Performed on both Star Search, and 'New York, NuRock'. Opening act for Zebra, Joe Lynn Turner, and Danger Danger, among others. Think Dennis De Young meets Steve Perry, with a bit of Joe Elliot thrown in. I've been recording and writing for over 30 years.
My process is very consistent - I like to work on a few different lead and backup vocal melodies and once I lock into a comfortable favorite - I can usually nail a 'keeper' in minimal takes.
I'm open to suggestions, have a very professional attitude, and love what I do. I have been recording lead vocals and writing lyrics for many years. I have a passion for working out lead and backup vocal melodies. My backups range from subtle and simple, to layered Queen-like harmonies.
Some of my proudest moments include appearing on Star Search back in 1990. It was a thrill to be able to share the stage with so many great performers! Another accomplishment that made me proud was having one of my band videos be produced by Graham Elliot for Fovea Films and remixed by Eric Kupper! The name of the song is 'Forever Girl' and was written and performed by my band Voodoo Dancer.
I just completed a recording for the ALS Ride for Life Foundation and am proud to be a contributor to their cause.
There are numerous other highlights that have meant a lot to me - and some presently in the works!
I recently completed work with a band from England that has recorded and released an e.p..
The e.p. is doing well and is currently being played in various radio and online music stations.
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28 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Warren P.
With Warren at the mic, all you do is be as clear as you can with direction, because he'll nail it if you know how to ask a singer for singer stuff.
My song is so happy it has Warren on it. Now to hope someone finds it worthy to publish. Thank you, Warren! Blessings to you and yours.
I am richly blessed to have found Warren here. A consummate professional and as talented, passionate about music, and caring for what's best for the song makes Warren my go to for my songs. I'm deeply indebted, and wish him nothing but great experiences in all facets of life. May God bless Warren P.
amazing vocals and amazing artist. Warren is an absolute pleasure to work with and a true professional in every sense of the word. communication was flawless and spot on.
Warren has a very unique and clear, almost Freddie Mercury like voice which sounds great in the recording before you even process the sound! He is also super kind for having the energy to try different ideas and really committing to the project to make the client happy. This was a steal, and I will definitely come back again!
Great singer and great professional. Warren was really involved in our project providing good lyrics and toplines in no time! Merci et à bientôt à Paris :)
Warren is an amazing singer and a smooth collaborator. Fast turnaround, great ideas, very communicative and fun to work with. The final delivery was all I expected and more, and the vocal tracks are very cleanly engineered to boot. Couldn't be happier!
Warren was terrific to work with through out this project. I look forward to working with him again in the future. Great person. Terrific talent.
Warren did an excellent job. He was able to understand the vibe of the song and put a lot of feeling into it. He delivered the job before my tight deadline. And it still gave me more than we agreed. We will definitely work again in the future.
Always a great and caring performer. Goes the mile to get it 1000x perfect.
More excellent work!
Warren is a great talent with a remarkable voice! Always a pleasure working with him on my songs.
Warren is one of the finest singers I have heard and it is a pleasure to work with him. He has an uncanny sense of getting right to what a song needs with regard to vocal delivery. His timbre and intonation are first rate. Warren is also great with coming up with ideas if the need arises. Can't wait to work with him again.
Another excellent performance from Warren. Takes the time and makes sure every song is a "hit".
More terrific work from Warren!
Another fantastic vocal from Warren...and the Back Ups were SO good!!!...easy to work with and his ideas to build up the sonic vocal landscape were spot on!!! Here’s to the next one!! Warren is a Gent and a Pro...highly recommended
More great work from Warren!!!
More great work from Warren! What a terrific vocal!!
Fantastic vocalist! A real pro!
I've had the pleasure to work with warren and he is totally professional and extremely creative. I can put down a song idea and he'll finish it with great melodies and lyrics. He'll also arrange the song if he feels the need to make it the best it can be. One of the best vocalists/musicians I've ever worked with.
If have know Warren professionally and personally for many years, and have had the pleasure of doing an extensive amount of collaborating, recording and performing with him. Warren is a consummate professional with great song writing skills, a fantastic voice, and a serious work ethic. He is easy to work with, and always performs to the highest level. I highly recommend him!
Interview with Warren P.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: This is a tough one - because I have worked with so many wonderfully talented bands/musicians. I've recently had my share of involvement with different bands overseas and across the country. Very proud of my work in these projects. Always gives me a thrill to hear the final productions. My role is always the same - give them the lead vocals they want - and create backups whenever the song calls for it. I've never been disappointed - and judging from their feedback - neither have they.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working with 2 bands on 2 separate albums worth of material that I feel blessed to be a part of already. Great musicians - great songs - catchy melodies. Easy to work with. Lovin' it!!! I'm also involved in a solo project of my own that so many of my musical acquaintances have come forth and offered any input/help that I may need! I'm blessed to have their support and abilities.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Either - Analog for the warmth it is inherently well known for. Digital for the ease of manipulation and distribution.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Progressive, Rock, and New Wave. I've recorded for religious and pop artists as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a vocal melody is my strongest skill. Although - some would say my ability to nail a song in few takes. I also pride myself on coming up with backups vocals that are layered with alternate melodies. In my opinion - that can often embellish a song to sound more pleasing and powerful to the listener.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I get deeply involved in creative aspect of Lead and Background Vocals. Creating and Recording melodic and layered background vocals is fun to me. My process involves coming up with 2 or more ideas above and beyond what the client hired me for - thus allowing them to pick and choose from my suggestions. Sometimes my input sparks a new edge that they otherwise might've missed. My lead and backups are then tweaked according to their liking - and ultimately I send them the stems with or without effects. Completely up to the client. I try to accommodate them and make them feel completely at ease during the exchange. My vocal input makes me feel like I'm part of the band/artist. So the final product is just as important to me. Once they are happy with the end result - I am also happy.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm an enthusiastic classic rock vocalist influenced by Steve Perry, Joe Elliot, and Dennis DeYoung. As far as vocal creativity goes--- I love room to create catchy melodies and layered backups. If given a prewritten melody - I capture it to the best of my ability and listen to my clients closely to accomplish what they are looking to hear. I appreciate so many vocalists who span over many different genre's. I do like to experiment - but am focused on the result the writer desires.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: PreSonus Studio One 5 Professional with AKG 414, Samson Studio One Studio Condenser, Rode NT 2, Gibson Les Paul 100, Fender Strat, Faith 'Mars Burst' Acoustic, Peavey Millenium Edition Bass, M-Audio 49 MK3 Midi Keyboard, PreSonus AudioBox iTwo, Presonus TubePre v2
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Robert Plant, Steve Perry, Dennis DeYoung, and Joe Elliot. Robert Plant for his sheer gut passion. Perry for his power and melodic backups. DeYoung for his intonation and writing skills. Elliot for his grit and powerful delivery.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Craig Higgins: Keyboardist/Songwriter Extraordinaire! His abilities are admirable on so many levels. He's a perfectionist - but even that is based on his love for musical creativity. From complex progressive keyboard work - to the simpler catchy realm of pop/dance music - Craig delivers!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best to deliver the same vocal sound you chose me for and perform the song to the best of my ability. I won't be happy until you're happy. We will work together until that plateau is reached!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity side is my favorite aspect of both singing and writing. Always has been. Ultimately - I love to hear the finished product as well. Once it's 'out there' - I look forward to the listeners responses.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They usually ask me to pour on layers of backups. This way they can pick and choose - or use it all. I ask only that they give me freedom to run with it and then I pass the ideas over for approval! 🎶
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The two things I do usually ask are: 1. Do they want the vocal low and gritty or high and sweet? 2. How many backups do you want to hear? Simple and few or layered and complex?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Would absolutely LOVE to work with Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) or Jon Anderson (YES). Both genius's whose vocal arrangements I admire very much. Equally respect their songwriting abilities.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Nothing. I enjoy it and it's fulfilling to me on a personal level to be able to share what I can bring to the table.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My FAITH acoustic. Warmest, fullest tone, and easiest play-ability I've ever experienced from any acoustic I've played. Being on an island - there wouldn't be any electricity - so I'm gonna go with an empty notebook of at least 1000 or more pages for writing. A box of 1000 pencils. My old broken down piano. And a solar powered multi track. Hey! As long as we're pretending!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started singing when I was a 'wee lad' of 7 or 8. Mostly to songs on the radio and tv. I really took it seriously at around 13/14 years old. That's literally when I discovered I'd rather write my own songs than sing covers. I've been at it for over 35 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I consider myself a bluesy - new age - progressive vocalist. I love sweet melodies and harmonies.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Not really. There are so many genres and equally so many ways to put each genre across. There are no rules anymore. Some love it 'hot' and 'wet', others swear it has to be 'tame' and 'dry'. It all works and depends more on who's listening to it to appreciate it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Catchy melodies and simple phrasing. My vocals can be either sweet and simple or a little raspy ala Plant or Joe Elliot. I don't stop until everyone is happy. Vocally - I can chant some sweet lead-outs. Backups are a treat with layers of high end mixed with alternative harmonies.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If given vocal melody - I perform it in the style I was hired for. If they ask me to create a vocal melody and/or backups - I hear a multitude of ideas. Once I lock into one that hits - I follow through until completed. Backups are fun for me. I lean toward elaborate orchestrated backups where needed. Otherwise I keep it simple. When creating music - I channel a style I'm looking for - and immerse myself in that genre.