Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet Our Staff: Brendan Coyle

Once a month, Such A Voice will be highlighting a member of our staff to give you a little insight into who they are & what they do here at Such A Voice to help you get to know the people behind-the-scenes!

Meet Brendan Coyle. Brendan is the head of our post-production department, and is the one that ensures that your demo meets the highest quality standards. He has also been praised by many students as one of the most patient people to work with in the studio! Brendan was born and raised in Saranac Lake, NY (in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains), but now lives with his wife in the beautiful town of Shelburne, VT (just outside of Burlington). If you ever have a question about your demo, he would be your point of contact.

Brendan has always held an interest in music as well as audio production. Although he always held a passion for audio production, he started out in the industry as a drummer and studied with people such as John Riley and Richie Morales. Brendan has also worked with Neil Sedaka and (2-time Tony Award Winning Producer) Tom Kitt. At that point, he went back to school and earned his Master's Degree in music technology and has worked at Such A Voice ever since (starting as a producer and recording engineer and working his way up to the head of post-production).

We sat down to learn a little bit more about Brendan:

What are a few of your passions?

All things music! Writing music, drumming, audio production and playing piano. Yes, audio production is my job, but it's also a way of life for me! I'm also a history buff. American history, world history AND the history of music (of course). My passion for music and history also carries over to the genres I enjoy reading. I'm currently reading Paul McCartney's Biography Many Years from Now by Barry Miles and 1942: The Year that Tried Men's Souls by Winston Groom.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

As far as places I've already been, I loved Hawaii, Ireland and the Civil War battlefields down in the south. My next vacation destination will either be London or Rome.

What's on your playlist right now?

It always seems to be changing! Right now I'm listening to the Beatles, Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band Live from New York (thanks to a student) and the Jean-Michel Pilc Trio.

Do you have any advice for aspiring voice-over talent?

No matter what your schedule is like, or what kind of time you have to commit to your voice over career, do something EVERY DAY to work towards your goal. It doesn't matter if it's an hour or 3 hours. It doesn't matter if you're working on your technique, technology or your marketing plan…do SOMETHING! Practice a bit of copy, set up your studio or play with your recording software. Send out a couple of auditions, e-mails, or just make a few calls. When it comes to growing your business, you win by inches, not by miles.

If you ever need to contact Brendan, he can be reached by email at or by phone at 802-275-0151.

Written by:
Bethany Baker
Such A Voice Marketing Director

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