AR Vocal Agency

We partner the commercial music industry with vocalists

The AR Vocal Agency was set up with the primary intention of providing music producers with a dedicated source of vocalists and topline writers – a service we felt was conspicuously missing in commercial music. However, seizing a gap in the market and with unrivalled access to an extensive network of singing and songwriting talent, AR now provides vocalists for a wide variety of projects.

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

Whether you are seeking acapella vocal toplines, bespoke topline writing and recording, featured artists, backing and session vocalists, or vocalists for media placements and even TV talent shows, we can help.  Our specialism is in pop, dance and electronic music genres, with great effort taken to ensure that you are partnered with exactly the right type of vocalists for your needs.

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

We believed there was far more vocal & topline writing talent out there than was reflected in the commercial music industry – so we went out and found it. Having built up an extensive vocal talent network over many years, we believe AR has unparalleled knowledge of (and close relationships with) vocalists and topline writers – from exciting up-and-comers to the iconic voices of our time.


Our Services

AR Vocal Directory

Our unrivalled network of vocal talent – the AR Vocal Directory currently boasts over 2000 vocalists (mainly UK). Send a casting call for your project to the network and have vocalists apply directly

The Topline Library

Producers overwhelmingly achieve the best results when they start with an acapella topline and produce their track around this. Subscribe now for exclusive access to the library and find your perfect pre-recorded vocal

Topline Consultancy Service

Our premium service – have a bespoke topline written and recorded to your brief. This service is ideally suited to those who feel they would benefit from our topline A&R expertise, as a valuable addition to their creative team

Featured Artist Roster

Our Featured Artist roster represents the select voices we offer a full agency service to across all of their writing, recording and performing activities. AR exclusively represents these artists for the world

Consultancy & Scouting

Anna Russell works as a vocal consultant across a variety of projects. In addition to advising on vocalists and featured artists, this includes talent scouting, judging vocal auditions and media engagements

FAQ's


Answers to your vocal agency questions


Topline Consultancy Service

A selection of tracks we have provided vocals/toplines for at the AR Vocal Agency


Resources


We discuss all things vocals with music producer D.Ramirez

This week we caught up with music producer Dean Marriott, better known as D.Ramirez, talking all things vocals. Ivor Novello nominee D.Ramirez is responsible for a multitude of ground breaking releases. These include 2009's #1 underground anthem 'Downpipe' with Underworld

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What Makes a Good Vocal? Here are some tips

In electronic music what is it that makes a ‘good’ vocal? This is something we think about a lot in trying to ensure that our Topline Consultancy services and The Topline Library are as valuable to music producers as possible.

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What They Said


ANISH SOOD

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.

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.

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

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.

DOORLY

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

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 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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Jasmine Knight

Jasmine Knight

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 BoyGood 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.

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Anish Sood featu...

Anish Sood featuring Andy Wilson-Taylor

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The Golden Boy &...

The Golden Boy – Good To You

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Anish Sood featu...

Anish Sood featuring Charlie Sputnik – Don’t Stop

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Dirty Cash featu...

Dirty Cash featuring Sharon Rose – You Let Me Go

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Lovra featuring ...

Lovra featuring Tasita D’Mour – Love Fever

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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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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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