If you are looking for a polished, professional female vocal, particularly in country music, look no further!
When people ask me what my instrument is, I tell them it's my voice. Yes, my first instrument is my voice and then I learned to play various instruments throughout my life, which accompany my voice. I love to sing all types of country music, from bluegrass to rockabilly.
I am currently a full time songwriter who plays a few shows here and there these days. My focus has shifted from being an artist or singer/songwriter, to simply just songwriting which gives me more time to pursue and do the things I love to do.
I love singing. I love recording. I love coaching and helping others to achieve their goals and dreams.
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Interview with Joanne Stacey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am quite proud of my last album, "My September", as I really felt that it truly reflected my life at that moment and the production was top notch. I wrote or cowrote all the songs and had a hand in the production, although I hired a great producer, so I let him do much of that stuff.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am working on some new music to pitch to artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have no idea as I am new here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both have their draws, but I don't care much about that. Except if I am recording at home, you will get digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to communicate openly with you, complete my work in a timely manner and deliver a product that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love feeling the connection of my voice through a song and know when I have touched others with this. I also love writing songs and performing them.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My usual customer's these days are my students who I teach vocal or performance to. They want to know if I can help them connect with themselves and their audience. I tell them yes, I sure can. As a coach, I am able to inspire and empower my students.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I stay up partying all night.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your timeline? What sound, style, are you going for? Do you want just the main vocal or BG's as well?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Clearly communicate what you want, perhaps give me examples and I will do my best to please you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, laptop, mic, headphones, & a bongo. :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing since the age of 5 with my family band. Over the years, I have recorded 6 albums myself and with my band that I used to have. As well, I have done many demo's for others, as well as BG's on various projects. So let's just say I have been singing for over 40 years. :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is changeable. I have a young sounding voice and I can sing like Carrie or Miranda or Brandy Clark or Martina McBride. I can be sassy, gritty or soft and airy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Well, I love Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert. I love the way Miranda is a kick ass performer and the way Carrie can let her voice soar.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When doing bg's, take one ear of the headphones off to be truly on pitch with the track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My main focus is country music, folk, roots, bluegrass, new or old school. I can also do blues and RnB quite well, and also pop. I probably could do rock, haha, but definitely not screamo or rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is having great pitch, a positive attitude, outstanding musicality and a professional manner.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a professional sound to the song. I tap into the emotions the writer is going for and then emote that into the song as much as possible.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process is to get the song in a rough demo format with the lyrics so that I can learn it and then proceed to do the recording as requested. If someone wants it to be very plain/simple, I can do that or I can embellish here and there if they want that. I am quite fast at this, typically in less than an hour.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have garage band on my computer and access to a full studio if needed.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a vocalist and am able to do main vocals and background vocals, as requested or required.