Emily Laliotis

Vocalist, Songwriter, Arranger

2 Reviews
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Versatile vocalist with pop, classical, musical theater, and world music training. Innovative and emotional background vocal arrangements. Award winning songwriter with 10 years of experience.

I specialize in Folk/Americana music, but have experience recording and writing in genres such as indie pop, dark cinematic, rock, and musical theater. I'm a classically trained vocalist with the ear, range and musical understanding to bring almost any vision to life. My vocal styles ranges from sweet & feminine to power house belter. From catchy hooks to layered harmonies, I would love to write, arrange and record vocals for your track.

I'm passionate about creating music, professional, and expedient. I will give your project the attention that it deserves, including up to two rounds of revisions.

Check out some of my samples here: https://s.disco.ac/gyuxjfydyomm

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  • Italian
  • Spanish

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Brenna Kupferman
    by Brenna Kupferman

    If I could give 10 stars, I would! Emily is extremely talented, friendly, and a consummate professional. I have worked with her as a collaborator on a wide variety of projects. Emily always takes the time to listen to her clients and deliver what they need. Her vocals are always spot-on and she has a deep understanding of how to approach each track. She has a professional recording set-up, and always goes above and beyond to make sure she provides high-quality, timely material. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  2. Review by Tony Serzo
    by Tony Serzo

    I’m a producer focused on licensing music for TV and film and have worked with Emily on many occasions. This lady is a complete pro! She has that rare talent of a singular voice that can cut through any mix yet she’s versatile enough to tailor her delivery to the song. Not many singers can do that. She also has really solid pitch and a good setup for recording herself so you won’t spend hours tuning or EQing the tracks she sends you. I really can’t recommend her enough.

Interview with Emily Laliotis

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

  2. A: I composed music for a high school production of Sarah Ruhl's play, Eurydice. It was such a treat to work with beautiful source material and help the text come alive with music. Teaching a cast of high schoolers the music, recording them for a cast album, and performing alongside them each night was a life affirming experience.

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

  4. A: I'm finishing up an EP of Americana music for my solo project, Emily Laliotis. I'm also wrapping up some sync-oriented songs, and am writing a song a day.

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

  6. A: Gregg Leonard is a fabulous Americana/Rock/Folk producer with access to incredible musicians and a master touch. He is also highly skilled at mixing and mastering.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, duh. I was born in the 90s.

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

  10. A: I promise to dedicate the time and energy to make your track the best version I can.

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

  12. A: I love bringing someone's vision to life. The joy of hearing your creative idea fully executed is incomparable!

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

  14. A: Are there any artists who serve as musical inspiration? In what capacity? Any influences you'd like to stay away from? Do you have any pet peeves in music/songwriting? Who will be mixing and mastering the track? What goal do you have for creating this track?

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

  16. A: Think about your audience for the track-- who are they? What makes them feel something? The production, vocal delivery, and songwriting are 3 distinct aspects of a song-- think about references for each of these categories.

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

  18. A: My guitar, an everlasting notebook and pen, a capo, a mic and my laptop. You could write and record endless amounts of music with those simple tools!

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

  20. A: I would love to work with Maggie Rogers-- her blend of pop and confessional songwriting is bringing new life to a younger generation of listeners.

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

  22. A: When you're stuck on a part of your song, the best thing you can give yourself is space.

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

  24. A: I love to work on Folk and Americana music, but often find myself crafting arrangements for Doo-wop, a-cappella pop music.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: My vocal precision is my strongest skill.

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

  28. A: I bring heart, wit, and instinctual effortlessness to songs. My melodies are innovativ but have a familiar feeling to them, and my lyrics are surprising but evoke a clear emotion.

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

  30. A: I typically schedule a call with a client to understand exactly what they are looking for in a song and/or vocalist. If I'm writing a song, I typically brain dump what I'm thinking about and craft a hook or story from those free form thoughts. I then finesse until I'm ready to record a demo. With vocal tracking, I typically lay down my rough ideas and bounce the whole vibe by the client before moving on to final pitch perfect vocal tracks.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I record in my home studio via Logic Pro. For demos and background vocals I typically use my Shure SM7B and for leads I typically get more bandwidth using my Rode NT-2A. I have a Bluebird and and Ear Trumpet mic that I sometimes put up for acoustic guitar and other specialty tracks.

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

  34. A: Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Madison Cunningham, and Anaïs Mitchell are all musicians I look to for inspiration. I'm a huge fan of work by Dan Knobler, Mike Viola, Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb as producers.

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

  36. A: I am most often recording lead and background vocals for a song that has already been written. Often my clients have the intention of getting their music placed in TV, Film and Ads.

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  • Brandi Carlile
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Alina Baraz
Gear Highlights
  • Shure SM7B
  • Rode NT2-A
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Logic Pro X
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