I'm a singer/songwriter that was the opener for the Script's 2015 NSWS tour. I've had cuts and written with Nicky Romero, The Script, Natasha Bedingfield, etc. I Love making music. I can play and write in any genre. and I Would love to work with you.
I am a Singer/Songwriter who specializes in Writing, Top lining, Session Vocalist,
and I also have limited experience as a Session Guitarist
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
6 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Colton Avery
Excellent working with Mr.Colton.As usual, he is great in his work and communication
Colton is professional to the core, An excellent musician and one of the finest/talented musicians in Sound better. Loved working with him, Looking forward to working again
A really amazing artist and a very nice person, the quality of the work is outstanding, highly recommanded what else to say, i can't wait to work with him again
Quality at its best. Amazing experience to work with him. Very professional, extremely talented and works fast. I highly recommend him to help you with your tracks.
Professional & a great musician!
Working with Colton is just a pleasure! He is extremely talented, polite, creative and he is a very good singer! Colton is a professional on every level: melodies, lyrics, vocal delivery, I will definitely would work with him on a next songs!
Interview with Colton Avery
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of a song called "Beg, Steal, Borrow" it just proved to me as a writer that even without any promotion, or shows over the last year and change. that as an artist I can write million play songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My second record, Touring with an artist names Au/Ra, and 4 songs for other people, 2 from sound better.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yeah Joe Ayoub. He's an amazing bass player man. We've worked together in the past and he's just great.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because we've always needed both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give it my everything every time. For better or worse, that's all I can do.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm a musician. Nuf Said!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I write lyrics and melodies and chords? and If if I'm comfortable in their suggested genre.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'd have to hear them first.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'll ask about genre, any specific keys, melody/ lyric influences or desires, BPM range, How quick do you need this to be turned around, how many revisions.... the standard questions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tough one.... I'd just say I'm definitely flexible and hard working. and willing to do what it takes to get things right for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: an Axe, Tarp, Rope, my guitar and some Coronas. Just pretend you own the place.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was 20. so 7 years now. Moved to London at 24 When I signed to the Script, Went on a world tour, been in a lot of sessions, now I'm refined and climbing the ladder.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My aim has always been to be the electric guitar player in pop Music. We haven't had one in ages. but I'd definitely say I'm definitely a pop writer always after infusing that singer/songwriter honesty into my tunes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Kendrick Lamar, just because I think a collab would be great and to just observe. I think his team are onto some real great music right now. and Of course I think bands I grew up idolizing, such as Coldplay, John Mayer, The Police,
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity... The toughest skill that's the most rewarding and the hardest to get right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As I said before it's usually Pop, Country, R&B, EDM, Singer/Songwriter...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely my songwriting and melodies. Working with the Script, and various other writers has really refined that tool for me in the realm of Pop music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring Titles, melodies, lyrics, melody revision, guitar, bits of production, whatever's needed really.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the project really but as studio practice I write a song every 2-3 days. I spend an hour penning song titles, then once I have one an hour just finding ammo for that title.. then I'm off finding melodies, vibes, lyrics. and by the end of day 2 I need a song. Then my extra time is spent learning and jamming, and vibing cos that's where a lot of the good magic is found.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got an Apollo Twin, SM7B, Occasionally a C414 when I'm not on the road, a Gibson 330, Fender American Strat, Martin 000-15m, and of course the complete Waves bundle, and a way to big supply of plug ins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Professionally I take a lot of inspiration from guys like Ryan Tedder, Bruno Mars who are artists and writers. As a musician lately I've been heavy into Dermot Kennedy, and Productions by Sounwave, but that being said I listen to absolutely everything. I think everyone does because of Spotify.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I'm asked to write songs, topline, or just lyrics in veins such as Pop, R&B, Country, or Singer/Songwriter. That's the type of work that's most common for me, but the occasional outlier comes through and is always fun.