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Tony Brooke- Performance Resume
Tony Brooke has thirty years of experience since 1984 as a panel moderator, live event emcee, voice actor, FM radio on-air personality, performing DJ, trivia quiz host, lead singer, and stage actor. He has also worked in every stage of music creation and broadcasting: as a producer, audio engineer, FM program director, DJ, webcaster, webmaster, technology advocate, teacher, and musician. For more on his technical work see silentway.com and his business resume. Tony has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991.
Moderator and Emcee Work
Moderated panel titled "Interoperability: Less Talk, More Action" at annual Music Business Association conference, as part of the "Metadata Summit" track. Covered the current data exchange landscape and what can be done to promote interoperability between parties in the delivery chain. Nashville, May 2015.
Panelist on the keynote panel "Why Metadata Matters," on best data practices; technical aspects of release formats; standards; how organizations utilize data; laws; and more. at PotLuck Conference (Tucson AZ), August 2014.
Co-moderator for the panel at SFMusicTech XV in May 2014, "MusicBrainz, Richer Metadata, and Solving the Credits Problem to Boost Sales.”
Co-moderator for the panel at SFMusicTech XIV in October 2013, "The Descriptive Metadata Problem: Where We Are Now and What The Standards Are Bringing.”
Moderator for the panel "Your Band’s Website" at the 2006 Bandwidth Conference.
Weekly host of Brainstormer Pub Quizzes from 2004-2011 at many venues in the Bay Area: Danny Coyle's, Rogue Ale House, Elephant and Castle, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Henry's, O'Neill's, An Bodhran, The Elixir, and more. Over four hundred evenings of announcements, questions, DJing, improv riffing, and crowd control.
Emcee and moderator for many events, including The Spanganga Closing Night SpangBang, "Bad Movie Night" at The Darkroom, "Quiz For Change," corporate events, holiday parties, weddings etc.
Tony is an experienced professional voice talent with a diverse array of styles, including "Smarmy TV Announcer Guy," "Race Track Crowd Hype Dude," "Radio DJ Man," "Skeptical Husband," "Reassuring Mellow Dad," and more. Years of experience as an on-air radio personality and emcee bring depth to his satiric wit. Click here for Tony's Voice Over reel and examples.
Many stage roles: "Viva Karaoke"; Inspector Hound in "The Real Inspector Hound" (Tom Stoppard); "Lysistrata" (Aristophanes), many variety show bits including remake of "Bing and Bowie's Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy".
Radio News Anchor for Broadcast Services For The Blind (1992-93). Hosted the Rose Resnick Lighthouse For The Blind's "East Bay Focus" news reading service, on the In Touch Network.
Experienced DJ (Appropriate). Active in Bay Area music community, comedy, theater, alt.culture.
For more on Tony's professional experience, education, writing, industry organizations, and research, see his traditional resume. Also see this linkedin.com profile, and his personal site. References and address available upon request.