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.

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

 

NEW RELEASES

Now available on Netflix

   and streaming: Finding Ohana, Doug Unplugs, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Gabby's Dollhouse

FEBRUARY, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Blizzard Entertainment

*  Recording solo Nordic/Celtic vocals for

   Riot Games

*  Recording solo vocals in French for an

   upcoming video game series

*  Recording solo vocals from home for a

   new Netflix film 

*  Recording solo and small ensemble

   vocals from home for Hal Leonard

JANUARY, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Vocal contracting for Disney Junior

*  Recording and performing on-camera

   for a new TV series with Netflix

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Riot Games: League of Legends

*  Recording solo vocals from home in

   French for a new video game series

*  Recording solo and small ensemble

   vocals from home for Hal Leonard

DECEMBER, 2020:

*  Performing and writing vocal charts for

   The Voice Season 19 Finale

*  Vocal directing, coaching, contracting,

   and lyric-writing for Kanye West on his

   album, Emmanuel

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Netflix

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for 

   Disney

*  Vocal contracting and recording small

   ensemble vocals for Covid19 Relief

*  Recording solos and small ensemble

   vocals for an upcoming musical with

   Nan Schwartz and Lorraine Feather

*  Recording from home for a FOX

   animated series

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Parades in Japan 

NOVEMBER, 2020:

*  New releases now available on Netflix

   and streaming: Jingle Jangle

   (Christmas film), Doug Unplugs

   (animated tv show), Call of Duty Black

   Ops: Cold War (video game)

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording small ensemble vocals in

   Spanish from home for The Latin

   Grammys

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   an upcoming rock album

*  Vocal contracting for Disney Junior

*  Vocal directing, contracting, lyric-

   writing, and singing for an upcoming

   album 

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