Between The Sheets With Aiden Snow
Romance Narrators: You were a child actor before you grew into the man we know now whose voice makes everyone swoon. What kind of projects did you do as a child? Did you enjoy the experience?
Aiden: Voice that makes everyone swoon?...wow, thanks. That may be a bit hyperbolic, but I'll take it...and try not to include my mother in “everyone”. (shudders) But, yes, I was an actor as a child. Not to the degree that P.J. Ochlan was, but I was the kid in the region who could sing, and act so I did a fair amount of stuff. Mostly stage, PBS commercials, that sort of thing. But I grew up REALLY fast so I hit that awkward stage early and well...football became my focus for a few years. I am in Texas after all. I have always loved performing and when I was in high school it was not uncommon for me to go to football practice with some stage makeup still on. But I was a beast so I only got made fun of once...
Romance Narrators: Perhaps you’ll tell us about that time one night over drinks! For now, tell us about the music TV show you had. Word on the street is that you interviewed Lisa Loeb? “You sayyy, I only hearrrr want I want toooo…” (that was us singing “Stay" if it wasn't obvious)
Aiden: Ahhh, Lisa Lisa Lisa. She was a crush of mine from back in the day. Those glasses, that confidence....sigh. They say never meet the fantasy for a reason, though. So I will just say, yes I did interview her. The show was a short lived local music program, kinda old school MTV VJ meets American Band Stand, where we had a mix of local live music and national acts that were coming through Dallas. It was VERY fun to do. My favorite interview was Tommy Lee on a Motley Crue tour. He was the nicest guy and an amazing host. I got to hang out in his tent/dressing room where we kept doing shots of Jagermeister out of his custom Jager machine. BEST INTERVIEW EVER!!!
Romance Narrators: Um. Don’t you mean that THIS here right now is the Best Interview Ever? Sorry we forgot the Jager. You live in the great state of Texas. Dallas, specifically. What is the creative scene like there?
Aiden: Dallas is an interesting place artistically.We have tremendous patrons (lots of money here) and some amazing talent (My little brother is actually a pretty well known stage actor in DFW) but limited opportunities to make a career in the performing arts. There are a lot of reasons for that; chief among them is the political climate. I could get on my soapbox...but I won't.
Romance Narrators: You are the son of English and History teachers and the grandson of a librarian. Words and books must be in your blood! How did your family influence your passion for stories growing up?
Aiden: Yeah, and that English teacher was MY freshman English teacher and that History teacher became my High School Principal! And my grandmother, who taught in a one-room schoolhouse, before becoming a librarian, lived with us while I was growing up. Books were everywhere. Grammy always had at least two different ones going at the same time. BUT I HATED reading as a kid. I was a do-er, I much preferred being involved in activities than reading. It wasn't really until college that I started to fall in love with books. And damn, did I fall hard. Now, I have at least 3 books going on at all times. One I am prepping to narrate, one I am actively working on, and one just for me that I read before bed.
Romance Narrators: You put your voice to WORK. Audiobooks, Commercials, Radio, E-learning… the list goes on. Do you enjoy shifting between mediums so often? Does a different AT come out to play depending what medium you’re working in on any given day?
Aiden: Don't forget Animation and Videogames! Yeah, I'm pretty lucky to have the kind of voice that allows me to be versatile. There are commercials out there, all across the country (and a few in the Arab Emerites) where you would have no idea that it is me. You kinda have to adapt to each script and each medium. And that is one of the great aspects of focusing on voice acting as apposed to acting in general. There is a deep dive into this art form, because it IS different.
Romance Narrators: Like fellow Romance narrator Amy Landon, you’ve been part of a band. Even traveled the country with it. Tell us all about it. Were you the singer? Play instruments? What kind of music?
Aiden: Yeah, I was in a band called The Quitters, there has since been another band with the same name. I hold the distinction of being the only member of the band to have actually quit, and I did it twice! I was the frontman/singer but we had a couple of us that sang lead on several different songs. We considered ourselves a “suck-rock comedy party band”. When we did a show our whole goal was to throw the kinda party at the venue that you only see in movies. e had a serious love/hate relationship with every club we played. They made a TON of money in liquor sales.... but they also had to clean up. Lets just say I once found my drummer passed out on the bar with his head in a coffee maker, and it wasn't uncommon for people to leave the show wearing other people's underwear.
Romance Narrators: Um. You spent time as a Wild West Gunfighter? Stories, now please. How in the world does one snag a gig like that?
Aiden: Well, that could be an entire book of stories. I went to work right out of college for a company called West Texas Productions. They do comedy Wild West gunfight shows at theme parks and fairs across the country. It was the best job for a 20 something ne'er- do-well actor. On the road, acting, making people laugh, seeing the country. And the fact that the first show wasn't until “High Noon” and the last show was usually around 6, that left a lot of time for the bar... As for how I got it, well... that’s gonna remain a secret. For legal reasons. I'm not entirely sure what the statute of limitations is...
Romance Narrators: Tell us about the Honor Bound Series by Angel Payne. You’ve been on the ride for 8 books and counting, yeah?
Aiden: Yes! The fantastic people at Brilliance Audio hooked me up with this series. Guess they liked the Dom in me. Its a fun series that takes you on a super sexy, dirty, naughty, ride and then flips you over and smacks you hard before giving you a shocker that you didn't know you wanted but are now kind of into. I don't know how many books are left in the series, but Angel is definitely an author to be on the look out for.
Romance Narrators: In addition to your many romance titles, you narrate your fair share of nonfiction books, particularly in the business and self-development arenas. Is that something you enjoy? Do you find yourself applying things you learn to your own life?
Aiden: I love nonfiction. I am a total nerd in that regard. And I have always been fascinated by self-development concepts and the different ways people try to better themselves. So I really get a kick when those pop up in my email.
Romance Narrators: Dragonball Z! What has that whole experience been like for you?
Aiden: Good ol' DBZ. To be perfectly honest, we were doing that back in the late 90's...totally dating myself... and NONE of us had any clue that it would become this HUGE phenomenon. We were just a bunch of kids recording in 1 whisper room in an office in a bank building in DFW. It is still kind of weird for me to sign autographs and see action figures of my characters in stores... But almost 20 years later, I am still getting to record with the same guys I started with. So there is something really cool about that.
Romance Narrators: What exciting projects do you have on the horizon?
Aiden: Just finished a paranormal romance, Strength Enduring by Carrie Ann Ryan, that should be released any day (For Lyric Audiobooks...Andi Arndt's company) I recorded 2 books for Carrie Ann a couple of years ago when she started building this world, it was really cool to get to revisit it and see how it has all evolved. I also have a couple of Cowboy Romances in the works. I can't say too much about it, but its always fun to get to wear my chaps and spurs in the booth while recording. And just for the record, you don't call them ass-less chaps. ALL chaps are ass-less...that’s what makes them chaps, otherwise they would be pants.
Romance Narrators: Wiser words were never spoken, thank you!
Keep up with Aiden online:
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