John Paton

Guy next door, character, rich/warm to cold/nasty

Voice Description

* Approachable and energising for any project,
* Inteligent and warm for narrations,
* Fun and even 'naughty' for adverts
* I can place the voice from nasal to chest in character work
* sensitive and comforting for documentaries,
* hard and gritty for tough character parts,
* I sing Baritone/2nd Tenor
* I speak fluent French
* I sight read well

Demos uploaded

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
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• French - European

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

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

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

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

* I am flexible and pretty authentic in a wide variety of UK accents from Welsh, West Country, Bristolian, Cornish, Yorkshire, Northern, General Irish, Received Pronunciation (RP)(posh), Scottish, Highlands, cockney, London, Essex, Brummie, Birmingham
- to speaking English with French or German General American Accents.

Demos uploaded - but please do not hesitate to ask for examples if the one you seek isn't there!

My Voice Experience

"I will aggravate my voice so, that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove: I will roar you an 'twere and nightingale!" BOTTOM (William Shakespeare)

They say that 'the eyes are the window to the soul' - if that is true then the VOICE is the pathway, portal and the very entrance to its true expression.

I approach my voice work with this conviction uppermost in my mind and hope you will find that vocally I will inspire you as a listener and employer!!!!!!!!!

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My Training

Post graduate diploma in Drama from East 15 Acting School

BA Honours in Business Administration & French from Loughborough University

Voice and singing classes ongoing

I have performed in Theatre - classical, Shakespearean and modern, Also roles in film, television, stage musicals and commercials as well as doing voiceovers for telephone sales & promos, phone in competition instructions, answering services and internet virals
All as a professional atrist/actor.

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My Studio Equipment

I have a high quality Blue microphone and use Audacity software.

Additional Skills

For more than 20 years I have been a copywriter for marketing, fundraising and promotional materials for UK based Charities and small companies.

I am a trained actor and have been working professionally for over 15 years in all areas of the acting world.

I am also a professionl trainer and voice coach specialising in all aspects of communication & presentation skills in both a business and personal environment.

I have spent several years part-time as a telephone marketeer both making the calls and manageing teams of callers.

Demos uploaded

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Dahl-Charlie Chocolate Factory

NHS Direct - General RP

Edinburgh Historic City -Scots

Horizon - trailer

phone system response

Vocal relaxation podcast

Letter spoken in French

The General - RP & regional

The Tell-Tale Heart - US

AF Stroke Association