The Truly Outrageous Speaking voice of “Jem” and “Jerrica” from the smash cartoon series “Jem and the holograms”
Singer / Songwriter Samantha Newark and producer Dave Polich have joined forces on a long-distance recording project from Music City to Los Angeles. Inspired by Goldfrapp’s neon synth/pop, Sophie Ellis Bextor’s retro cunning, the eccentricity of Traci Lords’ 1000 Fire and her own magnetic voice, this sexy and delicious new dance-pop/electronica record draws from a rich and diverse professional and artistic background.
As a teenager, Sam became one of the most sought-after voice-over talents in mainstream television. Her work as the voice of “Jem” and “Jerrica” in the cartoon series “Jem and the Holograms” and roles on the original “Transformers” thrust her into a type of international fame that has produced a serious pop culture cult following that persists to this day.
She played the British voice of Peter Pan’s mother in the Steven Spielberg film “Hook” as well as lending her voice talent to many radio and tv projects all the while fiercely writing and performing her original music as a solo artist in Los Angeles and Nashville TN.
Now residing in Dallas Texas, Sam maintains an avid rapport with fans of “Jem and the Holograms” and is invited to appear and perform at pop-culture festivals all over the world.
Sam’s original music can be heard on top television shows like “Gossip Girl”, “Smallville”, “Hollywood Heights”, “America’s Next Top Model”,”The Ellen Show”, “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami”, “Vampire Diaries”, “Laguna Beach”,”10 Things I Hate About You”, “My Super Sweet Sixteen”, “Punked” and many more.
Exercising her versatility, Samantha’s haunting Lisa Gerrard esqe vocals can also be heard in blockbuster games titles such as “Twisted Metal Black”, “God of War”, “Everything or Nothing”, and “Wild Arms 3”.
In addition, Samantha was invited into the esteemed “Leonard Cohen” fold as a backup vocalist for a project in late 2006 and also released a self-titled debut solo record in 2008 that was licensed by MTV.
Credits (Taken from IMDB.com)
Yuppie Lady/Sexy Mom (voice)
Jem / Jerrica Benton
Ariel / Elise Presser / Zamojin Empress (new)
Jem/Jerrica Benton (voice)