Cris Hodges

Singer & Topline Specialist

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Committed, creative and VERSATILE. As a singer of many voices, each song I record is a personal experience for me. I enjoy helping talented songwriters through the struggles of creating lyrics and melodies, then providing a passionate voice to polish the songs to perfection. Credits include the band Grey Daze and Paramount Music.

I became an online session singer in response to a high demand for professional, creative and dedicated musicians around the world. I have the honor of writing for several music licensing companies and movie production companies here in LA, and my goal is to offer my expertise to the rest of the world through online recording and topline. As the music industry continues to change, more and more songwriters and artists are now finding a platform to write, record, perform and be heard. What some considered to be the end of the industry has now revealed itself to be a gift to artists who would have never been discovered had the status quo never changed. This change has also created a high demand for professional musicians. In addition, the internet has allowed for unlimited creative possibilities, connecting musicians across the globe.

I can adapt to any scenario you need. From EDM to hard rock to country to pop, I will find the voice your song deserves and create an amazing experience through the recording process and beyond. I thrive on creating topline for artists with songs but struggle with lyrics and melodies. I enjoy understanding what the songwriter is trying to communicate and putting that into words to make the song complete. Let's not just write another song, let's create an experience.

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

Languages

  • English

537 Reviews - 63 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    There's a reason Cris is hired so much - he's AWESOME

  2. Review by Cyril
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    Cris is on a different league. He is an amazing singer, with an insane vocal range. He also cares about what the vison, the feel for the song truly is about - and that makes such a difference. This is the 2nd song together, in a complete different genre and he absolutely nailed it again! Looking forward to the 3rd one !!

  3. Review by Carol Kay
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    Cris is a gem and a true professional. Prompt replies, willing to hear feedback, easy to make changes, wants to keep customers happy. I appreciate it. Will definitely come back
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  4. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Cris' vocals hit like a SUPERNOVA

  5. Review by Jacobo G.
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    Fantastic as always!!

  6. Review by john o.
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    We love Cris-He always works with us-Listens to our ideas and what we are looking for. He then uses his created talent and professionalism to make our beautiful songs. His vocals are amazing and versatile-country, pop,rock and role and you name it. Thanks Cris for another great song-The Twins

  7. Review by Carol Kay
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    Cris did an excellent job and was easy to work with. He was very responsive and cared very much about the project which I appreciated. He prioritized making sure I was satisfied with the result, again these are great qualities that I appreciate very much. Thank you!

  8. Review by Sebastian B.
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    Did an absolutely amazing job! Explained what I was looking for and he did an amazing job quickly. He was also available and frequently touching base.

  9. Review by john o.
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    Hi Cris-This has been a fun ride with you.You keep making our songs better and better. Your passion for making beautiful songs is "AMAZING" We appreciate your excellent work ethic and talent. When you choose Cris Hodges for your songs, you found someone "SPECIAL". Thanks Cris-The Twins

  10. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    CyberCris kicks ass!

  11. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Lucky Review #525 - Cris is AMAZING

  12. Review by john o.
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    Hi Cris- WE want to thank you for another beautiful song. Your passion and inspiration made the love song "SPECIAL". The vocals and instrumental were spot on with the lyrics. As we have found out working with you-You always find away to make it work! Thanks again-The Twins

  13. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Cris and I have been working together for 5 years now

    There’s a reason we’re approaching 100 songs together

    10/5 stars!

  14. Review by john o.
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    Hi Cris- You did it again-another great song. You keep inspiring us to write lyrics so we can see what you can do with them. You always see the details of the big picture in making our songs complete. Thanks and get ready for the next one! The Twins

  15. Review by Morgan DeLucia
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    Does anybody really read these reviews?? If you do, just know that Cris will sing the hell outta your song!! He gives it 110% - can't wait to do another one with him!

  16. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Cris goes above and beyond - 6 star experience every time

  17. Review by john o.
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    Working with Cris just gets better and better. We are always amazed on how creative he can be in doing our songs-"ENDLESS" is the word. Thanks Cris for another beautiful song. You always put the "MAGIC" in everyone of them. The Twins

  18. Review by Kimberly S.
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    FANTASTIC vocals
    Delivered them with expertise and passion
    -just what is needed when seeking a top-notch vocalist!

    You nailed it AGAIN!!

    Thank you Cris! 😎

  19. Review by john o.
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    Cris is "SPECIAL"! Creativity-A+, Talent-A+, Vocals-A+, Devotion-A+, Changing lyrics for the better-A+ and instrumentals A+. The results with all our songs-A+. We love you Cris-The Twins

  20. Review by Joe B.
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    This is my second project with Cris in just the last few weeks. His work on the first was great and the second was even better. If you're looking for a kick-a** vocalist, who can get way, way up in the upper registers, delivers on time, adds in ideas that complement the work- then contact Cris!

Interview with Cris Hodges

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

  2. A: Several AMAZING artists and bands that will soon hit the airwaves!

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

  4. A: I will first build a relationship with new clients, learn what they want and deliver. It's that easy. I'm in this for the long haul, not just 1 song and done.

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

  6. A: Who are your inspirations? Tell me about what you were thinking when you recorded this? What do you want to do with this music? How can I WIN with you? How can I lose with you?

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

  8. A: I have been a professional musician for at over 10 years and loving every bit of it.

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

  10. A: After we begin the process, I'll hear what the songwriter wants to communicate in their music. Typically we're listening to vocal references and just getting to know each other. I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider.

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

  12. A: My inspirations range from BB King to Lady Gaga, from Led Zeppelin to The Weeknd. And everything in between.

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

  14. A: Most of the time songwriters will have ideas of melody and/or lyrics but haven't landed on anything they're satisfied with yet. When I come in and begin working on a song, I'll find the passion, attitude and mood of what the vocals should be communicating, then transfer what's in my head into a sample for us to consider. This is an incredibly successful way that I help create top line for songwriters.

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

  16. A: I like hearing music from all around the world and adding my flavor to it. It's a unique time in this world where we can do that.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My strongest skill is being able to LISTEN to what the clients want, and combining that with my interpretation of their intentions.

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

  20. A: Communication and relationship is key. Let's build that first, the rest can come after.

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

  22. A: Take chances. Record like no one is listening. Your true self will transpire.

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

  24. A: Rock, Pop, Country, Americana and everything in between.

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

  26. A: Passion, experience and professionalism.

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Terms Of Service

2 revisions free (unless major). Typical turn-around time is 3-6 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Adam Levine
  • Chester Bennington
  • Sam Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre
  • AT 4033a Condenser Mic
  • Rhode K2 Condenser Mic
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  • Singer Chris Hodges featured on Los Angeles news KTLAOct 23, 2018

    https://youtu.be/eVWKb_eMwJI