Singer / Songwriter / Composer based in Italy (Agrigento). XFactor participant, multifaceted Singer & Musician.
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I’m KEL, XFactor Participant, PRO Singer/ Songwriter/Producer, from Italy and Malta. Amongst other things, I represented Italy in Copenhagen in 2015, participated in the talent show Xfactor, opened the International artists’ concert: Noa and toured India as a guest singer in various important events. Youtube Videos in which I feature sport millions of Views. My spotify monthly listeners: 65k
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Interview with Kel
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of my "Summertime Sadness" cover that has been released by FUTURE HOUSE CLOUD and by many international collaborations such as "Zara Zara mashup" on Youtube which has now 16 million views.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on 3 toplines and 1 cover acapella!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Nowadays, although analog is the best way, technology has advanced so well that you can hardly tell the difference.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will keep on working on the music untile they are satisfied. I have NEVER left a client unsatisfied. NEVER.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I finally can earn thanks to my talent and passion!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Do you send clean wav stems of the mixed and mastered song?" and my reply is: "Mixing and mastering is something only professional and qualified sound engineers can do. I do mixing to show you how my vocals would fit in the song, but the final mastering job has to be handled by a professional sound engineer."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Work can be done in a quicker way if someone has the right experience to be able to work in a fast and efficient way! Some clients (thank god rarely) think that in order to deliver a good god you need weeks, but that is not true.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Reference song Genre Song duration Singing style Clean stems of stems with fx?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: "Communication is the key to the perfect result. Communicate your needs effectively ".
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my pc, my microphone, a tent, my animals and a diary.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing since I was 4 years old. I have participated in many singing and music events and toured round the world. I have participated in the show Xfactor in 2018. I am currently working as a fulltime freelancer and making music for me and clients.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mix of Oriental/Smooth/Sensual/Dark vibes
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: ALAN WALKER! 100%. I love his music and style, I love his unique, dark, emotional touch.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, I think that nowadays freelancers tend to use their headphones, as many of them work from their home studios, but they sometimes end up making incomplete music. That's because they do not listen to a song on good-quality speakers before releasing it. Please before releasing master the song while listening to it on both headphones and speakers!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Dance mostly but I compose in any genre except Hard rock and Metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing original toplines!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My life experience, my emotions, my personality, my love for music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like sending 30 second (roughly) demos to my clients before they order, and after the order we keep on working together step by step until the work is complete.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio setup, I have a professional microphone (Shuresm7b), a pop filter, mixer and uphoria behringer soundcard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sting, Dardust and Freddie Mercury.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work with clients on a daily basis on many different projects. Example: custom songs, toplines, hooks, lyrics etc.