Vocal Agency

The AR Vocal Agency was set up with the primary intention of providing producers with a dedicated source of vocalists and top line writers – a service we felt was conspicuously missing in commercial dance music. However, seizing a gap in the market, and with unrivalled access to a prodigious pool of exciting singing and writing talent, AR now provides vocals for a wide variety of projects. This includes top line writing and recording, backing and session vocals, sample re-records, media placements and much more, in genres reaching far wider than our specialism in electronic, dance and pop music.

Our aim today is to be the one-stop-shop for all things vocal.

Having steadfastly built up an extensive global talent roster over many years, we believe AR has unparalleled knowledge of (and close relationships with) vocalists and songwriters – from exciting up-and-comers to the iconic voices of our time. AR connects its clients with singers and writers across the musical board, from pop to disco, house to hip hop, dubstep to drum & bass.

We are very proud to say that the AR Vocal Agency is the first and only of its kind!

The vocal agency makes great efforts to ensure that clients are partnered with exactly the right type of vocalists and writers for their needs, and in turn ensures that the vocalists are acknowledged and credited fairly for their work. With vocalists based around the world and the ability to provide recordings at source, we can provide exactly what you are looking for wherever you may be.


Vocal Agency Services


Topline Consultancy


Our flagship and premium service – ideally suited to those looking to have a top line written and recorded specific to their needs, who feel they would benefit from unlimited use of our topline and vocal A&R expertise

Topline Library


Tailored toplines for the commercial music community. The world’s only topline library; sign up to our mailing list to access this directly and find your perfect pre-recorded top line in an instant

AR Vocal Directory

We have an unrivalled global network of vocal and songwriting talent. Built up over several years, the AR Vocal Directory currently boasts over 1500 vocalists

Consultancy & Scouting

AR provide specialist consultancy and scouting for vocal talent for various companies, including Sony Music UK (X Factor) and Fremantle Media (Britain’s Got Talent)

Featured Artist Roster

AR’s Featured Artist roster represents the select voices we offer a full management service to across all of their writing, recording and performing activities. The AR Vocal Agency exclusively represents these artists for the world

Sample Re-records

A common request – we are happy to source the correct vocalist to recreate and record your samples, ensuring they capture the same spirit as the originals

Backing & Session Vocalists

Hire backing and session vocalists for live shows and media appearances. Our vocalists have sung with Sam Smith, Kwabs, Years & Years, Rita Ora, Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, Roisin Murphy, and many more

Voiceovers

Voiceover artists can be sourced for projects across a range of media including film, TV, radio and advertising

FAQ's

Answers to your vocal agency questions


What They Said

KlangKuenstler - Thinkin Bout You

KLANGKUENSTLER

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.

Kissy Sell Out

KISSY SELL OUT

Anna Russell has something really special going on at AR Vocal Agency. Not only is her roster bursting at the seams with top talent, but the speed and efficiency in which projects can be taken on, re-catalysed with new ideas and thrown straight back again for a fast-working producer such as myself has been a pleasure to experience.

Giant Men management

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.

Sample Magic

SAMPLE MAGIC

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

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.

Doorly

DOORLY

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for – I’m so glad AR have set this up!

hackman

HACKMAN

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!

mta

MTA Records

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.


Our Work

 

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  • Releases
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Soulful Vocals 3

Soulful Vocals 3

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SYCO Entertainment

SYCO Entertainment

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Love & Other

Love & Other

http://www.loveandotherthings.com/

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Sony Music

Sony Music

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Thames TV

Thames TV

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Mob Tactics feat...

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 2015

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Maribou State fe...

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 2013

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Cyril Hahn ̵...

Cyril Hahn – Raw Cut

Cyril Hahn's 'Raw Cut' contains vocal samples as provided by the AR Vocal Agency.

Released on PMR Records, October 2013

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KlangKuenstler f...

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 2015

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Mob Tactics R...

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 2014

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Crystal Fighters...

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 2013

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MTA Records

MTA Records

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Sample Magic

Sample Magic

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Belvita

Belvita

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.

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Andy Wilson-Taylor

Andy Wilson-Taylor

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.

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Joell Fender

Joell Fender

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.

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Tasita D’M...

Tasita D’Mour

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.

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Toolroom Records

Toolroom Records

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RAM Records

RAM Records

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Soho Music

Soho Music

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Simon Lord

Simon Lord

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.

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Jessica Wilde

Jessica Wilde

Despite being at the beginning of her career, South London singer/songwriter Jessica has already co-written with established artists Rudimental and Emeli Sandé on the song 'More Than Anything', released on Rudimental’s No.1 selling album 'Home' (Asylum Records/Black Butter Records).

Since this formidable start Jessica's distinctive and powerful vocals have caught the attention of many established artists, most notably in dance music. This includes for The Wideboys, co-writing and featuring on their track 'Hot Minute' (released by Ministry of Sound on the 'Addicted to Bass - Sub Zero' compilation album, which topped the UK dance charts).

Tough Love also featured Wilde's vocals on their track 'My Everything' which was released on their mix 'The Redlight' for Sankeys Ibiza (2015). Demonstrating their belief in Jessica’s talent they later released her debut single 'Summer Dreaming’ on their label Get Twisted Records, with remixes from themselves and production trio Jaded (Black Butter Records). The single gained support from major national radio stations & DJs including Kiss FM, Capital Xtra and BBCRadio 1Xtra.

Jessica is currently working on regular co-writing sessions in both London and Los Angeles, alongside focusing on her solo artist project.

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Soulful Vocals 2

Soulful Vocals 2

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Soulful Vocals

Soulful Vocals

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Dance Vocals

Dance Vocals

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Dance Vocals 3

Dance Vocals 3

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House Vocal Tracks

House Vocal Tracks

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House Vocal Trac...

House Vocal Tracks 2

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EDM Vocal Tracks

EDM Vocal Tracks

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