Caroline Joy

Classical singer and composer

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Operatic soprano and composer offering remote session singing, composition and arranging. I can perform either a piece you have written yourself or I can compose melodies and harmonies if you have an idea you'd like me to work with.

I am a highly experienced classical singer who has performed in operas, oratorios and choral works internationally in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cadogan Hall and live in performance on BBC Radio 3. I am an experienced session singer as well, having recorded in venues including Abbey Road Studios and Maida Vale Studios for the BBC Singers and RSVP Voices.

My voice type is a soprano, although I have a wide range and can sing at lower pitches as well. I have sung in many languages including English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and am happy to write a melody or harmonies for you if required. I can also sing in a lighter style for ballads, easy listening and similar music.

I trained in composition at Durham University, so as well as singing I offer composition and transcription services. I have written vocal arrangements for many clients, including film and TV composers, classical musicians and for songs in many genres ranging from classical crossover to RnB and heavy metal!

As I have always had a keen interest in IT, I decided I wanted to learn how to do my own recordings... and so I did! Working on Logic Pro, I now have a professional home studio and love working online for many clients around the world.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

57 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Aidan C.
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    Caroline's vocals are beautiful! Well recorded and well performed. I'm really pleased with the end result and I look forward to working with her again on future projects!

  2. Review by Evan K.
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    Incredibly helpful with the level of detail I required and worked great to my feedback very very promptly. A1!

  3. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Caroline revisited an old song of mine due to a necessary change in the lyrics. Not only did she encapsulate the character in no time at all, she improved on a performance I thought was perfect the last time. Can't be faulted!

  4. Review by Jean-Claude A.
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    An absolutely wonderful and mind-blowing experience!!! Caroline took my vision and made it come to life. The quality and high standards that Caroline uses is very impressive. She has a keen sense for attention to detail. She is so talented that it is really difficult to fully put into words. Her voice is powerful and captivating and on top of that, she is very nice, very knowledgeable, and super-easy to work with. I look forward to working with Caroline again. I highly recommend her services!

  5. Review by Jeremy T.
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    A phenomenal recording by Caroline. Her superlative voice breathed life into a difficult, emotional song. Beyond 5 stars.

  6. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Another great recording from Caroline! She breathed life into a difficult comic song; a wonderful combination of her singing and acting talents!

  7. Review by Mehis K.
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    She is very easy to work with. She understands what you need and it will be delivered as it should and much better!!
    I am very thankful!

  8. Review by david k.
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    Caroline was a delight to work with, nailed the brief and any additional requests always with a smile (albeit virtually!) Thanks Caroline!

  9. Review by Trey P.
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    Quick, professional, and nailed it on the second try.

  10. Review by Mehis K.
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    She is a professional and great singer, who delivers more than you can expect. Just superb, thank You!

  11. Review by Ilias P.
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    Every project with Caroline feels like a magical journey through music. She captures the melody, mood and resonance of every track with amazing detail, and bring it in a place that her beautiful and magical voice was always a part there. She is Unique.
    Really thanks once again for this amazing collaboration and your talent. Till the next time.

  12. Review by Alexander Wolf David
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    Very professional and versatile singer! great voice and great understanding of music! :)

  13. Review by Belzifer
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    Caroline is one of the best singers out there. Her voice is breathtaking, I still can't believe how good she sounds with my music. She always understands my music more than anyone else.

    If you're looking for a beautiful voice in high audio quality, she's the one you're looking for.

    Thank you for your amazing work, once again!

  14. Review by Mehis K.
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    She is someone, you want her to sing on your track.
    Really strong, sounding and clear voice. She is true professional, have to give her six stars :)
    It was really easy to communicate with her.
    Will definitely collaborate in the future again.
    I got everything what i wished for and lot more.
    Thank You Caroline !!!

  15. Review by Nick P.
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    Fantastic! Very professional. Will definitely work together again.

  16. Review by Walter Beamon
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    Caroline was very professional and most of all beautiful voice I strongly recommend her to other clients she took my song beyond what I expected in very pleased

  17. Review by Ilias P.
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    I was searching for a Classical Singer, for a spiritual and aetherial cinematic track. I have found Caroline, and she is able to spread divine overtones with her voice. She can capture melodies from the sphere of universal beauty, and she can perform them with her beautiful voice, with a glorius and moving way. I m really happy with our collaboration. thanks for your amazing talents. and till the next time.

  18. Review by Dorothy S.
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    High technical level served by amazing grace.
    Warm and responsive communication.

  19. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    Caroline's excellent singing voice goes from strength to strength with each subsequent song I ask her to record. I can't recommend her highly enough!

  20. Review by Jeremy T.
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    I asked Caroline to record a complex Gilbert & Sullivan style patter song - she performed it perfectly, bringing out the character piece exactly as I asked. Brilliantly done!

  21. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    Another superb effort from Caroline! Can’t recommend her highly enough!

  22. Review by Jeremy T.
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    A character song, brilliantly realised by Caroline. Very happy with the results!

  23. Review by Jeremy T.
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    I asked Caroline to record a piece with multiple vocal lines for a complex song. All lines were recorded to her usual excellent standard in only a few days. Also, Caroline brought great characterisations to each of the lines, despite being confronted with somewhat of a blank canvas from me. The result being her bringing a wonderful extra dimension to the work. Always happy to recommend this superb singer.

  24. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Caroline recorded a G&S-style character song for me. Not only was the melody line spot on (as always) but she also brought a new dimension of the character through her performance, which brought the song to life. Very pleased and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to engage a professional singer.

  25. Review by Phil S.
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    Caroline is a highly skilled trained performer and musician...she has a beautiful voice she clearly understands what is required from each job. I have worked with her now on several projects. .. A First rate professional . Phil Smith Tunesmithy Studios.

  26. Review by Heather F.
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    Caroline was profession, friendly and efficient from the start. Her voice is absolutely beautiful and the style was exactly what I was looking for, on the first take. Stunning work!

  27. Review by Sandra G.
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    It was a pleasure working with Caroline. Very professional, excellent vocals, attentive and delivered the track exactly as i had imagined!

  28. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    Excellent job again from Caroline!

  29. Review by Phil S.
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    Caroline, is an exceptionally talented vocalist and musician. As a composer working in music library production I am often working with highly professional and trained musicians. Caroline will always be on my "A" list of first call musicians. A pleasure to work with her. Phil Smith

  30. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    Caroline recorded the vocal line for a character song: beautifully executed! Caroline always delivers the goods and this time was no exception.

  31. Review by Adrian B.
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    Wow, what can I say? Caroline is an extremely talented classical singer!
    She puts her heart and soul into delivering masterpieces.... We had asked for high energy for this piece, and what we got was incredible lyrical power!
    A ten star recommendation!

  32. Review by Adrian B.
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    Working with Caroline is a great experience!
    She is blessed with an awesome voice and works hard to guarantee a top-quality end-product. Caroline worked fast and delivered ahead of schedule. Her vocals are very variable and suited for many genres, and she has studied composition which is always a terrific asset to possess! Last not least, communication was easy and pleasant. Caroline is an absolute professional and I highly recommend working with her!

  33. Review by Camner & DeMarco
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    Caroline is just flat out amazing! Her beautifully sung operatic touches took our track to the stratosphere. She sung what we asked, but also gave us some highly creative and thoughtful options that we will definitely use instead. Highly recommend!!

  34. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Wonderful job from Caroline. Always dependable and delivers the goods!

  35. Review by Talina T.
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    Outstanding vocalist. She knew exactly what was needed, performed perfectly the first time, and the turnaround was very reasonable. Definitely recommended!

  36. Review by Phil S.
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    Caroline has a gift. She possesses a wonderful voice. She understands and undertakes each challenge with total commitment. She is an amazing musician a great performer highly professional.
    I would recommend her without hesitation. Phil. Tunesmithy Bay Production Studios . N. Yorkshire.

  37. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    Excellent work again from Caroline, who recorded a superb vocal line with a quick turnaround. Highly recommended!

  38. Review by Phil S.
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    Caroline is without doubt a wonderful musician and Classical singer. She is able to interpret and understand what is needed within and throughout a recording . A pleasure to work with a musician of this standing.
    Tunesmithy Bay Studios. N. Yorkshire.

  39. Review by SANDY LAVALLART
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    Perfect tuned emotive voice, I will work with Caroline again

  40. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Caroline had an immensely complex patter song to record for me this time. She learned it and turned it around quickly, providing a truly excellent vocal track. VERY pleased!

  41. Review by Michal S.
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    Caroline did a fantastic job with recording cinematic vocals for my track. Her communication was very nice, quick and professional. She delivered high quality recordings and did everything according to my brief. There was no need for revisions, even though Caroline was ready to re-record, in case I needed any changes. I can definitely recommend Caroline as your session vocalist!

  42. Review by Ferat A.
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    I truly don't have enough words. Caroline is definitely one of the best singers on this website.

    Her voice is incredible and powerful. She has sent the vocals very fast, in high quality audio, and she really managed to create something beautiful and gorgeous for all my songs.
    Don't hesitate. She is the most powerful voice around here.

    Thank you SO much Caroline! Will work with you again!

  43. Review by Andrew G.
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    Caroline did a terrific job on our project! She was very professional. She alerted me up front that she was out of town and when she could record. I appreciated that transparency. Once she returned home, she rendered a great recording with quick turn-around time. She has a beautiful voice and embraced the challenge of singing in Ukrainian, which she pulled off. That she has her own home studio is another perk. She rendered a recording at high sound quality and could easily make revisions.

  44. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Yet again, Caroline breathes life and character into my music. Prompt and professional. Can't recommend her highly enough!

  45. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Another great singing performance from Caroline. A top voice: can't recommend her highly enough.

  46. Review by Jeremy Thorne
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    An absolute delight to work with Caroline again. She has a wonderful singing timbre and tone. Caroline manages expectations and delivers. Happy to recommend her.

  47. Review by Thien N.
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    Another superp and professional recording by Caroline. Everything is spot on and requires no modification.
    Highly recommended.

  48. Review by SANDY LAVALLART
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    Really nice to work with Caroline again.
    Many thx.

  49. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Caroline has a beautiful, operatic voice, which was perfect for my project. She was eager to get it right and utterly professional in her approach. She managed my expectations with regard to lead time and her quick turnaround was impressive. I would recommend her to anyone and would engage her again without a second thought.

  50. Review by SANDY LAVALLART
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    Worked 2 times with Caroline.
    Nice lyrical, emotionnal voice.
    Great work, very professionnal clean recordings.

    I will work with her again and again...(and again !)

  51. Review by SANDY LAVALLART
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    PERFECTO !!!
    Love her voice for my EPIC tracks.
    I will work with Caroline again.

  52. Review by Steve L.
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    Caroline is an absolutely fantastic singer, has a very pure tone, and is a joy to work with. I look forward to our next project :)

  53. Review by Thien N.
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    Caroline has a beautiful voice. She is very quick with her communication,accommodating and honest.

    Love to work with her again

  54. Review by Starlog 54
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    I would work again with Caroline without any doubt. Quick replies, smooth soprano voice, taking the score to another level. Good quality recording.
    Thanks again Caroline! Really appreciated!

  55. Review by Fellipe R
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    Awesome voice! and super kind!

  56. Review by Ferat A.
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    Caroline is one of the most professional singer from this site. Her voice is breathtaking, and she did amazing for my song "The Truth Is Near".

    I can't thank you enough Caroline. I can't wait to work with you again!

  57. Review by Jan V.
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    We worked together on a experimental track for my recording project ' Bridging the Divide' . Caroline was very fast in turnarounds and she really took an interest in the track. Her creaitive input was undoubtetly necessary to lift the track up to a higher level. Caroline can very easy transform ideas into sounds. I am sure we will work together again as she is very social and friendly. A real gem

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's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Versatility!

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

  18. 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.

  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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Casta Diva (Bellini)

I was the soprano in this production

Terms Of Service

My typical turn-around time is 7-10 days, but this can be faster if I have availability. I always allow for 1 revision, but will make extra revisions at a small extra cost.

GenresSounds Like
  • Renée Fleming
  • Maria Callas
  • Sarah Brightman
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
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  • "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!