John Barbour

Warm, Deep, Clear, Sexy, Professional, Resonant

Voice Description

Deep bass voice (natural). Clear, resonant and confident tone. Extensive experience with oral presentations. Experience on-stage performing comedy bits. Experience with improvisation requiring on the fly voice/character generation. Great sense of timing in material delivery.

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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can employ the following dialects; New Yorker, Indian, Asian, Irish, German, French, Proper English (British), Cockney, English Punk.

My Voice Experience

Relevant experience to date;

Weekly 3 hour Sunday News volunteer reader for Reading Information Service (RIS), Duquesne University Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.
Bass member of The Saint Bernadette's Traditional Choir (Christmas CD recorded and produced for sale (2005)

My Training

I am the son of a career journalist (Associated Press). Growing up in this household required a great respect for the written and spoken word. My father had begun writing copy for documentaries and travel infomercials later in his career. He was repeatedly approached by some of the producers to perform the reading of his copy for these productions. I was fortunate in that I inherited his vocal qualities.

Participate on open mic nights at The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
Participate in open stage nights at;
"The Cabaret at Theater Square", Pittsburgh, PA as well as "Steel City Improv".
BA in European History from the State University @ Oneonta, NY.

My Studio Equipment

CURRENTLY RESEARCHING EQUIPMENT FOR IN HOME STUDIO.

WILL UPDATE AS APPROPRIATE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Additional Skills

In my previous career in direct & phone sales required me to employ many voice techniques in servicing my clients & customers.
I am always working to emulate the intonations, timing and expressions that I hear everyday on the radio and television, thinking about how the different techniques were employed and the reasons why the voice messages were directed as they were. I have been in self directed voice training for most of my life.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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• John Barbour was last active on Voice123 259 days ago