The Story So Far

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The Story So Far

When I did my first ever voiceover, aged 17, in a radio station in Perth, Western Australia in the 1970’s, I couldn’t have imagined it leading to the amazing career I’m having.

Abbe Holmes

As a teenager, I was a self-confident, words and language person, looking for adventure.

So when I came to Melbourne with my sound engineer boyfriend to work at a major sound studio, I found myself in the right place at the right time. 

Back then, the nature of advertising was changing.

Actors and voiceover naturals were being used to voice quirky, interesting scripts and I jumped at the chance.

By the mid 80’s I’d left my job at the studio and had become an established voice over performer.

That’s when I kicked off my acting career, and I’ve loved working on stage and screen over the years, although voice over has always been central to whatever else I was doing.

I started coaching voice over in 2004, built my Voice Over Coach website in 2009, and began coaching interstate, as well as speaking and producing demos. In 2015 I began coaching and speaking in the US.

I’m also a corporate video producer and created Face2Face Identity in 2012 to produce online videos in partnership with talented colleagues. I also train those in business, either Management or Staff, in the skills of on-camera presenting, and writing for spoken word.

I’ve been a proud member of the MEAA, the arts Union in Australia since 1979, and currently serve as President of the Victorian Branch.

Melbourne is where I call home and I live a happy, satisfied life with my 22 year-old-daughter, and my black Poodle.

The world has just become my adventure playground, now that I can work remotely doing voiceover, and run voice over training and speak on voiceover globally.

Life is good!