Authentic and soulful blues, rock, soul, country vocals for $150
I'm a vastly experienced and multi award-winning blues, soul, folk, and rock performer from New Zealand. I can give you characterful vocal performances that will give your tracks exactly that authentic feel you're after.
I will provide one complete lead vocal as a stem in any resolution required up to 96KHz 32bit floating. My home studio is well set-up for vocal recording. I have the following microphone options: Audio Technica AT4047MP, Audio Technica AT4080, AKG 414 XLS. Apogee and Focusrite preamps.
I have been singing professionally in New Zealand since 1985. In that time I have been nominated for five RIANZ NZ Music Awards (that's the NZ 'Grammy'), including for Most Promising Male Vocalist and Top Male Vocalist. I've had multiple charting singles and albums from 1988 up to and including my latest 'Getting Sober For The End Of The World' which debuted at #20 on the mainstream NZ Music Chart in October 2020 and was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2021 Aotearoa (NZ) Music Awards.
I've also sung on a huge range of advertising jingles, and movie soundtracks from local clients all the way up to Australasian-wide campaigns for multi-national corporations.
PLEASE NOTE: This rate is for (non-credit) demos/pitches or self-releases. I'm happy to discuss a custom deal for projects (with full credit) that will be professionally released as singles or on albums on a case by case basis. Rest assured that as I'm an experienced artist myself I know how to be fair to all concerned. My name or image can NOT be used in any way on songs I work on here. I prefer to stay anonymous unless specifically discussed and agreed upon, thank you.
" Anyone who thinks only Americans can authentically sing the blues should listen to this album by the New Zealander Darren Watson. It’s outstanding from beginning to end – the finest acoustic blues CD this reviewer has heard in quite some time. "
Blues Matters Magazine (UK) 2018
" Well-drawn, engaging tunes . . . respectable of tradition without seeming unctuous or archaic. There are, indeed, fresh qualities to his vocals and guitar work, and the resulting warm vibe can suggest Guy Davis’. "
Downbeat Magazine (USA) 2018
"You're a MUTHA!"
Rick Holmstrom (Mavis Staples Band)
Love Is An Ocean
- Love Is An Ocean
- I'm Tore Down
- Love That I Had
- All Going Wrong
- Getting Sober For The End Of The World
- Ernie Abbott
- Red Hot Mama