Musician/singer/songwriter needs a
backing band to record a demo, or
just needs music produced somehow.
Can u help?
The answer is yes but before we go any further, I have a question for you: do you want to record a cover tune or an original song?
If you're a singer looking to record a cover tune then I would suggest you consider a pre-recorded karaoke version of the song. Karaoke songs are easy to find on the internet. Try YouTube for example. Just type the name of the song and add the word "karaoke" to the search and if you get a match then listen to the song/video and decide if it's the correct arrangement. If so, we can use it as your backing track. If you can't find it on YouTube or anywhere else, call. I have a friend who works as a DJ/KJ (karaoke jockey) and she has literally hundreds of thousands of song titles to choose from.
If the cover tune you want to record is not available in karaoke format then pick something else. If that's not an option, or you want a different arrangement played by a real live band, then call me and we can work out the details. I know plenty of excellent cover bands in the area that would be happy to work with you. We're talking real money now because it involves four or five people bringing their equipment into the studio - almost like a live show. Figure a couple of hundred bucks at least depending on the number of songs, which doesn't include the studio time.
If we're talking about original songs, then you might want to start with one of the many on-line services that cater to custom music. Here are a couple of examples:
A lot of these guys specialize in custom tracks/libraries and usually can offer you a one-size-fits-all quote for their service. The more complicated the arrangement, the more it will cost. There might be a question about who owns the copyrights to the song so make sure you ask about that before you begin. If you find that you're not getting the right responses to your questions from the on-line services, or the costs seem prohibitive, or they're not providing you with exactly the right music you need, then call and we'll figure something out. At this point though, the cost and complexity escalate quickly because now I have to hand-pick session musicians.
If you're a guitar player and just need a drummer and bassist to accompany you with some original ideas, that's not difficult. But the cost depends on whether there will be any up-front rehearsals involved and whether they will also be helping you with song arrangements. I can't speak on behalf of the session musicians but you can figure anywhere from $50/hour to $100/hour depending on the expertise needed.
In any event, the simplest way to start is to call me and I'll try to give you the best suggestions and estimates that I can.