Who is this Däv guy?

Yes, it's pronounced just like Dave ... 

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I grew up in Toronto, Ontario Canada, the youngest of a musically talented family, yet the only one to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.  I attended college for Sound Engineering and Music Production.  The facilitator of Music Production, hired me to play guitar and sing backups on demos for Marianne Faithful. 

One day in the Toronto studio, while working on those demos, I was asked to go to the other studio to read some voice over scripts for commercials. Apparently the Toronto voiceover actor hired for the job had called the voice-over director saying he couldn't make it in.  Long story short, I was hired, subbing in for the Toronto voice over artist for two radio commercials, one for Dairy Queen and one for Harvey's!  Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  They paid me a few hundred bucks, which at that time, I thought was amazing.  At that time in my life though, I was only focused on music and I didn't think​ much more of becoming a voiceover actor.  Think about it, I was young, it was the 80's, Much Music and MTV were ruling the world with rock and new music.

After college, I worked in musical instrument and record stores.  At night and on weekends I performed in cover bands around the Greater Toronto Area.  Eventually working my way up the proverbial ladder and deeper into the music industry.  That's when Rik Emmett the guitarist for Triumph, one of Canada's internationally acclaimed rock groups, hired me as his guitar technician, stage manager- basically a personal assistant / Guy-Friday.  I also freelanced as FOH and monitor sound technician, so between those jobs, I toured extensively across Canada and throughout the USA.  When not on the road, I was the studio manager and in-house sound technician at R & R Studios in Mississauga - a private recording studio Rik Emmett built for himself after he left Triumph. 

Then I did a One Eighty! 

I took a hiatus from the "biz" for "few" years.  My alter-ego "Clark Kent business-minded mild-mannered dude" reared his ugly suburban head.  I held various corporate positions in marketing, purchasing, supply chain management and BI analytics.  I became Mr Mom, so for work flexibility to allow me to focus on my daughters, I started business consulting, focusing on supply chain management and designing BI Analytic dashboards.  For me, it is mind-numbing, dry boring work,  I needed  to get back to my roots, release my creativity and gravitate back into the music and entertainment industry.  I perform solo acoustically and with my band Däv and Cräsh Monkey Mob, as well as a freelance sound technician for regional acts, festivals and corporate events.  

With over 30 years as a professional musician and sound tech, I know and understand the importance of a flawless performance, being in character and staying in character.   Thus my evolution in the world of Voice Over Acting, a natural progression and a secret life long aspiration.  In 2015 I began designing and building my broadcast quality home based studio and officially became a Voice Artist and Voiceover Actor in 2016.   

My voice is warm and smooth with a mid-range to deep tone with my natural North American Midwest accent - no Canadian "eh" but I can turn it on, don't-cha-know, if you wish! Hahaha I have been cast as the voice of many various roles from Announcer for corporate award ceremonies, Dad roles to the Guy Next Door, a Beach Dude, Hypnotist, Accountants, Lawyers and Doctors to Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, to Stone Cold Villains and the Voice of God - yes I am the VOG!. 

As long as I can remember, I would recite word for word the commercials of Toronto Dominion Bank, McDonalds, Oscar Mayer B-O-L-O-G-N-A, Coke A Cola, all of the kid cereals like Tony The Tiger, Capt'n Crunch, ... just endless stuff.  I always made up funny silly voices and even more so when I would read with my kids, imitating their favorite cartoon characters for them.  My voice is ageless having been cast in roles from a young adult to a crusty, cranky old man. 

My delivery is authentic, believable, trustworthy, confident and on point.  Whatever mood and tone you want, I will deliver your script exactly as you want it to be - authoritative, scared, angry, frightened, perplexed, silly, comedic, serious, monotone, aged and anything in between!

I believe in building relationships with clients to ensure each voiceover is exactly what they're looking for.  I feel it's important to get to know and understand their business, their products and the services they provide as this helps me convey a believable performance.

Please feel free to contact me, click on my Contact Page, fill out the form and then we can discuss your project in detail, I'll do a free sample read of your script and provide you with a quote. 

Let me be the voice of your next project!

All the best, 

Däv (Dave)

ps ... here's a lil' Däv and Cräsh Monkey Mob...