Movie Musicals – An Evening of Stars

Post-performance review of performing in DMT’s Movie Musicals Concert.  Photos by Emily Holmes. The Preparation After the positive buzz created from DMT’s production of Jekyll and Hyde, it was a pleasure to return for more. The concert’s format was the brainchild of Lucy Upward, who like many others hadn’t performed solos for the group before. … Read More

Auditions Review

If you’ve been on a workshop, one thing they usually recommend is to self-assess your performance and see how you can improve.  Voice Over acting is no different and on the recent Showreel course, they provided a research page with resources to learn from, including TV ads and other artists’ demos. To date, for my … Read More

Cantata Pansophical

Fan collaboration on an epic level Vox Machina: An Exandrian Musical  – Album Artwork by Pumpkin Queen and Angela McCain Last year I was involved in a very ambitious project that combined two of my favourite things; singing and roleplaying.  Critical Role has become an online phenomenon, with a ‘bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors’ playing … Read More

Learning from others at Showreel

Last weekend I went to London to try and further my voiceover career.  So far I have been learning by auditioning for jobs as well as reading resources online. Voices.com provides opportunities but you are competing against many other artists and do not get feedback if they go for someone else.  Fiverr is an online … Read More

The Wisdom of Nancy Wolfson

Nancy Wolfson.  Image from IMDB I recently found a YouTube clip of Nancy Wolfson coaching voiceover and thought it was really insightful, so I was delighted to find there were more clips available courtesy of her YouTube channel and one or two participants of her workshops. They’ve been inspiring me in terms of my thinking … Read More

Engage and Sound Credible

Useful tips from Voices.com So what type of voice is needed to earn money from voice over?  I decided to look at a source that should know; Voices.com links many, many clients with voice talent through their online platform.  As part of this service, they have provided online resources that can prove useful to beginners … Read More

Back to Basics

So, after a year of creating vocals online for songs, characters and presentations, I thought it was time to take a look at the many ways I could do things better.  I had recently paid up to a 1 year premium package with Voices.com, a site that acts as an online job market for clients … Read More

Playing the Baker

A post-production review Performing the Baker with Teresa Bray as Baker’s Wife and Jemma Brown as the Witch. The Invitation Theatre Company has completed the show run of Sondheim’s Into the Woods.  So, how did it go? From an overall perspective I have to congratulate everyone involved on what has been a tremendous undertaking and … Read More

Playing the Baker

I first came across Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods when my girlfriend at that time (now my wife) was a student at the University of Bristol.  The University’s musical society was putting it on in the student union building.  The whole experience was new to me, from the venue to the musical to the composer. … Read More

Playing Escamillo

A post-production review: Photo from the dress reheasal taken by Stewart McPherson. So it happened. The dust has settled after an incredible week performing in Bristol Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen.  So, how did it go? Since March, the part has continued to evolve and my interpretation alter, partly organically but also thanks to input … Read More