Experienced female vocalist with ultimate versatility. Former background vocalist for Katy Perry. Great for RnB/Soul, UK Pop/EDM. Excellent vocal comping and mixing skills.
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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 and tuned and dry.
I am highly communicative with my clients throughout the process.
Most jobs are completed with 7 - 9 days.
Get in touch to discuss the details of your project.
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13 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Lauren 'Elle B' Ball
Just Amazing! So talented!
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!
Fantastic work once more, Lauren went far above and beyond - against challenging deadlines. Absolutely recommended!
10/10 for speed, quality, responsiveness... the whole shebang! Highly recommended :)
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Awesome vocalist, you write very amazing music and your voice is perfect!
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.
She really did a great job taking it to the next level.
More than I can imagine. Super! Thanks once again for
spicing up my song.
Lauren is super talented! Her songwriting skills in form of the melody and the lyrics are professional and impressive. Working with her was fun and the communication went super well. I would definitely choose her again for future projects!
Always on point! Awesome vocals. Fast and Professional to make my
song super! Thanks once again.
Sometimes you run into people or a situation that you have know clue what the outcome will be. You just hope something good will come out of it. To much good came from working with this beautiful woman. She has a voice that is awesome to listen to. I have gotten the pleasure to hear it without the mixing board touching it. Awesome. She is timely, professional and communicates. I hope to work with her in the near future. Thank you again Elle.
She was able to deliver what I requested and more. Really hit the vibe of what i was looking for. Highly recommend.
She did the job very fast and on point! Very professional and smooth.
Super voice def. the right vibes for what I have sent. I definitely will
work with her again.
It was a pleasure working with Lauren she is very talanted and an amazing vocalist.
Interview with Lauren 'Elle B' Ball
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Songwriting and new original music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be clear about your expectations by providing references, key, BPM and expectations for the finished product. The clearer you are, the better.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, urban, pop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Khalid. He's got a classic soul voice but puts out really strong pop music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Typically pop, electronic, r&b.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Stellar vocals with a stunning ability to execute timing, diction, tone, and feel.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio recording and live vocal performance.