Wry guy next door, character specialist, accents
My British voice is pretty flexible. I can do warm and deep, fun and sexy, high and squeaky, mean and aggressive, soft and passive. And I can be smoothly professional and short and professional for presentations. My voice is pretty mid range when it comes to tone. Not too deep, not too high!
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - British
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
My Home Base
, New Hampshire, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I can perform with a number of regional British accents, from the North of England, to Southern England, including Essex (right Tracy?) and London accents (not the Mary Poppins-ah type)! I was born and raised in the West Midlands so can do slow industrial Birmingham and Black Country at the drop of a hat!
I can do a silly American 'Southern' accent, one that might be good for cartoons, or bad stereo-typing!
My Voice Experience
I am a storyteller. I have been performing professionally since 2003, although have been telling stories to groups since 1990. I have won awards for all my storytelling recordings, which include many character voices. Many of the characters talk to one another and I am known for fast dialogue delivery between characters, both in live performance and on recordings.
I have also done local radio commercials since 2010. Mainly for WGXL in Lebanon, NH.
I am self taught and make a living at what I do. I have done workshops with Elizabeth Ellis, Odds Bodkin and Bill Ratner.
My Studio Equipment
I use Presonus Studio One for my DAW and have recently purchased a SE 220 a ii microphone. My studio is very well sound treated. I also have access to a Rode NTK and various Shure microphones. I work with a colleague who can add sound effects and do radio production with me.
When I moved to the States in 1994 I worked in corporate America, for WorldCom, Allaire (purchased by Macromedia, and then Abdobe) and have worked in schools and for non-profits. During my corporate years, I attended a great deal of training. I understand what it is like to sit listening to a tedious presentation. I also trained a number of people while at WorldCom, so know how to keep folks interested in what they are learning - even with dry subject matter.
I worked in the arts as a photographer and in the hospitality industry before moving to the States, all of which gives me a broad background I can identify with and understand. I have worked with the upper crust of England, CEO's and CFO's in America, as well as artists, warehouse workers, bankers and folks in the health industry and education at all levels. All this I can then bring to my recordings.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
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