Derek Shoales

Conversational, Relatable, Character, Guy next door, Genuine

Voice Description

As a client of Derek's, you can reach him via either Voice123 messaging, or at "".

Derek's speaking and singing range is baritone to mid-tenor. While his tessitura is Bass to Mid-Tenor.

He regularly works on creating believable international accents such as Scottish, Russian, Italian and regional North American accents such as Brooklyn, Texan and Georgian.
I am also able to create characterizations with my voice, i.e. elderly gentlemen, villains, Kermit the Frog, etc.

--Performance Capabilities--
Derek's voice has been described as fatherly, big-brother, guy next door and trustworthy. His voice sounds like the guy you'd share a cup of coffee or a beer with, just as much as a hero like Captain America or Superman. Other terms used to describe his narration voice are Honest, Warm, Neighborly, Sincere, Confident, Sarcastic (if needed), Authoritative and Relatable.

His character voices run the gamut from Heroic, Brooding, Manic, Everyman, Villainous, Dark, Maniacal, Thoughtful and Amusing. He is just at ease voicing a genie, as he is explaining how to use an inter-dealership corporate website.

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 - USA and Canada

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
• Songs
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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

My Home Base

Rochester, New York, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North Texas, Georgia Southern, Russian, Scottish (Edinburgh), Brooklyn

My Voice Experience

--Credits include--
• Markethold Productions Studio
• Koinonia Fellowship
• India Connection
• Kaasa Health
• Thinc Design

If you are looking for Commercial, Corporate Narration, Video Game, Mobile App and Gaming, e-Learning, Explainer Video, IVR Prompts, On-Hold Messages, Medical, Technical and Legal Narration, Radio Imaging and Educational readings... Derek is the one you're looking for.

--Working with Derek--
Derek provides fast responses to inquiries, and believes in treating every client with respect and a face-to-face approach (even via email). Most recordings are completed within a day, with longer schedules arranged before hand. You won't find excessive, unexplained delays and silence. Instead you get a partner who loves to collaborate and ensure your project sounds the best it can be.

--Additional Experience--
• Almost two years of live, on-air broadcasting with WXXI Reachout Radio
• Six years of live room performance mixing.

My Training

Derek has trained in theatrical acting and also Improv. Additionally, he has studied Classical singing with vocal range from Bass to Tenor.

Since starting in voice-over as a Voice Talent, Derek has sought training and coaching from fellow talent including Terry Daniel and Crispin Freeman.

My Studio Equipment

--Current Hardware--
• 15" MacBook Pro
• MyBook 4TB External Drive for storage and backup
• for Off-Site backup and file transfers
• Harlan Hogan VO:1-A XLR Microphone
• Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface
• Sure SRH440 headphones.

• Audacity
• Logic

The studio itself is equipped with a sound dampened booth with (2) LCD screens for paperless script reading and post-production. Additionally it supports Source-Connect Now sessions and Skype.

Additional Skills

In addition to working on my vocal abilities, I am a practiced singer and musician. My musical experience encompass instruments such as the Trumpet, Clare Whistle, Tuba, Violin and Guitar.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Derek Shoales is a Standard subscriber.
• Derek Shoales was last active on Voice123 155 days ago

Commercial Demo- Radio and TV

eLearning Narration

Character Voices Demo

Telephone and IVR Demo