Bill Royal

Authoritative, Characters, Attitude, versitile

Voice Description

I have a deep, versatile voice good for any type of sell, from over the top hard sell to warm and soothing and anything in between.

I can do conversational, either serious or comedic, authoritative for narration, and an array of character voices and announcing styles. Also, producers and clients have commended my ability to correctly interpret copy.

In my radio duties, I voiced and produced promos for Concerts, sporting events, fundraisers for Non-Profits, PSAs, and literally thousands of commercials for just about any type of client you can think of. Multi-voice comedy bits and station imaging were also among my regular duties.

Independently, I've done a wide array of work including training films, hold lines, video presentations, voice mail systems, audiobooks, and much more.

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• 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
• 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 Mexico, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents & Characters include British (Ozzy, Keith Richards, cockney, 'upper crust' Cambridge), Scottish (Sean Connery, Mike Myers' angry Scotsman), New York (Brooklyn, Gangsters, etc), French, Australian, Indian, German, Austrian (Ah-nold), Jewish (including Old Jewish man), Southern US (Hillbilly, Southern Preacher, Cowboy), and many more--just ask!

Misc Character voices include Santa Claus, Dracula, Peter Lorre, Christopher Lee, California surfer dude, generic old man, 60's hippie, Truman Capote/Droopy, Gary Owens, nerdy voice, and more.

My Voice Experience

I am a 20 year radio veteran, whose focus has been production for my entire career. I was fascinated with announcing since I was a kid, impersonating commercials from TV and Radio. I started as a musician, but when I realized roadies weren't coming any time soon, I decided to take the jump into radio at the suggestion of friends and associates who said I had a 'radio voice.' I have never looked back. But while the on-air work has become less satisfying, voice overs and production get more and more rewarding, both creatively and financially.

In the last 20 years, I've worked on the top morning show in the target demo (Men 25-54) at KCLB in Palm Springs, plus successful regular on-air weekday shifts in Modesto and Albuquerque (and another top rated morning show, on KIOT). I continued writing, recording, and producing spots at all locations, and earning the position of Production Director or Assistant Production Director at each radio group.

I've won 7 New Mexico Broadcasters Association awards for my voice work, production, PSAs, and copywriting, and continue to voice TV and radio spots for car and RV dealerships around the country at local agencies.

This year, I starred as the lead in the Sid Guy Private Eye series of full-cast audio books from Siren Audio Studios, and have also had supporting roles in other audio books in their library, available on Amazon dot com. Another Sid Guy production is scheduled for 2011.

My Training

I attended the Academy of Radio Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, CA, graduating with honors.

During my decade with Clear Channel, I wrote and produced thousands of spots for radio, TV, and the web. I also had the honor of doing a creative seminar with the legendary Dick Orkin. I've also been lucky to work with various mentors in my radio career that have given me the experience and confidence to grow in the areas of voice, production, and copy interpretation. Direct radio advertising gave me the chance to be creative in voice work and copywriting.

Also, I've been a musician for 35 years, playing guitar and producing music throughout, going from a Fostex X-15 cassette 4-track, all the way through SAW, Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, and Logic Studio for both music and radio productions. I actively record, produce, and play music on a regular basis.

My Studio Equipment

I'm running an iMac with Logic Studio and a Line 6 UX-8 digital interface. Mics include AKG Preception 200, MXL V57M, Shure SM58, AKG C1000S, and others, depending on the needs of the session.

I can deliver voice overs in whatever format fits your needs, from mp3 to Waves via e-mail within 24 hours or less.

Additional Skills

I can write, record, and produce quality jingles to your specifications. Music production examples available upon request.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Bill Royal by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Bill Royal is a Standard subscriber.
• Bill Royal was last active on Voice123 118 days ago

Demos
Bill Royal Various VO Styles

Bill Royal Various Voices

Dramatic recruitment intro

Audiobook Demo