Debs De Vries

Warm, classy, intelligent, trustworthy, sexy,

Voice Description

My voice has a clear and soothing quality that's warm,friendly and engaging. It's a classic British accent which is ideal for creating feelings of trust, understanding and confidence in the listener. There is enough authority to engender credibility of the material presented without it sounding too 'bossy'

I've worked in the banking, leisure, hotel, cosmetic and wellness and medical industries. I also write and record audio books, and producing corporate promos and trainings. My own "Chill Meditation" podcast series became the World's Number 1 Health download and was in iTunes at Number 1 for some weeks.

For commercials my voice has been described as "warm, clear, alive, trustworthy, fun, persuasive". I can sound sexy in a sophisticated way - and have taken commissions to write and record erotica.

I have a classical theatrical training so can easily to add texture, life and color to text - from menace to passion with a complete range of emotions and moods in between.

I can correctly pronounce French, Italian, Spanish and German words and have some good proficiency in all these languages. This is helpful to clients who may be using translated pieces, as my knowledge of these languages allows me to make translations that are correct in spoken English. I'm happy to help and advise on scripts at any time, correct syntax and meaning and generally make sure you get the best possible work from me.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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
• 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

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


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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Cockney,(traditional London accent) West Country, Lancastrian,Italian(generic )French (generic), Upper Class British English, Adult. Whining mother, tired mother, loving mother, teacher, erotic readings. comic female roles

My Voice Experience

As an actress and poet I perform regularly and I have developed huge respect and love for the human voice with which we can all transform the everyday word. Ideas become powerful when we engage in using our voice with feeling to describe a range of passions and our needs. I have a long-term business background, with a Master's degree, which is an additional benefit to my business-oriented clients as I have a lot of experience in presenting complex material with confidence and clarity. I also understand the constraints and needs of commerce and how that might affect a project.

My own work - The Chill Meditation series - has now downloaded over 300,000 times making me the U.K.'s number one provider of guided relaxations and, at one time, number One in the USA's health charts. In addition,I am the author and voice of the "Great Confidence for . . . ." series which has been widely acclaimed. I regularly write and record for a number of clients and am willing to travel to designated studios worldwide.

My Training

VOICE OVER TRAINING.Gary Terzza - UK TV voice-over specialist.(has been the 'voice' of Channel 4 for some time)

Susan Berkely and The Great Voice Company - "The Voice of AT&T" is my US mentor and coach.

Secrets of the Masters - three day workshop with Jay Ginsberg (highly respected voice actor, producer and coach) and Susan Berkely, in West Palm Beach, March 2008.

On-going voice and drama training with Priscilla Morris, LGSM, LLCM, LLAM (Hons), ALAM, PGCA, MSTSD.

Communications and skills trainer for a variety of national and international corporations.

Master of Arts degree in Human Relations Management,
Post-grad diploma in Training and Training
SEO copywriting.

Community radio broadcaster.
Actress and poet.

Yoga and Reiki teacher

My Studio Equipment

My home studio:is equipped with:

Steinberg C1/Sequel LE
Rode NT1000 mic
Home booth

I record and edit tracks myself to produce a clean, well-organised piece that meets with the client's recording schedule or directions. I can add music and effects In addition I have the services of a degree level trained sound engineer for more complex work.

I also use 3 studios locally all of which are equipped with a full commercial range of software including CoolEdit Pro: ISDN capabilities and full effects and sound libraries.

Additional Skills

I am a freelance creative writer, broadcaster and a student of European languages. I am qualified to teach Yoga and meditation, Reiki healing and I run an African drumming group.

I have special interests in Latin dance, drumming, horseback riding and skiing. I am a qualified chef and have worked in hospitality and travel.

I was a business and personal skills trainer for over 20 years and worked in England and Europe for such clients as Shell, Barclaycard, Hanson Quarry Products, Northern Foods Group - providing communcations auditing, training, recruitment, development and interviewing packages. My Master's dissertation covered the importance and effects of communcating positively within organisations and much of my work after this, was rooted in the learning from that.

I can correctly pronounce words in French, Italian, Spanish and German, having proficiency in all these languages. I have lived in France, Australia, and the United States and travelled extensively in Asia and Europe.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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• Debs De Vries was last active on Voice123 162 days ago

Dry voice - business advise

Mrtgage advisory ad

Mobile (cell) phone sales

baby lotion ad.

TV promo

space TV programme narration

Poem for a child

Meditation-relaxation podcast