John Morris

Confident, trustworthy, positive, baritone,

Voice Description

Bass baritone with a smooth, professional edge. Positive, mature, confident, friendly. A very traditional sounding voice with warmth and personality with highly trustworthy qualities. Ideal for financial services, banking, insurance commercials.

My voice is very suitable for spoof BBC news broadcasts with a genuine British (Home Counties) accent - an accent that can be tailored to either modern British usage and delivery or a more traditional style more reminiscent of the 1930s (commonly referred to as RP or Received Pronunciation.)

Also, Cockney (East End) 'happy chappy' and other English regional accents including Glaswegian (Scottish), Yorkshire, etc.

I am very adept at adjusting the pace of delivery to fit commercial length and the post production facility offered includes 'tightening up' - removal of tiny fragments of dead air to give a very punchy and honed delivery, including tailoring the speech to fit around music/effects.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• English - Other

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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

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

, Colorado, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Winston Churchill, Warm, British, Received Pronunciation, traditional British, POSH, accentless, newsreader, BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation, intimate, confident, sarcastic, sardonic, laconic, parliamentary, parliament.

Impersonation of Russian (slavic) accent in English language.

Characterization of Winston Churchill.

Characterization of male child 10 - 15 years of age.

Dramatic reading of books and plays.

My Voice Experience

Fifteen years experience contributing commercials to various radio stations in the UK and US. Scripting, production (including music selection and post production).

My Training

Voice training by A1VOX Studios, Soho, London.

Fifteen years' experience in commercial script writing.

City and Guilds of London Full Technological Certificate,

Four years training with the UK Ministry of Defence (UK spelling).

Full FPC (financial planning certificate, UK).

Writing newsletters with original content!

My Studio Equipment

Our studio is equipped with Triton FETHEAD phantom powered FET preamps for use with the ribbon mics. This gives +20dB gain and a very clean signal which helps achieve excellent results from these low output devices. The FETHEADS also block phantom power from the ribbon mics although modern ribbon mics often have protective circuitry built-in.

Front end equipment is the Focusrite Voicemaster Pro single channel strip with expander, compressor, vintage harmonics (an emulation of the creative misuse of the Dolby noise reduction system by top recording engineers in the 1970s), tube harmonics emulation, de-esser and tailored vocal equalization.

Microphones include Electrovoice RE20 dynamic, Reslo ribbon, ART ribbon, AKG 4040 condenser, Shure KSM 27 condenser, various large ribbon mics.

Post production processing includes limiting, parametric EQ to tailor the presentation to the required medium, including 'telephone voice', etc., further compression and other effects as desired. Takes are recorded 'dry' to facilitate easy post-production editing. Post-production evaluation of material includes listening to it on various systems designed to emulate the conditions under which it will be heard by the target audience. This enables presence, etc., to be tailored to suit.

Four years' experience in a technical role with Living Sound. LS was a professional evangelistic Gospel group based out of Tulsa, OK from 1969 to about 1983.

My first career was as an electronics development engineer, trained by the Ministry of Defence (UK spelling) culminating in a period designing and type approving ships' radio transmitters (MF and MHF) by the British Home Office.

Additional Skills

I have fifteen years' experience of live radio, (sponsored hours for a financial services company).

I have extensive experience in financial services (nearly 30 years). Also, I have experience as an electronics development engineer. I have traveled to almost every country in Europe, including spending time behind the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

I am a committed Christian.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
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Just worth doing

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