About Me * 20+ years of experience * Work with/for Grammy Award-Winning Artists * Billboard Charting Vocalist * GMA Songwriting Finalist * Rhythm n Gospel Nominee * 8 Studio Albums * 1000+ songs recorded * 100s of 5Star Reviews What to Expect * Communication * Clarity * Creativity * Professionalism * Integrity * Professional Sound
Hi! I'm Josiah, I've been singing professionally for over 20 years and recording for more than 15 and I'm excited to get started on your song! I will provide professional quality vocals (lead & background) for your song/demo.
I'm a first tenor with a pretty wide range.
For background vocals I can provide for you at least a 3 part harmony for your song when applicable. If your song has four or more harmonies just ask we can work something out. I can arrange or just work off of your demo.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
15 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Josiah Ruff
Josiah was great to work with. I met him on referral and he proved to be professional, fun and supremely talented. He kept me informed the entire project; brought in superb artists and In the end got me some soaring, rich and Fantastic vocals. He does not disappoint!
It's always a great pleasure and so easy to work with Josiah, he understands the requirements of the project and just gets on with the recordings, delivering his stunning vocals each and every time! 100% most highly recommended!
Having worked with Josiah a few times before I had no doubts that he would deliver some fantastic vocals (and in good time) yet again. His voice is solid gold... better still, platinum!! Thank you Josiah!!
In addition to being a outstanding songwriter /producer, Josiah is an phenomenal vocalist. I've worked with him over the years. Each time we work on a project. Josiah never disappoints. Josiah is able to add heart and extraordinary vocal harmonies to the project. He vocals brings the project to higher level. His talent is indeed a game changer. Consummate professional vocalist of the highest quality. I highly recommend Josiah for your next project!
Josiah is a phenomenal singer, songwriter and accomplished producer. It is refreshing to work with someone who knows what it takes to craft a song. Not only for a vocalist stand point but from a songwriter's perspective as well. He's easy to work with. Josiah went above and beyond my expectations. He brought my song to life and took it to another level. Great professionalism! High quality work! I highly recommend Josiah for your next project!
Josiah is an immensely talented singer, he delivered flawless vocals in a very short space of time and kept in good communication with me throughout the project. It was a pleasure for me to work with him!
Fast and reliable, I would definitely work with him again^ ^
VERY PLEASANT / PRO. / SUPER VOICE AND TALENT ! VERY HAPPY !
Josiah is an amazing vocalist. Will definitely recommend without hesitation. Looking forward to working with you again. Cheers
Josiah truly knows how to bring a song to life with his improvising skills when it comes to composing background harmonies. He truly brought my song to life with his strong vocal talent. His vocal production skill-set is also ridiculously sharp. I will definitely be working with him again.
I can not praise Josiah enough. His vocals and recording quality are superb. I highly recomend Josiah to anyone and I can go far as to say he is a star. I have that feeling that I would like to keep him to myself because he is surely going to be a voice the world will know. Easy going, quick turnaround, great communications. Top man!
Excellent! Josiah is a master of his profession. He has a quick turnaround, articulate and very easy to communicate with, but of course above all, his velvet voice is something very hard to match. I will enjoy working with Josiah again and again, just as soon as I get the opportunity.
Josiah was epic and sensitive with such emotive sentiments!
Gave me everything and more. Lot's of tracks to double and choose performances from (they were all good).
He is indeed a nice guy!
He's already working on another tune for me. Very pleasant and rewarding experience.
Interview with Josiah Ruff
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal recording - I get songs from literally all over the world and I lay down either the lead vocal or the harmony lines. I've done top line writing and singing and complete production from scratch or from a "demo" audio file. Love it!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Fred Hammond, Warren Campbell, Take 6, Rodney Jerkins, Chris Tomlin, Chris Rice, Fernando Ortega, Anthony Evans
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac, mbox pro, Focusrite ISA One, ART PRO VLA II, Presonus EQ3B, Shure KSM27 (for now)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Nothing's typical every song has a different challenge I approach each song as if it's the only one I have to record for the day.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My unique creative style, I am a collection of all the artists that I admire but it's me not them so it's obviously different but I like to take from here and there to create my touch.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Christian and Gospel
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Vocalists, get a preamp, even a cheap one will improve your sound and engineers will thank you (provided you know how to use it correctly).
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't know... I just love being around music - creation, performance, all of it, even mixing and mastering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Vocally - Smooth and tasteful with dynamic power Musically - Little simple things that make a montaj of beautiful sound
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since I was really young but I've owned a recycling business, sold insurance, MLM, all before I decided to devote myself fully to music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, djembe (spelling), cello, maracas, triangle
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do it! :-) ask alot of questions but be upfront about your expectations give to much information concerning your desires - remember we are not in your head so it's your job to convey your idea so we can get it "on wax".
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do they need. What do they want. What's the BPM, KEY sig, what style. any particular artist in mind, send me the lyrics
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that it's EASY
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge Depends
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom and I'm able to work within my passion
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my absolute best on everything I work on guaranteed.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Doesn't matter great music sounds great either way. I all depends on the guy or gal behind the board and the artist trying to get it out.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Franklin Purnell - he does great mixes!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My 6th Album!!!!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced a song for a friend called "Follow Your Dreams" I created the track and mixed it The message was inspiring as I worked on it the singer has a beautiful voice.