliver seriously professional lyrics and vocals on your project. I am most definitely going to work with him on many more tracks!

  10. Review by Jacobo G.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Not enough stars for me to rate Cris - incredible work, thanks so much!!

  11. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris-What an amazing job with the song. You put wings on it to fly among the stars. We know the angels can hear your beautiful voice. Cris puts his heart and soul into our songs and it shows. We highly recommend Cris for your songs. He will make sure that your song shines like a diamond. Thanks-The Twins

  12. Review by Chad S.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Super impressed with the song I just finished with Cris. Very creative, great melodies!

  13. Review by Chad S.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is an amazing artist. Awesome to work with, can't wait to do another song with him.

  14. Review by gabriel h.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris is one of the most versatile, talented vocalists I have ever come across!
    He is super committed to making sure you are happy with the end result.
    Super communicative!Fast response time!
    Highly recommend working with Cris!
    You won't be disappointed!

  15. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    We are building a library of songs with Cris. He is that great! Always a pleasure to see his amazing talents at work. My twin brother and I are so appreciative of his dedication and determination with our songs. Cris really enjoys collaborating with us in every song we send him. It makes it so much more fun.We highly recommend Cris for your music. Thanks-The Twins

  16. Review by Dean L.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Cris killed it! He projects so much power and emotion in his voice. Hes easy to work with and very creative. Most importantly, I'm very happy with the tracks!

  17. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Working with Cris is a dream come true for us. He has so much talent and passion and gives his all with all our songs. Highly recommend Cris for your music. He is one amazing musician. Thanks-The Twins

  18. Review by Dan Z
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Dan Z
    check_circleVerified

    Every time I think Cris can't top what he did last time, he proves me wrong!

  19. Review by john o.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dear Cris, You're an incredible person that makes incredible music. You know how to connect with the soul. Always and forever beautiful. We thank you so much for the wonderful work you do on our songs. Highly recommend Cris to anyone that wants excellent results with their songs. Thanks-The Twins

  20. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Excellent as always. Cris is the real deal.

Interview with Cris Hodges

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

  2. A: Several AMAZING artists and bands that will soon hit the airwaves!

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

  4. A: I will first build a relationship with new clients, learn what they want and deliver. It's that easy. I'm in this for the long haul, not just 1 song and done.

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

  6. A: Who are your inspirations? Tell me about what you were thinking when you recorded this? What do you want to do with this music? How can I WIN with you? How can I lose with you?

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

  8. A: I have been a professional musician for at over 10 years and loving every bit of it.

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

  10. A: After we begin the process, I'll hear what the songwriter wants to communicate in their music. Typically we're listening to vocal references and just getting to know each other. I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider.

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

  12. A: My inspirations range from BB King to Lady Gaga, from Led Zeppelin to The Weeknd. And everything in between.

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

  14. A: Most of the time songwriters will have ideas of melody and/or lyrics but haven't landed on anything they're satisfied with yet. When I come in and begin working on a song, I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider. This is an incredibly successful way that I help create top line for songwriters.

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

  16. A: I like hearing music from all around the world and adding my flavor to it. It's a unique time in this world where we can do that.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My strongest skill is being able to LISTEN to what the clients want, and combining that with my interpretation of their intentions.

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

  20. A: Communication and relationship is key. Let's build that first, the rest can come after.

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

  22. A: Take chances. Record like no one is listening. Your true self will transpire.

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

  24. A: Rock, Pop, Country, Americana and everything in between.

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

  26. A: Passion, experience and professionalism.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
EDM/Pop Reel

I was the Singer and Topline in this production


  1. play_arrow
    pause
    EDM/Pop Reel
  2. play_arrow
    pause
    Rock Cover Song
  3. play_arrow
    pause
    Rock
  4. play_arrow
    pause
    Pop Cover Song
Terms Of Service

2 revisions free (unless major). Typical turn-around time is 3-6 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Adam Levine
  • Chester Bennington
  • Sam Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre
  • AT 4033a Condenser Mic
  • Rhode K2 Condenser Mic
More Photos
More Samples
SoundBetter Deal

I offer a discount when working on multiple songs together.

  • Singer Chris Hodges featured on Los Angeles news KTLAOct 23, 2018

    https://youtu.be/eVWKb_eMwJI