Events

May 2020

A special thanks to Juergen Berkessel and Polymash for a tremendous amount of extremely useful advice on marketing and promotion. I'll be working tirelessly throughout the summer to completely retool The Limey & the Yank Podcast and this site for even greater success.

I highly recommend the Polymash page on How to Promote a Podcast

I've been working on a new audiobook that's due to come out in June!

Things have gotten difficult around the world, so the bundled collection of The Daedalus Files is stuck in production at ACX

April 2020

Kimberly Design Love interviewed me on the Design Your Lifestyle Podcast about getting started with voice acting or hiring a voice actor

Tawny Platis of the Death is HilariousPodcast interviewed me on coping through grief with humor. The episode is here

The Limey & the Yank is taking a summer break to completely re-work the show and the website from the ground up. It's going to be a lot of work, but we think people will really enjoy the new version of our show. For our last set (for now!), we decided to have fun and make these episodes a game for you!



March 2020

PodFestExpo 2020 was downright amazing...and then the world fell apart. I hope everyone can stay healthy and safe.

I was interviewed on the Yes, But Why Podcast. Host Amy Jordan is a fantastic and positive person and her show truly inspires.

For the month of March, The Limey & the Yank looked back 20 years to give us Y2K: Songs from the Year 2000:




February 2020

Really excited about getting to go to PodFest 2020!. I've been meeting TONS of people on the app Whova - if you ever attend an event that uses the Whova app, definitely jump on board! I'll be giving a presentation on audiobook narration. Come join me!


In honor of Black History Month, The Limey & the Yank did a special series on Blues Rock Influence:




January 2020

Lots of business tuning! Tax time, getting used to the new equipment, building some more acoustic panels, and even getting some bonus content that Tim Tippets added to his Audition Ready Online course. February will be a return to landing new gigs.
And speaking of new gigs, I've been asked to speak at PodFest 2020! I'll be giving a presentation in their VO track (March 7th) that's all about Audiobooks. I'm also giving a presentation on Podcasting at the Riverview Public Library in March, with my buddy Steve Atkins.


And on the subject of Podcasts, this month The Limey & the Yank took on One-Hit Wonders:





December 2019

Time to prep for 2020! This month will be dedicated to skill-building and business improvements.
I'll be studying the Bestseller Blueprint by Cara Stein. This program focuses on book publishers and will help me learn more about how my authors and Rights Holders ply their trade.
I've got new equipment and will be reviewing Tim Tippets' Audition Ready Online course to apply some of the sound engineering principles to my new setup.


In December, The Limey & the Yank wrapped up their third season with "Freaky Friday Switcheroo", a ridiculously comedic episode where each swapped sides of The Big Pond and took a run at the others' musical favorites.




November 2019

The Table to Stage Podcast interview is out! Listen to some great conversation about writing and narrating as host Jordan Werme interviews Benjamin R. Smith and myself about "June Cleaver: Sexual Deviant" at https://www.podbean.com/ea/pb-nxzg6-c8be35
An unprecedented six audiobook projects overlapped each other for me from October through November, and my last one will be going to market in December:



And coming in December is Call to Love, the debut novel by author Mary A. Felkins. Exciting!

In November, The Limey & the Yank celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with a special pair of episodes all about the history and the amazing performances of one of music's greatest events.




October 2019

June Cleaver: Sexual Deviant is out! The author and I just did an interview for the Table to Stage Podcast, which will likely air in November.

Speaking of November - it's National Novel Writing Month, or "NaNoWriMo". To support local authors, I will be giving a Library Reading at the Riverview branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library. This will be on Saturday, November 9, at 10:30 AM. If you're in the area, stop by!

I'm also hard at work on the next three novels in the Daedalus series, adventurous sequels to Daedalus SWIC

.

In October, The Limey & the Yank take on Songs we Landed on the Moon: a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing




September 2019

My comedy audiobook is off to market! June Cleaver: Sexual Deviant, available on Audible/Amazon and iTunes. This one was interesting - it's written in the form of a play script. I had to create a combination of stage-like comedic timing and audiobook entertainment, a very different kind of pacing.

Daedalus is the first of a four-part series. Volume 2 is in production and Volumes 3 and 4 will be recorded in advance of the series' release. Fun stuff going on! We get more fascinating high-flying adventure.

Finishing work on the Audition Ready Audio course by Tim Tippets and learning a lot more about the audio engineering side of VO.

In September, The Limey & the Yank take on songs about Money:




August 2019

The first of a series of short stories about base-jumping is off to market! Check out Daedalus: SWIC basejump from Fred Noonan Skyport, available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!

My first-ever comedy audiobook is in progress - details to come!

I signed up for Tim Tippet's Audition Ready Audio course, to learn more about the mechanics of audio production, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), EQ, and software.

In August, The Limey & the Yank share some fun Missed Meanings in music:





July 2019

Just got a project to do a short-story collection audiobook project for a favorite author! Details to come.

Inspired by the nVidia GeForce Garage build of a custom water-cooled video editing machine, I converted my video editing workstation into a water-cooled, quiet, and blazing-fast production machine in a soundproofed case. More details (and a how-to video) are in the works.


In July, The Limey & the Yank talk about Dirty Bits in music:





June 2019

Completed a video for the Studio build - a couple of adjustments to the equipment and my production chain will be a lot smoother

Had a fantastic workout and coaching session with one of the biggest names in audiobooks, Johnny Heller. He love my narration pacing and gave me great tips on character voices.

In June, The Limey & the Yank talk about great Solo Artists from music history:



We also came up with a pretty catchy theme song:

The Limey & the Yank Theme Song


May 2019

Finished the studio space just at the very end of the month! It sounds fantastic, and now it's back on the VO train. I've put together a slideshow of all the work (with an explanation of the steps) on Facebook and I'll be releasing a video too.

Speaking of videos, some helpful tips on how Google Drive and attachments work with Gmail:


In May, The Limey & the Yank dared our listeners to discard the dreary and be happy! A two-part series about music that's guaranteed to make you smile:



April 2019

Building a new studio with help from George "the Tech" Whittam. I'll be doing lots of DIY and my VO work will have to go on hold for a bit.

The Starchild Trilogy is now out on Audible! Stop by here to check it out and get a great deal on three books in one go. Robert G. Williscroft and I put a lot of effort into making all three books the same consistent experience: making it easier to navigate, combining all the free downloadable goodies into one supplemental PDF, and more.

Flowers from Afghanistan is now out on Audible too! This touching story of loss and closure by Suzy Parish is a wonderful read, and you can check it out at Audible today.

The Limey & the Yank saw the release of two episodes - a look back at 1959, SIXTY years ago. Hard to believe. I think these two are our funniest and best to date:



March 2019

Flowers from Afghanistan is now out on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!

While bundling The Starchild Trilogy for ACX, I had to touch multiple spots of every chapter of the saga, over 100 separate chapter files. I quickly had to come up with a workflow to make this process efficient, and in the end, I even made a video on how I did it to help other people who need to produce an audiobook bundle.


Another great badge from VO2GoGo - this time for helping others. Very thoughtful of them!


The Limey & the Yank saw the release of two episodes - "Odd Couples", where we talk about some of music's strangest pair-ups:



February 2019

Big news! Moving to a new home in March, building out a studio with the help of George the Tech Whittam, and by the end of April I'll have quite the home studio. :)

The Limey & the Yank Podcast now has a Sponsorship page! Check out our Sponsorship program at our Sponsorship page

January 2019

Working on The Starchild Trilogy and producing a huge downloadable supplement for the product--it's fun to be able to add illustrations, diagrams, and other supporting information to an audiobook. This bundle and its supplement will be huge!


The Limey & the Yank Podcast has gained a sponsor! Seven Seas International has kicked off a sponsorship campaign that includes fun audio and video content that features The Limey & the Yank alongside their character of Sven the Fisherman.

December 2018

The Starchild Trilogy is available in book form on Amazon! And coming in 2019 it will also be available as an audiobook trilogy too.


November 2018

The Iapetus Federation is coming this month to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!


My Animation & Videogame Demo is complete - check it out!

October 2018

The award-winning Starchild Trilogy has on official commercial for its release--and it's narrated by yours truly!



I'm working on the audiobook for Flowers from Afghanistan, a novel by award-winning author Suzy Parish, and it is touching and beautiful.

September 2018

Work has officially begun on both The Iapetus Federation audiobook and the award-winning Starchild Trilogy. This is the largest audiobook yet at over 20 hours long!

August 2018

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now Featured Talent at VO2GoGo.com. Check out my profile at https://www.vo2gogo.com/trentonbennett/

July 2018

The trailer for Rust: A Novel by Corbin Bernsen is out - and it uses footage from the Netflix original movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nRMlKze7UU


Work on the audiobook for The Iapetus Federation has begun! This sequel to Slingshot and The Starchild Compact will be coming soon to Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

June 2018

I'm an official member of Voice123: check out my talent profile at http://trentonbennett.voice123.com

May 2018

I'm working on the audiobook for a novel that was also a Netflix Original Movie, now available on Amazon Video! Rust: the Novel by Corbin Bernsen will be an audiobook narrated by yours truly, coming to Amazon/Audible in June!

My podcast has a sponsor! The Limey & the Yank is a rock-talk podcast that tackles the great debate: from the UK to the USA, who really knows how to rock?

More details as the agreement gets hammered out...


April 2018

Ransom in Rio (Passport to Romance) by Theresa Lynn Hall is now an audiobook! You can pick it up on Amazon or directly from Audible

I've also got an exciting new project coming up in audiobooks very soon!


March 2018

Christmas 'Couragement by LoRee Peery is now an audiobook! You can pick it up on Amazon or Directly from Audible



I've also just started work on Ransom in Rio by Theresa Lynn Hall and White Rose Publishing. Tremendous fun!


I'm now an official member of Voices.com - you can check out my profile at https://www.voices.com/actors/tbbennett

February 2018

First Noelle is now an audiobook! You can pick it up on Amazon or directly from Audible


I've also just started work on the audiobook for Christmas Couragement by LoRee Peery and White Rose Publishing. Exciting!


January 2018

Pleased to be working with Pelican Books Press on the audiobook for First Noelle: a Second-Chance Christmas Romance by Delia Latham


December 2017

In addition to completing 37 training courses at VO2GoGo and 2 at other places, I'm also pleased to announce that I am officially a VO2GoGo.com affiliate

My Badges:

November 2017

A year of professional training at VO2GoGo is almost complete! I'm excited to be in some of the deeper-dive classes as I enter the home stretch. 2018 will be my "year of doing", where I try a bit of everything and see what works best!

My Badges:

October 2017

Produced videos with author Robert G. Williscroft--interviews about writing, Slingshot, The Starchild Compact, and a sneak-peek at the coming sequel The Iapetus Federation...plus a bonus interview all about audiobooks! You can check them out on the Media page.

My Badges:


September 2017:

On Saturday, Septebmer 30th I will be performing a library reading from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Saint Petersburg North Library branch - learn more about audiobooks and audiobook narrators!


My Badges:

August 2017:

Recording a demo for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) with David H. Lawrence XVII - exciting, a bit nerve-wracking, and fun!

I just got my first IVR gig! An outbound recording for a staffing company. Really easy to do thanks to my training at VO2GoGo.com.

Recording demos for documentary narration, working in tandem with the Tampa Bay Community Network at tbcn.org

My Badges:


July 2017:

The Limey & the Yank Podcast is now live! Rock talk and the great debate: from the UK to the USA, who really knows how to rock?

My Badges:


June 2017:

Coming June 30th! My very first Podcast: a nostalgia chat about classic rock & roll, from the UK to the USA. My partner Steve Atkins is the living encyclopedia of Brit Rock & Roll. Our show is The Limey & the Yank live on June 30th!

My Badges:


I also attended the course CameraReadyU, all about technique and technical details for performing on-camera work. This class was hosted by VO Peeps

May 2017:

Audiobook auditioning! Here's one of my favorite audition recordings, for a book called The Blue Spong & the Flight from Mediocrity: at Soundcloud

My Badges:


April 2017:

Training time! Professional member of VO2GoGo.com: http://www.vo2gogo.com. I've been building my skills on documentaries, training films, IVR, animation and more.

I'm also working on my very first Podcast - more details to come!

My Badges:


I'm also a participant in Dan O'Day's Aikido Self Promotion for Audiobook Narrators, a highly focused class about building your brand.

March 2017:

The Starchild Compact is out! Available now from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes (iBooks)

My Badges:


February 2017:

Currently taking training at VO2GoGo.com - thrilled!

My Badges:

January 2017:

Slingshot is live! Available for purchase from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes