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Meet the team

Play It By Ear is a family-run business with over 30 years of experience and an extensive network of professionals, including some of the industry’s best voice artists, camera operators and editors.

Leadership team

Martin Buchanan

Managing Director

Martin is a very experienced broadcaster and voice artist. He’s spent time with Radio Luxembourg, Capital Radio, Melody FM and London’s Magic 105.4 where he presented the drivetime show for five years. He’s also provided continuity for BBC World Service, Discovery and Channel 4 and voiced promo’s for BBC TV, The Disney Channel and Sky Movies.

Alongside his production work for Play It By Ear he currently voices commercials and corporate reads from his home studio and is part of the Noa (News over audio) team voicing regular articles from The Telegraph, Financial Times, The Independent, The Washington Post and several other daily publications.

Katie Buchanan

Creative Director

Katie’s experience spans broadcast television and radio, from production managing the London opt of the Politics show to creating radio documentaries.

As Creative Director, Katie focuses on ideation, research, project management, production and editing.

Robin Quinn

Executive Producer

Robin has a long history in radio production. Delivering 70 separate documentaries and series to BBC Radio 2 up until 2004. He was also a writer of articles for the former magazine Family History Monthly and more recently has written two factual books on historical subjects, published by The History Press ‘Hitler’s Last Army’ (2015) ‘The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo’ (2016)