M A R G O T     M A C D O N A L D

COMPOSITION,
BACKUP VOCALS,
& TRIBUTE SHOWS

Specializing in harmony and singing a wide range of genres, I freelance as a vocalist, composer, backup singer, and tribute show performer; feeling equally at home on national tours and alone with a mic. Be it live or in studio, I just love collaborating to find the vocal style, tones, and timbres best suited for each project; adding light guitar, keys, sampler, percussion, or vocal FX when needed, and laying out when not. My experience spans folk, rock, indie, pop, soul, classical, ambient, and voiceover FX; from Joni Mitchell to Led Zeppelin to Siri Voice & turkey gobble... iykyk

TESTIMONIALS

"Margot is a consummate professional. She possesses a rare combination of finely honed chops and thinking-outside-of-the-box creativity. I’m routinely surprised and impressed by the range of things she comes up with, and she’s able to do with her voice. A truly great collaborator for any project." - Andrew Grossman, The North Country

 

"Margot has been amongst my small group of essential musical partners for the past few years, and is a gift to my life both personally and musically. As a singer, on stage and in the studio, her versatility and technical ability is rare and immense. As my touring partner and roommate during a two month national tour opening for Counting Crows, her kindness, humor, and support made me a better band leader. She helped me do my job. 

Margot’s commitment is absolute. Her presence, both on stage and off, is undeniable. She can sing, of course, but in a way that is too rare — with a voice and presence that comes from a different, essential place. What a gift." - Seán Barna

AMBIENT VOCALS & COMPOSITION

MashUp Suite 3Margot MacDonald
00:00 / 11:48
MashUp Suite 2Margot MacDonald
00:00 / 12:28
MashUp Suite 4Margot MacDonald
00:00 / 11:32
MashUp Suite 5 FinaleMargot MacDonald
00:00 / 09:52
Too Many Jennifers Comedy Podcast Intro
00:00 / 00:52

BACKUP VOCALS & TRIUBUTES

Joni Mitchell Woodstock + Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Demo
00:00 / 04:11
EXPERIENCE 
 
2022 |  1 Hour Ambient Vocal Composition & Production, comprised of five 12-minute suites for Mashup Dance Company
 
2021  |  Live Backup Vocals & Tambourine  | 24-date tour with Seán Barna, opening for Counting Crows across the US in 4,000-10,000 capacity amphitheaters
 
2021  |  Ambient Vocal Recording  |  Podcast Score for Meditative Story by WaitWhat
 
2021  |  Pop Songwriting, Producing, Vocal & Instrumental Recording  |  80s-themed Podcast Intro, Outro, and Bumpers for Too Many Jennifers

2018 - Present  |  Backup Vocals, Vocal FX, Sampling, Percussion  |  The North Country recordings, club dates, and tours

 
2014 - 2017  |  Lead & Backup Vocals, Vocal FX, Sampling, Percussion  |  The El Mansouris live shows & recordings

2014 - Present  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocalist  |  Newmyer Flyer, 200-600 capacity Tribute Show productions

2009 - Present  |  Live Lead & Backup Vocalist  |   Bandhouse Gigs, 600-2000 capacity Tribute Show productions

Live Tributes have included the works of:  The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Crowded House, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John, Firefly, Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Hal David, The Hall Monitors, Imogen Heap, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Linda Ronstadt, Louis Armstrong, The Lion King, The Magnetic Fields, Massive Attack, Mike Doughty, Mr Grinch, Neil Young, Nina Simone, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Pharrell Williams, The Pretenders, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Rufus Wainwright, Simon & Garfunkel, Spirit, TotoVan Morrison, The 88, and more.

Detailed freelance history available upon request!

David Bowie Tribute // Young Americans

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute // For Emily

Led Zeppelin Tribute // Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

Gilbert & Sullivan // Poor Wand’ring One

Backup Vocals // Justin Jones // Jealous Guy

Backup Vocals // Owen Danoff // Crazy Love

Backup Vocals // Burt Bacharach & Hal David Tribute