Nick Tompkins

Indie singer/topline/writer

18 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Experienced, unique and emotive vocalist/songwriter; indie/rock/pop specialist with extensive national radio success with tracks I've sung and written. Topline/song writer with years of experience writing for successful indie bands and library music in all styles and genres.

I provide exciting, emotive, authentic and well recorded vocal takes specialising in indie/indie-pop/new-wave/pop styles. I am experienced and proficient at writing and performing harmonies and double tracks to bulk out and highlight key musical moments. As a songwriter myself, I always try to deliver beyond what is required of me, tracking additional harmonies, ad libs etc that come to mind giving the client more options to work with.

I also offer my songwriting services in the form of topline writing, track writing, and lyric writing. I have over a decade of songwriting experience and my current project Youth Sector have received widespread acclaim across national radio (BBC R1, Elton John's Rocket Hour, BBC 6 Music) and international music publications (NME, CLASH, DIY). I also write production music for award winning production music company Chøppersaurus so am well versed in writing and producing for varying styles and to different briefs. I have experience in writing and arranging for strings and brass but am especially confident writing for guitar, bass and keys.

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


  • English

18 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Quentyn

    Really professional, always great to work with and stunning voice!

  2. Review by Park
    by Park

    He has a unique and charming voice.
    The speed of the work was also fast and professional.
    I'll work with him again next time.

  3. Review by Quentyn

    Super happy to work with Nick - amazing result again!

  4. Review by Quirijn (.

    Super happy with the result and was great to with! Really professional and amazing voice!

  5. Review by Juliana K.

    Nick was super communicative and really easy to work with!

  6. Review by Sarah S.

    Great to work with Nick! End product was amazing

  7. Review by Ryan D.

    Amazing experience, so much character in his voice...nailed it!!

  8. Review by Mark R.

    Nick was very easy to work with! I highly recommend working with him!

  9. Review by Rob
    by Rob

    Nick is incredibly talented, very professional and easy to work with. He delivered amazing vocal toplines for my project. Nailed the vibe with his vocal approach and provided catchy melodic rhythms that fit perfect with material he was given. I highly recommend him, and look forward to working with him again in the future.

  10. Review by Joe Dollar

    Nick is very easy to work with and delivers a fantastic vocal performance this time as well. Can’t wait to work with him again!

  11. Review by Rupert P.

    Nick is a fantastic vocalist who was a joy to work with again. Highly recommended.

  12. Review by Nicolas

    Flawless! Nick delivered stunning, lively vocals in no time. It's nuanced, energetic, thoughtful and creative. Highly recommended! A great singer and a great pro to work with!

  13. Review by Steve
    by Steve

    Incredible artist. Nick delivered on time despite the fast turnaround, with incredible, on-point vocals. Truly a talented singer. Delivered everything I asked for and more. Would definitely work with again!

  14. Review by Zane
    by Zane

    Pure artist. top class vocals. good communication and fast turnaround with great results. highly recommended !! will work with Nick again.

  15. Review by Johan
    by Johan

    Can't recommend Nick enough! He has a unique and energetic voice that suited my song perfectly. The vocal production was very proffesional and he brought my song to a level beyond anything I hoped.

  16. Review by Rupert P.

    Nick was fantastic to work with and delivered a brilliant vocal. He interpreted the brief perfectly and I look forward to working together again soon.

  17. Review by JJ Perry Audio

    Nick is an incredibly creative guy, you'll get some very distinctive out of the box choices from this guy if you let him run with a brief. I never want to digitally correct his performances, his voice just oozes character.

  18. Review by Nick Evans

    Nick is an incredibly talented musician, and a really hard worker. I have collaborated with him on a number of projects. I love his professionalism, enthusiasm and energy. He is a total pleasure to work with and always delivers.

Interview with Nick Tompkins

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

  2. A: To put as much passion, time and effort into their project as I would any of my own projects. I'll always put as much into my performance/writing as I possibly can.

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

  4. A: Being able to spend my time working on great music and improving at my craft while doing it.

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

  6. A: Indie, rock and pop

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Writing energetic, exciting toplines and singing them with passion and urgency.

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

  10. A: First thing for me is always to get a good dialogue going with the client, asking ahead whether they have any references, ideas, inspirations in mind whether it's vocals, lyrics or topline writing. I'll always propose a date to the client by which I can get the work sent by, including allowances for revisions etc. I'll send a full version of the track complete with BVs, ad libs and double tracks as well as a VOX ONLY version in order to make the vocal as clear as possible. After any revisions are made following feedback, I send all stems dry and untreated in a Zip folder. Job's a good'un.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I tend to use an MXL 990 vocal mic complete with reflection filter, pop shield and and some acoustic treatment in my home studio. I'm a big fan of Soundtoys and Fabfilter plugins to make everything sound nice when I send off examples of vocal takes to clients.

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

  14. A: Talking Heads, The Strokes, Haim, Fontaines DC

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

  16. A: Session vocal work, usually for indie/rock/pop tracks

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