Operatic/classical soprano offering solo and choral style vocals. Whether you have a specific piece in mind or just a musical idea, I'll work with you to bring your vision to life. I also compose and arrange music. From soaring opera arias to lush choral arrangements and everything in between, I offer a range of vocal styles and techniques.
I am a classical singer who has performed in operas, oratorios and choral works in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall and live in performance on BBC Radio 3, working with world-class orchestras and conductors including Sir Andrew Davies, Gianandrea Noseda and Paul Daniel. I am an experienced session singer as well, having recorded in venues including Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios for groups including the BBC Singers, London Voices, Vocals Unlimited and RSVP Voices.
My voice type is a lyric soprano (F3 to D6) with a strong lower range too. I have sung in many languages including English, Italian, French, German and Spanish and am happy to write a melody or harmonies for you. I can work either from prepared sheet music or audio, or from any spoken or written outline you may have that forms the basis of your idea. I can also sing in a more ethereal style for movie, TV and game soundtracks, as well as ballads and ambient music.
As a trained composer from Durham University, I also offer music writing and transcription services. I've had the pleasure of creating vocal arrangements for a wide range of clients, including film and TV composers, classical musicians, and artists in genres ranging from classical crossover to RnB and heavy metal!
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81 Reviews - 18 Repeat ClientsEndorse Caroline Joy
Best vocals as always,
quick and easy!
Caroline is an amazing singer/soprano and amazing person. Always a lot of fun to work with her. I feel like i will record a lot more music with her :)
Another amazing collaboration with Caroline!!
It was a pleasure to work with Caroline,
Her amazing voice is bringing my song to a level I was not even expecting!
Caroline has a beautiful voice and is a wonderful classical singer. She provided a quick service and delivery and was very nice to communicate with. I highly recommend!
Always a real pleasure to work with Caroline. She's a true professional.
Caroline was super professional and easy to work with. She did exactly what I asked for and delivered beautiful vocals.
Great experience! Performance and recording were fantastic. Communication was quick and thorough. Genuine pleasure to work with Caroline!
Caroline is a true professional. She always delivers more than You expect. I am very grateful for the privilege to cooperate with her.
Great job! Amazing Voice!
Caroline did an amazing job!
Caroline has a lovely voice. She did a great job on my song. She is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.
Like always I am really pleased with the result. I always get more than I expect. Caroline is really creative person and it’s always real pleasure to work with her.
Working with Caroline was a pure pleasure, she perfectly understood my needs and performed vocals even better than I had imagined.
In fact, I had a busy evening, but after the first time I heard the recorded vocals, I spent the whole evening listening to them over and over :)
Additionally, communication was very businesslike and quick in response. I would definitely highly recommend working with Caroline in the future!
she has a great voice as for a classic singer as well as a crossover! I am so glad to have found another precious voice in Soundbetter!!!! our collaboration will continue!!!
Caroline is one of the two whom i marked heart sign as my favorites in sound better. Her voice sounds like that of heaven. I even feel I am cleansed by her voice. There are no exact words to express the power and divinity she has brought to song. Our collaboration will continue!!!
Caroline Joy is a singer like none other. Her vocals are smooth, yet can be extremely powerful when needed. Her harmony is pitch (and picture) perfect. Caroline is like a super-hero to me. I am always in awe at how magnificently she performs on songs. She has made my song a true work of art.
Caroline's voice is very nuanced and impressive and she did a great job with my piece. I would thoroughly recommend her as a soprano on any project you are working on!
Quick and perfect delivery - amazing voice!
Would love to work with Caroline again! :)
Interview with Caroline Joy
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have been fortunate to work with many wonderful musicians over the years so it's hard to narrow it down! I've had amazing experiences performing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, working with conductors like Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Andrew Davies and Paul Daniel. While I still love performing live, more recently I've enjoyed learning how to record and produce my own music and so when opportunity arose to work with Autumn Tears on their March 2021 release, "The Glow of Desperation", I was thrilled to be involved as I was given the chance to have some of my own songs feature on the album. This has inspired me to keep writing and see what I can create of my own music alongside the performing!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on writing more of my own songs, and hope to produce my own album in the next year.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I've loved singing for a long time so being able to do it every day for a living is amazing! I love collaborating with many other incredible artists who trust me to bring my own creativity and skills to a project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Since starting work as a remote session singer I've worked with artists in many musical genres, from classical to hip hop and heavy metal
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge classical music fan (no surprise there!) - some of my favourite composers to name but a few are Vaughan-Williams, Stravinsky, Puccini and Debussy. I also love film music composers including Morricone, Nyman and Zimmer. Vocally, I'm inspired by many versatile singers including Birgit Nilsson, Maria Callas, Mirella Freni, Angela Gheorghiu, Kate Bush, Björk and Annie Lennox.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Like any singer, I like to bring my own unique sound and abilities to anything I'm working on; however I am open to specific requests regarding vocal technique and sonority, such as singing without vibrato or using a lighter, breathier tone than usually used by an opera singer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'm a fast sight reader and I learn music quickly, so I can turn orders around very quickly if needed. I love working with new music and arias and like to go deeper into the structure, lyrics and feel of a piece if I have the luxury of time to do so! I usually work very organically if I'm composing, although I still often transcribe what I'm about to record so I can alter it easily if necessary.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from my home studio using Logic Pro X, using my Aston Spirit mic and Audient iD44 interface.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm often asked to perform a pre-written classical or operatic piece, or to compose a melody line for an instrumental track. I'm very open to writing my own melodies and harmonies for all kinds of music.