Nick Bennett

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BIOGRAPHY

Over 35 years, Nick has remained in constant demand as a multi-disciplined journalist and broadcaster. He’s highly sought after for voice over, TV and radio presenting, MC, music curation, writing and digital media. He is a self-starter, team player, leader and mentor. The warmth and integrity in his approach to the entertainment industry has gained a deep respect from his peers. His passion to get to the heart of a story inspires trust and provides an atmosphere for honest and entertaining insights into celebrities, experts and everyday people.

Nick’s rich voice is smooth; the sound is authentic, warm, edifying and engaging. His range extends from boyfriend to man on the street, narrative to high-energy; a read that is intuitive and on message. He’s created a niche in the live event arena, voicing multiple ARIA, AACTA and CMAA Awards, Great Australian Spelling Bee, Schools Spectacular, Helpmann Awards, Australia’s Next Top Model, Australia Day Concert, Cricket Australia and Moto GP.

Nick’s experience as a multi-media journalist and broadcaster is legendary. He was the only Australian TV presenter invited to London to interview George Michael for E! News. His disarming style has delivered hundreds of interviews that include Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, U2 Manager Paul McGuiness, Debbie Harry, Stevie Nicks and John Mayer. Integrity and humour are paramount to his story-telling.

A natural MC, he’s hosted events for Barry Gibb, Kiss, Lisa-Marie Presley, ARIA, MTV Music Awards, Blue Mountains Film Festival, Telstra Road to Tamworth, The Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, Sound Relief, Wave Aid, APRA, KTM and The Ultimate Wedding Planning Party. Nick was the interviewer on Shannon Noll’s “Acoustic and in Conversation” National Tour.

Over 4 decades, Nick has built a loyal audience on air and on-line for Macquarie Media Ltd, Triple M, Nova 969, WS FM, thebasement.com.au, FOX FM, 2DAY FM, 2CH, ABC, Hope 1032, The Voice of Peace and Radio Luxembourg. Globally and nationally syndicated shows include Talking Tales (with Jimmy Barnes), Qantas Rock on Q, The Big Backyard,The Rock 40 Countdown and The Beat.

Nick has hosted, written, produced and contributed to stories that feature on all platforms. Lauryn Hill, AC/DC, Robbie Williams, Kiss, The Stereophonics, Cold Chisel and Alex Lloyd are all subjects. TV credits include Studio Ten, Sunrise, Channel [V], Music Max, E! News, and Ground Zero. He has presented specials on George Michael, ABBA, The History of Toyota Star-maker, Rumba Music Festival, INXS etc.

Nick was editor and advertising manager of The Music Network and his articles have been published by Rolling Stone, The Sunday Telegraph, Billboard, Tracks, RM Williams’ Outback and Cream. Script- writing has included ARIA Music Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame, The Morning Show Music Segment, Country Music Awards of Australia and Channel Nine Presents.

Nick holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and industry longevity makes him an engaging media teacher and trainer in corporate and tertiary arenas.

REVIEWS

  1. Please extend my thanks to Nick; the recordings were completely spot on and were exactly what I wanted and needed!

    George Katsantonis, Technical Operations Manager, mynetfone Sydney

  2. Nick Bennett is a very professional Voice Over Artist and excellent to work with. He is flexible and friendly and can produce the results that clients are after on every occasion. I would highly recommend Nick Bennett.

    Declan Diacono - Sound Engineer, Klang, Newtown

  3. Is it getting hot in here? No … that’s just the warmth coming from Nick Bennett during a recording session. Nick doesn’t do awkward. He’s friendly and charming right off the bat. You’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. Being a writer himself, scripts just ‘speak to him’ and he intuitively knows what subtle nuances are required to bring them to life. His voice strikes the perfect balance between natural / genuine and corporate / professional. A highly sought after combo that’s about as rare as rocking horse poo. And he’s willing and able to quickly fine tune his read on the fly, however you like it. Nick is one of those guys who’s not satisfied leaving the booth until the job is 100% nailed. Then he’ll give you one more take, just to be sure. It doesn’t matter how shit the script is, Nick will help you sculpt it into a dolphin.

    Garry Dean, Creative Director NOVA 93.7, Perth

  4. Nick works live and often unscripted. He has redefined the role of an awards announcer keeping the 5,000+ live audience in the Sydney Super Dome and million+ viewers entertained throughout the three hour telecast.

    Stephen Tate, Head of Entertainment and Factual Programs, Network Ten, Australia

  5. Whenever we need a voice that can sit across three different radio brands and genres, we call Nick. He has the ability to make a read sound effortless and believable. Our clients love him.

    Gregg Sinclair - Sound Designer, Australian Radio Network

  6. Nick has a great resonant voice, he’s very flexible, and can do characters and accents. His voice is very natural sounding, and works across many genres.

    Not to mention he’s a pleasure to work with!

    Timothy Webster, Promo Producer, Foxtel Movies

    Timothy Webster

    http://foxtel.com.au

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