Walton – Façade
Parker/Betjeman – Banana Blush
Zeb Soanes Narrator
Carole Boyd Narrator
Andrew Earis Conductor
Zeb Soanes is a familiar voice across the BBC. He is a Radio 4 Newsreader for those who wake up to the Today programme and puts the nation to bed with The Shipping Forecast. He is a regular on Radio 4’s The News Quiz, reports for From Our Own Correspondent and has presented Radio 3’s Saturday Classics. On television his voice launched BBC Four, where he presents the BBC Proms. He was the Voice of God in the Britten Centenary production of Noye’s Fludde and concert narration with orchestra includes Peter and the Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, The Snowman and Paddington. Sunday Times readers voted him their favourite male voice on UK radio. His first book for children, Gaspard the Fox, will be published in May.
Carole Boyd trained at the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama, where she won the Carleton Hobbs Award – a six-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company. Extensive work in theatre led to her creation of Lynda Snell in The Archers. Voice-overs and audiobooks are a speciality including award-winning recordings of The God of Small Things, Suite Francaise and Middlemarch – but she feels most privileged to have won a Talkie for playing all the female characters in Postman Pat! TV appearances include Minder, Campion, Hetty Wainthrop and the evil Mrs. S. Melly in Bodger and Badger.
Andrew Earis is Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he oversees the Sound of St Martin’s church music and concert programmes in this busy London church. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College, London, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. In addition to his duties at St Martin’s, Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s religious output, as a music advisor, conductor and organist to programmes including Radio 4 Sunday Worship and Daily Service and BBC1 Songs of Praise. Andrew is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of Trinity College, London and has given organ recitals in venues including King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Washington National Cathedral, and has performed as soloist in performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony.