Ian Burden

Scottish, Character, Dramatic, Comedy, English

Voice Description

I am a Scottish native from Edinburgh.
I have previously produced podcasts as a hobby and read my own voice overs for my TV and photographic documentaries.
I considered myself a spoken word poet and writer and although unpublished I have written, acted in theatre in the Edinburgh fringe festival and have ability to act and do voices needed for characters.
Recently I signed a contract with a leading cola manufacturer to supply them with jingles and radio ads for their European wide advertising. This kind of work is relatively new to me in a commmercial sense but they seem to think I have a unique signature and have me reading all variations of fun, professional, sexy, smooth, witty and impersonations. I expect I would describe my voice as deep, concise and sincere normally but I have surprised myself by becoming entangled in the voice over industry. It was a good accident and I see some potential to supply others with what I am being told is "a real talent" by my current employers.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• 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

, Finland

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Kiwi,
Comedy accents ranging from Sean Connery to nutty professors. I find it difficult to cover these on this profile.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone interested in trying me out.
Kindest regards


My Voice Experience

First and foremost I love the way poetry has been delivered by some of the greats: Ted Hughes, Norman MacCaig, Kerouac, Plath to name but a few.
I have attended many open mic poetry sessions to perform my own material over about the last 15 years so I am a confident speaker and storyteller. I think this comes from my Celtic roots, as I grew up in a family of storytellers.
As a father I love impersonating characters when I read and joke around with children and adults alike.
I ran podcasts for my spoken words and a fishing show about a Sean Connery kind of character that people found funny and believable.
The spots I do for national radio in Finland are upbeat funny and silly. I am liked mostly by females in the 18-35 range who drink a lot of this world leading brand of cola.
Since I updated this profile I now have regular interviews for national radio in Australia where they love my accent.

My Training

As mentioned earlier I stumbled into my present contract by accident whilst telling a few jokes in the company of some radio executives. They asked me for samples. I am now interested to work more in this industry as I have the technical know how to capture clean, industry standard voice overs, jingles and deliver them myself.
I have access to recording studios 24/7

My Studio Equipment

Macbook pro, Mac pro and Imac
My mics are Seinheiser, Rode, Shure.

I have a strong interest in music production and have made a lot of experimental tracks using loop software.
My set up for TV productions is currently industry standard for broadcast.
I work with Final Cut Studio and Pro-tools.

Additional Skills

Radio interviews and spots.
Television production and sound for it.
Remixing music and Podcasts for the net.
Camera, photography, editing, scripting and presenting are other skills I am capable of.
Live performances.

Payment Methods Accepted

• 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

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