Gary L J Smith
Vancouver / Kelowna, British Columbia, CA
Gary L J Smith's voice features a broad vocal range - from tenor to deep bass. Can vary from a smooth quality to throaty and gravelly. Ability to project well and possessing an excellent vocabulary, allowing for practiced enunciation of difficult words. Theater experience allows for quick and authentic character development and for articulating subtle meanings through accentuation, pace, rhythm and cadence.
English (North American), English
Australian, British, Canadian, Chinese, French (Québécois), Indian (India), Italian American, North American, Scottish (Glaswegian), US General American (GenAm)
Middle Aged, Senior
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Gary has had many years in amateur theatre in both dramatic and musical productions, including; Kinnike (Grease), Frank Butler (Annie Get Your Gun), Fiddler On The Roof, The Wizard of Oz, The Merchant of Venice and several others.
Gary has also had experience in doing radio ads and PSA`s, both copy-writing and recording. He has also written, directed, recorded, and produced a music video featuring the song; "Mack The Knife".
Gary has been a vocalist for bands in the Blues, R&B, and Rock genres, and is currently lead vocalist for a newly formed Blues/Rock band.
Graduate of Vancouver Film School
Diploma in General Studies
Received professional voice-coaching
Self taught musician: Guitar, Harmonica, Sax
Neumann T104 (Studio work), Yeti Blue (Home Studio)
Computer & Software
PC with Intel7 processor (12GB RAM), Cubase7 (Studio work), Reaper 5.70 (Home Studio)
Presonus Fire Studio (Studio work)
24-48 hrs for ads and other pieces under 2 minutes when script is provided. All others are to be negotiated.
If you hire Gary for your project you will be working with a consummate professional: organized, committed, hard-working and possessing a friendly, helpful demeanor that people like to work with. While being able to take direction well, Gary has a good sense on nuance and flavor to make a sound unique and fitting to the project.
In addition to his home studio, Gary has access to a full service studio within walking distance owned and operated by a good friend and musical colleague. With the freedom of a flexible schedule, you can be assured that Gary will complete your project to your specifications within the allotted time-frame.
I was very pleased to work with Gary. He was able to put together the scripts and recordings within the time he was given, and was open to suggestions on how to tweak his performance. Gary is a good-natured and out-going person, and I look forward to working with him on future projects.Vista Radio/Juice FM
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