The “Shannaz” read – noun : a natural, casual delivery which has been the cornerstone to a vast array of campaigns, from cars to telcos, banks to station-promos. It’s why Shannaz has long been “the voiceover you book when you don’t want your script to sound like a voiceover”.
It also explains his success in another area of VO’s … Voice Acting. if you’re looking for a sense of realism or a natural comic touch, his acclaimed acting skills will bring your scripts to life (check out his comedy demo below). That ability to make a script sound natural and relatable also lends itself to corporate, training and documentary narration.
Steve is one of the country’s most sought after animation voices, with credits including the Logie-Award winning “Tracey McBean”, the AFI-Award winning “Bottletop Bill”, the ABC hit “CJ The DJ”, and the plum role of B1 in the recent ABC series of “Bananas In Pyjamas”.
Since graduating from WAAPA , Steve has worked extensively for camera and stage, even taking out the award for Best Actor at the Festival of Perth for his role in David Mamet’s “The Duck Variations”.
Steve first presented comedy for ABC National, then as a writer and presenter on the Breakfast Show at Perth’s 96FM (sleeping-in will never again be underestimated after that gig).
He also writes, plays and records very loud music in his Marrickville studio.
So there, that’s what a “Shannaz Read” is all about. Why not book him and confirm the rumours ?