Are you looking for professional metal/hard rock vocals for your songs? Do you want a vocal performance equivalent to the professional standards, to represent your song at its best? I'm your guy ;)
My name is George Margaritopoulos and I'm a professional singer/vocal coach hailing from London, UK.
I have over 15 years of experience in music and especially recording vocals for other bands/artists.
My main profession is vocal coaching.Also, I have been working as a vocal producer in a recording studio.
What I offer:
Top notch vocal recordings.
Professional sounding, edited and ready to be mixed vocals, will be delivered to you in mono dry tracks, as well as a rough mix with effects for preview of my performance.
Communication is of utmost importance, so feel free to contact me with any requests and as many revisions needed until we meet your project's needs!
Your song is the most important part of our collaboration.
I am very serious about my work and keeping my standard up there with the rest of the music that is being released today.
Don't just take my word for it, listen to the vocal covers on my youtube channel to get a better idea about what I do and to see what I can add to your tracks!
Check out my youtube channel:
When you are ready, click the blue button and let's get your tracks the professional vocal performance they deserve!
I'm looking forward to working with you :)
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
36 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse George Margaritopoulos
Great vocalist, delivered what I asked for and as always a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended
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Yet again an amazing cooperation on an album project!
I was looking for a very special sound and typ of vocals.George provide me with amazing vocals and was easily able to adapt to the different vocal styles. It was a real pleasure working with George. Easy going and top notch.One special thing to mention:during our collab his area was hit by an earthquake and of course personal matters are always first but I was working against a deadline and even under those difficult circumstance he made it happen.A real pro on all levels. Thank you very much!!
As always, George crushes these performances. Precision and professionalism extraordinaire. An excellent vocalist!
If you are looking for a real professional singer, it is easy to recommend George! If i ever need air ride siren again, i know who to ask. Cheers from Finland!
Fifth collab with George. As usual excellent results!!!
This was our fifth collaboration over the last couple of months and George's performances just keep getting better and better!
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Yet again George was a top pro and a pleasure to work with. A producer who has an experienced understanding of all the elements required to put a quality album together.
This was our fourth collaboration, and yet again George came through with exactly what was needed. His amazing tone added the perfect edge to this latest track.
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George is clearly a top-quality musician and producer, with a great ear and understanding of theory.
We worked on a challenging project together but it was always handled professionally and, with his guidance, we produced a great result in the end.
On to the next!
As usual, George easily came through with the vocal goodies that the song required! He has a wonderful ability to produce excellent results, regardless of how precise or vague my instructions sometimes are!
This was our third collaboration. There will be more!
Again, George came through with excellent results for our second collaboration! Already started on the third one!
George is a gifted singer, and his versatility speaks for itself. He worked with me to develop a vocal approach that matched the feel of the song. And he went above and beyond arranging a choral section for the song's chorus that really brought it to life. I hope to work with him again in the future. Cheers!
George has an amazing voice and was able to deliver everything I asked for. He is very professional with great communication. He added some extra effort to really bring my song to life and I am very happy with the outcome. I have a lot more work for him and can't wait to start on the next one!
George was excellent to work with on my original song. It's an incredible feeling to have a song in your head for years and then finally find a vocalist who listens and understands exactly what you are hearing and feeling, then brings it to life with lead and harmony. He communicated clearly with me and was willing to make any changes I requested. He completed it in just two takes! He is a rare male vocalist who can sing with the emotion and power of DIO, Steve Perry, and so much more.
I couldn't have been happier with George! He's an amazing singer, a really cool guy and he's always ready to try things to improve the songs. Do yourself a favour and hire him!
Hire him, you won't regret it!! :)
What a stellar performance! Great vocalist and singer. Talented musician!
George was great! He took my dull vocal samples and brought them to life with his energetic and powerful singing. He followed my instructions and educated me on a few things as well. There's no doubt that I will work with George on future projects.
Can't speak highly enough of George. Recommended!
Interview with George Margaritopoulos
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It will have to be the most recent project at the time of answering this question. It's a project where I was allowed not only to sing but write the vocal melody/top-line and also collaborate with my lyric partner to make sure we get some top-notch lyrics to dress this song up the way it deserved. It turned out that the client was extra happy and is willing to get back to work with this model, since the result exceeded his expectations! I'm really proud of the work we put into this one.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Always working on a record or two at the time. However I try to limit projects only to a couple at a time, as this allows me to give my 100% to them. I just finished recording an EP for a German band that will be released pretty soon. Currently working on a record for a Canadian guitarist and another one for an American metal project too. I also record vocals for single releases all over the world, pretty much. In the meantime, I'm working on finishing my personal LP, although vocals for this one are already recorded.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are needed for various stages in today's productions. In any case, I'd say use with caution and most importantly don't be a slave to your gear!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will get nothing but my best performance every single time. Also, I always deliver way before the deadlines, I have built a reputation for doing so and I plan on keeping it that way.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I'm allowed to do music for a living, for me is a blessing. But the extra kick I get from meeting the clients expectations each time and the ecstatic look on their faces when they hear the result exactly how the dreamt it and at times even better, is something that never gets old and what keeps me going even with the hardest of projects, where 10 revisions or more are needed to achieve this result.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long it will take to deliver the result and most importantly if I got their point on what they're expecting back from me. My answer always surprises people as I deliver very fast yet I'm very pedantic and extremely detailed with my work.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy! After a recording session I will feel drained from all the energy poured into the session. It might not take 8 hours to work on a project, but 2 or 3 hours of non-stop recording is more than enough if you're 100% into your work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First question is always if there is a deadline and when they expect their files back by.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for a result as close to the one you want as humanly possible. Talk is cheap as they say, so I'd suggest skipping all the writing and go straight for the vocal sample on the site.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My voice is number 1. Thankfully I don't have to worry about that. After that, a decent mic an interface and my laptop would be more than enough for me to create and record my music :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Singing and music in general has always been with me back since I can remember myself. I've been pursuing singing seriously more than 15 years now and I've been vocal coaching the last 10. Recording is my passion and I've always had a setup no matter big or small where I would experiment with various recording techniques.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern sounding yet a lot of classic rock and metal influences are part of my sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: People that are passionate about their music, take their work seriously and accept nothing but the best performance for their songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Using a different mic for the backing vocals can save time and sound quality compared to having to mix backing vocals that have been recorded with the same mic. Also, panning is your friend when it comes to backing vocal separation.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly metal and rock, but I have a strong background in pop music too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm not just a singer, I am a vocal coach,vocal producer and sound engineer, with 10 years of experience on these fields. So, not only you will get the best result in terms of recording but also I will go ahead and record vocal doubles, backing vocals and any other vocal effects that a song might need in terms of production to bring the best out of it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A very detailed and professional recording. The performance is always tailored to the song and I will also bring in my songwriting skills where needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After an extensive chat with the client I will go ahead and record a preview vocal and send it back with a little bit of processing and effects just so that the client has an idea of how it will sound like when the vocals are mixed. After a couple of revisions (that's how much it normally takes) I will send the files along with my version of how I think the vocals should sit in the song. However, files are sent dry with no effects so the client can mix it however they see fit.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: This is my professional vocal chain for recording: Neumann U87 or SM7B microphone -> BAE 1073MPF microphone preamp -> Black Lion Audio Seventeen F.E.T. compressor -> RME Babyface Pro audio interface -> MacBook Pro.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording professional vocals