Nicki Gonzalez

Session & Demo Vocalist

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Hi. I'm Nicki. Songwriters, studio engineers and clients have entrusted their music to me for over two decades; from pop to salsa, rock to R&B, commercial jingles to jazz. I accomplish in hours what can take other singers an entire studio day.

I am a truly versatile singer, not a "copycat". My recording and performance career spans over two decades spanning Pop, Rock, Musical Theater, R&B/Hip-hop, American, Brazilian and Latin Jazz. I have recorded in English, Spanish & Portuguese. My complete immersion into these influences and the feel for their nuances are what I believe sets me apart from other singers. This voice must match the soul of the melody and lyrics, and the quality of the production.

I read music if you have lead sheets for me. Otherwise, I've got "horn player ears" and harmonize easily. I have an affinity for stacking harmonies, creating background parts and counterpoint melodies. I have my own studio and can render you finished work in 48 hours in most cases.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

227 Reviews - 46 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by TimFromTheHouse
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    Nailed exactly what I was looking for!

  2. Review by Anders K.
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    Had the pleasure of working together with Nicki. Great to work with and very professional. Only positive things to say!

  3. Review by Marty Lehr Music
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    I hired Nicki for the first time to sing a full vocal arrangement for my new track "Dance My Robot Dance". A jazzy/pop mashup. Anyway, when Nicki was finished it hardly sounded like the same song! (and I mean that in a very good way!). Looking at other reviews I can see all the superlatives have been used for Nicki so I'll just say they're all true! I will hire Nicki for my tracks whenever possible.
    Marty
    Marty Lehr Music

  4. Review by john p.
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    Wow Nicki was great to work with. Fast and sounds great!

  5. Review by Steve O.
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    Nicki is the definition of professional. Easy to work with, always brings amazing vocals and her performances lift every track to new heights. We've worked together several times now and I'm always thrilled with everything she brings.

  6. Review by Kenneth S.
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    I really enjoyed my experience working with Nicki Gonzalez. She was patient, easy to communicate with, and very professional. She also had some great insights into my song and gave some advice about the productions. Her vocals gave the song the personality and energy it required. I can't wait to see how her vocals sound in my finished product.

  7. Review by Randy H.
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    Want your vocals to sound amazing? Pick Nicki! I've used her on numerous projects and she never fails to impress. A top pro. Highly recommended!

  8. Review by rjmalka
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    Incredible voice, experienced and easy to work with, and helped me out on a very niche project - highly recommend and would work with her again! Book without hesitation

  9. Review by Vlad M.
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    Nicki nailed it once again as lead voice for our newest song. Our team appreciates the high quality of the voice recording, and that she cares even for the minor details of the job request.

  10. Review by Tim Ebling
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    Nicki is an absolute pro! She delivered a vocal recording well above my admittedly high expectations, and is a all around wonderful person to collaborate with as well. She sang with power, conviction, and impeccable vocal control. Pro tip: her alto register is just gorgeous!

  11. Review by Frank W.
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    I adored working with Nicki. She is the consummate professional--wildly talented and her enthusiasm to bring you her utmost best is infectious! She took my song and made it her own, caring for its final product with the precision of a true artist. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Versatile with lovely, clear and soaring vocals. Just a superlative experience.

  12. Review by Kitt W.
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    It's obvious that Nicki has an amazing voice. It's obvious that she is high tier pro. And, she's awesome to deal with. She went the extra mile for me and I could be happier!

  13. Review by Kitt W.
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    I adore Nicki! She’s amazingly talented, very professional and has a great personal disposition. 5 stars isn’t enough.

  14. Review by David B.
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    Very professional, high quality harmonies and backing vocals provided by Nicki, greatly enhancing my track.

  15. Review by Randy H.
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    Another great project with Nicki. Talented, intuitive and professional. The total package. Highly recommended.

  16. Review by Philip H.
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    Nicki always delivers the best of everything.

  17. Review by Philip H.
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    Always delivers!

  18. Review by Julio P.
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    Nicki has an amazing voice and she does an outstanding job! She went all out and gave my song what it needed. Her quality of work is top notch!

  19. Review by Craig H.
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    Nicki has become one of my absolute favorite singers to work with. I love not only her great vocal abilities but her enthusiasm throughout the process. She pays close attention to details and whatever notes I include in the job description and always strives to live up to the vision of the song. Thanks for another job well-done!

  20. Review by Randy H.
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    Nicki is my go-to for female vocals and she should be yours too because she is the best.

Interview with Nicki Gonzalez

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: My strongest skill is that I'm not just a singer - I'm a well-rounded, learned musician. I read and write music, I hear harmonies naturally. This gives me the vocabulary to communicate efficiently with instrumentalists and producers and promptly apply their/your directives.

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

  4. A: I bring to each song a unique understanding of how listeners hear music: from the top down. People hear a voice first and are inclined to receive the lyrical message. As a singer/songwriter, I emote into your lyrics so your story is not only understood but felt. But my favorite part is arranging impactful background vocals that frame the phrases that matter most.

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

  6. A: First I will make sure that the song is in a singable key. It is not uncommon for male songwriters to place the song too high or too low for the female voice. When this is the case, I will record a quick demo of me singing in the "impossible" key and then I will make a suggestion for a new key and record a quick demo of that, too. Once we decide on key placement, I will learn you melody exactly as you present it to me, then I will also cut a track with some of my own melodic ideas. You can use the parts you like or none at all. Next, I stack vocal harmonies around the melody as directed. If I feel strongly that a particular lyric must stand out or that harmonies would sound good in another place, I will record this part for your review, too. Again, you can use my idea or scrap it.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I record on Pro-Tools through a Behringer interface with a CAD studio microphone.

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

  10. A: Pop songwriters inspire me most. I think it takes tremendous skill to write something simple, memorable, with a clear message and mass appeal.

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

  12. A: The majority of my work is singing a lead vocal and adding stacked harmonies. I also create vocal arrangements and counterpoint melodies that compliment the lead. I will also write fun, relatable lyrics for pop, EDM and R&B tracks when requested.

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I deliver a 48-hr turn-around time unless otherwise specified, in advance. I allow two revisions.

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  • Logic
  • Apogee preamp
  • AudioTechnica 4047/SV Studio Condenser Mic
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