Professional level lead or background vocals for your demos or songs ready to be released.
Julia Pernicone is a 24-year-old singer living in New York City. She has been trained as a vocalist in pop/contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, and classical styles at Lagond Music School in Elmsford, NY and New York University. Julia is an experienced session singer as both a lead and background vocalist. She has released her own original music as well as provided background vocals for many other projects. She also has an extensive performing background, performing at gigs and events around New York City and the surrounding areas. In 2014, Julia was a winner of the Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Jazz Competition.
Julia has a clean, pure tone, but is able to rough it up for an edgier performance. She has a mezzo range, and a strong belt in her upper range, which allows her to provide a powerful top harmony. Julia is also skilled at writing background vocal parts that enhance a melody and add to production, rather than cluttering or taking away from either. She is able to blend well with other voices, or give a more stand-out performance where appropriate.
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Interview with Julia Pernicone
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a follow up to my duo's funk EP, "Mega Bass Vibration Melody," as well as writing a lot of pop music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jackson Hoffman, who is an amazingly talented and professional producer, guitarist, and engineer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Like most singers, I have been singing my whole life. I started in middle and high school choruses before joining a band in high school. We performed original pop/rock music in Battle of the Bands in Westchester, NY, and released an album. In college, I continued performing with NYU's Chorale and Jazz Choirs, while working on original funk music. Since then, I have been singing professionally on demos and providing background vocals on projects in many styles, as well as performing pop/rock/soul music at private events in New York City and the surrounding areas.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, pop/rock, funk/soul, R&B
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have no ego. My vocals are about making the song the best it can be, not showing off. I know how to tailor my singing to the style of the song and the other vocalists. If I am singing lead, I give the best performance I can to get the song's meaning to the listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I learn music either aurally or via sheet music. When I have the part down, I'll rehearse it a few times before recording, make sure the recording is clean, and do a few takes to make sure I give my best performance. I typically work quite quickly. If I'm writing a background vocal part, I try to emphasize the key words and phrases in a song, without crowding the lead vocal and the song's meaning. My intention is always to add to the production like another instrumental element.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Rode NT2-A mic and record into Logic.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead/background vocals on demo recordings for pop, rock, and R&B songs. Background vocals in all styles.