James Hammel

Warm, sincere, trusting, sexy, witty & comical

Voice Description

Warm and assuring for commercials and spots requiring trust and assurance, technical and open for informative spots where specific product attributes are key, smooth and professional for presentations, playful and sexy for spots attracting female listeners, fun and witty for spots where tongue-in-cheek is part of the message, vulnerable and real (empathetic) when dealing with personal circumstance.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

In development.

My Voice Experience

My voice has been used on a major radio show in Washington. It has been featured in as many as a dozen ads such as wellness retreats, health teleseminars, a best selling women's beauty book, and a host of natural products. Companies include:

Informed Beauty
KKNW Radio
Sunshine Botanicals Solar Eclipse Sunscreen
Sunshine Botanicals Beauty Bar
Core Natural's Salba
Total Transformation Programs
Total Transformation TelePrograms
Essential Formula's Probiotics
The truth About beauty (best selling health book for women)

Many of these included my own original music and all were recorded and mixed in my broadcast quality studio using Pro Tools 8.

My Training

The Great Voice Company, coached by Susan Berkley, President. Ultimate Success Voice-Over Program, Susan Berkley's Boot Camp

Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio (KVPS); Music Performance Technique, Song Interpretation, and Private Coach.
Allaine Alldaffer, Casting Director – Playwrights Horizons: Musical Performance Workshop (KVPS).
Bill Russell, Director, Lyricist/Librettist - Sideshow, (Tony Award Nomination). (KVPS Master Class).
Jeanine Tesori, Composer, Thoroughly Modern Millie (KVPS Master Class).
Paul Bogaev, Musical Director, Aida, Chicago (movie) (KVPS Master Class).
Arnold J. Mungioli, Mungioli Theatricals, Inc., (KVPS Acting For Singers).
Charles Strouse, Composer, Annie, Applause, Bye Bye Birdie, (KVPS Master Class)
The School For Film And Television (The Three of Us): Acting: Becky London, Improv I & II, Mary Ann Conk and Judith Searcy, Commercial Class: Bill Johnson and Ruth Nerken.
Larry Crabtree, Choreographer, Dance and Movement, Kingsley Studios.

Dr. Bill Reed, Bill Reed Voice Studios: Singing Technique.

Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter (jazz standards, pop, originals, rock/R&B) performing throughout New York City area. performances include: The Metropolitan Room. The US Open Tennis Championships, The Bitter End, CBGB's, Satalla and many private events. Billboard Top 500 Pop Song 2005 ("Anything, Any Day, Anytime"). To learn more about James' music please visit

Completed courses in Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 at and Critical Listening Attended Berklee School of Music.

Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University of Bridgeport.
Tuck Executive Program, Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Concentration in Jazz Guitar under Sal Salvador: Sal Salvador Jazz Ensemble.

Public Speaking, professional guitarist (jazz and jazz standards, improvisation, pop, rock, R&B, fusion).

My Studio Equipment

Pro Tools LE 9 with hundreds of plugins
Digidesign 003 Rack Audio Interface
Apple Mac Book Pro 17,(2) 2.5ghz, 4 gig RAM
Apple 30" Cinema Display
Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors
8 Firewire hardrives, 2 SATA drives
Neumann U87 microphone (w/trap and stands)
Shure Beta 57 dynamic mic
Neumann KMS 105 mic
Millennia SST Analog/Solid-state Pre-amp
Lexicon PCM-80/81 Analog Reverb
Lexicon MPX-1 Multiple Effects Processor (for guitar effect, etc)
AKG K271 Headphones
RA-100 Reference Amp
Power Conditioners
Sound closet and foam squares
Adobe Soundbooth Scores library and several other sound libraries.
Personal sound library of original music

For portable/remote recording:
Digidesign Mbox2 Firewire interface running Pro Tools 8.03 off 17" Apple Mac Book Pro

For music, including jingles:
(2) concert series Taylor guitars (steel string)
Gibson Es345 blues/rock guitar
Gibson L5CES jazz guitar
Carlo Grecco 12 string guitar
Manuel Rodriguez classical nylon-string guitar
Digidesign Axiom 49 MIDI controller

Additional Skills

I love doing voice-over and I relate to each client's needs uniquely...once the script message requirements are understood, it usually revolves around time and budget, or both.

We are a full-service provider. This means we audition, record, mix, add music or effects (if needed) and deliver a finished, ready to play track. We can also act as editor and audio engineer on any project; and we're right in Manhattan!

We make ourselves available 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. We ask for a little advance planning when working the weekend and holidays. Our goal is to create the message that drives each clients brand forward.

I am a former CEO and have run five different companies. As a former marketing pro, I truly appreciate building a brand and the need for "the sound" to be committed and effective in getting listeners and viewers to respond. You want a voice-talent that appreciates this and gets your project done right.

I have additional skills and knowledge in financial services such as banking and investments, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, natural health and wellness, technology and the not-for-profit sector.

I also use Adobe CS4 to design, build and manage web sites and regularly post audio content on these sites.

To learn more about James as a voice-over talent please visit his website at

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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