The best jobs *ALWAYS* are working with kids.  The newest job (and god I hope it gets picked up by a network) is an animated TV Show for kids called Do-Re-Mi-Fa.  I’m the blonde/sassy southern/keyboardist MIMI.  The “Mi” in DoReMiFa.  

FINGERS X’d.  I love this music.  I love the premise.  and I love the people I get to work with.  It felt like a meeting of cover-band artists: Joe Lester from The Atomic Punks, Mike from The Spazzmatics, and me …from Squealer.  The music was originally created and loved in Sarajevo and Bosnia, where as the american lyrics were created by Scott Gray (Backyardigans)


Definitely one of the coolest jobs I ever got as a vocalist living in LA was singing with CAMERA READY voices (based in Pasadena) for an episode of Dancing With The Stars.

Honestly, I’ve worked in production before, and played an extra on several episodes of bla bla bla…. I’ve never met a happier cast and crew of a broadcast.

If you watch the clip, here’s a hint - when the choir marches in to frame - I’m the tall pink-haired girl far-right.


Oh if my teenage-self could see me now….

This sunday, my band The Shakers (www.ilovetheshakers.com), open for Our Lady Peace.  This is less than a year after we opened for Everclear as well.  It’s like all my dreams from my 18 year old self came true!  …just had to wait a decade or so…  Life might do that, I guess.  Just to check if you MEAN it.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, here’s the info:

Sunday, September 11

 CONVERSE & KROQ 106.7 PRESENT: Our Lady Peace, The Shakers & Of Verona. 

Doors at 8:00pm.  Viper Room - 8852 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Advanced tickets available at: www.viperroom.com


Jodie_VO

I got me a bumper!

I gotta edit this into my reel soon, but this soundbyte is my bumper for Cal Psychics.  enjoy!


I get by with’a’lil’help from my friends

I’m lucky enough to know some pretty wicked pros in the VO biz.  And I’m even luckier that they lend me a hand.   Check out these beauties when you get a chance:

Arsene DeLay - http://www.arsenedelay.com/

Jordan St. Jean - http://www.jordanstjean.com/

They don’t tell you when you chose a career in the entertainment business that you’ll meet such kind people.  I’m truly grateful.


Voice123.com

It’s preh-tty cool.  I have myself a profile on voice123.com so I can audition from home for all kinds of commercials.    Check it out if ya wanna!!!!  http://voice123.com/jodieschell


VOICE OVER REEL!!!!  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Too long, loud, lowsy?  Bring it!!


I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS PHOTO!

I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS PHOTO!


Soyjoy “Circles”
http://www.soyjoy.com/tv.aspx
This was my first  national spot!  Thanks to the good people at  Motion Theory and DDB San  Francisco, this pretty spot was voiced by  Yours Truly.   The full spot  can be seen on Anthony Furlong’s website  that showcases his efforts and  archive. Check it out!!!  http://www.anthonyfurlong.com/work/soyjoy/index.php

Soyjoy “Circles”

http://www.soyjoy.com/tv.aspx

This was my first national spot!  Thanks to the good people at Motion Theory and DDB San Francisco, this pretty spot was voiced by Yours Truly.   The full spot can be seen on Anthony Furlong’s website that showcases his efforts and archive. Check it out!!! http://www.anthonyfurlong.com/work/soyjoy/index.php


COVER BANDS
At the beginning of the year, my buddies in Shooter Jennings band had an idea.  Let’s start an ACDC cover band (Bon Scott Era ONLY).  “We’ll have a ball and we’ll make some money and we’ll call it Squealer”.  The problem is, they didn’t have a frontman.
So they called me.:)
DIRTY DEEDS http://youtu.be/xD2rU2pgqfw
LET THERE BE ROCK http://youtu.be/mA2ByqHTosI
Since then, I’ve been hit up by a wide range of cover bands with gimmicks galore and rad musicians who, like me, just need an extra buck here and there.  I might be gigging with some pals in Valley Gurl (80s) and Girls Girls Girls (a Motley Crue cover band) soon, but I only gig when it doesn’t conflict with The Shakers.  …It’s in the fine print of every contract, thanks to my attorney in Texas, whom I still refer to the same as I did on our 7th grade basketball team: Sexy Jessy.
The Shakers (WWW.ILOVETHESHAKERS) are also increasing their roster of cover-songs to continue our growing schedule of corporate events, weddings, and birthdays.  Covers include our soul and motown favorites from the likes Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Temptations, The Four Tops, and MORE!  (Don’t worry, we’ll still play ACDC and Led Zeppelin http://youtu.be/MDkcXbViR-Y)

COVER BANDS

At the beginning of the year, my buddies in Shooter Jennings band had an idea.  Let’s start an ACDC cover band (Bon Scott Era ONLY).  “We’ll have a ball and we’ll make some money and we’ll call it Squealer”.  The problem is, they didn’t have a frontman.

So they called me.:)

DIRTY DEEDS http://youtu.be/xD2rU2pgqfw

LET THERE BE ROCK http://youtu.be/mA2ByqHTosI

Since then, I’ve been hit up by a wide range of cover bands with gimmicks galore and rad musicians who, like me, just need an extra buck here and there.  I might be gigging with some pals in Valley Gurl (80s) and Girls Girls Girls (a Motley Crue cover band) soon, but I only gig when it doesn’t conflict with The Shakers.  …It’s in the fine print of every contract, thanks to my attorney in Texas, whom I still refer to the same as I did on our 7th grade basketball team: Sexy Jessy.

The Shakers (WWW.ILOVETHESHAKERS) are also increasing their roster of cover-songs to continue our growing schedule of corporate events, weddings, and birthdays.  Covers include our soul and motown favorites from the likes Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Temptations, The Four Tops, and MORE!  (Don’t worry, we’ll still play ACDC and Led Zeppelin http://youtu.be/MDkcXbViR-Y)