Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, I am working on some new music to pitch to artists.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I have no idea as I am new here.
Analog or digital and why?
Both have their draws, but I don't care much about that. Except if I am recording at home, you will get digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to communicate openly with you, complete my work in a timely manner and deliver a product that meets or exceeds your expectations.
What do you like most about your job?
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.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I stay up partying all night.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your timeline? What sound, style, are you going for? Do you want just the main vocal or BG's as well?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Clearly communicate what you want, perhaps give me examples and I will do my best to please you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Guitar, laptop, mic, headphones, & a bongo. :)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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. :)
How would you describe your style?
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.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
When doing bg's, take one ear of the headphones off to be truly on pitch with the track.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is having great pitch, a positive attitude, outstanding musicality and a professional manner.
What do you bring to a song?
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.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have garage band on my computer and access to a full studio if needed.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I am a vocalist and am able to do main vocals and background vocals, as requested or required.