Debi Selby

Professional Studio Background Vocalist

Hi there! I’ve been a professional session vocalist in Nashville for 20+ years and have sung on projects for major artists such as Celine Dion, OneRepublic, Michael McDonald, Reba McEntire, Donny McClurkin, NF, Jonny Lang, CeCe Winans, Don Henley, Big Kenny, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Jeremy Camp and Francesca Battistelli to name a few. I have recorded for film and TV including movies War Room and Beautifully Broken and TV shows Nashville (ABC) and Greenleaf (OWN). I have also had the opportunity to sing on many recordings for shows in Disneyland, California Adventure, Disney World and Tokyo Disney theme parks (Wonderful World of Color, Electric Light Parade, Castle Shows). You can also hear my voice on video game FarCry5. I specialize in soulful, powerful vocals. I’d love to work with you!

www.debiselby.com.

I will need the an mp3 of the track, scratch vocal (if I’m recording the lead) or artist’s final lead vocal, lyrics and an idea of what you’d like done with the song. I am really easy to work with and it’s very important to me that you’re 100% satisfied with the final product!

SOME ARTISTS I’VE SUNG BACKGROUND VOCALS FOR:
Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Lauren Daigle, One Republic, NF, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Reba McEntire, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Michael W. Smith, Jonny Lang, Francesca Battistelli, Danny Gokey, Joe Pesci, Nicole C. Mullen, Matt Redman, Gordon Mote, Veggie Tales, Sanctus Real, Selah, Frankie Valli, Bryan Popin, Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Nathan East, Big Kenny, Travis Cottrell, Tim Hughes, Sidewalk Prophets, Newsboys, Christy Nockels, Tommy Walker, Mandisa, Micah Tyler, Laura Story, The Gettys, Sheila Walsh, Mark Schultz, Carman, Kristin Chenoweth, Don Moen, Johnny Reid, Andrea McClurkin-Mellini, Tony Orlando, David Phelps, Helen Baylor, Audio Adrenaline, Jason Crabb, Steve Green, Wess Morgan, Newsong, Twila Paris, Charles Billingsley, Taranda Green.

RECORDINGS FOR LIVE EVENTS:
Disney Parks castle and light shows (Disneyland, Disney World, California Adventure, Disney Tokyo, Disney Paris, Disney Cruise Line), Bollywood Awards, Women of Faith.

TV & FILM:
NFL Draft 2020 with OneRepublic, Nashville (ABC), Greenleaf (OWN), War Room, Beautifully Broken, Woodlawn, Risen, Captive.

GAMING:
FARCRY5

HOW I WORK:
If I’m hired to do a lead and BGV’s I will get the lead done first so I have something to build BGV’s around. Otherwise I begin building the BGV arrangement around the artist’s lead vocal. I usually do 2-3 stacks of each BGV part for fullness depending on the song or what the client has requested. I typically work in sections until I’m happy with the performance and then listen down start to finish a couple times to be sure all the punches are clean and the levels are consistent. I record dry so I can hear an accurate representation of my vocal. If it sounds good with no reverb at all, I know it will sound great once that’s added by the client

MY STUDIO SETUP:
Pro Tools 12, MacBook Pro, Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser Mic, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB2 Audio Interface, AKG Closed Monitor Headphones.

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