Phil Sayer

Warm and friendly, but with authority.

Voice Description

My voice is suited to a range of styles, with e-learning and corporate narration especially favoured. When necessary, my clear diction, is especially appreciated by people whose first language is other than English.

My voice has been described as mellow and warm, with authority.

For radio and TV commercials, I'm often cast for both straight announcer roles, but I often play characters, too, using my range of voices and accents, including authentic Liverpool - I grew up near there.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Mainly British English - almost RP, but with a gentle Northern flavour, having lived in this part of the country for many years.

I can provide a range of British and overseas accents, too

My Voice Experience

My background is in radio, and television news presentation - I was with the BBC in Manchester for ten years.

Most of my work is from the corporate world - narration, e-learning, on-hold/IVR etc., but I enjoy voicing radio and tv commercials, too. I set up my first studio twelve years ago, having travelled extensively to other UK locations, which I'm still happy to do.

Railway stations across Britain use automated announcer systems, and most of those feature my voice. Our studio now specialises in producing the audio (not just voicing it) and we have developed a respected system for gapping the audio to make it flow as naturally as possible.

My Training

During a decade with the BBC, I learned a great deal about spoken word audio, including the technical side of recording and broadcasting. That has helped build the SayerHamilton studio's reputation for technical excellence, as well as delivering the right read for your script.

My Studio Equipment

Our kit includes:

Three Neumann microphones: U87AI, TLM 193 and TLM 103.
Yamaha 01V mixer.
CDQ Prima LT ISDN codec.
Audio TX (voice over IP)
Sony Sound Forge 10.
Marian Marc 2 sound cards.

We can provide any audio file type. Ask us for "CCITT A-Law," or "Dialogic Vox ADPCM" and we will know what you mean, and be able to provide it.

We have the fastest broadband available in the UK, (120Mbps) so uploading large, high quality audio files isn't a problem.

Additional Skills

I'm comfortable with most subject matter, but I'm especially familiar with medical reads, engineering, the motor industry, and banking & finance.

Elinor Hamilton, who has her own V123 listing, and I share our studio and our lives, (not to mention a marriage, complete with twin boys) and we work on voice projects both separately and together.

So if your script calls for a shared delivery by MVO and FVO, you'll find us particularly handy. Our costs are often lower, because we'll be recording both voices as one job, and the studio sound will be the same - no more audio mis-matches that take hours of tweaking to try to correct!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Phil Sayer by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Phil Sayer is a Standard subscriber.

Phil Sayer does not appear to be an active participant of the Voice123 marketplace at this time. Phil Sayer was last active on Voice123 more than 365 days ago, OR may not be receiving our email messages.

Demos
Phil Sayer Corporate

Commercials

Characters

IVR and on-hold messages