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: Jingle Jangle, Doug Unplugs, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

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

OCTOBER, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for DreamWorks Animation

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   an upcoming film with Disney

*  Recording solo demo vocals from

   home for composer pitches

*  Release of Baraka's solo vocals

   for Hearthstone's Darkmoon Fair trailer

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for

   new Disney show, Pose and assisting

   with vocal contracting

SEPTEMBER, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals from home for a

   comedy show with NBC 

*  Recording small ensemble vocals

   with Seth MacFarlane

*  Recording solo vocals for a new video

   game to be released in 2021

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   gospel vocals for an animated show

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Vocal contracting and singing solo &

   group vocals for choral and media

   composer, Billy Malpede

AUGUST, 2020: 

*  Recording solo pop and character

   vocals for a new animated show

   with Netflix

*  Recording solo beatboxing for a film

   with Netflix

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Blizzard Entertainment

*  Vocal contracting solo vocals for an

   upcoming film with   Warner Bros

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   an upcoming documentary with Netflix

JULY, 2020:

*  Vocal contracting & recording small

   ensemble vocals for an upcoming film

   with Netflix

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for an animated film with Netflix 

*  Recording for an upcoming film with
   Warner Bros

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals from home for an upcoming

   animated film

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Blizzard Entertainment

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