Sandy Frazier is a talented New York City based singer-songwriter. I have had the pleasure of helping Sandy produce 3 songs to date and we are in the works of putting together a full album of material so she can release a 10 song project. Not only is Sandy a talented songwriter, she also is a professional artist/painter, author with published works, as well as being a very well known publicist specializing in talk radio. She is one busy creative woman.
For the featured song, “A Very Private Person”, Sandy and I talked about her concerns of taking this traditional blues song with her scratch demo of guitar and vocals and having it be dated in production. She didn’t want just a basic blues production that would be reminiscent of the 70′s or days gone by. Together, we chose some recent reference artists including “The Black Keys” and some of Sandy’s favorites, “The Sounds” to help our music production team understand the vision we were going for. By adding the perfect combination of live drums, electric bass, some more edgy organ tracks, keyboard riffs, acoustic rhythm guitars, distorted electric guitars, a solo section to really let the guitarist shine and the perfect combination of soulful backing vocal support by LaTisha – her track came to life.
I could hear the excitement and revival in Sandy’s voice after speaking about each step of the production process and hearing the instrumentation unfold. We’ve also helped add her own personal touch by also including her friend James Hirsen on the harmonica and saxophone in the recording.
Check out Sandy’s track, “A Very Private Person” produced by StudioPros
How did you first get involved with StudioPros.com?
I was searching online for a good studio in which to record my original songs.
How was the StudioPros process for you? Was it difficult to work online?
A total pleasure! No stress, no pressure… just pure enjoyment. StudioPros and their producers are so professional. You can’t go wrong!
How did we help to get your songs sounding professional?
By listening to my ideas and respecting my original vision.
How many songs have you produced with StudioPros?
3, so far… many more to come!
What are you doing with your music? What’s next for you?
I’m working on my second album. I’m very excited about all the new technology and ways musicians can get their music heard via the Internet.
Who are some of your favorite songwriters and musical influences?
Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Kate Bush, The Sounds
When did you begin songwriting? What instruments do you write with?
I’ve been writing music all my life – since I was a little girl. I usually write with an acoustic guitar, but sometimes piano.
A Very Private Person packs a lot of emotion; what was the inspiration and writing process like for that song?
I was trying to express how people can be disingenuous and insincere; how relationships always seem to come with baggage and some kind of an agenda that usually is not in my best interest.
Besides music, what else do you enjoy?
I’m a professional artist/painter and have exhibited in Soho, Chelsea, Charleston, SC and more… I’ve got over 200 pieces displayed online. I am also a writer and have published several books. I sell “The Mystic Artist” on my Web site and Amazon.
Do you draw inspiration from your everyday life?
I am inspired by all the mystic artists throughout time – painters, musicians, writers, poets… the creative mind is an endless source of material and inspiration for my art and music.
I am very grateful to have been blessed with the opportunity to re-record some of my best songs and to be proud of the professional results I’m getting. I’m honored to be able to have access to some very talented session players! It’s an incredible experience. I just want to do them justice with my voice and make them proud to have worked on my songs.
What do you do for a living?
I am a very well known publicist specializing in talk radio.
What is your plan for your final recordings?
I am working on a record that I hope to be able to sell on iTunes, Amazon, etc. But ultimately, I’d like to find young talented musicians and singers who will perform and record my music in the future.
To find out more about Sandy’s music and art: http://sandyfrazier.com
To check out James Hirsen: http://www.jameshirsen.com
Get your songs produced by StudioPros
If you are interested in getting your songs produced professionally, don’t hesitate to contact producers Kati O’Toole or Robb Hutzal.
Read more about StudioPros Music Production here: http://studiopros.com/music-production.php
If you’d like to discuss getting a project started, call: 1-310-928-7776. We look forward to working with you soon!