I got booked to be the voice of "Texas Steakhouse." My very first PAYING voiceover gig and it was 3 TV spots and 1 radio spot! Not bad for my first session! lol. They will be playing in West Virginia, Virginia, and Georgia. I made more money in 35 minutes in the studio than I earn in 2 1/2 - 3 weeks at my regular job. I'm so excited!!! I've only been doing auditions for three weeks or so and I already got booked. It's very encouraging.
You can hear my "demo" if you want to call it that, that the studio produced. Keep in mind that they produce their own demos for "free" to the talent, but since I'm non-union still, you get what you pay for, lol. I wrote almost all the reads for the demo because they didn't have anything for me to read, and I'm quoting the producer here, "at the level of my vocal talent." I think he was just being polite... or sarcastic. :)
The catch is that I don't get a copy of the "free" demo for personal use, nor do I get copies of my work for personal use. Although, they will update my demo with real gigs if they are better than what I've already got. I know Bob says not to do impressions or character voices for demos, but I merely followed what the producers asked for. Apparently, they don't have a great deal of character actors or impressionists in their talent roster other than generic accents and "surfer dudes," etc.