Warm, storyteller with a wry sense of humor
"In a world" of ex-radio announcers and inexperienced talent with USB microphones, Graeme provides both a fresh voice and a mature and professional approach. Specializing in commercials and broadcast/web narration, Graeme's range goes from "guy-next-door" to commercial reads with lots of testosterone; to smooth and sophisticated documentary narration.
He has spent 25 years in the advertising business in both agencies and as a client, so he knows the session process from both sides of the recording booth window. This experience means he "gets" the intent of a commercial quickly and takes direction well - delivery of the right performance for the project is quick and painless.
Graeme made our first experience working with a voice artist very enjoyable. His approach was relaxed and professional. We will definitely be using his talents again for future eLearning projects.
He was more than willing to adjust his delivery to meet our specific needs. He took the time to set up a call and “rehearse” the narration to make sure the final product would be exactly what we were looking for. The turnaround time was quick and ahead of our deadline.
It’s refreshing to work with someone that cares as much about the project as you do.
University of Guelph
Great stuff, Graeme - the second take was exactly what I had in mind. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you. The digital phone patch is a huge advantage over my typical "send the script and hope" process!
CTV Southwest Ontario
Beyond a mere "announcer," Graeme is a voice artist. What this means to me is he sounds like the voice I hear in my head while I write scripts—only less nasal. Some people just "get" the way a script is supposed to be read. Graeme is one of those people.
"Graeme Spicer is a fresh sound in a world of cookie cutter voices.
Graeme is my go-to voice for corporate image and retail - sincere, believable, and consistent. With over twenty years as an international marketing professional Graeme is uniquely able to interpret and deliver what my clients require.
From the intimate nature of commercial voice-overs to the qualified sound of a corporate video narrative, Graeme delivers the quality I need."
"I've just finished a marathon session with Graeme for Breaking Point [a Discovery Channel TV series], and I just wanted to say what a real joy it was to work with him. Luckily he 'got' the sense of the project from the get-go, so we really flew at it. Time was very tight for this record, and he found the tone and register straight away. But what was really great was that he teased out stuff in the VO that really added to the feel of the show for us. We've got a cracking series now.
Also, as always, the VO record threw up the usual oddities, bloopers and confusions that appear at the final pass, and he was fantastic at helping solve them editorially on-the-fly. Which is always handy for a flustered producer!
It was lovely to have someone who felt part of the team, rather than just knocking off lines."
We hire a lot of voice artists for online learning projects. Narration is generally wanted “yesterday” for a project that’s already over budget and over time. Graeme helped get our large project completed easily and efficiently; which doesn’t always happen. He was always quick to respond to any questions, provided us with multiple tempo and post processing options and when we made our choices, turned our very large project around in an incredibly short time. I’d recommend Graeme for any voice project, his customer service exceeded our expectations; we’ll definitely consider him for our next course.
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
• English - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
My Home Base
, Ontario, Canada
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Unknown - Click here to ask Graeme Spicer
My Voice Experience
Graeme is a busy voice actor, with considerable experience in commercial, promo and broadcast narration. He has voiced national television campaigns for Budweiser, Kia Canada, LG Canada and Cenovus Energy; and is the familiar voice in Ontario for Laker Beer. He is heard everyday across Canada as the promo and in-show voice of the daytime talkshow "Cityline" on CityTV.
He is also heard every day (almost) on local, regional and national TV and radio commercials across Canada and the US. He has narrated the Discovery Channel television series "Breaking Point"; "Ghosts In My Home" for Destination America; W Network's "Real Houses of ..."; and Accessible Media's "Milestones of Champions: Canada's Olympic Heroes".
Graeme has trained with the best in the voiceover business. He has completed the commercial acting coursework with Nancy Wolfson in Los Angeles, and also continues to hone his skills with David Goldberg. He has also trained with the legendary commercial, audiobook and animation actor Pat Fraley in Hollywood; animation star Elley Ray Hennessy in Toronto; Doriane Elliott in New York City; and has completed workshops with Marice Tobias. He has also completed acting/improv training at the Second City Toronto Training Center.
My Studio Equipment
Acoustically treated home studio with Neumann U87ai and Sennheiser MKH 416 microphones; Universal Audio Apollo audio interface; Yamaha MSP5 studio monitors; and a Mac Pro with Pro Tools 12, Adobe Audition CC and Twisted Wave software for capturing voice tracks.
Live sessions available via SourceConnect and ISDN. Live direction via phone patch or Skype is also available. Dry voice tracks are generally provided via email or ftp in the specified audio format. Generally tracks are delivered gently sweetened and normalized to -1 dBU. If processing of recorded files is required in some other way, please advise.
A 25 year veteran of the marketing business. I used to sit on the other side of the glass, and therefore understand the greater business needs behind the voiceover.
Highly literate and informed, can easily read complex narration scripts or literature with authority and ease. Understands and delivers nuance in pronunciation and syntax.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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