Richard Cray

English. Mid-toned. Natural. Character. Humorous.

Voice Description

Natural mid-toned English straight speaking voice for narrations, presentations, and other business-like applications. More flexible for other commercials, promos, trailers, and podcasts, including humorous inflexions, offbeat caricatures, and mimicry of other styles of voice over for when things don't need to be too serious.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - British

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

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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

London, Home Counties, Cockney, faux-posh, comic regional, Midlands, Mancunian, American, Australian, African, Irish, African, clipped tones, mid-Atlantic, OTT, hard sell, soft sell, relaxing, breathy, 50s, 60s, 70s, Michael Winner, Bob Hoskins, David Frost, Clive James, Mick Jagger, pop and rock vocalists - spoken and sung.

My Voice Experience

1986 - 1993: Commercial Producer and Presenter at RTM Radio in London.
1987 - 1989: Freelancer at Broadsystem, writing and voicing telephone information services for the Daily Mirror and The Sporting Life.
1992 - 1993: Post-production of audio items for the BBC World Service via CSV [Producers: Sherrie-Anne Dingle & Sue Farrington].
1992 - 1993: Studio operation and post-production of monthly corporate audio newsletter for the Woolwich Bank [Producer: Colin Cree; Presenter: Douglas Cameron].
1998 - 2007: Member of Dogs Must Be Carried comedy music collective, with CD issued in 2006.
2004: Credited writer on ITV1’s Shoot the Writers.
2005 - 2006: Co-producer of Sketch Club, a weekly live showcase for new sketch and monologue talent on the London fringe.
2005 - present: Writer / presenter / producer of several shows on the critically-acclaimed Comedy 365 podcast, which has achieved more than 5.5 million downloads since its inception and currently attracts an average of 5,000 downloads a day. Since 2007, I have also been responsible for overseeing the remastering, re-editing, and compilation of archive material.
2006: Co-writer of a comic monologue performed at the Funny Women Awards final at London’s Comedy Store.
2006 - present: Writer / producer / technician for live shows at fringe comedy venues in London, including the Etcetera Theatre, Arts Theatre, Soho Revue Bar, Lowdown at the Albany, and the Hen & Chickens.
2007: Voice actor on recreation of mid-air collision used for the training of air traffic controllers [Producer: Nick Saalfeld at Wells Park Communications].
2008: Producer of Sex Tips for Pandas, a live show and daily podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe. I will be returning to the festival in 2009.
2008: Shortlisted for E4 Radio’s Radio Ha Ha talent search.
2008 - 2009: Writer / producer of comedy inserts for The Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland via Demus Productions [Exec: Nick Low].

My Training

No formal training.

My Studio Equipment

Software: Adobe Audition v1.5 and Har-Bal v2.3
Microphones: Rode NT2-A and Shure SM58 microphones, with SE Electronics Reflexion Filter, WS2 windshield, and K&R popshield
Outboard: Focusrite Penta compressor and Zoom Studio 1201 digital reverb and multi-FX
Behringer Xenyx 1204FX mixer
Akai S20 loop / phrase sampler
Tascam CD-RW700 standalone CD recorder
Sony MDE-520 mini-disc recorder

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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