Entries by Bill Stage

One Night in Charlotte

Saturday night my band, Folk n’ Stages (which consists of Jeremy Folk, my cousin Bob Stage and me…thus “Folk n’ Stages”) played at Markham’s Saloon in Charlotte, IA. The bar has only been open a few months…so, it’s got that new bar smell…but man, it’s a great little place!  It’s an old time saloon, complete […]

Cropduster Buzzes “Stage Tower”

The family & I were rockin in the garage this weekend.  My wife & I were painting some boards for our porch wall and the kids were riding bikes & begging the adults to stop being so boring. We had the music cranked, so we weren’t anticipating what came next.  A cropduster buzzed our garage! […]

My Cousin, The Meme

In 2014 my Aunt posted a picture of a bunch of my cousins from 25 years ago or so. The normal “awe look at how cute they were” comments were made.  But the stand out was my cousin Jenna, who we know to be a smiley, funny, lovely soul…seemed to be having a bad day. […]

Bill Stage Interviews VO gal, Amy Jeffries

Ever since college, I’ve known the name “Amy Jefferies”.  She was in a broadcasting program I was in at AIC…a small college that’s since changed names…but Amy graduated a year earlier.  And we all held her in high regard because she got a job on the radio. She was doing exactly what we wanted to […]

Quick Voice Over Audition {video}

Auditions are a big part of Voice Over land….if you’re lucky. As with any other VO, I audition for more jobs than I land.  You have to get in the mindset of “The Audition IS The Job”.  Look at it as if it’s all encompassing…even though the invoice only mentions one client. Here’s a quick […]

Bill’s Browser History

  Every so often I take a look in my browser history to see if I missed anything important.  Could be an interesting story that I can pass on to friends or a marketing idea that I’d like to implement in my business. Sometimes, I just make a video and narrate some interesting pages I’ve […]

Artist’s Rendition

My 7 year old daughter, Zoey, and I were talking vacation plans.  Well, not really “plans” so much as tossing out ideas on places to visit if we were given the chance. We settled on California as our destination because some great friends of ours moved there recently.  Friends…and the fact that the weather is […]

Old School Equipment

Do you have any old school equipment in your studio or at home? A reel to reel, cassette player, record player?  Or have you evicted all your analog? Those poor tapes…. It’s super rare…only has happened twice in the last 10 years, that someone has come to me with a reel. Their facial expression clearly […]

Coca Cola Rebranding

I am very proud to have been chosen to be a voice over for Coca Cola’s new “One Brand” unification strategy in Mexico City. In the 80’s, starting with Diet Coke, they opted to market each individual flavor as it’s own brand with it’s own logo. But now, they will all share a similar look and be […]

DIY Studiohacks

When I first started doing voice overs, I would study every blog, every YouTube video and listen to every so & so who had something to say.  The general consensus was that closets were the best studio to start out in due to the small area in which to treat…and the treatment (clothes) were already in […]