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Episode Info: Session singer Charissa Nielsen started out as a music therapist, working in a residential care facilities for troubled youth, before breaking into session work. Her passion for helping others continued as she and her producer/engineer husband carved out successful careers in Los Angeles, and now, Charissa sits on the singer’s committee at Sag-Aftra, and is a strong advocate for educating singers on the commercials contract. She gives some very practical and straight-forward tips to young singers, and sprinkles the whole show with nuggets of wisdom. Bio Charissa Nielsen is a Los Angeles based Session Singer, Vocal Contractor, Composer, and Actor. Before session singing, she worked as a Music Therapist, eventually becoming a Personal Assistant to Rick Rubin, Cecilia Noel, and Colin Hay. She has shared the studio or stage with Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble, Perry Farrell, Colin Hay, and Seth Macfarlane. She is a member of the salsa group Cecilia Noel & the Wild Clams. Her vocals can be heard in the films Star Wars, Sing, The Jungle Book and Planet of the Apes as well as in commercials for Tide, Burger King, UPS, Hanes, Old Navy, JELLO, and Comcast. Charissa Nielsen is also one of three women that direct a gospel choir called Elevate and a kids choir called Captivate. More info at Episode Links: Soho House Malibu Holland Greco Holland and Clark Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studios and Bob Dylan’s Tour Bus Billy Corgan & Smashing Pumpkins Dana Nielsen The secret recordings Carla was working on: Anavitória Comp (Vocal Comping)  Music Therapy Guitar Center 5 Acres The Sycamores Logic Coco Sag Card SAG-AFTRA The Container Store Pasadena Westlake Studio Cecilia Noel Colin Hay Rick Rubin Johnny Cash Red Hot Chili Peppers Dixie Chicks Justin Timberlake Kombucha Leonard Cohen Perry Ferrell Janes Adiction Satellite Party  The Village Studios  Luana Jackman Gerald White Desperate Housewives Remote Recording Pro Tools Vocal Contracting The Commercial Choir Vocal Break        ...
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