Cris Hodges

Singer & Topline Specialist

484 Reviews (474 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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • English

484 Reviews - 57 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios

    Cris is a superb vocalist, lyricist and human.

  2. Review by john o.

    Cris has done a variety of songs for us. He really knows how to connect the feelings with his vocals to the message of the song. Has great passion for his work and it always shows. Cris is also a great song writer and he will make your songs shine with his innovative ideas. My Twin brother and I love working with Cris and you will too! Thanks Cris for another great song-The Twins

  3. Review by Jacobo G.

    Fantastic as always!!!

  4. Review by john o.

    We can't say enough about Cris. He makes music that is totally "AWESOME" to hear wherever you are. Thanks for another amazing song-The Twins

  5. Review by philippe b.

    Hooks, lyrics melody at the top. I highly recommend.

  6. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios


  7. Review by Dr C.
    by Dr C.

    Very responsive, diligent and great communication. Cris has a killer voice!

  8. Review by Derrick S.

    Working with Cris has been an exceptional experience. His professionalism is second to none, always showing up on time and prepared for any challenges that come his way.

    What truly distinguishes Cris is his incredible vocal talent. Whether in the studio or during live performances, his voice is captivating and adds a whole new layer of depth to any project. His creativity, combined with his amazing vocals, elevates the quality of our work to unparalleled heights.

  9. Review by philippe b.

    happy to work with this very talented singer, always the right notes at the right time

  10. Review by philippe b.

    Great work, efficient, I highly recommend.

  11. Review by Andrew D.

    Wow, stellar experience! Cris delivered magic through his vocals. An all-around vocal wizard, and a perfect fit for a hard rock/EDM track like mine.

    He nailed a powerful high C in the chorus of my song and whipped together beautiful, gentle harmonies for the pre-chorus. He brought my song to life from beginning to end.

    It was also easy to work together. Cris gave me a heads up as to when he'd be in the studio to lay down the vocals and communication was prompt. 10/10 would recommend!!

  12. Review by Collin D.

    Enjoyed working with Cris on a vocal uplift track for an upcoming song. He was able to provide unique harmonies on time. Looking forward to working with him again.

  13. Review by john o.

    Cris is the heart and soul of our songs. He is amazing to work with. You're the best!!! Can't wait for you to do your magic with our next song. Thanks Cris

  14. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios

    Be on the look out for what we've got cooking up @FatesFrontier - Cris is 5/5 TALENT!

  15. Review by philippe b.

    Great Job, pro, and work fast.

  16. Review by john o.

    Cris is so cool to work with. The passion and pride he puts into our songs is "AMAZING" Highly recommend Cris for your musical dreams to come true. We love you Cris-The Twins

  17. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios

    It's been a year since we worked on new music together, but we didn't miss a step. Excellent writing, vocals and melodies as always!

  18. Review by john o.

    Cris never lets us down-He makes beautiful music that gets better and better with each of our songs.Cris, you're one of a kind! We're so glad when we chose you, we found someone special. Thanks-The twins

  19. Review by KSong Music

    Cris did an AMAZING job as the session vocalist for KSong Music’s soon to be released single
    His meticulous detail oriented approach & artistic flair will I’m sure catapult this song to great success!

    with his work ethic & his phenomenal talent
    Cris will be one of the most recognized in the industry!
    I recommend him for anyone who seeks to find a professional who is passionate & wholeheartedly committed to whatever project he is engaged in
    Thank you Cris!🙏
    KSong Music

  20. Review by ashlley w.

    Always a pleasure to work with Cris. Really gets the vibe of what you are doing from the get go and very quickly. Voice is outstanding. Easy to work with and nothing is ever a problem. Cheers again Cris!

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.

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