Caroline Joy

Opera singer and composer

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World-class operatic and classical soprano offering solo and choral vocals, from soaring opera arias to lush choral arrangements and everything in between! I am the featured vocal artist on the debut album by Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode/Erasure), "Songs of Silence", and can often be found session singing at Abbey Road Studios.

I have sung in operas, oratorios and choral works in venues like the Royal Albert, Royal Festival and Birmingham Symphony Halls as well as in live performances on BBC Radio 3, working with world-class orchestras and conductors like Sir Andrew Davies, Gianandrea Noseda and Paul Daniel.

I am also an experienced session singer, recording in Abbey Road and Maida Vale for groups including the BBC Singers, London Voices and Vocals Unlimited for major film franchises, renowned composers and music artists.

My voice type is a lyric soprano (F3 to D6) with a strong lower range too. I sing in many languages including English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and can also melody or harmonies for you. I can work either from prepared sheet music or audio, or from any spoken or written outline you may have that forms the basis of your idea. I can also sing in a more ethereal style for movie, TV and game soundtracks, as well as ballads and ambient music.

As a trained composer with a degree from Durham University I also offer composition and transcription services. I've created solo vocal, choral and orchestral arrangements for a wide range of clients, including film/TV composers and artists in genres ranging from classical crossover to RnB and heavy metal.

Whether you have a specific piece in mind or just a musical idea, I'll work with you to bring your vision to life!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Languages

  • Latin
  • Italian
  • French
  • English

87 Reviews - 19 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Neil M.
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    A beautiful voice and a quick turnaround. Caroline did a fantastic job

  2. Review by Jason
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    Caroline did an amazing job and delivered a fantastic recording with time to spare! Looking forward to future opportunities to collaborate again!

  3. Review by Matt W.
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    Another absolutely superb vocal from Caroline. Such a pleasure to work with her again. Looking forward to more!

  4. Review by Mat Walsh
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    Caroline did a truly amazing performance of a very challenging piece. Such a beautiful voice — and a total professional to work with too! Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Otherworld Productions
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    Caroline is an excellent musician who always makes amazing contributions to my music. We have worked on several projects together over the past couple of years and I’m always thrilled with the results!

    Caroline is communicative and articulate which really helps in the process of exchanging ideas and suggesting revisions.

  6. Review by Hank T.
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    It was a joy (no pun intended) working with Caroline Joy! She took my lyrics and gave them light and made my song so much better than I had ever imagined! Great communication and fast turnaround! Can't wait to work together again! I highly recommend working with Caroline!

  7. Review by Alexander Wolf David
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    Best vocals as always,
    quick and easy!

  8. Review by Deniz Yildiz
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    Caroline is an amazing singer/soprano and amazing person. Always a lot of fun to work with her. I feel like i will record a lot more music with her :)

  9. Review by Andre R.
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    Another amazing collaboration with Caroline!!

  10. Review by Andre R.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Caroline,
    Her amazing voice is bringing my song to a level I was not even expecting!

  11. Review by Justin D.
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    Caroline has a beautiful voice and is a wonderful classical singer. She provided a quick service and delivery and was very nice to communicate with. I highly recommend!

  12. Review by Mehis K.
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    Always a real pleasure to work with Caroline. She's a true professional.

  13. Review by Haji Ginz
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    Caroline was super professional and easy to work with. She did exactly what I asked for and delivered beautiful vocals.

  14. Review by Seth E.
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    Great experience! Performance and recording were fantastic. Communication was quick and thorough. Genuine pleasure to work with Caroline!

  15. Review by Mehis K.
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    Caroline is a true professional. She always delivers more than You expect. I am very grateful for the privilege to cooperate with her.
    Thank You!

  16. Review by Tim
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    Great job! Amazing Voice!

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    Amazing singer!

  18. Review by Tim
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    Caroline did an amazing job!

  19. Review by DOREEN H.
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    Caroline has a lovely voice. She did a great job on my song. She is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.

  20. Review by Mehis Kuusemäe
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    Like always I am really pleased with the result. I always get more than I expect. Caroline is really creative person and it’s always real pleasure to work with her.

Interview with Caroline Joy

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I have been fortunate to work with many wonderful musicians over the years so it's hard to narrow it down! I've had amazing experiences performing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, working with conductors like Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Andrew Davies and Paul Daniel. While I still love performing live, more recently I've enjoyed learning how to record and produce my own music and so when opportunity arose to work with Autumn Tears on their March 2021 release, "The Glow of Desperation", I was thrilled to be involved as I was given the chance to have some of my own songs feature on the album. This has inspired me to keep writing and see what I can create of my own music alongside the performing!

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

  4. A: I'm working on writing more of my own songs, and hope to produce my own album in the next year.

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

  6. A: I've loved singing for a long time so being able to do it every day for a living is amazing! I love collaborating with many other incredible artists who trust me to bring my own creativity and skills to a project.

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

  8. A: Since starting work as a remote session singer I've worked with artists in many musical genres, from classical to hip hop and heavy metal

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: I'm a huge classical music fan (no surprise there!) - some of my favourite composers to name but a few are Vaughan-Williams, Stravinsky, Puccini and Debussy. I also love film music composers including Morricone, Nyman and Zimmer. Vocally, I'm inspired by many versatile singers including Birgit Nilsson, Maria Callas, Mirella Freni, Angela Gheorghiu, Kate Bush, Björk and Annie Lennox.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Versatility!

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

  14. A: Like any singer, I like to bring my own unique sound and abilities to anything I'm working on; however I am open to specific requests regarding vocal technique and sonority, such as singing without vibrato or using a lighter, breathier tone than usually used by an opera singer.

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

  16. A: I'm a fast sight reader and I learn music quickly, so I can turn orders around very quickly if needed. I love working with new music and arias and like to go deeper into the structure, lyrics and feel of a piece if I have the luxury of time to do so! I usually work very organically if I'm composing, although I still often transcribe what I'm about to record so I can alter it easily if necessary.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I work from my home studio using Logic Pro X, using my Aston Spirit mic and Audient iD44 interface.

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

  20. A: I'm often asked to perform a pre-written classical or operatic piece, or to compose a melody line for an instrumental track. I'm very open to writing my own melodies and harmonies for all kinds of music.

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Terms Of Service

My typical turn-around time is 4 to 7 days, but this can be faster if I have availability.
I always include one set of revisions, but will make extra revisions or a full re-sing for an extra fee.

GenresSounds Like
  • Renée Fleming
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Enya
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Aston Spirit
  • Audient iD44
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  • Crimson Sheet (Weaver)Apr 28, 2023

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    I loved working with Matthew Weaver on this song. The church where I got married in south Shropshire was ideal for the video!


    "This was an absolutely fantastic experience. I would give beyond 5 stars if I could as Caroline’s skills are on a whole different level. If you’re interested in a performance that adds the kind of depth that only a true pro can offer, get this gig!"

  • "The Glow of Desperation" - Autumn TearsMay 25, 2021

    https://autumntears.bandcamp.com. 

    Loved working with Autumn Tears on another album! As well as writing vocals for some of their tracks, this album also includes 3 of my own songs - 'How Still The Day', 'Throw It Over' and 'Wordless Waltz'.

    We're now working on another mini-album planned for release in Autumn 2021. 

  • Soundtrack release - "The Good Book"May 29, 2020

    "The Good Book" - film and soundtrack release


    It was a pleasure to work with one of my SoundBetter clients, talented composer Heather Fenoughty, on this soundtrack:


    The Good Book


    The piece she asked me to record the vocals for was Hildegard von Bingen's beautiful piece 'Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans'... I think Heather did a wonderful job of using this ancient piece in a modern context!