Heather Youmans

Pop-Rock Singer (Gwen Stefani)

3 Reviews
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Powerful rock singer & background vocalist for Gwen Stefani with wide 3.5 octave range like Kelly Clarkson, P!nk or Hayley Williams of Paramore. As heard on TV specials and movies on Netflix, Hulu, FOX, NBC and Disney. Let's record some lead vocal or BGVs on your next project! Click the contact button above to get in touch.

I'm known in the session singing world as a specialist in female Pop-Rock and Rock vocals. For more than 17 years, I've worked in recording studios throughout Los Angeles and remotely for major motion picture, national TV show clients, songwriters and artists, like Gwen Stefani, Brandy, Rita Ora, Blake Shelton and more.

After logging hours in the booth, engineers and clients have said I'm a great listener, communicator and collaborator on projects. I'll be laser focused on what you need and we'll work together to nail the sound you want. I'll bring guts, power, energy and ace musicianship to your song and I'll keep it inspiring and positive throughout the process. I can record JUST a lead vocal or JUST background vocals, but I do offer a discount if you would like lead and background vocals together (recommended). I can arrange all harmonies or sing yours, and I'm available for remote recording from my pro-grade home recording studio or in-person at an off-site studio.

"If you want someone to actually bring genuine artistry and real guts to your endeavor, thank your lucky stars like I do for having found Heather Youmans." - Scott Frankfurt, Grammy-Certified, Multi-Platinum studio owner, arranger, producer

Demo vocals (not for release)
Vocals for release (unfeatured or using a pseudonym)
Vocal arrangements
Backing vocals

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Discogs verified credits for Heather Youmans
  • Various


  • English

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Scott Frankfurt
    by Scott Frankfurt

     "If you want someone to actually bring genuine artistry and real guts to your endeavor, thank your lucky stars like I do for having found Heather Youmans." 

  2. Review by Keli Nicole Price
    by Keli Nicole Price

    I met and worked with Heather during a session for the annual July 4th show on NBC with Ray Chew. Heathers vocal range and tone were immediately impressive and she easily executed the material that was given. She's one of the most versatile & skilled vocalists I've worked with.

  3. Review by Jon MacLennan
    by Jon MacLennan

    I've worked with Heather on numerous vocal projects and she can sing practically any genre with a limitless vocal range. Heather's been a pro singer for 15 years and knows how to work professionally and quickly to get the results her clients need.

Interview with Heather Youmans

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

  2. A: I just wrapped up singing background vocals for Gwen Stefani for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony in NYC, which was broadcast on NBC. I've also wrapped projects singing on Netflix TV shows and in movies behind Rita Ora and Brandy.

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

  4. A: If you're looking for male pop vocals, I highly recommend Ryan Nealon.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: It really depends on what style of rock or pop-rock you're going for. If you're looking for a classic rock sound, let's record analog. If you're looking for a more modern pop-rock or rock sound, it's digital all the way!

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

  8. A: I'm a great listener and that comes with the hours I've logged in the booth. I'm laser focused on what YOU are looking for and how I can achieve that. I know the right questions to ask and how to communicate with you about your creative vision. My communication skills are as solid as the vocals I'll deliver for you.

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

  10. A: I love following the whole journey, watching someone's vision come to life! There's usually a moment in a session or in the recording process where the client hears it all come together and they light up, because in that moment - they're seeing that all of this was possible and more! It's all very inspiring.

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

  12. A: That top session vocalists are one take wonders. While we can be (and strive to be), I'm very detailed and want to make sure you have several options you LOVE among all the vocal takes. I deliver variety and high quality vocal takes with heart and precision. The key word here is "options."

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

  14. A: My biggest questions are about the vocal sound my clients are looking for. I'll ask for song and artist references that are similar to the sound and vibe you are looking for and then we'll refine it all from there. I bring artistry to everything I sing, but I'm also a skilled session singer that can transform and mold my vocal performance into exactly what you need. You can tell me to make adjustments and alter my voice as we go through the process. There are many versions of my pop-rock or rock sounds and we'll work together to find the right one for you!

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

  16. A: I've been a session singer since 2006 and have logged thousands of hours in vocal booths for A-list artists, TV and film projects with major studios.

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

  18. A: I'm known in the industry as an ace pop-rock and rock vocalist.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: I can do all the tricks and belt the high notes, but I'm focused on listening to my client and the track so I can deliver exactly what the song needs. It's about you, your creative goals and creating an inspiring vocal that YOU love.

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

  22. A: Passion. Emotion. Energy. Guts.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a pro-quality home studio set up: Mics: Shure SM7B & Neumann U87 vocal mics Equip: Apollo preamp & PreSonus interface Vocal Booth: Professional-grade vocal iso booth In-person & remote options DAW: ProTools, Logic I also have access to an incredible recording studio in LA with ace engineers. If you prefer to go in person, I can get you a great rate at a studio where all of music's biggest artists record.

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

  26. A: I'm typically hired for lead vocals, background vocals or both. I sing on final tracks and demos, as well. When you hire me for background vocals, I can and am accustomed to arranging all vocal parts, if needed.

Heather Youmans' Rock Vocal Demo

I was the female lead & BGV in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turn around 3-10 days. 2 free minor revisions offered and the dry stems will be sent once the balance is paid in full. All features are uncredited unless otherwise discussed. Thanks!

GenresSounds Like
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • P!nk
  • Paramore
Gear Highlights
  • High quality home studio. Mics: Shure SM7B & Neumann U87 vocal mics Equip: Apollo preamp & PreSonus interface Vocal Booth: Professional-grade vocal iso booth Location: In-person & remote options DAW: Logic (can work in ProTools
  • if needed)
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SoundBetter Deal

I offer a discount when working on multiple songs together. Also if you want lead vocal and harmonies on same project.

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  • FORBESJan 08, 2021

    Singer Songwriter Heather Youmans Profiled By Forbes - Read more here.