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Music Production, Mixing and Mastering, Web Design, Singing Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Artist Development

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It'™€™s All About Great Music

Artists and songwriters, take your music to new heights: let Sonic Crew transform your ideas into radio ready songs.

Music Production

Mixing And Mastering

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Music Production

Music Producers specialized in Pop, Rock, Indie and Acoustic

If you've written a great song and need help making it sound amazing, we're confident we are the right guys for the job. Everyone at Sonic Crew is always 100% committed to ensure our clients' songs reach their full potential in terms of Sound, Arrangement and Recording Quality. We'll make your songs sound current and fresh, which will help you get:

  • more fans
  • more gigs
  • more opportunities in the music industry

We're based at Tileyard Studios near King's Cross and have access to a range of state-of-the-art studios suitable for any kind of projects, big or small.

Here is a selection of some of our most recent work:

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Mixing And Mastering

Professional Sound Engineers, available in Studio, Online and Live

At Sonic Crew we believe that Mixing and Mastering are Arts in their own right. Extensive training, years of experience and the perfect balance between equipment and acoustics are essential to perform both properly and ensure that your music sounds amazing and ready to be played on the radio. We tick all the boxes.

We are so confident we can meet and exceed your expectations that we're happy to Mix and Master one verse and one chorus of any of your songs for FREE. We know no better way to show you what we're capable of and make sure you book us being 100% confident about the quality of the final result.

Get Your Live Performance Mixed And Mastered

Do you have a gig and would like to capture the essence of your music when it's played live? Sonic Crew can record, mix and master your performance to broadcast quality. Let the venue know we'll be there for you, forward us the list of songs you'd like us to work on and the sound engineer's contact details, we'll take care of everything else and ensure your live recordings sound as gorgeous as the studio ones.

A few examples of songs we've mixed and mastered

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We design stunning websites and creative digital campaigns, to help you grow your fan base and keep it engaged.

How We Work

Case Studies

Additional Services

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How We Work

Sonic Crew specializes in web design and is making a name for itself for creating stunning websites that look gorgeous on every device without sacrificing navigability or practicality.

We work closely with our clients and really aim to identify with their vision. That allows us to create bespoke websites that fully serve their purposes and perform to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

We use HTML5 and CSS3 with Javascript to create a well designed UI and UX, and are up to date with the latest trends in web design. We also design Wordpress websites for all those clients who want to update and take care of the maintenance by themselves using an intuitive Content Management System. With all our Wordpress websites we offer up to 4 x 1 hour complimentary training sessions in our office in Tileyard Studios or via Skype, to show how to use a new website effectively and help with technical questions.

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Case Studies

Tileyard Studios – Web Design

Tileyard Studios is an exciting creative hub based just north of King's Cross in London. It is home to world-class music producers and artists (Mark Ronson, Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy to name a few) and a mix of creative companies operating predominantly in music, tech and fashion. Tileyard Studios were looking to get their website redesigned, with an emphasis on the spaces available on site and the people who are part of their Community. They also wanted a CMS that allowed them to update their website with news and blog posts regularly. You can check the website we’ve designed for Tileyard Studios clicking on the icon below.

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Escape Artist Management – Web Design

Escape Artist Management represent artists, writers and producers who have worked on successful releases by Kanye West, Olly Murs, The Script, Felix Jaehn, Nicky Romero, Iggy Azalea, and Kylie Minogue amongst many others. EAM needed a website that was able to showcase their clients’ work in a simple, well organized and aesthetically pleasing way. Click on the icon below to check out the website we'€™ve designed for Escape Artist Management.

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Additional Services

For all those clients who need a more comprehensive solution for their digital needs, we also offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Copywriting
  • Photography
  • Website maintenance
  • SEO
  • Social Media Management
  • Online Advertising Design
  • PPC Management
  • Newsletter Design and Management
  • Fan Clubs and Login Memberships, paid and free

Contact us for a FREE consultation

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master your voice

Find an exciting range of one-to-one Singing Classes for all your vocal needs, at Tileyard Studios in King’s Cross N7 and Lee SE12.



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Singing Lessons in London

At Sonic Crew we are absolutely passionate about singing in every shape and form, and are delighted to pass on our professional experience to singers of every level, from beginners to advanced.

We have designed a wide range of singing lessons to help our students excel in every aspect of their singing and ultimately become the best singers they can be.

For more information please check the One-To-One section of our Singing Page, read our FAQs or contact us with any questions you might have.

Find Us

Tileyard Studios - King's Cross N7

We're based in one of Europe's most exciting creative hubs, about 5 min by bus from King's Cross Station. In the same music complex are also based UK ♯1 artists, music publishers, managers and labels, which makes it the ideal place to hang around if you're serious about your music career.

South East London - Lee SE12

Our place in Lee is a comfortable private studio equipped with all the facilites a singer may dream of. Lee is a lovely suburb in South East London, a mere 20 min train ride from Charing Cross and London Bridge

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How often am I supposed to practise?

Practice makes perfect! Exercise your voice as much as your schedule allows (without overdoing it) and you'll be surprised by the results. Ideally you should spend some time working on your voice on a daily basis. If that's not possible, try at least every second day or results will be inconsistent and slow to materialize.

How fast will my Singing improve?

Consitence is key. If you're dedicated, have a regular practice routine, are passionate about Singing and determined to improve, results will be noticeable pretty fast, often as soon as a few weeks.

What's your cancellation policy if I can't attend a Singing class?

We ask our students to provide us with a 48 hour notice to cancel a Singing Lesson. Classes cancelled with less than 48 hour notice will be charged in full.

Can I record my Singing Class?

Of course you can. We actually encourage our students to record their Singing Lessons in order to have a reliable reference when they practise on their own.

Can you organize private Singing Lessons for small groups?

We can arrange small group Singing Lessons for 2 people in King's Cross (see map) and up to 4 people in Lee (see map).

Where do your Singing Lessons take place?

We teach at Tileyard Studios in King's Cross N7 (see map) and Lee SE12 (see map).

How much do you charge for your Singing Classes?

Our Singing Lessons cost £50 per hour.

Do you offer any discounts?

Discounts are available for bookings of 4 or 8 hours. Please Contact Us for more info.

Need more info or have a question for us? Please Contact Us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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One To One

Whatever your goal, we have designed a Singing Class to help you achieve it. Click on the links below to read the description of our Singing Lessons and find the perfect fit.


    Singing Lessons for Beginners: get an excellent foundation to become a confident vocalist

    Our Singing Lessons for Beginners provide our students with an excellent foundation to help them become confident singers. Here at Sonic Crew we teach our singing students the correct use of the vocal mechanism and the practical application of breathing and vocal techniques to the repertoire.

    Our singing classes typically start with a short physical warm-up, followed by breathing and vocal techniques, and work on repertoire. Exercises are tailored on the individual needs of our students, who are constantly assessed by a professional singing teacher.

    Under our singing training our students can expect to increase their vocal range, improve pitch accuracy, learn how to reach the high notes without tension or breaks and generally sing effortlessly.

    All of our private singing classes for beginners take place in state of the art studios in London (UK). Our vocal studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, vocal rig, recording facilities and wifi access.

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Singing Classes

    Take the first step to become a better singer! Send us an email to book a Singing Lesson at (please remember to include your preferred day, time and location)


    Singing Lessons designed for Intermediate and Advanced Singers who want to cover all the bases

    Our "All-Round" Singing Lessons are aimed at those Intermediate and Advanced Singers who are determined to master thier vocals. Each lesson consists of 4 main sections: physical warm-up, breathing technique, vocal technique and repertoire. The emphasys is on perfecting our students' techniques and consolidate their healthy vocal habits. We also work on register awareness, vocal placement, tone quality and vocal delivery. The ultimate goal is to allow our singing students to fullfil their vocal potential.

    All our one-to-one singing classes for Intermediate and Advanced singers take place in state of the art vocal studios in London (UK). Our singing studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, recording facilities, vocal rig and wifi access.

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Singing Classes

    We can help you become the best singer you can be! Send us an email to book a Singing Class at (please remember to include your preferred day, time and location)


    Select and master the right songs to build a killer repertoire for any occasion

    There are situations where having the right repertoire can make or break a deal. These include: approaching promoters and venues to get gigs, a manager or an entertainment agency for representation or deciding the playlist for your own demo. We can help you select the right songs, place them in the most effective order and help you master each of the songs with specific vocal techniques and stylistic guidance, to maximize your chances of success.

    All our one-to-one vocal classes take place in state of the art singing studios in London (UK). Our vocal studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, recording facilities, vocal rig and wifi access.

    Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Singers

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Vocal Classes

    Build an impressive repertoire! Send us an email to book a Singing Session at (please remember to include your preferred day, time and location)


    Technique based sessions designed to help singers overcome specific technical challenges

    If you’re struggling to overcome a technical challenge or feel rusty and need to refresh a specific vocal or breathing technique, you might want to focus your attention on the elements that are preventing you from reaching the vocal outcome you’re after. Typical examples of techniques covered include vocal relaxation techniques that will help you access the top of your range with ease, vocal agility techniques that will allow you to increase pitch accuracy through quick music phrases (think the vocal licks sung by Christina Aguilera or Stevie Wonder) or breathing techniques to sustain long notes without running out of breath. Sometimes all you need to become a better singer are a few tweaks and a little help from an experienced vocal coach.

    All of our private singing classes take place in state of the art studios in London (UK). Our vocal studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, vocal rig, recording facilities and wifi access.

    Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Singers

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Singing Lessons

    Sharpen up your vocal technique! Send us an email to book a Vocal Session at (please remember to include your preferred day, time and location)


    Learn the principles of an effective performance to positively impress your audience.

    When it comes to auditioning, more than just a trained voice comes into play. Whether you’re auditioning to join a band or get a part, you typically have a limited amount of time to make a first great impression. So while a well-trained voice is an essential pre-requisite, space awareness, stage technique, eye contact and microphone technique are all fundamental elements you also need to be proficient in. Want to maximise your chances of success? We have the experience and knowledge to transform you into an accomplished performer and allow you to face your next audition with 100% confidence in your performance ability.

    All our professional vocal classes take place in state of the art studios in London (UK). Our singing studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, recording facilities, vocal rig and wifi access.

    Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Singers

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Vocal Classes

    Sharpen up your vocal technique! Send us an email to book a Vocal Session at (please remember to include your preferred day and time)


    Heading to the recording studio? Get the knowledge and confidence to lay down some stunning vocals

    Singing in a recording studio requires a specific skill set and approach, in order to achieve the perfect result in terms of execution and sound. Technique, confidence and focus are all necessary ingredients to record a great vocal take, and we can help you develop all of them, teaching you how to expressively sing your songs on-pitch, with good tone and stamina, evaluate your tracks and fix errors. We'll also get you up to speed with studio jargon and teach you the basics of effects such as delay, reverb and compression. This will simplify the communication with your sound engineer and massively help in practical situations such as getting the right headphone mix, enhancing the natural qualities of your voice and giving directions during the final stages of your vocal tracks' mix. Your vocals are going to be the focal point of your songs, let us prepare you to get a flawless result.

    All of our professional singing lessons take place in state of the art studios in London (UK). Our vocal studios are equipped with industry standard microphones, vocal rig, recording facilities and wifi access.

    Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Singers

    Read our FAQ to get more info about our Singing Lessons

    Sharpen up your vocal technique! Send us an email to book a Vocal Session at (please remember to include your preferred day and time)

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Max Bonanno

Max Bonanno has been teaching Singing in London since 2006, to individual students and groups alike.

Graduated in "Pop Music Performance", Max is an experienced and dedicated singing teacher with a thorough knowledge of the vocal mechanism, which allows him to get the best out of his students (read Max's student reviews on the Sonic Crew Google+ Page).

Max is a professional vocal coach who truly loves helping his students overcome their challenges, achieve their goals and fulfil their potential.

For any questions or to book a Singing Lesson you can contact him at

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    We’ve all been there: showtime is approaching, our hands become sweaty, we feel the butterflies in our stomach and wish we could be anywhere else in the world so we wouldn’t have to face an audience!

    Well, it doesn’t have to be like that all the time. I’m about to share a few tips and tricks that have worked wonders for me and will hopefully help you become a more confident singer too.

    We’re human beings after all, and it’s absolutely normal to feel nervous before a performance, especially at the beginning of our singing career. Experience will play a major role in boostingyour confidence, makingyou feel more in control, performance after performance. There are also a few things we can do to actively speed up this process and put us in the right mindset.

    Before the Performance

    In the lead up toyour performance for example, it makes sense to rehearse until you’re close to perfection, but don’t get over anxious about being perfect on stage. Mistakes happen, and most likely no one will notice unless you make it obvious for them to do so.Rule number one: the show must go on. Whatever mistake you make, put on your poker face and carry on likeif nothing happened. It may take some practice, but eventually it’ll become second nature and you’ll be surprised how much more confident you’ll become just by being aware you can keep your performance on track no matter what.

    It’s good practice to prepare for your performance visually as well as vocally. A well-planned performance, where you know exactly what’s going on and what you’re supposed to do at any given momentwill make you feel in control and also make easier to keep your audience entertained.

    Another good tip: warm-up! Get your voice ready for your performance, stretch your neck, shoulders and backto release some tension from your musclesand breathe from your diaphragm. A relaxed body will translate into a more relaxed performance.

    During the Performance

    If you feel really nervous as you’re walking on stage,think about why you’re there: it’s because you love singing. If that’s not enough to convince you shouldn’t be scared, interact with your audience and entertain them.No one is there to judge you, they’re all there to have fun, and so should you.

    Think about your performance as it if was a chat amongst friends, where instead of talking you’re actually singing: make eye contact and share the story and emotions of the song through your voice.

    You can also visualise yourself in a familiar environment where you’re usually relaxed when you sing: a rehearsal room, your living room, car, shower, wherever! That’ll help to recreate the same relaxed feelings on stage too.

    Another thing you can do if none of the above works is to create a stage persona, a sort of alter ego that will relieve yourself from the pressure of being on stage. You’re there, but it’s actually the character you’ve created that’s performing.

    After the Performance

    If you feel really nervous as you’re walking on stage,think about why you’re there: it’s because you love singing. If that’s not enough to convince you shouldn’t be scared, interact with your audience and entertain them.No one is there to judge you, they’re all there to have fun, and so should you.


    Breathing for life is one of the most natural things we do, everyone does it without even thinking about it. Breathing while singing is a whole new ball game though and I dare to say that beautiful, effortless singing always lays its foundations on a flawless breathing technique.

    Keep reading if you’re looking to learn or enhance your breathing technique and become a better singer. You’ll find out what’s the most efficient way to breathe while singing, and also learn how to recognise incorrect methods of breathing, to be able to self-correct potential bad habits you might have fallen into.

    The main difference between breathing for life and breathing for singing is the amount of conscious control we apply on the latter. We need to develop this control until the necessary actions involved with our breathing become conditioned reflexes.
    If we look at the mechanics of our breathing, we see that the primary muscle responsible for bringing air into the body is the diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle placed between our lungs and our abdominal cavity. Without going into too much detail, the diaphragm moves down when we breathe in, creating a vacuum in our lungs that allows them to fill with air. And when we breathe out the diaphragm moves back up, the lungs go back to their original shape and, with the assistance of the rib and abdominal muscles, the air is exhaled.

    Breathing for singing consists of 4 stages: inhalation, suspension, controlled exhalation and recovery.

    Inhalation for singing is quicker than in natural breathing, which enables us to inhale more air and send it deeper into our lungs. Air should enter our body easily and noiselessly. This can be encouraged by lifting the soft palate and relaxing the muscles of our throat, exactly as we do when we yawn.
    Now, for this whole process to happen smoothly we need to make sure that 3 postural conditions exist before we inhale: our chest should be comfortably high, our lower abdomen comfortably in and our upper abdomen free to move. Whenever one of these 3 conditions is missing, problems arise. However, if our posture is correct, whenever we breathe in, we should feel the air go down into the body and the middle of our body expand out, almost like it was the breath causing the expansion rather than the displacement of the viscera. We should see our back and sides expand but the greatest expansion should happen in the front of the body. You can check you’re actually doing the right thing by placing your hands on your sides with your index fingers just below your last ribs.

    The second stage of breathing for singing is called Suspension, which has no parallel in natural breathing where the breathing-in and breathing-out phases merge seamlessly into each other. The suspension basically allows to set up the equilibrium between the breathing-in and the breathing-out and to prepare the breathing support mechanism for the phonation that follows. To have an idea about how suspension feels like, breathe in and, when you feel that your lungs are full, contract the diaphragm like if you were still breathing in, even after you’ve stopped doing so. This basically facilitates a smooth control over the attackof the sound that follows, without the vocal mechanism having to make too many adjustments.

    The third stage is the Controlled Exhalation, which in coordination with the vocal cords produces phonation. The exhalation should happen slowly as the diaphragm releases its tension and goes back to its original position. One of the best ways to gain control over the exhalation is to try and maintain the expansion around the middle of the body as you breathe out.

    The last phase is called Recovery. During the recovery phase, all the muscles associated with breathing relax. This is extremely important because muscles are more efficient when allowed to rest and recover.

    Breathing correctly is extremely important if you’re serious about singing, so it’s vital that you are able to identify and fix any problems if your technique is not up to scratch. There are 4 main incorrect types of breathing: Upper-chest breathing, Rib breathing, Back breathing and Belly breathing. The Upper-chest breathing is very easy to spot as it features a very noticeable rising and falling movement of the chest. An easy way to sort the problem out is to practise in front of a mirror making sure that when you breathe in and out your chest and shoulders don’t move up and down and the upper abdomen, along with sides and back, moves in and out. In rib breathing the rib cage is the only focus of the act of expansion as in back breathing, the back becomes the only focus.All 3 methods I’ve just mentioned aren’t desirable because they don’t allow the diaphragm to move down as much as it should, are associated with poor posture and create muscular tension that can be transferred to the vocal mechanism.
    The fourth incorrect type, Belly breathing, instead limits the ability of the diaphragm to go back to its original position. Belly breathers “push against their belt” while they sing, which locks the diaphragm in its lowest position and requires our body to find alternative ways to move the air out, like for example squeezing the chest down on the lungs. Maintaining a correct posture is most of the times the best remedy for Belly breathing.

    I hope this gives a pretty good overview on the basics of a correct breathing technique and will hopefully help you become a better singer.


    If you’ve ever tried to get some knowledge about Vocal Registers before, I’m sure you’ve realised that this is one of the trickiest areas to get your head around, mostly due to the incorrect terminology used by many singing teachers and vocal coaches. You’ve probably heard terms such as head voice, chest voice, falsetto, upper register, lower register, all in the same conversation, which can be really confusing.
    Well, I’m going to try and shed some light on this matter. Hopefully, that will help you get a better understanding of how your voice works and ultimately help you become a better singer.

    Vocal registers are generated in the larynx and are the result of the different vibratory patterns that can be produced by the vocal chords. Each of the patterns produces a characteristic sound and operates within a particular range, although some overlapping occurs. Based on this definition it is possible to identify 4 registers: the Vocal Fry register, the Modal Voice register, the Falsetto register and the Whistle register.

    The Vocal Fry is the lowest register and requires a loose glottal closure to allow the air to bubble through. This register is used to sing at pitches below the Modal Voice register. It can also be used for therapeutic reasons, for example, to help develop the lower Modal Voice. And finally, it is used quite often as a stylistic tool to give more expression to our singing.

    Next up is the Modal Voice register, which is the normal register we use for singing and talking. Typically a well-trained singer can sing 2 octaves or more in Modal Voice register. The Modal Voice has a broad harmonic spectrum, is capable of dynamic variations and is rich in overtones.
    On the lower pitches of the Modal Voice register, the vocal chords are quite thick and because of this thickness, a large part of them is brought into contact and the glottis remains closed for a considerable time in each cycle. As the pitch rises, the chords are stretched and become longer and thinner with less surface getting in contact. As the physical limits are approached, the vocal cords need to switch to a different vibratory pattern to be able to sing at a higher pitch: the higher pattern is called Falsetto register, which lies above the Modal Voice register and overlaps it by approximately one octave. In the Falsetto register, only the ligamentous edges of the vocal chords enter into the vibratory pattern. The result of this is a breathy, flute-like sound, that’s more limited in dynamics than the Modal Voice register.

    The highest register is called Whistle. Mariah Carey is probably the most famous example of Whistle register use in Pop Music. There’s not much info about the nature of this register as what physically happens makes difficult to film the vocal cords in action. However, we know that such whistle-like sound is produced by the transition of air through a triangular opening between the arytenoid cartilages.

    I hope this blog has helped you gain a basic knowledge and some more control on your Vocal registers.


    The human voice is a marvellous instrumentand, like any other instrument, itrequires constant and loving maintenance to work at its best. Failing to take good care of your voice will result in a below par performance and potentially long term damage. Keep reading to find out about 10 easy ways to keep your voice in tip-top shape.

    1. Make vocal warm-ups a habit
    You wouldn’t go for a run without warming-up and stretching your legs, would you?Fact is that if you skip your warm-up you increase your chances of getting injured. The same applies to singing: without a proper warm-up you expose your voice to unnecessary strain that makes singing harder and may lead to vocal health issues in the long run.
    Ideally you should warm-up in the morning, before you start to talk. 2 of my favourite exercises are the major scale and the vocal sirens. Both exercises are great to get your voice ready to sing, even when you’re short of time.

    2. Master the diaphragmatic breathing
    Diaphragmatic breathing for singing is much easier than you might think. It can be helpful to know that the diaphragm is a thin, dome-shaped muscle that separates your lungs from your abdominal cavity. If you place your fingers under your last rib, you get a pretty good idea about where your diaphragm sits. Keeping your fingers there can help you focus on the area of your body that needs to expand the most while you breathe: all you have to do is to expand out when you breathe in, pushing your fingers away from you, and come back to the start position when you breathe out. You can practice in front of a mirror from time to time, to make sure your posture is correct and that your shoulders and chest are relaxed all the time.

    The breathing technique is really the foundation for everything else you’ll learn as a singer. Make sure yours is solid and you’ll benefit from a greater control on your voice, a richer tone and more versatility.

    3. Keep hydrated
    Drink plenty of water to keep your body well hydrated and avoid drinks such as alcohol and caffeine, which have a dehydrating effect on your vocal chords. Also, an excellent way to keep your vocal chordshydrated is by breathing steam: just fill up a bowl with boiling water, put a towel over your head and breathe. Easy and quick, this is actually an excellent method to hydrate your vocal chords directly and it’s also great to get rid ofanyexcess of mucous off them.

    4. Feed your body properly for a better, healthier voice
    Eating and drinking well is very important for singers. As a general rule, some food and drinks should be avoided, because of the dehydrating, irritating or mucous building effect they might have on the vocal chords.A non-exhaustive list of food and drinkssingers shouldavoid includes: coffee, alcoholic and ice-cold beverages, chocolate, sweets, dairy products and milk in particular. At the same time, singers should eat a variegated diet and consume plenty of vitamin C-rich food, to boost their body’s immune system and increase their chances to resist to mild illnesses such as common colds, flu or fever.

    5. Rest your voice and sleep well
    The human voice is a very sensitive instrument and as such needs plenty of “good-quality” sleep to function at its best. How much is plenty varies from individual to individual. However, it’s worth considering that lack of sleep is often described as one of the most detrimental factors for the singing voice. Make sure you wake up rested and energised, your voice will appreciate it!

    Also, if you use your voice professionally, try to rest it properly whenever you get the chance.

    6. Lead an active lifestyle to perform better
    Keeping your body in great shape isn’t only useful if you’re planning to grace the front cover of a Music Magazine,it is good for you in general and will also help you deliver a better performance, especially when that involves moving a lot on stage. Afit body will be a lot more resistant to all those mild illnesses that can compromise your voice, such as cold and flu. Moreover, it is advisable to include a little physical activity at the start of your warm-up routine: a couple of minutes of jogging on the spot, and some neck, shoulders and back stretches will help youreleasesome tension from your body, improve your posture and get you ready to practise or perform at your best.

    7. Don’t Smoke
    Smoke is bad for your health, no big news here. Even more so for singers: smoking increases the risk of throat and lungs cancer massively, and inhaling smoke, either actively or second-hand,will dehydrate and irritate the vocal cords. Not worth it!

    8. Respect your voice, don’t abuse it
    Talking in noisy areas isn’t advisable, as you likely end up screaming to get heard above the noise. As a proof, it is pretty common to wake up with a hoarse voice after a night out.Try to avoid such situations and any other circumstances in which your voice is put under unnecessary strain. Whenever you’re performing, make sure a proper monitoring system is in place and that you’re able to hear yourself properly at all times. Failing to hear yourself while singing can lead to vocal strain and most likely to pitch issues. Also, refrain from clearing your voice too often, as that’s pretty stressful for your vocal chords. Instead keep hydrated or try with a few vocal sirens to clear your vocal chords from the mucous you’re trying to get rid of.

    9. Listen to your body if you feel unwell
    There are situations in which using the right vocal and breathing techniques can really help you get around a minor cold or flu. However, when swallowing becomes uncomfortable or even worse painful, you’ve most likely picked up a vocal infection. If that’s the case, you must rest your voiceand look after it until you’re 100% healed or you’ll do more damage than good.

    10. Plan your sessions and work smart for faster results
    Practice makes perfect, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that before. And it’s even more beneficial whenyou get to practise on a regular basis. Let’s say you only have 2 hours per week to practise, plan 6 x 20 minute sessions daily, or 3 x 40 minutesessions, oneevery other day. This will ensure continuous progress at a much faster pace thanif you were doing all your practice in one go. Another smart trick to speed up your progress is to record yourself. You won’t need fancy recording equipment, a smartphone will do. Recording your voice when you practise or perform will give you the chance to listen back to what you’ve sung, spot potential issues such as pitch accuracy, lack of breathing control, vocal strain etc., and act promptly to sort them out.

    I hope you’ll find my Top 10 Tips beneficial and that your singing will improve as a result.

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Sonic Crew creates bespoke strategies to get your music exposure and help you build a sustainable career in the music industry.



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Sonic Crew has partnered with Tim Ferrone of Wrapped Up Music to offer you a bespoke overview of your career, focussing upon delivering clear strategies to help your promotional trajectory go from the 'here and now' to mass market reach. Tim’s Artist Healthcheck Report™ delivers comprehensive analysis and a host of action points that any artist can utilize in order to plot their promotional route to the top. The report provides an assessment of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the artist’s current profile, as well as bullet-pointed recommendations for each of the key aspects of promotion and marketing, including:

  • A&R direction
  • Written and visual branding
  • Unique Selling Points
  • Assets & content
  • Social media
  • Suitable media targets
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Potential funding options
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Tim Ferrone

After more than fifteen years within the heart of the music business, Tim has helped launch a broad spectrum of highly acclaimed artists. He has overseen a multitude of successful campaigns for new and established artists, for Universal, EMI, Ministry of Sound and as an artist manager. His career-long specialism in this area makes his capacity to "take the pulse" of an artist and convey the optimum strategy for success, second to none.