Female Vocalist, Songwriter, Film Composer, Mixing and Production I work professionally performing, writing and recording in a wide variety of genres, Vintage to Contemporary; pop, jazz, RnB, ambient, rocknroll, folk...live and in the box.
I'm an eclectic and versatile artist and musician.
I've had a publishing deal with OLE, written for Juno nominated artists, had many TV song placements (Degrassi, Lost Girl, CBC How to Have a Baby etc), composed for film and ad work, performed violin in orchestras, chamber groups and quartets, sung with various bands and performed at SXSW and toured in Canada and Europe.
I offer a wide array of expertise with many years of experience. Music is my life's work and I've built and great community to pull from and so can offer along with myself, just about anything you need.
SINGING - I'm particularly adept at signing jazz, vintage soul and pop and am a chameleon
PERFORMING - I have a ton of experience singing live with bands and as a studio vocalist
SONGWRITING - Have a huge catalogue of contemporary pop songs i've written and co-written whilst at OLE, vintage jazz and swampy rocknroll are other genres I frequent
FILM COMPOSER - I love using live musicians when possible but mostly work in the box. I like to experiment and bend genres
RECORDING & MIXING - Nothing like a deadline! I use Logic and Kontakt along with live vocals and instruments
Feel free to check out my website: rebeccaeverett.ca
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Interview with Rebecca Everett
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: As a songwriter and singer I really loved putting out my Rebecca Everett and the Dead Ringers record. I wrote the songs, sing and play a little guitar on it. We got some really nice feedback on-line...man that always feels good. I toured it in Europe and we played at SXSW...it was a blast, I love going to Austin. As a composer, I really enjoyed conceptualizing a short contemporary dance film I did called Untethered. I loved composing from a complete blank palette and working with throat singers and diving in to the unknown
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm composing on some short films in an anthology, two records i'm slowly piecing together for my projects, my film installation and I have two feature films coming up
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't met anyone on here yet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Ah, i'm not really a this OR that kind of person. I think both are essential to making great music
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% love and commitment to supporting your ideas and sound
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To make something meaningful for someone and the freedom to work from my home/travels
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What does it cost to (insert singing, songwriting, producing, mixing, composing) for me? My answer: Where do you want this to show up in the world? What kind of career do you want to have/or do you have? What is your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: i feel like everyone has a different perspective so it's hard to say
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your real deadline. What connected you to me, what do you feel we share in common? Doesn't even have to be musically, can be a vibe....it helps me to know where they are coming from emotionally and i can build music from there
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research and find someone who really represents what you do, stay true to your sound and path
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Is there electricity on the island? I don't need much...my computer, mic, electric guitar, keyboard...good speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since I was 4. Violin (professional classical, klezmer and bluegrass bands)...singing in choir and then as an adult moving to singing and songwriting pop/r&b...i put records out, got a publishing deal...more records of various genres, then a residency at the Canadian Film Centre and now composing & producing as well as being an artist
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dark cinematic pop with a nod to vintage James Bond films
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bjork - I feel like she's about authenticity and the creative journey. She's an inspiration
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When working with strings....layer a real violin/viola/cello in with the synth strings...this makes all the difference in texture and believability
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I am truly all over the musical map, this is why I branched out from being solely an artist into composing for film. I like to support whatever is going on in the moment. I have the tendency to love vintage sounds mixed with contemporary production...live instruments combined with electronic sounds
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Layers. I like layers upon layers of meaning and feeling. I want to make people feel like they get it and also leave them guessing
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen Research Listen Open up and Dive in. I think like most musicians its a bit of an obsessive process...so you sit down, go til you drop, take a mental break and revise and then DONE!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a minimalist set up. I like to keep it simple so I can get straight to work. I use Logic and Kontakt, have decent mic, Astin Origin (http://www.astonmics.com/origin/) for vocals and guitar, stand up bass etc, have my Telecaster, violin and ukulele and a whole lotta of plug ins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love people that experiment and put their unique stamp on their music...such as Bjork...she's a genius singer, writer and producer. Her music is cinematic
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am usually called up to write/perform and produce a song for a scene in a film. I also perform a lot and compose for all kinds of projects