Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was in a short british film and was given the chance to also work on the songs and perform these in the film currently in post production.
I have also been asked if one of my songs can be in a brit comedy short film also in post production.
What are you working on at the moment?
A dub step track with the signed artist dirty freud.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To give it 100 and ten percent!
What do you like most about your job?
I love it when the clients are happy with my services and that i have always wanted to sing since the age of 4!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long will it take? answer- I need 3 days to work on the track and 2 days recording and mastering and sending off the files to you.( unless its a short jingle.
Do i want credit for this- answer - no as long as i am paid fairly.
Payments- 100 uk pounds deposit required and then the rest of the payment within 30 days that i send the invoice off to you.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I have a strong lancashire accent when i talk. However people are shocked when i sing as my voice is gentle and does not show my accent at all.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What kind of feel do you want me to sing the song like?
Phrasing if something is out of the ordinary i will ask how you want it phrased.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to my material before choosing me as i don't have a full on soul voice it is very gentle and high pitched at times. Please listen to my advice if the words you've provided me don't fit with the backing track. I have been singing for sometime and i know if words will fit in a piece of music or not.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My keyboard, my microphone, my Software for making music, My bongo's and does my roadie count for company ha ha!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been in bands for ten years.
My job is singing for whoever requires me.
How would you describe your style?
A quirky 1940's style but with kate bush elements.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Pulp as i feel he brings a lot of charisma to his music and his hooks are definitely hooks you would remember.
Can you share one music production tip?
Ensure the vocals can be heard and that the instruments compliment the vocals.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I am very good at improvising should the client want that. I have a gentle tone in my voice and i am very aware of communicating well to get exactly what it is you wanted from me.
What's your typical work process?
I need a few days to learn what it is you require then i can easily get in the studio to carry out the work for you and have it sent off the very next day.
Tell us about your studio setup.
If i was to do a job i would use the studio i used to create my own album. He uses a desk that he bought from the famous band soul 2 soul.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Kate Bush as shes not afraid to be different and use her voice in many ways. I am very similar in that i will experiment by using my vocal techniques differently to give the song a distinctive sound.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have mainly learnt a song as asked by the client and had my vocals recorded in a professional studio.