Striker bassist & Tokyo Spandixxx singer Pete Klassen re-launches voice over / studio vocal work business
Striker (Canada) bassist and Tokyo Spandixxx (Japan) frontman Pete Klassen (known as Pete Lixxx in the latter band) is looking for some connections as he is re-launching his voice over and studio vocal work career.
The following message was posted on Klassen‘s Facebook page yesterday:
“* Professional Announcement *
How’s everybody doing?
Staying healthy and safe?
Like many of you I am also self isolating and wondering what to do with all this time.
Fortunately I have things to keep me busy and I would like to share one of them with you.
Though this is a troubling time for us all, I am going to choose to use my downtime for something productive and it’s time for me to re-launch my own business venture.
As many of you know, I spent the better part of a decade in Japan where a large portion of my income came from voice over or studio vocal work. I took professional acting and voice classes and have quite an extensive resume of TV commercials, video games, documentaries, event announcements, etc. that I have sold my voice to.
With that bit of background mentioned, I moved back to Canada in 2018 and it’s been a challenge to establish myself in the industry this side of the pond. Fortunately I have my band which allows me much musical glory and I am grateful to have solidified that upon returning home however, with the live entertainment industry on hold for the time being it is time for me to get serious about the rest of my career as well.
It is my hope that my many wonderful colleagues and friends in Canada and elsewhere will offer their encouragement and any related leads they may have in their roladex to help me grow my business back home in Canada. As anyone in the industry knows, a large part of any artist’s success lies in who you know or meet. That certainly had been the case for me abroad.
I am not asking you to directly purchase my voice overs, however casting directors, media personnel, and marketing/media folks are golden connections in this business. Believe it or not, all those “You too can be a voice actor from home” adds are often full of B.S. *laughs*
Any connections you may have are greatly appreciated!
In the meantime, I will continue to build up my portfolio and work on the projects I am slowly pulling in. I hope my friends and family will once again be able to share commercial videos etc and say, “I know the guy voicing this!”
I truly loved doing this nearly full time and can’t wait to get going on it more on home turf.
My freelance business will be called Voice Works, because I enjoy striving to find that perfect voice that “works” for my clients be it a solemn, serious read or an over the top cacophonous yelp.
I invite you all to view my new website and see what I’ve been up to, maybe you’ll learn something about me that you never knew!
Social Media links are also included and I would of course be extra grateful to have a like for my pages from you, a share, or an encouraging comment.
In any case, thank you for taking the time to read this and I wish you all the best in this time of uncertainty and beyond!
Tokyo Spandixxx‘s “Summer Time Lovers” video (from Kick Big Ass album):
Band: TOKYO SPANDIXXX Song: Summer Time Lovers Album: Kick Big Ass Release: Sept. 2017 Country: Japan Video Director: ATSUSHI ISHIZAKA TOKYO SPANDIXXX Online…