AR Vocal Agency
We partner vocalists with the commercial music industry
The AR Vocal Agency was set up with the primary intention of providing our clients – typically music producers, record labels & established recording artists – with a source of vocalists and topline writers. However, seizing a gap in the market and with the fastest growing community of vocalists in the world, AR now provides singers and topline writers for a wide variety of projects.
Our aim today is to be the one stop shop for all things vocal
We now source vocalists on behalf of our clients for topline writing and recording, backing and session vocals, media placements, TV talent shows and much more – primarily in pop, dance and electronic music. Great effort is taken to ensure that we partner vocalists with the projects best suited to their skill set and style, personally handpicking the talent for each project from our community of vocalists
We look forward to welcoming you to our global community of vocalists!
Our main passion is vocals, and we love discovering new voices! We welcome all vocalists into our wider community, with various ways of connecting and working with us. As well as providing the work opportunities you are seeking, we are committed to ensuring that you can access resources and information to help inspire, motivate and ultimately develop your career as a vocalist or topline writer.
How You Can Work With Us
Join the Vocalist Network
Join The Vocalist Network – our private Facebook group for vocalists and topline writers. If you are new to the agency this is the best place to start. Get to know us, let us hear your voice and gain the support of over 500 fellow vocalists!
AR Vocal Directory
To receive work opportunities direct to your inbox, and the chance to be partnered with music producers, record labels & established recording artists, you must be a member of the AR Vocal Directory. Subscribe at the banner above.
The Topline Library
Sell your vocal toplines to electronic music producers and acts via The Topline Library. As a member of the AR Vocal Directory you will be invited to submit your pre-recorded acapella toplines each month.
Work Directly With Anna
Join The Club
Our mentorship programme for vocalists and music artists. Members of the club will have access to online master classes and live Q&A’s with AR founder Anna Russell, as well as industry experts. This is ideal for all developing vocalists/artists who would like to improve their knowledge of the music industry and gain artist management guidance to develop their career.
If you feel you would like more in-depth information on the music industry, practical steps to take and your career questions answered, this is for you.
Launching in the second half of 2017! To register your interest please subscribe here and we will contact you with details soon.
Useful resources for vocalists and topline writers
What They Said
Working with Anna has been like a dream from the beginning. She's incredibly professional and punctual with her work, and the quality and variety of toplines she delivered far surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended!
Andrew Armstrong, MONARCHY & HORIXON
I loved working with Anna. She heard the music, we discussed the direction and she immediately suggested a bunch of suitable singers. The important thing was she understood the brief exactly, and had a portfolio of contacts at her fingertips. Worked perfectly for us!
Barney Addison, SYCO
AR Vocal Agency are an absolute joy to work with. Always passionate, always thorough and continually exceeding expectations of what’s needed, whatever the brief.
It is such a pleasure to work with the AR Vocal Agency. Every time I could rely on Anna and her vocalists for high quality and professional recordings. Anna is always super friendly, answers fast and I got everything in very quick time.
GIANT MEN MANAGEMENT
AR were fantastic to work with and their vocalists delivered at the highest standard throughout our sessions. We would not hesitate to work with them and their vocalists again on further projects.
AR have put together a fantastic database of talented singers/songwriters which gave us the welcome challenge of having hours of deliberation to whittle our choice down to one. Working with AR has been awesome; they understood the brief straight away and any feedback was taken on board every time.
YOLANDA BE COOL
FINALLY someone has started this business! I wish we’d known about the AR Vocal Agency earlier, now it’s like our secret weapon.
This is exactly what I’ve been looking for – I’m so glad AR have set this up!
I was very happy with the results of working with AR. Anna went above and beyond the service I was expecting, and I’d recommend AR to anyone having difficulty sourcing a vocal!
We’ve worked with the AR Vocal Agency for a number of projects at MTA Records including full top lines, sample recreation and much, much more. We highly recommend their services - great communication, quick turnaround and they always smash it out of the park.
- Featured Artist Roster
Please be introduced to emerging artist Jasmine Knight, who joins the AR Vocal Agency’s Featured Artist roster.
From South London, Jasmine’s passion for the underground sounds runs deep, heavily influencing her style. A player in the UK underground Drum & Bass scene since her teens, Jasmine learnt her craft writing and featuring on countless Drum & Bass and Garage tracks, and performing at events such as United, BSTK and Noisy Neighbours Festivals.
Jasmine has also been a regular performer at raves across the country, and through this has gradually spread her roots into the House scene. It is this culmination of experiences that have shaped Jasmine’s solo style into a delicate balance of the underground influences and darker lyrics she loves, but with a knack for writing hooks worthy of the mainstream chart.
With a fierce sound, and equally fierce look, Jasmine’s solo material is currently in development, working with a range of established producers.
In the meantime she is much in demand for collaborations across a variety of genres, thanks in large to her hard hitting delivery. Within just a month of joining the AR Vocal Agency, Jasmine’s vocals can be heard on the newest track from house producer The Golden Boy ‘Good To You’. Released on Love & Other last Friday, and supported by Danny Howard, TCTS, Friend Within, Redondo & many more.
You can listen to the track here now.
You can hear more from Jasmine here.
The AR Vocal Agency exclusively represents Jasmine Knight worldwide - for any enquiries regarding collaborations please contact us directly.
Anish Sood featuring Andy Wilson-Taylor
The Golden Boy – Good To You
Anish Sood featuring Charlie Sputnik – Don’t Stop
Dirty Cash featuring Sharon Rose – You Let Me Go
Lovra featuring Tasita D’Mour – Love Fever
Soulful Vocals 3
Love & Other
Mob Tactics featuring Joell Fender – Neon God
The AR Vocal Agency worked with Mob Tactics on this, via our Topline Consultancy Service
Topline written & performed by the AR Vocal Agency's Joell Fender
Released on Viper Recordings, August 2015View Portfolio
Maribou State featuring Holly Walker – Tongue
The AR Vocal Agency worked with Mariobou State on this, via our Topline Consultancy Service, sourcing the vocalist and producing the topline for them. This lead to Holly writing and featuring on a number of additional tracks for Maribou State's acclaimed album 'Portraits', and also fronting their live show.
The second track to be taken from the Tongue EP, 'Larks Rise', also features vocal samples provided by the AR Vocal Agency.
Tongue was released on Southern Fried Records, June 2013View Portfolio
Cyril Hahn – Raw Cut
Cyril Hahn's 'Raw Cut' contains vocal samples as provided by the AR Vocal Agency.
Released on PMR Records, October 2013View Portfolio
KlangKuenstler featuring Linda Muriel – Thinkin’ Bout You
The AR Vocal Agency worked with KlangKuenstler on this, via our Topline Consultancy Service
Released on Work Records, July 2015View Portfolio
Mob Tactics – The Answer
Mob Tactics 'The Answer' contains a sample re-record, written and provided by the AR Vocal Agency.
Released on MTA Records, July 2014View Portfolio
Crystal Fighters – Cave Rave (album)
Crystal Fighters used the AR Vocal Agency to source and provide several session vocalists to record backing vocals on their 2013 album 'Cave Rave'.
Cave Rave was released on Zirkulo/Atlantic/PIAS/Different Records, May 2013View Portfolio
The AR Vocal Agency was commissioned by Belvita to source a vocalist to voice and record the audio of the female lead in their successful 'Morning Win' campaign, UK.View Portfolio
AR Vocal Agency are pleased to introduce vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Wilson-Taylor.
His musicianship apparent from an early age, in 2007 Andy stepped forward as a vocalist and subsequently formed the rock band 'Midgar', who went on to release three albums. Proving himself as a captivating and enigmatic front man Andy toured extensively with Midgar, including live performances on MTV, at Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios and some of the largest festivals across the UK.
Equally passionate about writing music for film and television, Andy has also composed and sang for short films and some of the world’s biggest brands and advertising campaigns, including Coca Cola, Nike, Sony Playstation, and Google.
However it is his hauntingly beautiful voice and dark lyrics, combined with a knack for prolific hook-writing, which we can’t wait for the world to hear. An emerging talent in the electronic music world, Andy Wilson-Taylor is undoubtedly one to watch.View Portfolio
With a range as wide, a falsetto as powerful, and a professionalism unparalleled, Joell Fender has been in demand as a top session vocalist ever since he first joined the scene, just a short couple of years ago. Even if you aren't aware it is likely you have either seen or heard him, backing artists such as Years & Years and Kwabs in arenas (The O2) and on TV shows (Jools Holland) and radio programmes (BBC Live Lounge) worldwide. He is also a valued member of London's leading vocal harmony collective - the unrivalled Urban Voices Collective - and regularly sings lead vocals with them at shows and functions internationally.
In between touring Joell has been focused on developing his songwriting skills and collaborating with other artists. Delivering an incredible vocal performance he made his debut as a featured artist on the Mob Tactics single 'Neon God', which was released on Chase & Status label MTA Records in 2015.View Portfolio
Tasita’s voice is as versatile as her CV is extensive. Originally learning her craft singing in church as a young girl, Tasita has carved out a successful career singing with collectives from the London Community Gospel Choir to the Kyoto Jazz Massive, and performing lead vocals for a crowd of 60,000 at the Rugby World Cup to esteemed venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. As a session singer, Tasita has sung backing vocals for Jocelyn Brown, Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall, Will Young, Corinne Bailey Rae and many others.
However it is her work as a vocalist and songwriter in dance music which she remains most active. This includes features on records with house producers such as Copyright, releases on Defected Records, an iTunes Number 1 Single with DJ Kawasaki (for 6 weeks) and a Traxsource Number 1 with Mustafa Do Brasil. Tasita is now much in demand as a vocalist and topline writer from new school dance acts looking for powerful soul vocals, with several features scheduled for 2016.View Portfolio
It would be impossible to have missed Simon Lord’s contribution to electronic music, not least as a founding member of electronic/indie band Simian. Having released two albums on Source Records in the early 2000s, the band splintered in 2005 with one half going on to form Simian Mobile Disco. However Simon remained prominent in their success when the instantly-recognisable Justice Vs. Simian remix ‘We Are Your Friends’ was released in 2006 (Ten Records/Virgin).
Simon had by then formed The Black Ghosts with Theo Keating (Fake Blood/Touche) and has since embarked on critically-acclaimed solo ventures as Lord Skywave and under his own name. Most notably, Simon has collaborated and can be heard on tracks with Bent (The Handbrake), Simian Mobile Disco (I Believe), Plastic Plates (Things I Didn’t Know I Loved), Kris Menace (Golden Ratio), Fake Blood (All In The Blink), and Arclight – to name just a few.
Most recently Simon featured on Dillon Francis’ ‘Messages’ and ‘Drunk All The Time’, released on Mad Decent in 2013 and 2014, respectively.View Portfolio