Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Man with the Velvet tongue....Phil Gigante

Okay, so maybe not so much the velvet tongue, but definitely the magical voice.
Meet Phil Gigante
aka: Jericho Barrons (Fever series)
aka: Gabriel Allon
aka: ALL the MacKeltar brothers (Highlander/Fever series)
Phil's decadent vocals need to be registered as a deadly weapon...
panties everywhere are spontaneously disintegrating from the heat of it all....
Don't believe me? Give a listen:

Whew! Well.. I've had the pleasure of chatting it up with Phil Gigante on more then one occasion and he never fails to delight. He is witty, charming and side splitting, laugh till it hurts hilarious. Pure talent just oozes from his pores
("Mr. Gigante would you like a towel? Your oozing again")

I asked Phil a few questions last night as a preview to our Special "Naughtilicious" radio program this Sunday night. It was hard, but I was able to ask a few serious questions between the laughter.

When did you start doing Audio books?
I started about 4 years ago.

What was the 1st fiction book you recorded?
Karen Marie Moning's, Beyond the Highland Mist and Nora Robert's , Blood Brothers

How do you feel about acting out the love scene, verbally?
In the beginning I blushed and giggled alot. But mostly I really got into the characters, tried to actually be in the moment and passionate or whatever the scene called for.

How was it doing some of the KMM highlander books and being 4 or 5 MacKeltars in the same room?
Terrifying! But I made it work. It was easy to define the characters due to the writing of the author, Karen Moning; she enabled me to give each character a different distinct voice.
The worst or hardest scene was at the end of ShadowFever, it included all the MacKeltars, Barrons and others totaling 11+ in the same room.

Did you like doing the Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon books?
I loved the character Gabriel Allon, being a secret spy and the landscapes he takes you to in the books. They are so good. But, the thing I enjoy the most are his descriptives, how he details the surroundings in a scene. You are right there, in the moment and see everything the way he writes.

What is the hardest Accent to conquer?
Multi-faceted accents. Born in England, lived in Africa, then moved in Kentucky... What does that sound like? But it also can't be wrong? Can it? Who would know...


Phil Gigante is a master at his craft. This year he's received his 6th Nomination for an Audie Award for the Performance of "The Stainless Steel Rat" by Harry Harrison.

Phil was also named "Best voice in a mystery/suspense" by Audio File Magazine for the 2nd year in a row


I'm so excited to have Phil on the show with CandiNKelly
Please tune in this Sunday, 8PM PST/ 11PM EST for


5 comments:

ParaJunkee said...

He was actually at the KMM Shadowfever release party and he read the first Barrons page. You know when Barrons spotted Mac with "what's his name?" Don't want to give any spoilers. I own the book, but I almost want to download the audio book. You know I might just do that. You talked me into it. Yep. There goes one audible credit. Whoa lawdy. Definitely a velvet tongue.

DemonLover said...

I just love listening to him talk. Our little conference call with me, Candi & him was HIlarious.
No one should liss this show.
Might want to wait on the purchase of that Shadow Fever..I have something for you!

DL

theJeepDiva said...

He is a very nice man. Meet him at Shadowfever release in New Orleans. We had a beer with him on Bourbon during our scavenger hunt. Very amusing!

nightsmusic said...

I test drive and the one thing that always goes with me on long trips is one of my Highlander audio books and Phil. I'll pass people and am never sure if they're looking at the car or the fact that I'm laughing/crying/swooning because Phil is that good.

Misty said...

OMG I love his voice I am now on the hunt for all the Fever/Highlander series on audio.. Now that i heard his voice it makes reading Dark Fever even better

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