Award winning Singer-Songwriter that has toured 30 countries as a signed artist.
Over the years I have been blessed enough to tour 30 countries as a Singer-Songwriter, produce multiple albums with radio play across multiple genres, and worked with award winning artists/producers. I started my musical journey as a 2 year old kid playing the piano by ear and ended up studying music in college. I play several instruments at a professional level. I love working with people to bring music to life and I take it very seriously. If you're looking to create something beautiful, get in touch! I look forward to connecting with you.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Jonny Castle
Extremely gifted guy. His passion for music shows whether he's singing, writing, producing etc. Looking forward to collaborating again.
Incredibly talented....this guy does it all. Write, play, produce,engineer etc.
I’ve had the chance to work w/ Johnny on more than one occasion. I love his ear for great melodies and his vocal versatility, tone and overall musicality. 100%
Interview with Jonny Castle
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly co-write and produce tracks for my clients. But I've done everything from vocal session recording, to custom celebration videos for clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge fan of John Mayer and his production team for 'Continuum' and 'The Search for Everything'. I'm very inspired by Stevie Wonder. What he was able to do with his incredible melodies paired with soulful jazzy tracks is just amazing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My main rig consists of an Apogee Duet with a Rode NT1000 and Shure SM7B as my workhorse mics. I use Yamaha monitors and sub along with QSC K12's for reference. I do alot of my sampling and mixing using my Ableton Push 2.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the situation. When I'm writing, I like to start with a melody first. Once I have a rough idea, I put some chords around it and see how it makes me feel. Based on the feeling I try to think of a theme for a song. Then I flesh out the theme into lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think my musicality shines in my simple melody lines that are catchy and memorable.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely coming up with melodies and instrumentation. The actual production of a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on mostly Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop, and Worship music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep things simple and make sure you create space in your mix to make it feel natural. You want the person listening to feel like they're in the room with you as you're laying down the tracks live.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer. Because John Mayer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have alot of influences from Latin music to Blues. My style is a mix of alot of different sytles.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am in sales professionally, but I have been doing music professionally as well for about 9 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Taylor GS Mini, my MacBook Pro, my Apogee Duet, my Ableton Push, and my Shure SM7B.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time to find someone who actually cares about your art.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking to accomplish, and what do you feel like you're missing?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping people create art. There's nothing more satisfying than watching a video somewhere and hearing a song I produced on it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to care for your art and do everything in my power to make it sound and feel exactly as you envisioned it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It really depends on the situation. I typically prefer analog because what you hear is what you get and there's a certain quality that doesn't 100% translate to digital even with all of today's incredible technology. But I will admit digital is getting pretty damn close.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would highly recommend PennDusko for songwriting and top line writing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished a short intro track for a YouTuber. Now I'm working on finishing an original EP for my band JC and the Castles.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 'Dejalo Ir' by the Only Way was my very first fully produced, engineered and performed album. It's FAR from perfect, but I learned so much from it.