Gabbi Coenen

Vocalist, songwriter

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Hi! I'm a jazz-trained singer, songwriter, pianist, bassist, producer and arranger with over 10 years experience in the studio and onstage; originally from Australia, I'm now based in NY and LA. If you need warm, emotive lead vocals, lush backing harmonies, or a catchy topline, delivered with precision and professionalism, hit me up!

I have a BFA and a BMus from The New School for Jazz and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. I have sung on a variety of demo tracks for leading commercial music houses, in a range of styles such as electronic pop, folk, indie rock, gospel, jazz and classical. I lead the Brooklyn-based indie trip-hop band RVBY MY DEAR, of which I am the primary songwriter, singer and arranger. My sound and songs have been compared to Lana Del Rey, Liz Fraser of Massive Attack, Beth Gibbons of Portishead, London Grammar, Daughter, Fiona Apple and Bjork. I am also a soprano with the contemporary classical vocal ensemble Khorikos.

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15 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by G-Loops
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    Gabbi was very professional in this project, easy to communicate with, asked clarifying questions, accommodating with changes, and delivered beautiful vocals to the song. Thank You Gabbi!

  2. Review by Paul S.
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    Third time working with Gabbi...that should tell you the whole story. Great, great singer. Perfect for what I needed.

  3. Review by RubénLuis C.
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    Gabbi was a pleasure to work with, a total pro! She delivered exactly what we asked for and before the deadline. As an unexpected bonus, she threw in some extra vocal tracks to give us more options, which ended up improving the song, something that only songwriter and producer like herself can offer. Oh, and most importantly, she possesses a gorgeous vocal tone! Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Paul S.
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    I think this is my third (!) review for Gabbi. That probably says it all. : ) But on this latest one, I was *again* impressed by her versatility and adaptability. These songs required soul/mood and went into some dark places. Phenomenal work again.

  5. Review by Paul S.
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    Fantastic work again! As with previous collaborations, Gabbi is great at capturing the right feel and mood for the music. Oh yeah, killer voice, too! Thank you!!!

  6. Review by Marco S.
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    I can't thank Gabbi enough for her professional, perfectly pitched beautiful vocals. She quickly understood what I was looking for in terms of vocal style, read the music sheet I provided and delivered really good. I do really hope to be able to work with her again.

  7. Review by Paul S.
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    I just did my second collab with Gabbi, and am again blown away. I again gave her very minimal direction and was just floored by what came back. This is indeed how it should work. Gabbi is a talent; I can't say enough good things.

  8. Review by Francesco L.
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    Great talent and voice. Recommended.

  9. Review by Paul S.
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    Gabbi is a phenomenal talent with versatility and a great timbre. I gave her very little guidance outside of the lyrics and she nailed it. Revisions were minimal, and more just experimentation than "corrections". Extremely happy with the outcome and this partnership. Good communicator--understood where I was going and got things super fast.

  10. Review by Vaughan D.
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    We've collaborated with several commissioned session performers but Gabbi is unquestionably the best sounding and most professional singer we've found. From the beginning, with her spot-on demo recording, it was clear that she doesn't just sing a track, she has that much sought-after ability to interpret. Her voice ranges from raw and intense to crystalline and tender. Open to feedback and eager, Gabbi is wonderful to work with through the whole process - get her now before she's on the Top 20!

  11. Review by Justin C.
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    Gabbi was amazing, her voice and pitch is great, did exactly what I asked for, would hire again!

  12. Review by Tarek B.
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    Amazing singer and excellent musician! A hidden gem of the site, she is incredible. Thank you Gabbi!

  13. Review by Maralisa Simmons-Cook
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    Gabbi is an incredibly professional, kind and enthusiastic human and musician and an intuitive, precise and emotive vocalist with a lovely warm tone. She is confident in her artistic choices and her delivery is always gorgeous. She is also a self-starter with a strong knowledge of music theory and genre and she never requires much direction. Highly recommend working with her!!

  14. Review by Rob Karpay
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    Super easy to work with. Has an excellent music theory background. Always comes more than prepared. Performed beautifully and flawlessly. She's become my go-to for everything from voiceover to backing vocals. Every single note in her vocal performance has purpose and conviction. She sings with technical proficiency as well as artistry. Would highly recommend for collaborative work as well gigs.

  15. Review by Michael (hunter & wolfe)
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    Gabbi is a total pro.

    I'm pretty tough on session players, but Gabbi does an incredible job of understanding what delivery I'm looking for - and her execution is PERFECT. I just had her in for some vocal harmonies. She came in prepared and knocked them out on. the. first. take. Cadence, pitch, feel. When you're in a studio and time is money, what more can you ask?

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I was the Singer, writer and co-producer in this production

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Prices include up to 2 sets of revisions. Turnaround is typically a week or less.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Portishead
  • Björk
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 9
  • Melodyne
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
  • Audio Technica AT2020
  • Apogee Duet
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