Adrian Galley

Warm sincere authority, regular bloke, or offbeat

Voice Description

For narration, my voice is warm, unaffected and engaged with the content. I am able to approach sensitive topics with compassion and evoke empathy in a listener. For corporate presentations my modulated tone and assured vocal presence exude authority and inspire confidence. I am particularly competent and self-assured with technical and medical content. I have created dozens of quirky character voices for animated television series. For imaging I have been able to craft unique vocal personalities tailored to specific campaigns. I bring a sense of fun and spontaneity to commercials and radio spots.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - South African
• 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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 offer translation 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

, South Africa

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British - Standard Received Pronunciation (RP), Liverpool, North Country, Irish, Scottish.
European - Russian, Netherlands, German, Yiddish
American - Standard, Mid-West, Southern
African - South African English, regional dialects from Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg. Afrikaans accent (Proficient in Afrikaans language - reasonably comfortable with Zulu and Xhosa languages)
Australian English

My Voice Experience

I had thoughts of becoming a doctor and even worked in medical research for some time after studying towards a degree in the life sciences. But after being conscripted into the military in 1980 and serving time in conflict zones I re-evaluate my dreams; I went back to university in 1983 to study drama and film. I paid my way by doing news and actuality broadcasts for the SABC (Radio RSA) into Europe, the Middle East and North America. The different time zones allowed me to work a full shift on the radio before showing up for lectures at 8am! I graduated in 1986 and have since built a career in South Africa as a voice-artist, actor, screenwriter, and journalist. I worked in the field as a radio journalist for talk Radio 702 during the fall of Apartheid and the first democratic elections in 1994. More recently I have been anchoring the morning drive show on 567 CapeTalk (Cape Town). I do imaging for e-TV and have been their station voice since they began broadcasting in 1997. I have voiced a range of material from documentaries, commercials and corporate productions to telephone-on-hold messages.

My Training

I attended drama school at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where I did rigorous vocal training during the four years of my degree. Since graduating in 1986 I have acted in radio dramas, stage (from Shakespeare to musicals) - and spent some time singing with an a-capella group "Not the Midnight Mass". I completed a course in investigative journalism at Johannesburg's "Institute for the Advancement of Journalism" in 1993. I have been active in the South African Scriptwriters Association and have done numerous courses in screenwriting under their auspices. In 2004 I joined a film school in Cape Town (AFDA) where I taught actors and screenwriters and where I earned an honours degree in 2007. I graduated with a masters degree at the University of Cape Town, for my research into emotional contagion and empathy from a nuerobiological perspective. (How and why we're wired to experience others' feelings - and the implications for communication and social cohesion in an increasingly technological world)

My Studio Equipment

My home studio is accoustically treated and I use an SE Reflexion Shield for further controlling room ambience.

I use a TUL F47 (Based on the Neumann U47 FET) and a Samson C-Valve Tube Mic pre-amp through an Alesis MultiMix 8 audio interface onto a PC with a dual core Pentium processor at 2.70 GHz. My preferred recording software is Adobe Audition and Cool Edit Pro.

A higher-end studio to which I have ready access runs Digidesign ProTools on a Mac Dual Core G5 which allows seamless file transfers with any video editing software. The studio also contains Sony, Yamaha, Rode and Behringer equipment with full music and FX libraries.

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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