John Grappone is a talented voice-over professional, host, interviewer, narrator and MC. He got his first break at WKAJ in Saratoga Springs, New York and honed his craft at major market radio stations in San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia.

On camera he's hosted the "Private Concert Series" on UPN and anchored the Westwood One Entertainment Nationwide Broadcast of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

His repertoire also includes a wide range of voice over work for clients including Fetzer Vineyards, Supercuts and Music Net.

Check out John's resume and Q & A for details. Call or e-mail for more information, availability and rates. We look forward to working with you!

What is it that you like most about radio?
Radio is a very personal medium for listeners. It impacts them. They connect with their station of choice and make it an important part of their day. I enjoy the spontaneity the medium offers so your audience is always surprised. I remember listening to AM/FM radio while growing up and the thrill I got from hearing new songs for the first time.

Who are your favorite artists?
There isn't anything I don’t like. I have always been very open-minded about music, having grown up in New York City, with one of the leading progressive stations in the country at the time. It all started with the Beatles and took off from there.

But to answer the question, I still hold a lot of the British invasion bands dear to my heart, like the Beatles, the Kinks, the Stones and the Who (long live John Entwhistle). But let’s not forget Bob Marley, John Lee Hooker, Santana, China Crisis, David Bowie, The Jam, The Clash, Blur, all that Motown stuff ... I could go on forever.

Any favorite interviews come to mind?
I've been very lucky in getting the opportunity to speak with some of the greats in the entertainment world. But, I would have to say the late John Lee Hooker. The Boogie Man! I'll always remember his warmth and down to earth attitude. He will be missed. I like interviewing artists with a very casual, non-journalistic approach. I try and avoid the traditional who-what-when-where and why style. I try and make my guests feel as relaxed as possible.

The key to a good interview is to listen to your guest. I’ve always felt with that approach you can be flexible yet focused…you just roll with it. My goal is to get people to open up on the air, and get an answer to the questions that listeners would ask if they were in the studio.

I remember Melissa Etheridge telling me after her interview that she felt very comfortable. Quite honestly, I chatted with a homeless man for an hour one day and realized how fortunate I have been. I don't take anything for granted.

You're involved in public service, right?
I'll help out in any way I can, by participating, making a donation or acting as MC. I've been involved in several events with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the American Cancer Society.

What can clients expect from you?
I can do a number of things from voice-overs for commercials to narration, music/interview host and MC work. My style is unique, casual, effective and professional with lots of humor and fun thrown in!

Past Interviewees:

A Art Alexakis (Everclear) | Tori Amos | Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) | Jon Anderson (Yes) | Fiona Apple
B The B-52's | The Band (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko) | Jeff Beck | The Bee Gees | Big Head Todd and the Monsters | Linda Blair
Michael Bolton | Bon Jovi | Gary U.S. Bonds | Boneshakers | David Bowie | David Brenner | Lonnie Brooks | Charles Brown
Jackson Browne | Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City)
C Larry Carlton | Carrot top | Tommy Castro | Dominick Chianese (The Sopranos) | Clarence Clemons | Shawn Colvin | Cowboy Junkies
Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) | Robert Cray
D Deep Purple (Glen Hughes, Ian Pace) | Del Amitri | Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens) | The Doors (Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek)
Dr. Demento | Dr. Elmo | Dr. John | Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) | Jakob Dylan
E Tinsley Ellis | Elvira | Melissa Etheridge
F Neil Finn (Crowded House) | Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham) | John Fogerty
Robben Ford | Michael Franti (Spearhead)
G Gallagher | Paul Michael Glaser | Tom Green | Buddy Guy
H Hall and Oates | Ben Harper | Colin Hay (Men at Work) | Jeff Healey | Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson) | John Hiatt | Hiroshima | Steve Holly (Wings)
John Lee Hooker | Bruce Hornsby | Deep Purple (Glen Hughes, Ian Paice) | Genesis (Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford) | Peter Himmelman
I Billy Idol | Indigo Girls | INXS | Iron Maiden | Chris Isaak
J Joan Jett | Billy Joel | Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) | Howard Jones | Journey
K B.B. King | The Kinks (Ray Davies, Dave Davies) | Jack Klugman | David Knopfler (Dire Straits)
L Jonny Lang | Kelly Leonard (Producer, Second City) | Phil Lesh | Richard Lewis | Nils Lofgren
L Howie Mandel | Dave Matthews | Roger McGuinn | Ed McMahon | Meat Loaf | Keb Mo' | Eddie Money
Moody Blues (Justin Hayward/John Lodge) | Ian Moore | Motley Crue | Sue Murphy | Charlie Musselwhite
N Night Ranger | Deborah Norville | Ted Nugent
O Fiachna O’Braondin (Hothouse Flowers) | John O’Hurley | Yoko Ono
P Wally Palmar (Romantics) | John Phillips | Wilson Pickett | John Popper | Jason Priestly | Greg Proops
R Bonnie Raitt | Chris Robinson (The Black Crows) | Brande Roderick (Playmate of the Year) | Nile Rodgers | Dennis Rodman | Roy Rogers
The Rolling Stones (Mick Taylor, Ron Wood)
S Bruno Samartino | Carlos Santana | Joe Satriani | Rob Schnieder | Mike Scully (Exectuive Producer, The Simpsons) | Brian Setzer
Michelle Shocked | Slash | Bobby Slayton | Patti Smith | Patty Smyth | David Spade | Rick Springfield | Squeeze | Ken Stabler | Ringo Starr
T Tesla | Judy Tenuta | Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) | Dougie Thompson (Supertramp) | Ben Fong-Torres | The Toyes | Pat Travers
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) | Tina Turner
V Van Halen (w/ Sammy Hagar) | Stevie Ray Vaughan | Andreas Vollenweider | James Van Praagh
W John Waite | Karl Wallinger (World Party) | Joe Louis Walker | Joe Walsh | Raquel Welch | Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island)
Leslie West (Mountain) | Paul Westerberg (Replacements) | The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend) | Wilco
Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds) | Lucinda Williams | Mary Wilson (Supremes) | Chris Whitley | Peter Wolf (The J. Geils Band)
Y Neil Young | Paul Young (Mike & The Mechanics) | Young Rascals (Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish)
Z Zebra (Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann)