Lisa C

Vocalist/ Writer/ Pianist

20 Reviews (17 Verified)
Lisa C on SoundBetter

I am a professional songwriter, session vocalist and musician player from New Zealand and now based in LA. I've had a long career in music, opened for John Mayer, Jools Holland, Suzanne Vega & worked as a session musician/vocalist in studios and shows such as X Factor. I compose for film & TV and have placements on commercials, TV shows & films.

I am singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with over fifteen years of experience of writing, recording and performing. I love working with others to help them achieve their vision for their song or project.

As a passionate artist as well as a session musician/composer, I pride myself on being a versatile writer and musician with years of performance and recording experience across a variety of genres. I've had various placements on TV shows, commercials and films and love making each song unique and writing to brief.

My services include:

* Lyrics
* Topline (lyrics + melody)
* High quality vocals & backing vocal arrangements
* Piano/ keys/ synthesisers
* Songwriting - lyrics & melody
* String arrangements
* Clarinet on your recording

How it works:

* Message me/ share your song/demo with me (.mp3 or .wav)
* Once the project is funded I'll begin working
* I will send you a demo of the song for approval
* Turnaround time is typically 3 to 5 business days but if it's urgent can be quicker
* My name cannot be used as a feature without my permission, ask me if you'd like to use an alias.
* I offer up to two free revisions (small lyrical or melodic changes) and charge $40 per revision following this.

Please feel free in touch with any further questions via the contact button above. I look forward to working with you!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


  • English
  • Japanese

20 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tania D.

    Super easy to work with! Lisa is an amazing writer!

  2. Review by Vince M.

    I’d love to write an entire album with Lisa. She’s a talented, friendly professional who writes music people want to listen to. She’s a capable lyricist, melodist, and song architect.

  3. Review by Vince M.

    Lisa is a professional. She is kind, articulate, patient and very talented. If you’re looking to collaborate with the real deal, Lisa is it. I’m looking forward to our next project.

  4. Review by Philippe H.

    Lisa is a pure star. Always understand your need and bring the best vibes to your song.
    Can't wait for the next collaboration.

  5. Review by Kiely R.

    Ultra-talented, super collaborative, prompt delivery, and all around great human. Easiest 5 stars I've given - thanks Lisa!

  6. Review by Philippe H.

    As always, Lisa did the perfect job, so happy and proud to work with her.

    Really looking forward to the next collaboration.


  7. Review by lucy d.

    Lisa created and completed the melody for my song very quickly and I love it! I will definitely love to work with you again the future.

  8. Review by lucy d.

    I needed some help with lyrics and Lisa helped me with what I needed very quickly and I'm very pleased with the results. She is easy to communicate with and I look forward to working with her on my next project.

  9. Review by Ron T.
    by Ron T.

    Lisa brings so much more to a project than her beautiful voice and incredible talent. She is inventive, professional, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Lisa took the material I gave her and applied her excellent musical instincts/creativity, along with a strong attention to detail. The end result was perfect – much better than I had envisioned! Lisa’s communication is very helpful and she responds quickly. Lisa is an amazing artist and I’m very grateful that she was on the project!

  10. Review by Utku S.

    She has a great voice. We had a great experience with her. Totally recommended!

  11. Review by Philippe H.

    Lisa did the perfect job. She got exactly the essence of what we needed.
    She delivered in few days a great melody with exact lyrics we were looking for.
    Thanks again Lisa for the fantastic song.

  12. Review by Philippe H.

    Lisa capture the perfect essence of the music and came with great melody and lyrics.
    Can't wait for our next collaboration.

  13. Review by Andrew Koss at SFL

    Lisa was awesomely flexible and easy to collaborate with. She did a great job taking the bud of an idea I had and helping to flush it out into a great song. She's gotta a killer voice and a great sense of lyrical delivery. Thank you, thank you!

  14. Review by Eric Sheffield

    Lisa is a super talented song-writer and singer with the ability to provide very high quality recordings. She delivered everything I hoped for and I'm looking forward to continue working with her!
    Highly recommend!

  15. Review by MIRIAM S.

    I can’t thank Lisa enough, I’m just amazed with her talent, this project was very special and personal to me, she took my lyrics and with her piano skills and her angelical voice she created such of beautiful song.
    A Five Star Artist !
    Thank you so much Lisa

  16. Review by ZS
    by ZS

    Lisa is such a talented artist. She is committed to delivering beautiful results, I had the pleasure to work with her on a track and can’t wait to work on others!

  17. Review by A-dubb
    by A-dubb

    Lisa was absolutely great to work with. Very professional and knows what she is doing. She helped write a hit song for one of our artists that we are fully happy with. We will be using Lisa for many more projects. I highly recommend her. Thank you Lisa!

    A Dubb

  18. Review by Gordon Bash

    Lisa is so great! She once subbed into my Mortified house-band on short notice and NAILED it w' both piano and vocals. Can't wait to work with her again!

  19. Review by Mark Rudin

    Lisa Crawley is one of my favorite songwriters and vocalists to work with. As a vocalist, she is pro in every sense of the word. Her ability to nail any style you throw at her is uncanny and her speed, intonation and comprehention to take direction is truly impressive. As a song writer she is always focused, creative and most importantly very fun to work with. I can easily say that anyone who work with her will receive world class results and a memorable experience.

  20. Review by Nambo
    by Nambo

    Lisa is absolutely amazing. She has an incredible voice and magnetic piano skills, She really made my song above and beyond!! She really is a hit maker, She has big things ahead and I wanna be part of it!! I can't wait to work with you again! THANK YOU!

Interview with Lisa C

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both have their merits! Analog (Vinyl) sounds more alive, more dynamic, more "nuanced". Digital has more bass and a little more detailed high frequencies...I am a sucker for the vintage sound but every project is different!

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I recently scored a series called 'Ex Sisters-In-Law'. I love writing music to picture and how music can bring so much to a story.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: The feeling when someone is over the moon with their song and getting to be a part of that!

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: My rates (which are on my profile), if they can release the song and how to go about getting it out to the world - I try to be as helpful and encouraging as possible and share my knowledge of being a self managed artist in the music industry as well as an experienced musician.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: Who are your influences? What is your vocal range? Will this be used for commercial release? What are your goals and plans for the track?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Do your homework and research who you are hiring to make sure they're the best match for your project! Don't be scared to ask specific questions, most of us are very happy to go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and excited about us working with you on your project!

  13. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  14. A: My third full length album. Scoring a web series. Recent singles under my own name (Lisa Crawley) include 'See Me Soon', 'Show You What Love Is' and 'Clear History'.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. A: Mark Rudin and Rob Kleiner are both brilliant producers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists!

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: I understand how important and personal these projects can be to clients - I'll be sure to bring my best to your project as if it were my own!

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: Sometimes people don't realise that I am a versatile musician who has arranged music for orchestras, strings, brass and woodwind!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: An acoustic piano (providing I didn't have to carry it), my Suzuki Q-chord, my little Martin guitar, clarinet and a voice recorder to get down those ideas!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Music has been a lifelong passion, I've been doing it professionally for 17 years now and can't imagine anything doing else!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Vocally - Indie/pop with a soulful edge. Musically, I have experience across all genres as a session musician - pop, rock, honky tonk, jazz etc!

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to work with Lana Del Rey - I love her production style, insightful lyrics and arrangements

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: It's about the notes you don't play as well as the ones that you do!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: All sorts! A lot of lyrics and music for singer songwriters, quirky indie pop, ballads and soul/r&b

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Playing by ear, creating a song that's interesting while remaining accessible to audiences.

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

  36. A: A combination of years of experience with a fresh approach! Catchy and memorable melodies. Musicality and clever, insightful lyrics.

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

  38. A: Find out what each client wants - no job is the same! Research their influences and any material they provide before starting. Then depending on the job I'll put pen to paper or load up a session in Logic and start creating melodies!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Neve Preamp Avalon Compressor, a Universal Audio Compressor and a U87, U89 & 103 and Joemeek condensor mic selection. I primarily use Logic Audio and have a Nord Electro 6D and an upright piano.

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

  42. A: My tastes are very ecclectic, I'm inspired both musically and production wise by The Beatles, Sia, Michael Kiwanuka, Sara Bareilles and Jon Brion

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

  44. A: My most common work is writing lyrics, vocal melody and the music (piano/chords).

Terms Of Service

I maintain publishing rights (50% unless otherwise discussed). If wanting a 'work for hire' arrangement please specify and I'll take that into account when sending a quote.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Norah Jones
  • Sara Bareilles
Gear Highlights
  • Neve Preamps
  • Avalon Compressor
  • Universal Audio Compressor
  • U87
  • U89
  • 103
  • condensor mic selection.
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  • 'Best Thing In The Room' nominated for APRA Silver Scroll AwardAug 18, 2020

    Lisa Crawley's 'Best Thing In The Room'' has been nominated for this years Silver Scroll Award. The Silver Scroll Award is New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award, recognising outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting.

    Past winners include Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Lorde and Bic Runga.

    See the full list of finalists here