Steve Scherf Audiobooks (formerly Jim Dandy Productions) has a running selection of suspense novels on Audible.com
A mostly Canadian flavor, also includes an American classic ‘Thieves Like Us.’
This is such an original approach to audible books that it could shake up the market. Steve Scherf is a man of many voices, all of which come to life, and he shows a deep understanding of Needles, a thriller that launched my career... 5 stars all around.
03-04-13 William Deverell, author, Needles (Canada)
There is so much to admire in this that it repays more than a single listen. And you will find yourself looking forward to returning to such a fine piece of audio theatre. The dramatised performance of the book by Steve Scherf and Maggie Scherf is simply spectacular. When great actors come to a great narrative the results are unforgettable. Highly recommended. 5 stars.
Ian Tarasoff is a Vancouver based audio engineer with a studio background in music and voice production. In the last 12 years he has migrated to location sound for film and TV where his mixing has earned several Leo nominations for best overall sound. He currently works as a production mixer and boom-op on set and is whittling away at a collection of his own music.
Jeff van Dyck
Jeff van Dyck is a British Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer best known for his emotive and immersive soundtracks in the historical strategy franchise, Total War. His music can also be found in numerous EA Sports titles, including the iconic Need for Speed series, NHL Hockey and FIFA Soccer. Jeff’s soundtracks have been licensed for documentaries and films produced by the BBC and the History Channel. Within the game industry, Jeff is a renowned Audio Director, who is passionate and talented in defining the entire scope of video game sound.
Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Jeff was mentored by a childhood spent in studios with his father Ralph Dyck, also a composer and technology specialist.
“My father worked in R & D for Roland and was the originator of the MC-8 micro-composer. I got to hang around when he worked with artists like Toto, Michael Jackson, Oscar Peterson and Paul Horn. I was constantly surrounded by professional musicians and the creative process. It was inevitable that creating music would become my life too.”
For more information visit www.jeffvandyck.com
Maggie Scherf was born and raised near Montreal in Valleyfield, Quebec. She began her university studies at Loyola College in Montreal and completed them at UBC in Vancouver. After graduating from UBC with a B.A. in French and a Teaching Degree, Maggie turned her attention to the business world where she spent several years as owner and manager of Vancouver's Bullfrog Recording Studios.
While at Bullfrog, Maggie joined her brother, Steve, to record the audio version of William Deverell's novel "High Crimes". Once again, she has joined forces with her talented brother to record "Needles".
Maggie now resides in Vancouver where she teaches English. In addition to teaching, Maggie has been painting since 1995. The bold shapes and vibrant colours of her abstract works are primarily inspired by her love of nature and travelling.
Originally from Listowel Ontario, Beverley has made Vancouver her home for the past 30 years. She has a busy career in film, TV, theatre and is a successful singer songwriter as well. She currently plays the part of ‘Granny’ on ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. Other film and tv credits include Clint Eastwoods' academy award winning UNFORGIVEN and SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS. Beverley also appeared as a series regular in the Stephen King mini-series, KINGDOM HOSPITAL, as well as HARPER’S ISLAND, HOPE ISLAND, and BORDERTOWN. She has won awards for her songwriting, and has released four cd’s.
“Elliott’s voice communicates a reassuring humanity” .
Tom Harrison/The Vancouver Province
Mihali Schindle is a Vancouver-based guitarist, composer, songwriter, and audio engineer. He graduated from the Music Technology Program at Douglas College in 2012 and was appointed Valedictorian of the Arts faculty. He has attended music studies at Vancouver Community College, Mohawk College in Ontario, and has studied with various classical and jazz musicians throughout Canada. Mihali has started making a name for himself in composition for film, sound design, and audio engineering in the Vancouver area.
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