Warren P.

Male Vocalist, Songwriter

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Performed on Star Search and Cable TV show 'New York, NuRock'. Opened up for Zebra, Joe Lynn Turner, and Danger Danger, among others. Think Dennis De Young meets Steve Perry, with a bit of Joe Elliot thrown in. I've been recording and writing for over 30 years.

My process is very consistent - I like to work on a few different lead and backup vocal melodies and once I lock into a comfortable favorite - I can usually nail a 'keeper' in minimal takes.
I'm friendly, open to suggestions, and have a very professional attitude. I have been recording lead vocals and writing lyrics for over 30 years. I have a love for working out lead and backup vocal melodies. My backups range from subtle and simple, to layered Queen-like harmonies.
Some of my proudest moments include appearing on Star Search back in 1990. It was a thrill to be able to share the stage with so many great performers! Another accomplishment that made me proud was having one of my band videos be produced by Graham Elliot for Fovea Films and remixed by Eric Kupper! The name of the song is 'Forever Girl' and was written and performed by my band Voodoo Dancer.
I just completed a recording for the ALS Ride for Life Foundation and am proud to be a contributor to their cause.
There are numerous other highlights that have meant a lot to me - and some presently in the works!
I'm currently working with a band from England that is in the process of recording and e.p. for release sometime in the upcoming year.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

19 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Howard
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    More excellent work!

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    Warren is a great talent with a remarkable voice! Always a pleasure working with him on my songs.

  3. Review by Craig H.
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    Warren is one of the finest singers I have heard and it is a pleasure to work with him. He has an uncanny sense of getting right to what a song needs with regard to vocal delivery. His timbre and intonation are first rate. Warren is also great with coming up with ideas if the need arises. Can't wait to work with him again.

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    Another excellent performance from Warren. Takes the time and makes sure every song is a "hit".

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    More terrific work from Warren!

  6. Review by Carl S.
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    Another fantastic vocal from Warren...and the Back Ups were SO good!!!...easy to work with and his ideas to build up the sonic vocal landscape were spot on!!! Here’s to the next one!! Warren is a Gent and a Pro...highly recommended

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    More great work from Warren!!!

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    More great work from Warren! What a terrific vocal!!

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    Fantastic vocalist! A real pro!

  10. Review by Laz Novak
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    I've had the pleasure to work with warren and he is totally professional and extremely creative. I can put down a song idea and he'll finish it with great melodies and lyrics. He'll also arrange the song if he feels the need to make it the best it can be. One of the best vocalists/musicians I've ever worked with.

  11. Review by Tony Romano
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    If have know Warren professionally and personally for many years, and have had the pleasure of doing an extensive amount of collaborating, recording and performing with him. Warren is a consummate professional with great song writing skills, a fantastic voice, and a serious work ethic. He is easy to work with, and always performs to the highest level. I highly recommend him!

  12. Review by William Goldman
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    I've had the privilege of collaborating with Warren as both a vocalist & co-songwriter. He was not only instrumental in bringing my ideas to fruition, but mapped out melodic arrangements, harmonies and embellishments that brought my songs to life. Warren has a quiet confidence, and an incredibly broad vocal range that can enhance literally any musical style. I would highly recommend a collaboration with this gentleman. An extraordinary talent, and a true artist.

  13. Review by E.O. Hammer
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    Warren's vocal chords are like fine wine, they get better with age. I've known Warren for over 35 years and we were in bands together when we were kids and his voice was rich and soulful then. I have the pleasure of working with him currently and I can tell you, he still has the rich, soulful voice he had 35 years ago, but even better. The hairs on my arms stand up when I hear him sing and that, does not happen often. In the mid 90's I was producing some backing tracks for a product demo I did for a guitar effects company and Warren came in to lay down some vocal tracks. One take!

  14. Review by Karen Capozzoli
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    I have known Warren for over 30 years. I can’t say enough about what a great talent he is. His vocal range is fantastic, and after all these years, he still has such an amazing voice. Warren can sing anything, anywhere and make it sound incredible. He has a voice that transcends time and genres in studio and live. Warren and his band were great 30 years ago when they performed on Star Search. Today he is still making and performing music in 2020. He is amazing.

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    I have known Warren for over 30 years. I can’t say enough about what a great talent he is. His vocal range is fantastic, and after all these years, he still has such an amazing voice. Warren can sing anything, anywhere and make it sound incredible. He has a voice that transcends time and genres in studio and live. Warren and his band were great 30 years ago when they performed on Star Search. Today he is still making and performing music in 2020. He is amazing.

  16. Review by Frank M.
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    I've known Warren for quite a few years. I used to manage the band CURVE, where Warren was the front man. His voice was and still is spectacular. He is constantly writing new material. I'm amazed that he can still keep that GREAT voice after all these years. I always said that he should have been signed by a major music company and he should be one of the great singing sensations of all time.

  17. Review by Wayne Gladysz
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    I have worked with Warren many times, his voice is superb, great lyrical writing abilities and his passion comes through that resonates in his work. A true professional and in my opinion a star that shines bright.

  18. Review by Carl S.
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    Another top notch performance from Warren!!! he really does know his craft and he has a passion that shines through everything he does...its been fantastic working with him and also getting to know him as well...thanks again Mr P!!

  19. Review by Carl S.
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    What a vocalist!!! Warren is the man...true pro...fantastic ideas and a total pleasure to work with...we are just starting the journey with a number of songs to record and its great to know the songs are in such capable hands! He is a friendly, open and passionate singer...pleasure to find him, to listen to his ideas (always on the money!!) and to work with him. Carl and Dave (First Light)

Interview with Warren P.

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: PreSonus Studio One 5 Professional with AKG 214, Samson Studio One Studio Condenser, Rode NT 2, Gibson Les Paul 100, Fender Strat, Faith 'Mars Burst' Acoustic, Peavey Millenium Edition Bass, M-Audio 49 MK3 Midi Keyboard, PreSonus AudioBox iTwo, Presonus TubePre v2

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working with 2 bands on 2 separate albums worth of material that I feel blessed to be a part of already. Great musicians - great songs - catchy melodies. Easy to work with. Lovin' it!!!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Craig Higgins: Keyboardist/Songwriter Extraordinaire! His abilities are admirable on so many levels. He's a perfectionist - but even that is based on his love for musical creativity. From complex progressive keyboard work - to the simpler catchy realm of pop/dance music - Craig delivers!

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I'll do my best to deliver the same vocal sound you chose me for and perform the song to the best of my ability.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: The creativity side is my favorite aspect of both singing and writing. Always has been.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: They usually ask me to pour on layers of backups. This way they can pick and choose - or use it all. I ask only that they give me freedom to run with it and then I pass the ideas over for approval! 🎶

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: Nothing. I enjoy it and it's fulfilling to me on a personal level to be able to share what I can bring to the table.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: The two things I do usually ask are: 1. Do they want the vocal low and gritty or high and sweet? 2. How many backups do you want to hear? Simple and few or layered and complex?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: I'm an enthusiastic classic rock vocalist influenced by Steve Perry and Robert Plant. As far as vocal creativity goes--- I love room to create catchy melodies and layered backups. If given a prewritten melody - I capture it to the best of my ability and listen to my clients closely to accomplish what they are looking to hear. I appreciate so many vocalists who span over many different genre's. I do like to experiment - but am focused on the result the writer desires.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: My FAITH acoustic. Warmest, fullest tone and easiest play-ability I've ever heard from any acoustic I've played. Being on an island - there wouldn't be any electricity - so I'm gonna go with an empty notebook of at least 1000 or more pages for writing. A box of 1000 pencils. My old broken down piano. And a solar powered multi track. Hey! As long as we're pretending!

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: Started singing when I was a 'wee lad' of 7 or 8. Mostly to songs on the radio and tv. I really took it seriously at around 13/14 years old. That's literally when I discovered I'd rather write my own songs than sing covers. I've been at it for over 35 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I consider myself a bluesy - new age - progressive vocalist. I love sweet melodies and harmonies.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Would absolutely LOVE to work with Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) or Jon Anderson (YES). Both genius's whose vocal arrangements I admire very much. Equally respect their songwriting abilities.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Not really. There are so many genres and equally so many ways to put each genre across. There are no rules anymore. Some love it 'hot' and 'wet', others swear it has to be 'tame' and 'dry'. It all works and depends more on who's listening to it to appreciate it.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: Catchy melodies and simple phrasing. My vocals can be either sweet and simple or a little raspy ala Plant or Joe Elliot. I don't stop until everyone is happy. Vocally - I can chant some sweet lead-outs. Backups are a treat with layers of high end mixed with alternative harmonies.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Progressive, Rock, and New Wave.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Creating a vocal melody is my strongest skill. Although - some would say my ability to nail a song in few takes.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: If given vocal melody - I perform it in the style I was hired for. If they ask me to create a vocal melody and/or backups - I hear a multitude of ideas. Once I lock into one that hits - I follow through until completed. Backups are fun for me. I lean toward elaborate orchestrated backups where needed. Otherwise I keep it simple. When creating music - I channel a style I'm looking for - and immerse myself in that genre.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Robert Plant, Steve Perry, Freddie Mercury, Dennis DeYoung

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Lead and Background Vocals: Creating and Recording Melodies

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I immerse myself into a song until I'm satisfied; and then I pass the idea onto you. My turnaround is between 1 - 2 weeks for an idea. Backups included! We agree on revisions and get it done! 🎶

GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Perry
  • Dennis DeYoung
  • Joe Elliott
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  • AKG214
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Bluebird Bottleneck Studio Mic
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Peavey Bass Millennium Edition
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