SMASHING PUMPKINS HIRED ME TO BE VOCAL CONTRACTOR FOR A SONG CALLED "KNIGHTS OF MALTA." IT'S THE OPENING SONG ON THEIR "SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT" LP DUE OUT NOV 16, 2018. HERE'S WHAT BILLY SAID ABOUT THE SINGERS AFTER OUR INCREDIBLE VOCAL SESSION.
In other 'news', recording is now finished for the upcoming 'Shiny and Oh So Bright' ep's 1 + 2, which ended last night with a truly epic sing on Knights of Malta with 3 unbelievably talented women. Probably one of my favorite experiences ever recording with @smashingpumpkins, right up there with the strings on 'Tonight'. So yes, it's *all* save for the mixing and mastering. Thank you to everyone who has been so sweet and supportive. We hope to make you proud. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums @jjjschroeder #SP2018 #shinyandohsobright
CAPTIVATE KIDS CHOIR SANG ON TOWKIO'S TRACK "FOREVER"
THE COMMERCIAL CHOIR
Meredith Pyle Pedley, Briana Lee and myself are directors for the choirs. We are excited for you to meet Elevate Gospel Choir and Captivate Kids Choir! For more information, please visit our site!
THE COMMERCIAL CHOIR
I brought in CAPTIVATE KIDS CHOIR to sing on Mikey Mike's single, "Doin Me." The kids sang as I directed them in front of Rick Rubin, it was a magical session. In March the single was released as well as Mikey's genius marketing campaign everyone has seen. (Please note, all the parents signed off on the cursing!) Click here to see Mikey's pic and hear the song. www.findmikeymike.com Click here to hear it in this Canon Camera spot!
Singing next to Carnie Wilson was a huge deal for me! She's a star and is an incredible producer, too!
Click here to see and hear how our Trident gum commercial came out!
2 HALOS SPOTS AIRING 2018!
Click here to view these great Halos commercials that started airing in Nov 2016. Vocals by me, yep, they wanted an eerie robotic sound!
LA LA LAND
I was lucky enough to get to sing in LA LA LAND! La La Land is a 2016 American musical comedy-drama film directed and written by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Meagen Fay. This flick is about a jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Loads of awesome music to hear!! More later! See the LA LA LAND TRAILER. See behind the SCENES!
Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016. www.singmovie.com. I sang in the choir, check it out this holiday season.
NEIL YOUNG's "Earth"
Never will I forget the day Neil Young called. Yep, I was hired by Neil Young and John Hanlon to sing and be the vocal contractor for Neil's upcoming album due out mid-June 2016. Click here to check out Rolling Stone's article about it. Click here to pre-order the album!!
AL SCHMITT @ CAPITOL
OMG - what an engineer legend AL SCHMITT is!! What a dream to be a part of this upcoming project for Italian pop star Laura Pausini. Record comes out around the time you hear jingle bells ringing...
Singing for this session was a stand out in my career. A large choir was hired to sing for this film and she was lucky enough to be included! See the STAR TREK BEYOND TRAILER. Check out a live clip of our session.
ICE AGE 5
Composer John Debney writes another winning score. I was amongst the singers in the choir for the movie. See the ICE AGE 5 TRAILER!
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Mowgli is just too awesome and cute!! What an honor for Charissa to sing in the choir for this blockbuster movie. Directed by Jon Favreau and the Composer is John Debney. Richard Sherman attended the choir sessions - what a thrill to meet the original composer. Click here to see the trailer! Just found some clips on-line if you wanna hear the beautiful orchestra and choir.
Currently airing throughout the USA, my vocals can be heard in this seductive spot. The title of it is: "Q50 Some Drivers"Click here to see it!
HONDA 2016 SUPER BOWL
Honda licensed a Queen song and rerecorded part of it with several male singers. During the recording, the singers were video taped so the animators could use motion capture for the singing sheep. I found the singers to fit client needs. Click here to see it!
THE RUEN BROTHERS
I was hired by legendary producer Rick Rubin to put together a small group of female back-up singers for this amazing British band called The Ruen Brothers! I sang on and was the vocal contractor for their upcoming pop rock album "Point Dume"! Their EP is available now here! Click for the Ruen Brothers' Site. You'll be sure to fall in love with their songs and looks!
DISNEY'S KIRBY BUCKETS
This was an off-camera solo feature in this special TV episode with the words "FunderPants!!!" "The Kirbinator" Episode aired in November 2015. Click here to hear it! (It's a 4:45 seconds) Check out the show on Disney XD.
JURASSIC WORLD with Michael Giacchino
HUGE NEWS!! Jurassic World scored a HUGE box office opening!
You've waited 22 years to see this sequel, right!?! Wait no more, on June 12, 2015 it opened in theaters. Listen for the vocals in the score, I was among them in the choir. Click here to see the Jurassic World trailer.
TOMORROWLAND MOVIE with Michael Giacchino
Tomorrowland opened in theaters Memorial Day Weekend 2015. Don't miss this incredibly motivating movie, and it's rated PG, so bring the whole family! Listen for the vocals in the score, I sang in the choir. Click here to see the trailer.
BURGER KING COMMERCIAL
Burger King's throwback "yumbo" sandwich is back and I got to sing all about it! See it here!
MEETING CLINT EASTWOOD!
I was pretty nervous to shake Clint's hand after singing on "Jersey Boys." He directed this film! I am a featured singer on 4 songs in the film. Click to watch the Jersey Boys Movie Trailer.
Hired the choir and sang solo and group vocals for the score. Pick up the Anchorman 2 DVD if you missed it in theaters.