I first met the stupendous Holly Brisley in the 90’s when she was hosting Agros Cartoon Connection from Brisbane and I was a DJ at radio station Triple M. Her career snowballed from there, hosting national TV shows and acting in one of Australias most loved dramas Home and Away.
Holly had a break from TV to bring up her two kids and now she’s back with movies, TV and more on the go. Recorded at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi, we chat about her incredible career, competing on Dancing With The Stars, her near death experience climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and her life now being a working mum. Kristy Symonds wrote this great story about her in the Courier Mail yesterday as well. Please dont forget to subscribe on iTunes podcasts and leave a cheeky review. We will love you forever!!
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Ok this is pretty self indulgent, but hey I have to let people know I’m back on the mike in voiceover land somehow.
I just recorded a new demo with my good buddies, Sydney voiceover legend Ric Herbert and Sydney audio engineer, super guru, Peter fast fingers McCorquodale from Crocodile studios at Rozelle in Sydney. I have been barking at the stick in the padded cell (voiceover booth) since I was a kid and just when I thought I knew everything, I learnt something new from some clever old dogs. Actually that is a shit analogy but you know what I mean. I get people e mailing me about VO work every week asking for advice and my advice is pay the money and get a coach, work with experienced people, always look for different angles and styles to change your approach and perspective on a script. Ric Herbert and Peter McCorquodale do amazing work together and I highly recommend them if you’re putting together a new VO demo. This is what they look like, but don’t let that put you off because they are extremely talented, smell quite nice and are very friendly. If you’re reading this thanks again guys!!
Yes, an Australian radio super god is celebrating 50 years in radio this year. This guy hosted the first episode of ABC TVs Countdown, which was the first live colour television show in Australian TV history.
Not to mention being the voice of Sky Channel, the official voice of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Manly Sea Eagles ground announcer for over thirty years. GO MANLY!!
Here we are when Manly beat the Storm 40 nil in the 2008 grand final.
Dad taught me everything there is to know about radio and television, how to use a microphone, how to promote myself, how to sell promotional use only CD’s on E Bay.
I can honestly say I have never met anyone in the industry who always had such a positive attitude at all times.
One of the more fun jobs Ive had over the years was working in the studio next to him hosting the Gorilla radio breakfast show while dad was hosting his show in the studio next door.
He would pop in on my show and vice versa. All sorts of crazy shit would happen. Dad would just barge in while in the middle of a talk break, “whats going on here?” If digital radio took off in Australia I
So now if the Pappa smurf look is in you have to go and find a date with a girl that dresses like Smurfette.
Actually come to think of it that would be like dating a midget Avatar in pokerdots. Nice, I think Im a little turned on right now.
I always wanted to grow a beard when I was young to impress the babes, but unfortunately my 17 year old beard would always look like storm clouds in a white sky or a milo face as I was once called. It just didn’t cut it. So if you’re too young to grow a pappa beard heres a cool idea that may help you. MAybe get nanna to make one for you or something. Awesome!!
Oh and heres a few beards that may not work. A trim or perhaps a complete shave.
Is that a beard or was he eating a Chihuahua?!?? That reminds me, Im hungry!
Thats all this week for Mikes Fashion Weak.
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