Lea Cappelli

Singer I Songwriter I Topliner

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Over 10 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. Featured vocalist on Tim Kubart's Grammy-winning album "Home." 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.
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* 10-15% artist royalty on any label releases.

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

33 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gary S.
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    Lea did an awesome job with the lead vocals to my track, amazing layering.

  2. Review by Michael Costelloe
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    Lea produced the perfect set of vocals for my song. She totally captured the mood and the feel as she powerfully delivered the emotion. She also put the effort into creating a set of backing vocal tracks that not only added depth and dimension, but also drove home the lyrics in just the right places. I highly recommend Lea to bring your song to life!

  3. Review by Billy C.
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    You can listen to Lea's reel and get a sense of how good a singer she is. But I want to talk about her professionalism. Prompt, on point, takes direction well, great communicator. She nailed the project we worked on together on the first try - didn't even require edits. Would absolutely work with her again and recommend her talent to others.

  4. Review by Nick
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    Lea was amazing! She has a great voice and is very friendly.
    Also a great communicator, which helps a ton! If you get the chance to work with Lea, do it!

  5. Review by Christos (MixByStos) Tsantilis
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    Working with Lea was a complete pleasure. Lea not only executed a wonderful performance but also gave us multiple tracks to choose from. Thank you Lea! Can't wait for our next project!

  6. Review by Stan Rose
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    There are lots of great singers, but few who can be truly creative and emotional. I was fortunate to find Lea for my track--she was very professional and prompt and gave me some improvised vocals that were perfect for a jazz fusion tune I am working on. Hope to work with her again!

  7. Review by Charlie G.
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    Lea just sang 10 songs for an album I wrote. The songs I write can be quite difficult and I can be vey critical, but Lea did a great job with them. She took the time to learn them and when there were things I wanted her to redo she did a great job interpreting my edits and getting things the way I want them. It can be really frustrating trying to get a singer to bring your big creative vision to life and I really appreciate that I found someone who could do that in Lea.

  8. Review by Lucas
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    Highly recommend Lea and I'd love to work with her again asap! Sheis an excellent singer and musician that delivers top work with excellent quality and is highly passionate about the craft.

  9. Review by Lucas
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    Lea is an excellent singer and musician that delivers top work with excellent quality and is highly passionate about the craft. Highly recommend her and I'd love to work with her again asap!

  10. Review by Alex S.
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    Working with Lea is wonderful, not only me, but also she wanted perfect vocals for the song.
    She understands you what you mean, and what you want!
    It is very easy to work with her.

    Thanks a lot!

  11. Review by Daniel T.
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    wow Lea is an absolute Gem! She has an insanely beautiful voice and her understanding of your idea is spot on! She also is communicative and sweet, so happy to work with her and will again! And the extra vocal ad-libs and bgv's are amazing! Highly recommend!

  12. Review by kathiryn w.
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    Lea was recommended to me by a producer for a song that needed to capture a range of emotion.

    Now I'm listening to the mastered version from the edge of my chair. She's painting with all the colors... ethereal, vulnerable, raw, exquisite. Blown away!

  13. Review by Rodrigo Mardones
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    Fast Response, good communication . Good and pro quality sound. Great Talent Lea. Many thanks!

  14. Review by Charlie G.
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    Lea's a great singer with and approached my song with the perfect stylistic approach. Great ear for harmonies and very professional as well. Responded well to feedback. The song came out great and I'm having her record some more songs with me ASAP!

  15. Review by Brian H.
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    Lea Cappelli … bringing it once again!!! Hoping it won’t be the last. Lea is such a Super Super person to work with. Thee highest recommendation possible!! Lea’s talent, openness and professionalism has raised our levels and standards .. to even people like us who have been in the game for 35 years. Words cannot express .. Thank you so much Lea A & B ❤️

  16. Review by Gary W.
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    When i say it was a dream-come-true kind of experience working with Lea, i am not exaggerating. Professional, creative, attentive, engaged ... and i am a perfectionist, demanding (but nice) kind of client. AND ... what a vocal range - delicious and powerful low voice female and bell like higher register. very pleased on every level.

  17. Review by JJ R.
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    Lea is a super talent, beautiful singer, highly diverse and very professional. Exceptional at following suggestions and delivering emotive takes. Highly recommended

  18. Review by Gary W.
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    Lea was awesome and talented and i couldn't be happier with the result.

  19. Review by Chet G.
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    Lea did a phenomenal job with a very difficult song which required a ton of emotion, connection, and pain in the LV which she DELIVERED flawlessly. It's tough to get singers to connect to songs they may not have written and deliver an emotional performance, but Lea is incredibly thoughtful, articulate, and detail-orientated. I gave her notes and suggestions and she was extremely collaborative in taking them on, and injecting her own artistry, and bringing the tone of exactly what I was looking for. It's clear she cares about the song and making it the best it can be. Hire her NOW!

  20. Review by Tommi L.
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    It was such a delight working with Lea. She got great vocal ideas right away for our song track. Top-quality vocalist. We at Soulhouse Unit are looking forward to a new collaboration anytime in the future again! =)

  21. Review by Dustin S.
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    Lea killed it! Thanks for taking our track to new heights!

  22. Review by Brian H.
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    35 years in this business and Lea is one of the best we have had the pleasure of working with. Lea’s vocal range is powerful, moving and exciting. We cannot express enough to anyone that gets the opportunity to work with Lea, you will not be disappointed....Thee highest recommendation possible!!! Lea Cappelli

  23. Review by Martin H.
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    Superb vocals and excellent service - thanks Lea!

  24. Review by Jimmy Deer
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    Lea is a pro! She wrote, sang and recorded for me and nailed it-will definitely hire her again-highly recommended!

  25. Review by Wayne C.
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    Talented songwriter, who was able to write an excellent song for my project. She was able to deliver on a project with a lot of instructions, and working with her was a pleasure.

  26. Review by Loud M.
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    I needed lyricist and singer who can work with me about hardstyle track and I choose her. During this project, she quickly figured out what I wanted, so we could finish it fastly. Because of that sense, I got lyrics and vocal parts that I needed. She is good artist, and I recommend her to everyone now.

  27. Review by Brian L.
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    Excellent vocal. Great communication. Really gave my song the emotion it needed. Highly recommend working with Lea to everyone.

  28. Review by Nazfunk
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    One of the best vocalists I've had the privilege to work with. The sessions were quick but quality. We even went as far as working on world music, opera, soul, and hip hop. Lea has star power and keeps it professional.

  29. Review by Pete Gitlin
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    Lea is an outstanding vocalist with an extraordinary range...but more importantly the ability to hear a song and come up with the perfect way to interpret it. I've used her on multiple occasions to record vocals for my songs, two of which hit #1 on various online charts around the world. My most recent single, "Everybody", featuring Lea on vocals, has spent 17 months in the Top 50 Indy Songs chart on 96.9 The Oasis out of Palm Springs, CA, including multiple weeks at #1. I strongly endorse Lea for her talent, soul and passion for music.

  30. Review by Wolves
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    Great singer! Amazing voice. Super versatile.
    Highly recommend!

  31. Review by Rick Melick
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    Lea and I have recorded and played together live over the past several years.
    Not only is she a profound talent, she brings to the table ideas, a formidable level of professionalism as well as years of experience that belie her age,

    Lea has a good innate sense of both lead vocals and harmony parts.
    She is fast and accurate with great pitch and phrasing.

    A total pro.

    Rick Melick, Producer ReelTime Studios, Keyboard player, composer.

  32. Review by Michael Smith
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    I have worked with Lea for years. She is an absolute force in the music industry. Live, studio, you name it. Lea is a true artist and a great collaborator. Can't wait to work with her again.
    Michael "Smidi" Smith, co-founder of Saint Rogue Records.

  33. Review by craigamatthew@hotmail.com
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    Lea has performed on several of my songs and I’m always impressed by her versatility and precision. It’s always great to work with a real professional who can take the producer’s cues and deliver the material. It doesn’t require many takes with Lea.

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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