~first class vocals for your next hit record~
Classically trained tenor specializing in Pop/R&B/EDM vocals - available for session work for pre-written material as well as full service lyrics & topline melody writing. Professional session vocalist with 10+ years experience, versatile vocal ability (happy to provide additional reference tracks in various genres) - hit me up if you have questions or if you'd like to collaborate!
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I am definitely open to collaborations/features using my name, but ONLY with my explicit permission. Please ask me before using my name on your track. With work-for-hire gigs I prefer to stay anonymous, so please do not use my name/image in association with your track unless we discuss it explicitly and I agree to it - I usually request a flat, upfront feature fee, points on the back end, or both - it always depends on the situation, and it is absolutely negotiable so feel free to ask :)
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
11 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Classy Williams
I really enjoyed to work with classy, great voice, great work and a really nice guy!
Can’t wait to work with him again!
Amazing artist and and absolute pleasure and honor to work with! Looking forward to the next project.
Great singer and very communicative, which we all know is an issue within this industry. Will absolutely be coming to him for future projects!
Classy did an amazing job singing the hook for my song! Definitely recommend!
he is the best !!!
This was my second time working with Classy and the results were once again perfect! I send him the song and got back high quality stems the next day with all the tracks I requested and even a few extra tracks of harmony ideas that worked really well in the song.
He's as good as any of the top session vocalists were on Music Row or LA back in the 80s/90s; a true professional
Knocked it out in a day and the results were perfect!
A true session musician with a phenomenal voice, definitely going to be on-call in the future.
He is a true professional! ... I loved his voice and his way of working, he masters the art of singing very much.
If your are looking for a professional vocalist that will deliver you quality tracks in a timely manner for your project; I highly recommend Classy. I am also very pleased say that what Classy did for my song; He is definitely worth 5 Stars.
great voice and great professionalism I do recommend this man for the job
cool pro modern tone he will make your song go up a notch
I worked with CJ to mix and master my records, and he went above and beyond. Not only was he incredibly communicative and understanding of the vision, he had quick turnarounds and taught me valuable lessons I will be able to use moving forward. He was both a teacher and an incredible engineer for the records, and will most definitely be using his services again.
Interview with Classy Williams
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have a number of vocal features coming out soon with some amazing artists that I'm super excited about, I have some new original music planned to release in 2020, and I'm also producing projects (one EP, one full album) for two other artists that are sounding really cool!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion with a guarantee - I won't take on a project unless I'm certain that I'll kill it, and that requires a genuine emotional connection to the music... also, a fast turn-around - I work quickly, writing great lyrics and catchy melodies in no time.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Bobby Saint - that dude is unbelievably talented and has some crazy new projects in the works
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Roli Seaboard, SM7b, Akai MPD218, and some V-Moda headphones
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Funk-influenced pop/R&B with a hint of old soul
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm lucky enough to have access to a few professional studios, so I'll typically run a Shure SM7b through either an Avalon channel strip or a Manley Core. If I'm recording at home I'll run the SM7b direct into an M-Audio interface, and I always do my vocal tracking and comping in Logic X.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musically I'm definitely inspired by Donny Hathaway, Lenny Williams, The Temptations, American Football, Bobby Saint and for sure Bruno Mars... all of their music has had a huge influence on my sound. I'm a huge fan of Zak Waters (Pretty Sister) - I love his vocal style, and he sets a high bar with his live shows! R3LL is a super inspirational producer and a constant reminder of the value of hard work and patience.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write and sing toplines (lyrics and melody) for other producers