Groundcrew Sound

Groundcrew Sound

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groundcrew_sound - August 05

Our #mcm this week goes out to Brian Lafontaine. “Brian Lafontaine has been working in the voice over world for 25 years. What?? How can that be?? He has voiced for BMW, Coke, Burger King, Microsoft, and McDonald’s to name just a few. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows such as Stranger Things, Nashville, Dynasty, and TURN. You can see him in the movie The Hate U Give, and he has appeared in numerous TV commercials and theater stages, all over. Check out his podcast, You May Have Seen, where Brian sits down with amazingly talented “unknown” career actors about their stories and adventures in the crazy world of show business.”


groundcrew_sound - August 01

It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Medal of Honor recipient, @chiksdigscars on the audiobook version of his upcoming book. Truly one of the most humble and kind souls we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do for the people of this country. Your story is truly inspiring. Be sure to check out his new book, “You Are Worth It”. Coming out in October. #semperfi


groundcrew_sound - July 29

Our #mcm this week goes out to @conradfharvey “Conrad Harvey is a voice actor, stage actor and musician. Born in Asheville NC and raised in Colorado Springs he has long had a love of mountains, travel, music & wine. He moved to Poland in 2015 and lived with a former KGB agent (by accident). Living with an insane communist gave him a deeper appreciation of capitalism and markets in general. He left what felt like his indentured servitude after only 3 weeks and taught English with no certification. By day he would teach kindergarteners and by night high level CEOs of Polish companies. He returned to the US in 2016 and immediately starting doing voice overs with Groundcrew Sound. He is fluent in all dialects of English the world over and can bring his bassey voice to bare in any style, accent and timbre imaginable. Whether it be clean articulate and corporate, blue collar and down home, purple and sexy, narrative and measured or wildly dramatic. Let him lift your brand up with his voice and the unparalleled quality of Groundcrew Sound.”


groundcrew_sound - July 10

Our #WCW this week goes out to @kbvoiceovers Our clients love working with Kelley Buttrick and describe her as "easy," "professional," and "fun." Kelley is an award-winning voiceover talent and credits include national ad campaigns, TV promos, corporate narrations, video games, television series VO, a train and even some talking lockers.  Her Groundcrew clients include Hanes, Fiberon, Lowes Foods and many others. In addition, she's the creator of the free Time Your Script app available on the App Store and Google Play.  For the story behind the app, visit


groundcrew_sound - July 01

Our #MCM this week goes out to George Washington III. Enjoy! In 2003, I began voicing with a trip to a local recording studio to do some narration bits for a First Union National Bank industrial. The gig stirred my imagination, and I began the research and practice to make my first demos. Working with sources both local and national, new opportunities came over time, and I started working on projects as small as phone messaging to as large as national ad campaigns. Since that time, I have provided voice over services in documentaries, video games, radio and television commercials, in store announcements, marketing on hold, websites and web ads, virtually every aspect of the voice-over industry. My voice has represented companies like McDonald’s, Mountain Dew, Nike, Gatorade, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Smithsonian.  I have called Charlotte home since 1998 with my daughters Grace, Naomi and Ella, and my son Jordan.


groundcrew_sound - June 26

Our #WCW this week goes out to Gina Stewart! Gina Stewart is a career actor, musician and former rockstar.  She is a recurring guest on “The Walking Dead” and has appeared in film, television and video for over 30 years.  She is an accomplished stage actress with Shakespearean credits, Off-Broadway credits and has spent years in regional touring productions.  Her VO Credits include Family Dollar, US Army, Chinet, and even the voice of God for the United Methodist Church.  Gina loves what she does, she is a good storyteller, a great “real person” talent, one of the easiest talents around to direct!


groundcrew_sound - June 25

Hot Sake intern, Emma, approves of today’s lunch choice. @bennypennellos


groundcrew_sound - June 24

Our #MCM this week is none other than James K. Flynn. A Charlotte NC native, James K. has been involved with the media for over 40 years. Starting out as a production whiz he graduated to on-air duties with years behind the mike at legendary station WBT in Charlotte. He has a passion for live theater as well with acting credits including roles with professional and amateur theater companies both locally and regionally, and the occasional film role. But James K.’s full-time “gig” is as a voice actor. He is heard on radio and TV commercials locally, nationally and internationally. A practiced Master of Ceremonies, he has lent his voice to business conventions, marching band competitions, three regional Scottish Highland Games, was the title character in the Dr. Who Audio Dramas and spent 14 years as the Public Address Announcer for the NBA’s Hornets and WNBA’s Sting. He is also a published author and an award-winning op-ed columnist.


groundcrew_sound - June 19

Our #WCW this week goes out to Gabby Nistico. Take a listen to her demo here 🔥 A bad-ass voice actor with determination, passion & grit.  My voice is real, raw & ethnically neutral. A little rasp, a lot of attitude and a blunt delivery. My voiceover characters are racially ambiguous and diverse too. If you want a voiceover that tells it like it is, a voice that sparks imagination, or if you need to light a fire in your audience's heart - I'm your voice over actress. I also like long walks on the beach and poking dead things with sticks.  I'm the voice of Invisalign & UK Healthcare, plus, recent work for Comcast, Facebook, Microsoft, Reebok, Blue Cross Blue Shield, PDQ,  Intel, and Pandora.


groundcrew_sound - June 12

#WCW this week goes out to @pinkmercurymusic. “Hi, I'm Chloe Taylor! My bag is authenticity, insight, wry humor, and a sense of wonder about the future. I'm not afraid to tell it straight, and I feel comfortable explaining difficult concepts to an audience so that they feel entertained, and included. I love to laugh and be free, too, so yes to funny stuff. I've voiced for Google, UNICEF USA, Greenpeace, Skype Business, KIND Bars, Whole Foods, and others, and I'm also a screen actor and performing singer/songwriter.”  with songs placed on Showtime's Nurse Jackie and in Sony Playstation's game "Until Dawn” ", and screen parts in multiple indie films and the TV series "Salem".”


groundcrew_sound - June 10

#MCM this week goes out to @jasonjonesvo. Jason Jones has been a full time voice actor for over 15 years.  His  youthful, versatile, trustworthy, and approachable Voice brings scripts to life and can been heard Nationally on TV & Radio and Worldwide on the Web in thousands of Commercials and E-Learning projects as well as Video Games, and TV Series.  After 12 years of growing his career in Los Angeles, Jason currently works from his professional voiceover studio in his hometown of Asheville, NC.  He studied acting and music as a teen and in his early 20's, before finding his niche and switching to VO full time.


groundcrew_sound - June 06

Dan Hood working diligently on @ashleylgoodson demo. We’re so lucky to be able to work with talents that make our job so easy. It’s sounding pretty incredible. #weloveourtalents #nofilter #feltcute #mightdeletelater


groundcrew_sound - May 21

We are proud to present the 4th installment of "Hear & Now". A collaboration with Queen City Nerve. Our guest this month is local singer/songwriter, Emily Sage. Link in bio Recording/Mix: Ross Wissbaum & Connor Hausman Videography: Jayme Marie Johnson & Justin LaFrancois


groundcrew_sound - May 08

The latest “Played by Hausman” is out! Our general manager/owner of hotsake, @sonic_samurai recorded the sounds of @boingographics and turned it into this composition. Mixed right here at Groundcrew. Cinematography: Ben Premeaux. Edit: Maverick Floyd. Featured Artist: Matt Postle (Cpcc professor of Jazz) Trumpet. @afewminertweaks @mattolincreative @thesmartlab @mavfloedits @sonic_samurai


groundcrew_sound - May 02

Had the pleasure of working with Trace Adkins at the studio today on some VO spots. #weloveourjobs


groundcrew_sound - May 01

We were crushed when we heard about the shooting at UNCC yesterday. Our country is bursting at the seams with senseless violence and it once again hits close to home. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. #charlottestrong


groundcrew_sound - April 18

The Crew hopping into an early weekend at @thecommonmarketsouthend #eggcellent


groundcrew_sound - April 15

Everyone please welcome our new Talent Coordinator and Customer Service Assistant, Anna Royal. Next time you’re in the studio, make sure to introduce yourself. She’s very cool, and we’re stoked to have her as a part of our Crew. 🤙


groundcrew_sound - April 05

Thanks for the shoutout @queencitynerve. If you’re not picking up this alt weekly, you’re missing out on some of coolest local art. Also, get ready for our next #hearandnow collaboration. It’s going to be a good one.


groundcrew_sound - March 25

When your coffee maker shorts out and you don’t have a latte to work with, you have to get creative. #goodmorning #werecaffienated


groundcrew_sound - February 20

Starting the day off with actor/writer/producer, Keith Harris. He pulls off a mighty fine New York accent.


groundcrew_sound - February 15

We finally got to meet one of our favorite clients in person (it only took about 20 years)!


groundcrew_sound - February 11

We have some pretty cool stuff brewing with @queencitynerve and @thebusinesspeople More details coming soon #localmusic #supportlocal #music #businesstime


groundcrew_sound - February 04

Working on a cool new project this weekend with @queencitynerve. Stay tuned for more details. #localmusic


groundcrew_sound - January 31

Hey guys! Our bi-annual voiceover workshop is coming this March. We are honored to be able to once again host renowned voiceover coaches, Lynda McCarrell and Nick Omana. THIS is the workshop we always recommend when people ask about how to get into voiceover. The spots are filling up fast so make sure to call or email Kelly Villmer. (704)-342-9900.


groundcrew_sound - January 29

Ross “the wiz” Wissbaum kickin out some NCEL spots for @mullenloweus.


groundcrew_sound - January 22

Does the thought of talking with someone on the phone fill you with social anxiety? Fear no more. You can fill out an estimate request with us on our website. #backtothefuture


groundcrew_sound - January 21

Had some of the Extravadance crew in the Groundcrew today for some fun work for an upcoming show!


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