Lauren 'Elle B' Ball

Vocalist, Top-Liner, BGVs

27 Reviews (25 Verified)
Lauren 'Elle B' Ball on SoundBetter

Experienced female vocalist with ultimate versatility. Former background vocalist for Katy Perry. Great for RnB/Soul, UK Pop/EDM, and Afrobeats/Afro-pop. Excellent vocal comping and mixing skills.

Greetings and thanks for checking out my profile.

I am an experienced female vocalist and top-liner available for Pop and R&B style tracks.

I typically negotiate my rates in one of two ways:

- A work-for-hire rate (ideal for BGVs and pre-written songs requiring a lead vocalist)
- A reduced rate and a percentage of the song share. (ideal for vocal work requiring songwriting/top-lining)

My home studio recording set-up features professional gear and plug-ins featuring the Slate VMS (mic) and Apollo Twin MKII pre-amp.

All sessions are delivered comped, tuned, dry, and aligned at 24-bit, 48k, bounced from the start of your reference track.

I am highly communicative with my clients throughout the process.

Most jobs are completed within 7 days or less from the date the project is funded.

Get in touch to discuss the details of your project.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

27 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Adam Lunn
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    Pleasure working with Elle on her new track. Gave very clear direction and the song was really nicely recorded and produced. Great vocals too!

  2. Review by Class 8.

    A pleasure to work with. A talented singer/songwriter who took a track idea and was able to elevate it to a label-level standard for A&R consideration. Would recommend her to anyone wanting a prompt turnaround and someone who can nail the brief and bring the vibe!

  3. Review by Ashea
    by Ashea

    It's been a pleasure working with Lauren, she understood the brief perfectly and delivered strong pop/r&b vocals. Top quality, good communication and very professional, I highly recommend!

  4. Review by Richard H.

    Stunning voice

  5. Review by Richard H.

    In awe.

  6. Review by Tony S.

    What more can I say? Elle B hit a home run out of the park for me on my project! Her expertise was key to making the difference in my song. She knew exactly what was needed and her communication was excellent. She is a gifted vocalist and I was so lucky to be able to work with such a talent!

  7. Review by Tim W.
    by Tim W.

    Lauren is a breath of fresh air, her approach to the task was as if she had as much invested in the job as its creator, (and that is a beautiful thing).

    She offered a solid gig but delivered much more and while I did not need to provide revisions, adjustments, etc., she nevertheless was open to each. Beautiful delivery, GREAT COMMUNICATION, excellent quality stems, and please do not sleep on her Back Ground arrangements!

    Well done L, well done!
    Thank you

  8. Review by Mark @SCORCCIO

    Lauren was simply a joy to work with! She communicated very well throughout the project and she delivered vocals that were simply at the highest level of quality and perfection. It's a true pleasure to work with such an impressive, dedicated and professional singer. Thank you so much Lauren!

  9. Review by Stephen Noel

    working with Lauren is always a remarkable experience. Her level of professionalism and efficiency is just what you need when your expectations and standards are set high. The way she brings character
    to her work is hard to resist everytime indeed. Amazing vocals

  10. Review by Simon P.

    Lauren did an amazing job. Vocals were epic, fun, vibrant and just what we were looking for. Will hope to be back again.

  11. Review by Stephen N.

    It's been an absolute pleasure working with Lauren. Her work ethic and
    patience in completing her assignment is remarkable and inspiring and
    now look forward to working with her again as a result indeed.

  12. Review by Chris M.

    Great sounding vocals! Lauren is a pleasure to work with and gives you many different takes for you to choose from!

    I highly recommend her! :)

  13. Review by Gern M.

    Successful project. Great singer. Really professional. I hope we have more opportunities to work together!

  14. Review by Rikki
    by Rikki

    Elle created a very special song for me and added an extra touch of her magic. Couldn’t be more pleased. If you’re looking for someone to deliver something wonderful, Elle’s the one who can do it.

  15. Review by Ali B.
    by Ali B.

    Just Amazing! So talented!

  16. Review by Adem B.

    Working with Lauren has been a great professional experience for me. She was very kind, professional and very dependable. As well as incredibly talented singing wise. It was a pleasure working with her on my project. I hope we will get another chance to work in the future together. I'd definitely recommend to others!

  17. Review by Robin M.

    Fantastic work once more, Lauren went far above and beyond - against challenging deadlines. Absolutely recommended!

  18. Review by Robin M.

    10/10 for speed, quality, responsiveness... the whole shebang! Highly recommended :)

  19. Review by BRYAN THE MENSAH
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    Awesome vocalist, you write very amazing music and your voice is perfect!

  20. Review by Hajime M.

    She had a great singing voice, and she had great results with many ideas and suggestions.
    The work was very polite and gave more than my ideal result! And the personality is also the best!
    Will definitely work with her again.

Interview with Lauren 'Elle B' Ball

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Songwriting and new original music.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Creating a memorable performance. This can be tedious but the payoff is great once you've turned over a great session to the producer.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That singers aren't musicians. The best ones are skilled technicians at what they do and know how to get a great vocal performance under any circumstance.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Please be clear about your expectations by providing references, key, BPM and expectations for the finished product. The clearer you are, the better.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I'm an artist in my own right. I have been in the industry for more than ten years, mostly on the live talent side. I am pivoting to focus more on songwriting and studio performance.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Soulful, urban, pop.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Khalid. He's got a classic soul voice but puts out really strong pop music.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Typically pop, electronic, r&b.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My vocal dexterity to match genres. My background began in choirs, singing gospel and RnB, but trained in Jazz and musical theater and worked for 8 years as a background vocalist for Katy Perry singing pop.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: Stellar vocals with a stunning ability to execute timing, diction, tone, and feel.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: When I record, I typically record five takes of each section (eg verse, pre, chorus, bridge) and then create a comp lead vocal. Depending on the song, I will add my overdubs and harmonies, the follow-up with background vocals.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I record through the Slate Digital VMS through Apollo Twin MK II interface with Neve 1073, real-time autotune (just a touch), and Fairchild 670 limiter processing into Ableton Live 9.

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: Studio recording and live vocal performance.

Elle B - Pop/RnB/Soul/Afro Singer

I was the Singer, Engineer, Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

2 revisions when references are provided.

Gear Highlights
  • Apollo Twin MK II
  • Slate VMS
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SoundBetter Deal

NEED BGV Arrangements? Finish your song with backgrounds and arrangement with harmonies for $200. Terms: Songs up to 3 minutes. 1 track of ad libs. 1-2 reference must be provided.

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    The Dolls and Elle B. will open for Katy Perry when she performs at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on the South African leg of her Witness: The Tour on 18, 20, and 21 July 2018

    Read the Announcement on Channel 24 South Africa