SAMANTHA NEWARK (BIO)
With millions of fans all over the world for her Iconic voice-over work as "Jem" and "Jerrica" in the pop culture cartoon classic "Jem and the Holograms" Samantha is also a part of the prestigious Hasbro brand "Transformers" with guest-starring roles as "Ariel", "Elise Presser" and "The Zamajon Empress".
She can be heard as the gentle British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg's feature film "Hook". and starred in the campy horror flick Summer Camp Nightmare with Chuck Conners as rebel camper Debbie. Samantha appears in the 2015 live action adaptation of Jem and the holograms alongside Juliet Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Aubrey Peeples in special cameo role, her shout out to legions of original fans.
Working as a busy session singer in Los Angeles for many years and in and out of original music projects, In the late 2000's Samantha was invited into the prestigious Leonard Cohen circle as a back-up singer and went on to tour extensively with the stadium worthy "Bricks in the Wall" belting out the Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd. Her original songs, voice-work and vocals can be heard on many block buster game titles such as God of War, Twisted Metal black and Wild Arms 3, Everything or nothing as well as movie soundtracks and hit TV shows such as Smallville, Gossip Girl, Vampire Diary's, The Ellen Show and the Kardashian franchise and more.
On the heels of voice work in the festival fan favorite animated short film "Pound dogs" Samantha was Invited back in 2015 to do more voice work in the up coming animated short film HG Chicken starring Bobcat Goldthwait. She just finished narrating the audio book for "Square Zair Pair" a children's book from author Jase Peeples and illustrator Christine Knopp available 2016 Samantha is currently based in Music City Nashville TN writing and recording her third self released Pop/electronica/dance album due 2016
New Pop Dance album coming fall 2016