PROJECTS

The Los Angeles Muses are an Andrews Sisters trio comprised of Monika Beal, Baraka May, and Natalie Moran. These three songstresses studied classical voice at the Thornton School of Music at USC and have fused their mutual love of the Andrews Sisters' signature sound with their individual training.

 

Since 2006, the LA Muses bring harmony to life with an energy and musicality unique to themselves. Experienced in a variety of musical genres, each Muse brings her own edge and sensitivity to the trio's overall sound.

 

Visit www.losangelesmuses.com for more info. 

The LA4 Jingle Singers (Ann Sheridan, Baraka May, Fletcher Sheridan, and Eric Bradley) came together in the fall of 2013 with a purpose: To listen to and emulate the classic vocal group sounds of the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It was out of pure love for this style that these four busy Los Angeles session singers who have sung on 100's of projects individually decided to spend time each week blending and shaping what has become their unique yet nostalgic sound. It's a sound that lends itself well to Commercials (TV/Radio/New Media/Mnemonics), TV Theme Songs, Films, and Album or Live Backup Vocals.

 

Visit www.jinglesingers.com for more info.

The L.A. Choral Lab is a 30-voice classical chamber choir bringing unique, engaging performances of the choral repertoire to Southern California. We're taking old music and giving it new life, and we're taking new music and giving it a voice. Repertoire includes both classical works and brand new compositions by living composers.

 

Visit www.lachorallab.org for more info. 

Echoes of May is a Jazz Duo (piano & vocals) comprised of Jonathan & Baraka May. The brother and sister have performed professionally since 2006, creating their own renditions of Jazz standards & Top 40 hits at The New York Grille, The Citrus City Grille, & many private events. The duo specializes in Jazz standards - Bossa, Swing, Samba, & Blues - and they also feature many contemporary favorites from artists like Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, The Beatles, Coldplay, Michael Buble, & many others. Echoes of May is available to provide live musical entertainment for private events, weddings, jazz clubs, & more. The duo also performs with bass & drums upon request.

 

Visit www.echoesofmay.fourfour.com for more info.

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In February 2019, along with her business partner, Laura Jackman, Baraka launched the Los Angeles Youth Studio. This workshop helps gifted children sharpen the most necessary skills for session singing, including sight-singing, ear-training, mic technique, studio etiquette, shifting vocal tones, and music literacy. 

 

Children ages 6-10 and ages 11-17 are invited to apply for this once-a-month workshop via our website. Updates are available on our social media pages under the handle @layouthstudio.

 

We are thrilled to help the next generation of session singers continue to make Los Angeles the mecca of studio work for singers!  

Visit www.layouthstudio.com for more. 

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NEWS

Hear Baraka's wickedly spooky, sinister lead vocals for the new Hearthstone Darkmoon Faire trailer HERE

Hear Baraka's haunting solo in the official champion theme for League of Legends HERE

Hear Baraka's solos in the original soundtrack for Solo: A Star Wars Story HERE

Hear Baraka's featured yodeling in this couch gag for The Simpsons season 32 HERE

Hear Baraka perform "Angel Eyes" in one live, unedited take HERE 

 

NEW RELEASES

Now available on Netflix

   and streaming: Centaurworld, Q-Force, Doug Unplugs, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Gabby's Dollhouse

OCTOBER, 2021:

*  Performing The Nightmare Before

   Christmas LIVE to Picture with Danny

   Elfman, Weird Al Yankovich, Ken Page,

   and more at the Banc of California

   Stadium

*  Recording multiple VO characters for a

   new video game with Marc Graue

   Studios

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   The Ghost and Molly McGee

*  Recording solo vocals and vocal

   arranging for Disney TV Animation

SEPTEMBER, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   Disney TV Animation

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   an upcoming Disney film

*  Recording choral vocals for a new film

   with Michael Giacchino

*  Vocal contracting for a new film

   with Netflix

*  Recording voiceover as a recurring

   character on Disney TV Animation's

   new show, The Ghost and Molly

   McGee

*  Vocal arranging and singing for an

   upcoming show with Disney

*  Recording English dubbing and solo

   vocals for an upcoming film with Netflix

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for Holland America Cruiselines

*  Recording choral vocals for an

   upcoming video game with Formosa 

AUGUST, 2021:

*  Vocal directing for several shows with

   Disney TV Animation

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   Disney TV Animation

*  Recording solo vocals for League of

   Legends

*  Vocal contracting and recording vocals

   for a new series with Disney TV

   Animation

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   an upcoming Disney film 

*  Recording voiceover for an upcoming

   video game with Halpnet

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for Holland America Cruiselines

*  Recording English dubbing and solo

   vocals for an upcoming film with Netflix

JULY, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Channel

*  Vocal contracting a kids choir for CBS

*  Vocal directing for several shows with

   Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal contracting for the USC Film

   Scoring Program

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   for Holland America Cruiselines

*  Recording voiceover for an upcoming

   video game with Halpnet

*  Recording voiceover for several

   characters on a new show with Disney

   TV Animation

*  Recording solo vocals for an upcoming

   horror film with Warner Bros

JUNE, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Channel

*  Vocal contracting for Disney TV

   Animation

*  Vocal contracting a kids choir

   for Netflix

*  Vocal directing for several shows with

   Disney TV Animation

*  Recording VO as a villain for a new

   animated series with Nickelodeon

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Nickelodeon

*  Recording with Michael Buble