Lea Cappelli

Singer I Songwriter I Topliner

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Over 15 million streams across Youtube, Spotify, & Apple Music from all projects. Professional vocalist heard in many shows/promos such as The Voice, Riverdale, Playboy, Selling Sunset, Netflix's 365 Days, and more. Performed on stage with ABBA, India.Arie, and Jakob Dylan.

Hi! I'm Lea. I'm an LA-based vocalist and songwriter.

I've studied a wide range of genres including pop, jazz, opera, musical theatre, and rock. I'm known for my cinematic vocals and wide range - notably a dramatic low register, epic belt, and beautifully crisp highs.

🦋 My artist project is called L'FREAQ & I've been featured in Billboard, Nylon, Earmilk, and more! You can find me on all socials as @lfreaq. 🦋

* All features are to be released either anonymously or under my pseudonym SHOOSHI unless stated otherwise.
* Half of payment due upfront. Stems sent upon final payment. 2 basic revisions included. 5-10 day turnaround, rush jobs are an additional fee.
* I retain 50% of writer's share on songs I write, unless we negotiate otherwise.
* Once I send stems, job is to be closed within 7 days.
* Contact for buyout rate.
* 10-15% artist royalty on any label releases.
* No demo requests please!

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

55 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Stefano
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    Incredible voice, incredible quality of the performance and recording, very professional, can I give 6 stars?

  2. Review by Stefano
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    Incredibly powerful and versatile singer, outstanding quality of the recording and a pleasure to work with!

  3. Review by Julius L.
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    Beautiful voice, great communication, strong songwriting, clean files.

  4. Review by Jeep Barnett
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    Amazing talent and makes great creative choices where I wasn't able to provide it. Graciously rerecorded one part, even when it was my fault for making a late change to the lyrics. It's my third time working with Lea, and she impresses me every time.

  5. Review by Norman Z.
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    Lea did a fantastic job on a very difficult song, "Dream On." Norm Zada.

  6. Review by Rick V.
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    Stunning Vocals! And great communication with Lea. Definitely recommended!

  7. Review by Michael R.
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    probably one of the best singers on soundbetter! a total pro!

  8. Review by Sean L.
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    She was great to work with. She knocked out the job so fast. Was exactly what I was looking for. Would recommend!

  9. Review by Jeep B.
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    So much range and delivers quality on every axis. She filled creative gaps with something better than I imagined, but also willing to accept feedback and rerecord some parts. Such an amazing talent and a joy to work with.

  10. Review by Dee
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    Lea is an extraordinary artist who gives every song a unique atmosphere. Her voice is breathtaking.
    If you want to have your songs refined, use the opportunity to work with Lea. She always gives 150% to get a perfect result!

  11. Review by Oscar Christiansson
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    Great!

  12. Review by Norman Z.
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    She did a beautiful job on a cover for Always Remember Us This Way.
    Easy to work with.

  13. Review by Zach T.
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    Lea was great to work with! It was my first time working with a singer, and it went very smoothly. She delivered a bunch of additional background vocals I didn't even ask for.

  14. Review by Jeep B.
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    Beautiful voice, incredible range, enthusiastic, and understood how to go from examples to the final recording without hands-on direction. Was willing to rerecord based on feedback. Delivered both a premixed version and dry stems.

  15. Review by Harry B.
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    Lea is truly special. Prodigious skills with an unerring artistic sensibility — and a work ethic only the greatest seem to possess. If you hire her, you won’t regret it.

    We needed her to sound both angelic and slightly jaded in our world-weary anthem. She managed both, while laying down the most ethereal harmonies this side of a medieval choir. She also possesses that rarest of talents in a singer: she can make any lyric sound utterly convincing.

    We couldn’t have hoped for better results.

  16. Review by Justin F.
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    Lea's an incredible talent! She was instrumental in helping me find direction for my project, and her voice is NEXT LEVEL! On top of that, she's incredibly responsive, professional, and talented. I look forward to working with her on future projects! Thanks, Lea!

  17. Review by Eric R.
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    High quality and quick! Highly recommend using Lea!! Amazing voice!

  18. Review by Andrew J.
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    Wonderful to work with, and delivered top-tier vocals. Would easily work with her again.

  19. Review by Jesse J.
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    Lea is amazing!!! She killed it, came out perfect!! She's talented, great voice, knew what I wanted, excellent communication, and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend her.

  20. Review by Joshua P.
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    Lea sent me a lot of options to choose from, which allowed me to layer her vocals and mold the sound I wanted. Very professional.

Interview with Lea Cappelli

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

  2. A: Yes!

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

  4. A: One of my favorite projects I've worked on is called Ghost Monroe for Saint Rogue Records which I was the vocalist on. The 8 song project is signed to Sony Extreme and has had many amazing placements, but the sound is what I really love. It tows the line between dark country and roots, which was a really fun role to step into.

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

  6. A: My own project L'FREAQ - you can follow me on all socials @lfreaq to keep up with me. I also DJ using Ableton (and have even started experimenting with it in virtual reality!), and have also been working on my own YouTube channel under the same name.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: As much as I love digital, there's nothing like the warmth of analog. That's why I love it when there's a mixture of both - one of my favorite bands of all time is Portishead, and I feel like they really nailed the element of nostalgia by sampling old analog pieces but with modern beats.

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

  10. A: I promise to always do my best, to take your needs to heart, and really listen to what you're looking for.

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

  12. A: I love being able to fulfill people's needs, feel their excitement when the project is close to being done, and then getting to hear my finished vocals on something that someone has worked so hard on. It's a beautiful journey from start to finish!

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

  14. A: Clients usually ask me, "how would YOU sing it?" Which I love, because that means I can create a vocal pass that is from a place of genuine instinct. That being said if your project is very reference heavy, I have so much fun embodying that need completely.

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

  16. A: Many people outside of the music industry just don't understand what I do or how! When I explain Ableton to them or how to comp vocals their eyes usually glaze over. So I keep it simple and play the finished product!

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

  18. A: What's the inspiration behind the project? What will this be for? What are your influences? What do you need from me to really bring out the best?

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

  20. A: Go with your gut - usually when I hear the first 20 seconds of a vocalist I know at least how I feel emotionally when listening to them. Choose someone who can really bring your project to life and make it shine!

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

  22. A: I would take my left handed Fender Telecaster, my vintage Vox amp, my Sure SM7B, my Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 interface, and my laptop to record it all in! Hopefully I'd have some kind of power source or solar panel, haha.

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

  24. A: I have been gigging professionally since I was 16, and working as a hired vocalist since around the same age. My solo project L'FREAQ is my main focus, and I'm working on the second EP to be released sometime later this year.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My own music (under L'FREAQ) is inspired by dark R&B with an edge. I do love a wide range of music though, and would be remiss if I didn't say that my original style was influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday & Sarah Vaughan.

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

  28. A: I would love to work with Beck because his music accompied my life growing up and I love how he evolves as an artist. The emotion in Sea Change, the playfulness in Guero, and the beauty in Morning Phase are all so different from each other but so profound.

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

  30. A: Plugins are so fun and I have many I love to use, Little AlterBoy from Soundtoys being one of my favorites, but I think it's SO important to make sure you get the raw vocals right first before diving into the extra things. Paying attention to the littlest details will help massively in the long run.

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

  32. A: I've done everything including pop, dance, electronic, jazz, roots, R&B, and country.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skills are the emotion in my vocals, the power at the top of my range, and the deep bass I can reach at the lowest part of my register.

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

  36. A: I have been singing since I was four years old, have had 6 years of classical training, 8 years of jazz training, songwriting training, and Ableton & Logic training. I have been gigging professionally since I was 16, and I love adding a personal touch to the music that makes you feel the emotional intent behind it.

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

  38. A: If I'm writing a song I like to seed my voice notes for ideas - I'll record anything that comes to me during the day and keep it stored there for future use. If I'm recording vocals for a client I love to listen to the references and get some inspiration. From there it's all singing, comping, and fun!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Sure SM7B and Sure Beta 58A that I connect to my Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 and my Macbook Pro. I usually record vocals with either Logic or Ableton.

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

  42. A: Right now from a listening perspective I'm a big fan of James Blake, Sevdaliza, Kali Uchis, and Daniel Ceaser. I did Ableton training in NYC under an incredible female producer named I Am Snow Angel (check her out on Spotify!). Female producers inspire me massively - I love Grimes, Tokimonsta, Bjork, and Imogen Heap, to name a few.

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

  44. A: I love fulfilling my clients' visions, whether its through vocals, toplines, or song ideas. Mant clients come to me for a wide range of projects, from dance pop to aggressive rock to soft indie.

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  • Sia
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Gear Highlights
  • Shure SM7B
  • Focusrite
  • Melodyne
  • Ableton Live 10
  • Logic Pro
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