Geoff Allan: From Resorts to Rehearsals
You know Geoff Allan’s voice. No, really, you do. If you’ve ever heard an ad for Burger King, Bud Light, or Hardee’s, you’ve probably heard Geoff’s dulcet tones announcing the return of the biggest burger you’ve ever seen. I’ve certainly heard Geoff enough to recognize that baritone anywhere- although I suppose I have an advantage. He is my second cousin, after all.
As his cousin, I can tell you that Geoff has always had a fantastic voice. So, of course, it was only natural for him to finish school and get straight into… the hotel business. Yes, Geoff was a world-travelling hotel manager for most of his adult life. He’d always had a passion for radio and voiceover, but it wasn’t until he was in his 50’s, and in Dubai of all places, that he was able to hit the airwaves. Nowadays, he’s been a professional voiceover artist for years, with training from industry veterans in L.A., Toronto, Montreal and Dubai.
In this episode, we dive into Geoff’s journey from suites to studios. We talk about how he found the opportunity to make such a dramatic career change, where it’s taken him, where he’ll go in the future, and how much he’s learned from his time as a voiceover pro. We also do a hefty bit of reminiscing about the past. If nothing else, Geoff’s story stands as a shining example that it’s never too late to start doing what you love.
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Matt Cundill works with radio groups on digital strategies and talent coaching. He recently started the Sound Off Podcast: The Podcast about Broadcast”
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