HI! 'm an experienced session vocalist and award winning singer/songwriter. From pop top line to country co-writes, I have over 75 cuts with 20 million streams on Spotify. My songs have been featured on E! and Sirius XM Radio. I have recorded vocals for over 200 clients all over the world. Contact me to help take your project to the next level!
*High Quality SOULFUL Vocals 2-4 days, I will stack as many vocals as needed and include harmonies.
*Top-line/Lyrics (1-2 weeks)
- Will write full song, demo it and vocal produce, including Doubles, harmonies & Ad-libs.
- 2 minor revisions & adjustments no charge, any more extensive revisions will be charged
- Song not permitted to be released commercially with my voice unless negotiated prior.
I love pouring myself into projects and will do whatever it takes to help your vision come to life. Whether it is starting a song from scratch or adding my own blend of soulful vocals, I'd love to work with you.
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Another great job by Reed. Can't say enough good things.... always delivers energetic, soulful vocals with a quick turnaround. Will be working with Reed a lot moving forward!
Another great experience working with Reed. He always delivers killer vocals and is super cool about revisions and collaborating. Looking forward to working with him again soon!
Have worked with Reed countless times and have always been blown away by his skills and professionalism. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Reed is such a talented, and easy going guy. Those vocals are like butter!
Interview with Reed Waddle
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest single "Save Me' that came out in 2023. I am proud of the song which i co-wrote, but most proud of the vocal production which I did in my apartment at the time. It proved to myself that I can get the sounds in my head onto a record.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am constantly working on various projects for clients. I am also starting to write for another album on my own which I haven't done in a long time.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nate Kohrs, Nate Dodge. They are both excellent producers and so easy to work with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog, but don't have any equipment yet besides instruments. I've learned on digital and it really is remarkable how much you can do just by yourself these days.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will put all my effort, my heart and soul into whatever project you want to hire me for. If you are not satisfied, I will work until you are and it feels right. I'm also super easy to work with when it comes to last minute changes or whatever you feel the track may need.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making someone's song feel complete is a pretty great feeling. I feel every song I have worked on in the past has taught me something in return and made me a better musician as well. It is a very rewarding thing to be able to do.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you mind if I make some lyric changes? Of course not, it's your song Do you mind recutting some vocals the way I hear it in my head? Of course not, that's what I am here for I gave you a work tape, but could you just do your take on what you would do and make it your own? Absolutely!!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Maybe that I just turn on my computer and crank out vocals. I try to go inside the song as much as possible as if it were my own. I look at being hired to sing on someone's track as an honor and I treat the process with respect and that is very important, because it is.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who do you listen to that may have inspired this song? How many harmonies will you let me do on it? (It's kind of my favorite thing to do)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you want rich, soulful vocals with a quick turn around, you've come to the right place. I've made 5 albums and recorded many songs in different genres. I understand the process and anxieties that might pop up, especially when it is in someone else's hands. I also understand that so much more than your money is invested in these projects. I always put my heart and soul into something if someone chooses to hire me. That's what I would expect if I hired someone to work on my music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM7, Martin J-40, Apollo Twin, anything Nieve, Shanti acoustic handmade guitar that I won at Telluride Trobadour Contest in 2012.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music professionally since I was 18. I went to college at the University of Florida and got a degree in Journalism. I knew the whole time I was going to pursue songwriting and performing. I've done so ever since. I have released 5 albums independently and have toured all over the US. I have won numerous songwriting competitions and landed a publishing deal in Nashville in 2015. I've had cuts all over the world all while still working on various solo projects. Since then I started doing vocal work for people and really fell in love with it. It stared out as something to help me learn how to record myself and has evolved into what I probably do best.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful approach with precise execution. Very melodic instincts with a natural feel.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dan Auerbach. Every project he touches just sounds cool. He has no problem going into any genre and brining out the best in that person while making it feel modern, yet familiar.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make music that inspires you and that you are obsessed with. If you don't love it first, no one else will.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Country, Singer Songwriter. I've also done hip hop top line when someone might need. a soulful hook.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing soulful vocals with a unique tone to any project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have had a publishing deal in Nashville for the past 8 years and have written songs in almost every genre. As a songwriter, I bring experience both in the room and as a performer. I also have recorded so many different types of vocals for different types of songs which has taught me pro recording techniques. I can go as big or small as you hear in your head.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have done vocals for over 200 clients across the world over the past 6 years. I have learned to pour my voice into any project depending on the needs of the client. I will work until it is right or refund your money. I know how important vocals can be to a song as an artist myself. My job is to elevate whatever project I have been hired for. I love doing harmonies and stacking vocals, but can also do a stripped down intimate performance vocal if that is what you are looking for.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Logic with an Apollo Twin interface. I have Martin, PRS, Fender, and various other handmade guitars. Mic- Nuemann 102, Shure SM7 with a custom vocal booth I built.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ryan Tedder, Lake Street Dive, Bon Iver, Sam Smith, Rick Rubin, Vance Joy, Brothers Osborne, Pharell Williams, James Joyce, Jason Isbell, Dave Cobb
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Soulful vocals. I tend to do mostly pop, but came from the singer/songwriter world first. I try to create a natural organic feel whatever genre I am needed for. I specialize in doing harmonies and layered vocals if needed. I also am a proficient guitar player and can do cover songs if that is what you are looking for.