Indie folk singer/songwriter who specializes in acoustic music. Sounds like John Mayer, Marc Cohn and James Taylor put together. Top awards include grand prize for the Cd Baby & Sara Evans Songwriting Contests in 2012 and 2015.
I'm an indie/folk singer/songwriter with 12 years writing/guitar/singing performance experience and 9 years recording experience. I've made 3 albums, 1 single, and am on a compilation record w/ John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Emmylou Harris. I've recorded songs for documentaries (i.e. John Sanvidge's "Better Now" from Finding Seoul", available on Netflix), written songs for theater plays including the off-Broadway "Versailles", and music for film including the up and coming short, "He Calls Them All By Name". I've done countless vocal sessions, many for Will Ackerman for his artists up at Imaginary Roads Studios (http://imaginaryroadstudios.com) and for Jack Walker (composer for the Johnathon Edwards Show). I specialize in pop/rock and folk genres.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Rory Sullivan
Been working with Rory in several of my projects now and couldn't be happier with the service & results. Amazing, versatile voice and an ability to quickly understand what sound I'm looking for in my tracks. I highly recommend Rory!
Rory is very talented and a true professional. I gave him a good deal of latitude artistically because I enjoy his original music. He did not disappoint! He was also very timely and easy to work with.
I will definitely use Rory again in the future.
Super easy to work with. Rory took was what was just a basic melody and lyrics and turned it into a masterpiece. Every step of the way had a check in to see if it was headed in the direction I wanted.
Working with Rory was such a fantastic experience. His work ethic is undeniable. He was so dedicated to getting me the exact right score for my project. He knew the appropriate questions to ask of my feedback to keep on us on the path to success. I highly recommend working with him. He's got such a unique sound and unquestionable talent. Your project will only improve with his involvement!
Interview with Rory Sullivan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I often do mainly vocal work. I also write songs for a few companies and track acoustic guitar tracks for a few artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My producer from my latest record, Justin Tracy - tasteful, minimalist, and authentic.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record in-home with a mac, logic pro x, a focusrite forte interface, and gauge m85 mic. My guitars include a Martin HD 35, Martin 000-16, Fender tele, and Hofner electric. I also have a uke and violin.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my own authenticity to it. That's why I pursue music, to keep creating something new.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic/Folk, Pop/Rock
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Indie acoustic folk. Vocals like Marc Cohn, guitar like James Taylor.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music since college, so 12 years. I started playing cafes and restaurants honing my craft and eventually made my first record with Will Ackerman in 2009. Since then I've considered myself a professional.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get as specific as you can with what you want, your vision, and how I fit into the picture.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create, be myself, and share my love of music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on songs for music licensing.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently released my third album, "Sun Keeps Rising". It was a 2 year record in the making and funded by my Kickstarters. Justin Tracy was my producer and we recorded it in his farm home in Hurley, NY in the Hudson Valley. I sang, wrote the songs (a few were co-written with Justin), and played the guitar. It was a huge learning and humbling experience.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 3 tracks, 3 revisions and 5 takes are included.