The worlds of acting and music have been intertwined for as long as they’ve existed. High time we made this an episode theme! With music as our through-line, join us and guest Carl Bishop as we as we hear his amazing journey from drummer to opera singer to radio DJ to voice artist back to drummer again. Plus! We present musical submissions from our three finalists for the Katherine Heller jingle contest! (Spoiler alert: one’s from a former host of the podcast) Later, we explore a serious question: how does the industry’s lingering, unfortunate reputation as a boys club affect gay actors? And, finally, Kieran turns the tables on Dan during our Fishing for Tips segment.
Michael McGlone is our guest, a great way to kick off the New Year. You probably know Michael from his incredible performances in Edward Burns films such as ‘The Brothers McMullen’ and ‘She’s The One’. You may recognize him from his famous Gieco ads or his recurring role on Person Of Interest. This is a powerful interview in which Michael shares his sincere passion for life. Matty and Kieran also catch up on everything that’s happened since our last episode and it’s quite a list! Here’s to a great 2013 for all Grinders!
This is a first for the podcast: a guest who is not an actor. Hugh Klitzke is the voice casting director for a leading bi-coastal talent agency where he records and directs voice over auditions. In fact, he estimates he’s heard over 85,000 auditions and counting. Who better to talk to about the art of voice acting? Hugh is an award winning composer and lyricist, producer and collaborator with Ingrid Breyer on the musical The Precautionary Principle. He teaches voice over classes through onmicvo.com. This episode is key for Voice Over actors & those who hope to be. Plus we make a HUGE announcement and get all DOWTON ABBEY on your ass. Featuring music from Coburg’s Widow also.