Debi Selby

Professional Studio Background Vocalist

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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