John Clay

Warm, natural, friendly, real, genuine

Voice Description

Versatile, but generally warm, natural, friendly, sincere and believable. Light-hearted, slightly quirky. Inspirational.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - USA and Canada
• Spanish - Latin American Neutral

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 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 offer copywriting services
• 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

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Authentic West Texas accent. Speak Spanish as a second language, so pronunciation of Spanish names an locations is correct. Can read commercial copy in Spanish with a slight American accent. Can read Spanish copy with comical Texas, Italian, or British accent.

My Voice Experience

30 years of on-air radio on-air and production experience have taught me the art of vocal acting. Living in various areas of the United States has taught me the subtleties of regional differences in inflection and vocabulary. I speak Spanish as a second language, so correct pronunciation of Spanish names and locations comes easily. Major work includes Arizona Lottery (radio & TV) and Streets of NY Pizza (regional Arizona), and national spots for Premiere Networks.

My Training

30 years on-air radio experience in a variety of formats. 30 years radio commercial voice-over experience. Extensive experience writing and producing radio promos and commercials.

My Studio Equipment

Adobe Audition, Behringer XENYX 1202FX mixing board, and either an AKG Perception 220 condenser mic, or an older Shure SM58. Also own and can use a vintage (late 1940s) Altec 639B "birdcage" mic.

Additional Skills

Most recent experience as Program Director and announcer for XM Satellite Radio "Seventies on 7" channel, including personally writing and producing most production for the channel.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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DJ - XM Satellite Radio on air