Credits to American Idol, AGT Tv show, and Visible Lyrics Record Company to name a few. Since age 14, been doing lead and background vocal performances on and off camera, referencing, songwriting, and voice over work in English and Spanish. Best kept industry secret!!! Ready to be of service in your next project
Since the ripe age of 9, I've been trained at the prestigious Karamu Arts Ensemble Center where I honed my vocal, acting, and dance skills. Continued my education in music in Cleveland OH providing numerous of performing services to the Clevelands Rock/Roll Hall of Fame in genres of World pop, rock, jazz, R&B Soul, contemporary bolero ballad Spanish musica as well. At the age 14, I began my professional career of vocal performances from background, to referencing and voice overs ranging in English & Espanol. With credits to my time with American Idol, Americas Got Talent tv shows, Visible Lyrics Record Company, and toured the USA, Canada and Asia regions. My ultimate goals are to provide "SoundBetter" quality line of work. I am an industry best kept secret!!!
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Interview with CHA~CHA FIGUEROA
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Provide demo reference, background vocals, converting songs in English to Spanish,singing and songwriting in English and Spanish, harmonizing, hooks for rappers, EDM, R&B Soul and Rock. I also provide vocal arrangements for singers and groups.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love compositions by Prince, songwriting styles like Dianne Warren, vocals like Celine-Whitney-La India, and love to work hard at my craft like Beyoncé
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a band and rehearsal space to my disposal. I have pre production, recording and editing to my disposal but need engineers, can get them when they are avail to me when free from other projects.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I get hired for vocal and songwriting and I can give a stellar recordings in just hours while many others need days. I'm pleasant to work with but firm on getting the job done on time.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my spunky way to approach a song! I'm versatile in bilingual language English and Spanish. I'm able to switch styles from R&B soulful to Spanish Contemporary and urban styles
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to switch from American English song format to classic Spanish to urban styles of music
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Both English and Spanish songwriting and conversion equally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Cultural urban Soul Funk
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, Guido, steel drum, cowbell, and horns
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be detail so that I can provide you most accurate results
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love how free and creative I get to be be working with other talented creative professionals like myself
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I can deliver what you need or die trying
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital... but I come from the era of analog...been around for the whole transition. Much faster and easier with the times going more technical.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be respectful to the music culture, style, and musical approach to all genres of music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Willy William, Jlo, Fonzi, Khalid, and Mark Anthony....all have shown a respect for both culture song conversion fluidity
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 7 years of songwriting for others, singing and performing for over 20 years. Very old school in that chitlin' circuits
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sounds are you more prone to? What language preferably? What style or genre can you do?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you Sang SANG? Lol like soulful because I'm Puerto Rican I guess and my response is " just sit back and let me do what I do papi or mamita"
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Alexis "Lex-lu" Boyd, Candice Boyd, Producer Yonny, Jade Novah, Devine Evans
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New Latin Funk Soul material with the live band, a documentary about skin racism, an upcoming documentary new series on Netflix about Singers in LA, Live mic shows at Mama Lions Supper Club Residency in LA
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a Latin song that embraced those Puerto Ricans who weren't born on the island of Puerto Rico but are very proud to be Puerto Rican. I have found most songs are usually directive towards those born of the island and not enough credit to those that are more proud to be Boricua even if they weren't born there but are of Puerto Rican decent; Puerto Rico en Mi