David Wise and Laura Cooksey are the founders of Ten Two Six Music group.
The company was built around the need for session singers of all different genres and for many different types of projects. It is a “one stop shop” for anyone looking for a vocalists to feature either on a demo or studio recording. They have a curated roster of 50 singers that they pull from for different clients. This is a resource not only for clients, but for the talent. David and Laura help find aspiring artists and raise them up to be the next greatest session singers.
David Specializes in vocal contracting, arranging and producing vocals.
He has been a full time arranger, producer and session vocalist for over 20 years, is a top vocal contractor in Nashville and his most recent works are with One Republic, Lady Antebellum, Dolly Parton, Steve Green, Sandy Patti and Walt Disney World. Dave is a Dove award award winner and recent nominee.
Laura Cooksey has been a full time touring vocal artist and session vocalist for over 15 years. Laura has sung for artist like Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Nicole C. Mullen, Matthew West, and more. She been apart of the industry for a while now and has been apart of many great records and projects.
How did get started in music?
Laura grew up doing music at her church and sang in choirs and theatre. At Baylor University, Laura studied classical voice. When she landed in Nashville, she grew in so many genres and areas of voice and performance.
David also grew up in the church and at a young age started playing piano and French horn and couldn’t get enough of music. He played piano at University and he was able to do vocal work at Disney and and one thing led to another and now he is able to work full time at Disney doing studio work.
What is something you have learned that you didn’t know before you jumped into the industry?
David: “It is so much harder than people realize. It’s fun, but it’s incredibly difficult. College is the tip of the iceberg as far as learning goes. There is such a grind that goes with it that never stops.”
Laura: “A very strong work ethic is foundational is and so is strong musical instinct. That can’t always be taught, but you can always get better if you stick around for it.”