Derran Day

R&B/Pop Vocalist/Songwriter/Top Liner

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Derran Day on SoundBetter

World renown Vocalist..Over 5 million totals views and 130 thousand subscribers. Written and performed originals that have millions of Spotify streams, placed original content on TV shows like OWN’s Black Love docuseries. Performed and vocal produced well over 500 songs for clients all around the world!

As a very Versatile male vocalist, i can stretch between multiple genres to make sure the performance is exactly what you are looking for..With precise skills and top of the line vocal recording knowledge/equipment, I guarantee a QUALITY product delivered in a very timely fashion. Strong and soulful chest voice with a smooth falsetto, a trained Tenor vocalist ready to put some work in!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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  • English

41 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tyrone M.
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    Derran is a true excellent professional he took a concept and ran with it and truly completed exactly what this site is named made a hook soundbetter. He even added ad libs and additional vocals that made everything sound great! Derran thanks for the magic look forward to working with you again.

  2. Review by Royce L.
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    D Day was Absolutely Fantastic to work with. A constant professional. His sound is so clean and was just what My project needed. I look forward to working with D Day again in the Future. Thank You D Day for bringing My song to Life...I Appreciate You Homie.

  3. Review by Sandor Gavin
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    Derran is a total pro. Delivered exactly what I was looking for and added an extra flare to the song. Don't hesitate to get him on your track if you have the chance!

  4. Review by Matt d.
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    I’ve worked with Derran for many years on many songs never disappoints so great to work with

  5. Review by Jerimiah Busniak
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    Derran nails it every single time. Each job completed blows me away - he is the ultimate professional. I'll be back again for sure.

  6. Review by James C.
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    Another great delivery!!!! Derran is the real deal!!!

  7. Review by Manu C.
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    Derran did an amazing performance of my song, for sure he's got groove in the blood. He's also very human and kind. To be recommended without any hesitations

  8. Review by David T.
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    Derran was great to work with! Highly recommend him!

  9. Review by James C.
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    Let's go!!! Derran is the real deal!!!

  10. Review by Robin Master
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    Derran is extremely professional! This was a 5 Star Experience. He was super easy to work with and met deadlines! I would recommend anyone looking for a professional singer to hire Derran. I am extremely pleased with the results from the recording from him. He delivers an amazing product. He is extremely talented and gifted artist. I will most definitely be working with Derran again!

  11. Review by Jerimiah B.
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    He nailed it AGAIN! Always professional, always the best.

  12. Review by Patrick
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    In a word, brilliant! Can't wait to send this to my dude to see if he can place it

  13. Review by Jamin
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    I’ve worked with Derran in vocal Melodie’s a few times and he is really talented . Recommended for sure!

  14. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    Amazing performance! Really happy with the result - once again...

  15. Review by Jerimiah Busniak
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    So impressed, such a talent. So professional. I am actually blown away by the performance and am a bit speechless. LOVE

  16. Review by Jamin
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    Derran did some vocal Melodies on some of my ears and they came out really great. He is suuuper talented, a natural melody maker. Def recommend!

  17. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    Another one bites the dust!

  18. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    Always a pleasure working with Derran!

  19. Review by Mark UK
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    Great working with Derran yet again, second time around was just as fantastic as the first time! He always delivers top quality vocals that are right on point. More projects coming soon!

  20. Review by She W.
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    It was such a relief to finally find a vocalist to deliver high quality and passionate vocals to bring my song to life. Derran Day is one of the best male vocalists that I've found on SoundBetter. His vocal performance exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him for professional vocals.

  21. Review by Jamin
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    Derran is a natural vocal melody maker and a pleasure to work with. Talent!

  22. Review by Monduc V.
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    derran is very talented, creative, responsive and listening.everything is simple and fluid.great sound; great ideas.i think i will work with him again very soon...thanx dude

  23. Review by Jay Parish
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    I've worked with Derran for four or five songs now, and the high quality of his delivery remains the same. Great singing and easy to work with. Five stars

  24. Review by Charles G.
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    Great talent. An excellent vocal performance on a difficult song that Derran handled with ease. Poised and professional. Look forward to working with him again.

  25. Review by Mark S.
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    Derran is super talented and has an amazing voice. He delivered exactly what was asked and the communication was great too. He is a true professional and I am definitely coming back to him for more projects in the future!

  26. Review by Moreno V.
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    Great work man!

  27. Review by Jay Parish
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    Great job again by Derran. One thing he does that I respect is that he does fresh takes of the different parts of the song. Some vocalists do one take of the chorus (and pre-chorus, chant, etc.) and copy and paste it for the other times it occurs in the song. With Derran, this copy-and-paste was kept to a bare minimum, and that helps me as a customer. It offers more options to choose from. I plan on working with him again and highly recommend him.

  28. Review by Jay Parish
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    This was my first time working with Derran. I had two songs with vocals that needed to be resung, and Derran's voice fit surprisingly well with both. I highly recommend him for vocals, as his delivery is on point and requires virtually zero pitch correction.

  29. Review by Matt d.
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    Great job as usual

  30. Review by Alex H.
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    Derran is highly professional, creative and easy to work with. If you need a smooth RnB voice with character, getting along without ANY pitch correction, he's your man! The delivered lead vocals were beyond my expecation - and the backing section that he made up on his own are abolutely beautiful. Here we have a real musician with a great understanding of harmony. Definitely will work with him again - highly recommended.

  31. Review by John B.
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    Derran is exactly what you need for your music.....His vocal an writing skills are absolutely phenomenal......definitely did my song justice, I will definitely work with him in future projects.

  32. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    What can I say.. 10/10

  33. Review by Mark S.
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    My second experience with Derran. As fabulous as the first!

  34. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    A great talent. Love working with this guy!!

  35. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    What can I say. A great artist that delivers time and time again!!

  36. Review by Gregory P.
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    Like butter.

  37. Review by Mark S.
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    Derran was totally professional. He served the song in every way. He provided me with a high quality vocal.

  38. Review by ANDRE SWISH
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    Great vocalist, delivered an awesome product. Pleasure to work with! You will not be disappointed if you hire this man.

  39. Review by Savoy E.
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    amazing voice, nailed the performance on the first run through. Look forward to working with him again soon.

  40. Review by Eden Vaschon
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    I really needed a vocal to truly showcase a new song and Derran gave me exactly what I was looking for. I’m immediately starting a new song with him.

  41. Review by J. Jones
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    Derran can sing the Alphabet Song and make it a hit record! He recorded a Pop/Contemporary Gospel song that I wrote years ago and made it a timeless work of art with universal appeal. Beautiful lyric / vocal interpretation. Derran is an absolute artistic genius and musician!

Interview with Derran Day

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

  2. A: I wrote and sang the song “My Word” for the ‘Black Love’ documentary. It was a very meaningful song for a very touching documentary. I’m forever grateful to the Black Love crew for allowing me to be a part of their journey.

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

  4. A: I’m working on a couple very cool tracks from a client in the states and from a client on the other side of the world. Connecting with people around the globe is the most satisfying part of this job

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

  6. A: I do not know anyone else on SoundBetter at the moment.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because cool gigs like this wouldn’t exist without it.

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

  10. A: I promise I’ll get you the quality sound you’re looking for, and I’ll get it to you in a very timely fashion

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

  12. A: Making music..It’s just fun man..I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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

  14. A: Can you bring this song to life? I most certainly can!

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

  16. A: That the work is easy..it’s not, but I love the process so it’s all good.

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

  18. A: Are you ready to make a hit or no? Because I’m DEFINITELY ready.

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

  20. A: Vocalize any and every idea/concern..it’s the little details that truly make a song. My job is to help bring that magic to life. It’s your vision, so let’s paint this picture together.

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

  22. A: Easy..My Mic, my piano, my headphones, a comfortable chair, and something to record some beautiful music with.

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

  24. A: My career path was to make music by any means necessary. I started working for online session sites about 5 years ago. I have done over 500 hundred songs for clients all over the world.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is emotional and soulful, smooth but still raw when it needs to be.

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

  28. A: Some of the new artists out here killing it..Lucky Daye, HER, Serpentwithfeet, Sampha..anyone who really knows how to tell a story with their voice..count me in.

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

  30. A: Always finish the song..no matter how tempted you are to quit.

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

  32. A: I’m typically requested to work on R&B/Soul/Pop songs

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My Dynamic vocals are my strongsuit..come see for yourself!

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

  36. A: I bring natural/raw emotion while still maintaining a quality sound. I like to make the song my own, while still following the vision of whoever is requesting my services..I want us to feel like what we are creating is as unique as it is professional..which tends to create more satisfying results

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

  38. A: I like to get a feel for the song first..listen all the way through a handful of times until the ideas/melodies come naturally. My recording process is pretty straight forward..I like to record each part all the way through for continuity purposes..then make whatever adjustments are needed to enhance the song. I like to give it a rough mix so the client can at least hear what I had in mind regarding how the vocals should sound. Then I play it back a few times to make sure everything is good, and bounce that baby out. Simple enough!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Home studio setup (acoustically treated) 2020 iMac with 64 gb RAM Manley Reference Mic running through a Shelford Channel preamp and Duet Apogee Interface Logic Pro X Waves Complete Plugins

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

  42. A: From Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye to Sampha, Lucky Daye, Ty Dolla..anyone with some soul is alright with me.

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

  44. A: I provide my professionally produced vocals for anyone in need. Most of my work is in the R&B/Soul/Pop fields

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