Power vocals, harmonies, vocal arrangements.
Experienced session singer. I cover a huge range of styles, sounds, and notes. You won't need auto tune, and you'll never get attitude.
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6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Sammy Pawlak
Sammy hes a cool guy this last track was a gentle track which is unlike me (city of New Orleans) ! I shall return with more stuff nice job. I know he's dieing for something heavier its coming :) I like to do covers whilst my own ideas form
This is my fourth time working with Sammy and I'm very happy with the work he has done for me. He has a good voice for my style of music. His work is professional and his service is excellent. I'm very happy to recommend Sammy for your projects.
Sammy completed my job in a timely and professional manner, he was able to follow my instructions and fulfilled them to the letter. The quality of his vocals is excellent, he has a great voice suitable for many styles of songs. Sammy communicates well and is always polite and courteous. He delivered my tracks quickly and efficiently.
Sammy is a real pro, good communication, speedy delivery and you get what you want everytime. I have no hesitation in recommending Sammy for your projects.
Awesome! Sammy's vocals have really brought my song to life, it's spot-on the way that I wrote it. Excellent communication and speedy delivery, his work is really professional and high quality, you won't be disappointed.
Great singer and great professional. Sammy was really involved in our project providing good lyrics, topline, and backups in no time! Merci et à bientôt :)
Interview with Sammy Pawlak
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My lovely daughters are working in the industry now, and I was privileged to gig with them recently. What a life!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing a project for Shalisa James of Toxic Audio (Vocal Coach for Universal Studios, FL & CA) Just finished a live concert video for ABBA-Salutely 70's I record a half dozen national radio jingles monthly.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Shannon Pawlak is my wife, and is one of the most dead on, melt your face off, mega-rock chick vocalists in the Country! No joke.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Why not?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise no drama, great vocals, a fast finished product, and an easy experience.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with creative people, and helping bring a song that's only been in their head, and making it a reality. I never get tired of this.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you help me make this song special? I'm here to serve.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The music isn't a real job. I've been blessed to make a living for 30 years, and I haven't had to wait tables yet. (I might do that when I retire. I'm a people person.)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the range of the song? What is an artist or style you'd like to capture in your sound? Is the melody specific, or is their some freedom to explore?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen for someone who can deliver great sounding vocals without over producing. A great singer doesn't need all the tools to fix a track if they do it right the first time.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Taylor 210 Acoustic, Fender Jazz Bass, MacBook Pro, Shure headphones, Korg Krome (I hope there's an electric generator on the island).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Gospel singing family, teen garage bands, University Jazz/Classical training, Pro singer at Universal Studios & Disney, Cruise Ships, Solos, Duos, Bands, Pro coach and session singer for 30 years (I started young).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, connected to the lyric, passionate.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The dream would be Paul McCartney, pure genius.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The better the client knows what they want from their project, the faster I can deliver. Communication is the key. Sometimes, producers know what they don't want, but have trouble communicating what they do want. I've learned to provide several options.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work in Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz, and Gospel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Technique and tuning. I'm an experienced performer and former vocal coach for The American Idol show at Disney.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have power, range, intonation, and can cover any style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm a great communicator, super easy going, and professional. I want my clients to be happy and keep coming back for more. I work fast, and save you money in time.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run ProTools, Avalon Preamps, Neumann and Shure mics, analog and digital processors, 5 guitars, 2 bass guitars, Kohler & Campbell Upright Grand, 2 Korg Keyboards, isolated vocal and drum booths, full mic'd kit, and three pro female session singers (wife and 2 daughters) in my house.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of the best musicians and producers in the industry are not household names. I am inspired by hardworking creators that think outside the box, and can match any sound or style if they so choose.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do lead and backing vocals for custom songs, compilation projects, and national jingles.