Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, US
Erika is super fun to work with! You may recognize her from "American Idol" or I.D. Discovery Channel's #1 rated episode on series "I Married a Mobster" when she played VH1 Mobwife, Love Majewski. Her voice can be heard on hundreds of radio and tv ads as well. She will try anything, is creative, takes direction very well, will always communicate well and in a timely manner, and has a great ability to understand what a client wants even if they are not sure. She is also an award winning writer. If a client wants help she is always willing makes suggestions, help tweak copy to make it flow best and help showcase a brand name as much as possible. Effective results at the highest quality. A perfectionist who has a very commercial and comforting sound.
English (North American), English
British, Chinese, Jewish, North American, Russian, US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
A full time working musician, Erika's voice can be described as very commercial pop, sultry, airy, sometimes deep and raspy, sometimes very smooth and bright. She has a wide range from little boy, to small town country, valley girl, cool mom, natural, droll, monotone, dynamic, animal sounds and more. She can even do a kermit the frog voice :) Nothing is off limits and she is always willing to tackle new ideas! With a fun and sometimes off beat sense of humor, she continues to steadily grow her resume through her ability to make others very comfortable, her professionalism, her notoriously quick ear, and of course her love for the work!
A recording Artist and AMERICAN IDOL finalist, she is also a songwriter and specializes in commercial sessions, voice overs, jingles, radio ID's, original songs, background singing, harmonies, production, engineering. Her voice can be heard on numerous commercials including national brand Stetson, animated series Pin Code, Serago Roberts Jewelers and many more in film and television. Voice specializing in rock/pop, soulful/sultry, youthful, classic rock, country, dance/EDM.
Just SOME examples of clients and placements:
The Young and the Restless
Days of Our Lives
ABC Family Channel
Numerous Radio ID's
Commercial Jingles (worldwide)
ITV Shopping Channel
Pin Code (tv series)
*tons of examples avail upon request.
Has shared the stage with:
Dr. Mehmet Oz
The Village People
Martha Wash (It's Rainin Men)
o Wendy Ward, Meisner Technique, Ward Studio, NYC
o Rodney Robb, Voice Over and Cartoon Acting, The Actors Center, Los Angeles
o Private Lessons, Pro-Tools, Tim Sonnefeld (Grammy Winning Producer/Usher/Dave Matthews)
o Tiffany Little Canfield, Audition Technique, Telsey & Co., NYC
o Russell Faith, Singing, Philadelphia
o Settlement Music School, Piano, Philadelphia
o Adam Hill, Acting I & II, NYC
o Melissa Edie Quilty, Commercial Acting, Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia
o Sharon Geller, Improvisation, Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia
o Rodney Robb, Commercial Acting, The Actors Center, Philadelphia
o John Strasberg, Scene Study, NYC
o University of the Arts
Audio Technica AT4050
Computer & Software
Huge Sample Library
High quality WAV files, E-mail, YouSendIt, CDs (regular mail), whatever a client desires
Express delivery available in as little as 5 hours. Average time is 5 business days. Inquire for turn around time. Varies on an individual basis.
Every single project is unique!
*singing and voice over recording
*tons of singing experience
*production studio (can edit and/or create anything you want so it is a readily finished product)
*simply send you raw vocal files for you to create with!
Not sure of exactly what you want? Erika can help you develop it! She has written tons of commercial lyrics, voice over copy, and as well as composed and recorded vocals, voice over and music. Midi and live instrumentation available. Want a male voice added...that is available too! The possibilities are endless.
Great Jingle! We Love It! Great communicator and delivered exactly what we wanted. We will definitely be using her again.MitchellHVAC
Great Performance by Erika!! we're really satisfied with the recording. Delivery as promised and she even gave us a little extra as a first time customer. We surely gonna book this gig again when neededOriginal Artist
Erika did a great job with our song,we love it. Thank you :-)Four Little Bunnies (tv show)
Awesome Job! There are very few singers in the world who has that ''touch''..Akire does..ITV SHopping Channel
"Erika Schiff and the Miss'd America Dancers tore up the stage in a ferocious and steamy production number that bettered anything ever seen on an Oscars telecast. In fact, Ms. Schiff, one of those triple threat performers who kicks like Cyd Charisse, sings like a sultry siren and radiates contagious energy appeared to be rehearsing for her night at next year's MTV Video Awards show. Watch your back Rihanna.EDGE Magazine
--Mark Thompson, EDGE Magazine"
"Erika is definitely my top choice of Philadelphia singers to hire. To say her voice is...how can I say it...commercially perfect."Premier Radio Networks
“I've touted Erika Schiff 's singing abilities for so long, it might seem like she's a woman in her 60s rather than the sprightly twenty something that she is. "City Paper
"...an hour later, it had picked up, with more gays and energy, and hot live singing by Erika Schiff."The Village Voice
--Michael Musto, The Village Voice
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