Hey guys! I'm an award-winning, singer-songwriter native to Los Angeles. I work with artists both here in the states and internationally, namely in Pop, Country/Folk and EDM. I've been featured on chart topping tracks, released two studio albums as well as write and collaborate with artists across all genres. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!
- Vocals (Lead and Background)
- Background Vocals (Harmonies, Backing, Arrangements)
- Features (With Artists, DJ's, and Producers)
- Vocal Arrangements
- Vocal mix/master If Requested (Additional Charges Apply)
- Full session sent upon completion
Producer: Professional mix or master available. Message for details.
[- Songwriting (Lyric)] **Not currently accepting any work as songwriter**
[- Top line (melody)] **Not currently accepting any work as songwriter**
**Contact me for any services not listed.**
Please contact me for pricing as it varies dependent upon each individual project. I am always happy to work with your budget, big or small!
Songwriting and Publishing:
Please note that as a songwriter I retain the rights to 50% of both songwriting and publishing in the case that any of the work is placed or distributed commercially. A split sheet will be sent prior to starting any project involving songwriting (lyric, top line, and/or production). I'm happy to discuss these terms on a per project basis, as it may vary.
All other work will be considered work-for-hire unless otherwise discussed.
Business aside, I absolutely love music and want to help you create something that you'll love! If you have any questions about my background, my process or how I can contribute to your project, please don't hesitate to ask!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
Reviews (17)Endorse Katie McGhie
There are so many things I could say, but in a single word...Amazing !!! Katie is a gift and over delivered in every way. Could not have kinder words :-)
Katie is great to work with - she goes above and beyond!
It was really nice working with Katie. She was really professional and she has a beautiful voice that cuts through nicely and smoothly. Katie is a pro. - Thank You Katie :-)
what an amazing artist. So easy to work with and an incredible talent! I can't wait to work with her again
It was a real pleasure working with Katie. It took some time to align and figure out where to take the song,but she had a lot of patience and invested time into understanding what I wanted from the track. Katie's voice is clear and with a great tone. The end result and quality of the recording was very good.
Katie did an excellent job singing on my Taylor Swift/Katy Perry type demo. She added harmonies and background vocals that fit the song perfectly. She even had the vocal stems available for me to download the very next day. Awesome job Katie!
Katie is a breeze to work with. She is professional, understands her craft, is great at communicating and honest. Her fantastic tone and phrasing ability added a far greater dynamic than originally envisaged. She is now our defacto choice for a female County/America vocalist. Recommending her is a no-brainer.
Katie is amazing , very good contact , great voice . I recommend to everyone:)
I've worked with Katie a few times over the last few months and each time she has produced really high quality work for me. I can't rate her highly enough.
Easy to communicate with, Katie listens to what you are trying to achieve and brings a creative and professional approach to delivering your final vision. Simply awesome to work with.
Katie came in totally prepared, with a fantastic attitude and shocked me with her incredible talent and artistic take on my tune. In a world of pitch correction and auto tuning, her musical sensibility and vocal power was amazing. I can't stop listening to her performance!!!
Katie was a pleasure to work with! She took direction very well, while still adding her own interpretation and arrangement to the song. When I asked for something to be re-done, she delivered the corrections quickly and went beyond my expectations. On top of all this, her voice is amazing--definitely the total package! Highly recommended!
Great service and very good performance.
Fantastic. A great experience working with Katie. She delivered as promised. Very happy with the quality of her work. Great voice and goes above and beyond what is requested. Clear communication and sets accurate expectations. Would have no hesitation working with her again.
Excellent vocals. Adjusts well to instructions. Professional Sound. Enjoyed working with her.
Kate delivered amazing vocals yet again!! Great communication throughout as well.
I worked with Kate and she very professional
Too bad I do not live near her.
What fun to have talented people like her
Working with Kate was unbelievable, extremely professional, with a fantastic voice. She delivered the tracks within one week as promised and absolutely killed it (in the best way possible). Would definitely work with Kate again! 5 Stars all around.
Interview with Katie McGhie
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The new musical I co-composed recently had a three week run off Broadway. I never expected to compose a musical, but in reality, it makes complete sense that I did. The music of Broadway has changed so much in the past ten years and I'm honored to be a part of that. We are now producing the demos and it has allowed me to take the lead as producer. I'm extremely proud of the project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently recording a second album with my duo, writing as always, and producing the demos for the new musical I co-composed that recently closed off Broadway.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always deliver and it will be ahead of schedule.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love. Music is everything in this world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What kind of music do you sing? (I still find this to be funny.) My answer: What's the song?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I walk into a room, sing, and I'm done for the day. The reality: the work never ends.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the project and what's it for? What are your goals for the track and/or project? What can I contribute vocally?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me. The more I know about the project, the better I can assess what I can do for you. (Meaning don't just send me a request and expect me to accept it. I like to know details.)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Does the island have an outlet? Let's pretend it does. 1. iPhone (Voice Memos. Can't live without them.) 2. Mac 3. Mic 4. Guitar 5. Keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing professionally since I was a child, but didn't pursue a music career until 2009. I was headed to Broadway, but changed gears when songwriting fell in my lap.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My personal vocal style is clean when it needs to be and gritty when I want it to be. I prefer the grit, but I've been "blessed" with that Disney princess sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Past: Freddie Mercury. He's gold in every way possible. From songwriting to presence. Current: Ed Sheeran. Actually for the same reasons as Freddie.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Vocals up front. Always. And if you can mix that blend, then you're a genius in my book.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My work spans from Americana/Folk to Musical Theatre. You name it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I've taken on the nickname "One Take McGhie".
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a performer with a background in Musical Theatre, I consider myself a vocal chameleon. I match my clients sound while still bringing my own mix to the piece.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process is pretty typical. I review the track, take notes on what I hear and feel I can add, then work on producing that. I like to be as prepared as possible when walking into the studio.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use my home studio for small demo work. For larger projects I use a local, full service studio owned by a Grammy award winning engineer and work with some of the best engineers in LA. Studio access also available in Utah and New York.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It sounds cliche, but I am most inspired by those who are truly passionate about what they are doing. It creates the most honest work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am commonly brought in as a background session artist/arranger, demo singer, and collaborator.