~first class vocals for your next hit record~
Classically trained tenor specializing in Pop/R&B vocals - available for session work for pre-written material as well as full service lyrics & topline melody writing. 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!
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Interview with Classy Williams
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a self-produced 3 song EP, and I have a number of vocal features coming out soon with some amazing artists that I'm super excited about
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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Making music is hard work, but don't forget to have fun and enjoy yourself
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... I'm also real quick with coming up with lyrics and melodies on the spot
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