Debbie Silvey

Actor, Extra, Band Member, Singer, Guitarist,… more

Auckland, New Zealand
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DebSilvey Character voice/jingles

Character voices- selection of radio and TV commercial voice overs and jingles.

01DebSilvey Character voice/jingles
02Straight read Debbie silvey demo
03Straight read - Lollipops TVC 2012
04Rodney acapella radio jingle
05Rodney Schedewys full sung
06character voice school of travel
07Rockshop character top of the pops

Physical Attributes

157 cm / 5ft 2in
White / Caucasian
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UK 14 / AUS 14 / US 10
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Credits & experience

  • The Wilds - American Amazon Production : Librarian
  • Shortland Street : Patient
  • Bob Wearry Album : Backing vocals on most tracks. earwig Studios
  • Shortland Street : Patient, visitor, cafe patron
  • Slingshot : Voice for Slingshot IVR
  • Switch Utilities : IVR phone messeges
  • Switch Utilities : IVR phone messeges
  • Kendal Elise album : Backing vocals - at Roundhead Studios
  • American pilot "The Wilds" : High school art teacher (no dialogue:()
  • Slingshot IVR messages.
  • Short film still in production : Jeanine, an older, rather unlikeable woman.
  • Studio 111- Sally Spencer Harris -Screen Acting workshop : 1day screen acting workshop for film & tv -auditioning.
  • Shortland Street : Patient in a bed !
  • Jono and Ben : Guy Williams skits
  • Slingshot : 0800 IVR voiceover
  • Shortland Street : Visitor - Lift riding
  • Shortland street : Extra - food show patron
  • 800 words : Passer by
  • Shortland Street : Cafe patron , hospital visitor
  • Slingshot Answerphone Messages
  • Brokenwood Mysteries Series 3 : Cafe Patron (extra)
  • 800 Words : Bar patron (extra)
  • Screen acting for the timid with Sia Trokenheim : Tigerstew Productions/The Green Room
  • Garageland gig : Played top of the bill at the recent "Others Way Festival" in September this year.
  • Vocals for ReMax Real Estate jingle
  • Backing vocals : BVs for New EP by Cold Harvest Trust
  • Radio Voice Over "Rhodes on Cashmere" : Job for Fuse Creative/Movieworks
  • Chainsaw Masochist : 25 year reunion gig of my old band, (guitarist/vocals)
  • Harcourts Real Estate : Voice over for online house for sale
  • Tutor - Audio FX voice over technique course : Helping run a hands-on course teaching up and coming voice artists
  • Guild and Spence : 30 second full sung (demo)
  • Everest Coffee : Jingle Donut (DEMO)
  • Unovent : Female Singer for Unovent Jingle-
  • Park Lane Retirement Village : Femal VO for radio -Fuse Creative
  • Something Radio : Jingle donut
  • Slingshot : IVR/0800 message
  • Digital Productions : Tutor for a Voice-Over technique training course
  • Slingshot answerphone - listen on 0800 89 2000
  • Shanton Clothing : Voice for TV ads and Radio for Shanton
  • Answer Phone Message on hold : A well known Auckland Accountant
  • Slingshot IVR Messages : "Thank you for calling Slingshot... ."
  • Southern Cross Travel Insurance : 30 second radio for Movieworks/Fuse Creative
  • Exodus Security Alarms : Voice over for online website
  • Something Radio : Various radio jingles for clients NZ wide (RadioWorks)
  • Female 60 second TVC voice over : Elite Fitness TVC for Zero Drop sports shoes
  • Southern Cross Travel Insurance TVC voice over and Radio : Radio ads and TVCs
  • Slingshot IVR Messages : Answerphone IVR "Thank you for calling press 1" etc etc!
  • Character voice over for computer game : for Pixelati Auckland
  • 30 second infomercial -Australia only "Luminus Tan" : Graffiti Media - On cable tv in Australia only
  • Flybuys radio commercial : Recorded at Digital Productions Ponsonby
  • Various radio commercials and jingles : Regular voice work for RadioWorks Auckland
  • Real Estate Website : Voicing "walk-throughs" of various upmarket houses for sale on a well known real estate website
  • In-store Radio : Liquor King
  • Female Singer : "Lighting Plus" jingle - current with Larry Killip Music
  • Female TVC VoiceOver : Ongoing TVC s for Southern Cross Travel Insurance
  • Seminar Power Point Presentation voice-over : A well-known finance company end of year Sales Person Seminar - pre-recorded voice over for presentation
  • In-store Radio : Paper Plus, VTNZ, Mitre 10
  • Female Voice for IVR recordings : IVR answer message for SLINGSHOT - ongoing - "Thank you for calling, Please press 1" kinda stuff
  • Female voice for IVR : New Zealand Couriers -"Thank you for calling ..."
  • Female Singer : "Its Cool to Be in T&T" - sang like a kid - "Smith & Keats"
  • RadioWorks : Sales secretary /Pa to sales team
  • Shortland Street : Featured Extra "Janet"
  • Backing Vocals : "Super Turtle" album - Earwig Studios
  • New Zealand Radio Awards : Finalist - best radio jingle
  • TVNZ - TV 2 station promo : Sang two different versions of the "Only wanna Be With 2" station promo, the Kids one (in a kids voice) and the Drama one
  • Garageland support Smashing pumpkins : Another wow moment for me:)
  • Garageland Supported band Weezer in Auckland
  • Performing Arts School : Night School Classes - "Acting for Film"
  • New Zealand Radio Awards : "Finalist" - Associated Craft Award
  • New Zealand Music Awards : Garageland - Best Band of 1996
  • Garageland live at The Olympia Paris : On the bill with Tricky, Neneh Cherry, Sparklehorse and Mazzy Star - the most amazing experience of my life!
  • Big Day Out : got to play on the main stage at BDO
  • Garageland : Gold Record for Exceptional Record Sales in NZ
  • Performing Arts School : Night School Classes - "Improvisation, Screen and Voice"
  • Chainsaw Masochist : Flying Nun band - guitarist and backing vocals 2 albums, many international supports including The Pogues
  • Howick Little Theatre- Youth Group : Several plays and courses in acting


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

Acting agent

Fresh Talent and liana parana

  • English

  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French

I am a Voice-Over artist and Jingle singer with many years radio experience. Experience in straight/corporate reads plus character voices with various accents. Also experienced in website voice overs, in-store radio and company answerphone messages - (IVRs) with a voice range from 20-50. I was born in England so have a slight English twang, but have lived in NZ a long time - Have won several Radio Awards for ads I have voiced. Dabbled in extra work (Shortland Street) and did some night classes at Performing Arts School (Acting for Film, Improvisation) I am also the vetaran of many a band video! I also sang the role of a penguin in an animated version of the TV2 theme song a few years back -


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles

Extras agent

Fresh talent

Shortland street, Brokenwood Mysteries, 800 Words, American TVNZ pilot (featured art teacher)

Having been in bands I have been in many band videos


Drumming ability


Vocal ability

Lead singer

Singing styles
  • Pop

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Jazz

Influences: Pixies, Grandaddy, Kate Bush, Interpol, Muse, Nine Inch Nails

Backing vocalist and Jingle-Singer - One time original Guitarist for NZ Band Garageland - We received a New Zealand Music Award and Gold Record for exceptional sales. We toured NZ many times, Australia at least twice, plus I played in London and Paris, on the main stage at the Big Day Out and have supported many overseas acts such as Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. I also love to sing - Have sung many, many radio jingles over the years, and done backing vocals on the last two Garageland Albums plus New Zealand band "SuperTurtle" Can sing from low and sexy through to singing like a kid (or a penguin!) Fave bands - Pixies naturally - also Kate Bush, Interpol, Muse, RadioHead - Nine Inch Nails

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