“Shannaz” has long been “the voiceover you book when you don’t want your script to sound like a voiceover”. His trademark natural, casual delivery has coined the phrase “The Shannaz read”, and has been the cornerstone to a vast array of campaigns, from cars to telcos, banks to station-promos.
Having studied at WAAPA, Steve excels in Voice Acting. if you’re looking for a sense of realism or a natural comic touch, Steve will bring your scripts to life (check out his comedy demo below). This skill also lends itself to corporate, training and documentary narration.
Steve has made a name for himself as an audiobook narrator, having won awards both here and in the US, including a 2019 nomination for Australian Audiobook of the Year at the ABIA Awards for his narration of Jane Harper’s The Lost Man. Many of these are recorded by himself at his production studio Baxter Audio, under the careful supervision of his Whippet, Baxter.
But nothing affords him more bragging rights with his children than the role of B1 in the recent ABC series of “Bananas In Pyjamas”. With further animation credits including the Logie-Award winning “Tracey McBean”, the AFI-Award winning “Bottletop Bill”, and the ABC hit “CJ The DJ”, Steve is one of the country’s most sought-after animation voices.
So there, that’s what a “Shannaz Read” is all about. Why not book him and confirm the rumours ?