Wow!! What a response. Thank you for playing the inaugural edition of MATCH GAME VO. All of the interest had to be the result of the three talented ladies who graciously volunteered to participate in our game.
So, were you able to match the correct artist to their demo? Most of you did. The correct answers for this week’s MATCH GAME VO are: 1B – Randye Kaye, 2C – Caryn Clark, 3A – Natalie Stanfield Thomas. These ladies all have “A-list” demos and a versatile number of voices and deliveries between them, so it did make matching them up, difficult. They also have years of experience and quite a resume of work. I hope you will take the time to get to know them further by reading their bio’s below and visiting their fabulous websites.
From the number of correct responses a random winner was drawn for this week’s MATCH GAME VO Prize, a free 8×10 motivational poster from the gallery at Actors Motivation, courtesy of Ken Knuckles. Our winner this week is Laurel Thomas. Congratulations Laurel and thank you for playing.
Next week, it’s the guys turn, with 3 more demos to sample and match with the correct artist. If you would like to participate as a featured artist on future MATCH GAME VO episodes, just send your demo (mp3), your photo, and a brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And Now….(Channeling my best Wink Martindale)…”Thanks for joining us. We’ll see ya next time on MATCH GAME VO”.
This Week’s Featured Artists
Artist 1 Demo B – Randye Kaye
Randye Kaye has been a voice talent since a pregnancy bump limited her ability to be cast for stage and film roles, and has never looked back. Her credits include commercials (Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove products), Narrations (Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon) audiobooks (fiction, non-fiction and children’s) phone systems (Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden), websites, video games, and live announce events (Effie Awards, Echo Awards). She also worked as on-air personality in Connecticut radio (WEZN) for over 15 years, divided between afternoon and morning drive times, and her body clock is now permanently broken.
Randye is a Voice-over coach with Edge Studio in New York and Connecticut. And – oh, yeah – she also writes. Her book, Ben Behind His Voices, was published this fall by Rowman and Littlefield, the Audiobook (guess who narrated?) by Spoken Word Inc. Randye’s website: http://www.randyekaye.com.
She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer.
Artist 2 Demo C – Caryn Clark
Caryn Clark, known as “The Hip Chick Voice,” works from her home studio in Fort Myers, FL. Caryn has been heard on network television, The Disney Channel, VH-1, Nickelodeon, and other television and radio stations, as well as web sites, across the nation and around the world. Caryn’s work includes narrating the Wii Fit Plus in-store video, commercials for the Rooms To Go Disney furniture line, the voice of Hasbro/Milton Bradley’s “The Littlest Pet Shop Mall Madness” electronic board game, television commercials on The Disney Channel for Hannah Montana products, and soon will be heard on two television spots, worldwide, for the 2012 London Olympics.
Caryn earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida in 1994. She gives back to our community as a homework helper and reader at an afterschool program, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Fort Myers. She is actively involved with University of Florida Alumni Association as a member of their national Board of Directors. In 2009, Caryn was honored to be named an Outstanding Young Alumna of the University of Florida. Visit Caryn at www.carynclark.net
Artist 3 Demo A – Natalie Stanfield Thomas
Real. Character. Natalie began as a young child by mimicking cartoons and female celebrities like Lily Tomlin, Katherine Hepburn and Mae West. After discovering her annoying dinner table behavior could actually be useful, she began to pursue a career in voice over where she has recorded both character and straight voices from IVR to trade shows and syndicated radio programs to commercials. She can do medical or technical voiceover, taking on difficult pronunciations with ease. She provides engaging, believable commercial delivery without the ‘hard-sell’ aftertaste, and fun, fully-developed characters that play well with others. Visit Natalie at www.nataliesvoice.com