James Barnard

RP,Clear, confident, BBC, Cool Britannia, natural.

Voice Description

Originally from London, I speak standard BBC English with an accurate and clear pronunciation, and have a good command of many English regional accents. I find it important to respond to the requirements of each project, whether that be intimate and conversational, formal and corporate, or high energy and dynamic.

Through my 20 years of stage experience I can happily do character work as well as dramatic and comedic content. Coming from London I specialize in doing "Cockney Geezer" character voices too.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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)
• 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 offer copywriting 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

, Netherlands

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard (English) English, American English, Cockney, Posh, Irish, Scottish, Northern English, intellectual, stupid, drunk, excited, melancholy, sleazy, heroic, confused, triumphant...

My Voice Experience

I worked as a professional voice over artist for 2 years, 2010/11, when I booked a wide variety of jobs through voice123, including advertising, corporate training programs and audio books. I also had an agent where I was living at the time in Amsterdam, and had several jobs where I was required to go into a professional recording facility and work with a director for clients including Heineken and Vodafone.

My Training

I have 20 years of professional experience in theatre, having worked as a freelancer on more than 30 projects and performed on stage well over 500 times, as well as training and experience in singing and choral work. My extensive musical training and experience - which includes both playing instruments and composition - has been the key influence on my voice work, in which my primary focus is always rhythm and dynamic range. Having also composed and recorded music for theatre, I have a good working technical understanding of recording and post production.

My Studio Equipment

Home studio includes -

PC running Ableton Live, Reaper, Audacity
Edirol FA 101 (10 in 10 out sound card)
AKG C900 condenser vocal mic, Samson C01
Zoom 4HN Digital Recorder
Novation Remote 25SL controller keyboard
DBX 266XL Compressor
Berhringer Ultragain Pro tube pre-amp
Roland VM-3100 digital mixing desk
Akai MPC 2000 & 3000SL (maxed-out)
Waldorf Pulse monosynth
Samson Servo 260 amp
Yamaha NS-10M's studio monitors

Additional Skills

As a theatre maker and writer, I have also been able to help correct and improve copy when ever the client has been open to that kind of collaboration. My primary concern is always to try and understand the specific requirements of each project, and put myself completely in the service of those requirements with the goal of delivering work of the highest possible quality and exceeding the expectations of the client.

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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James Barnard Picture at Voice123
Promos demo

Commercials demo

Tv film shows demo

Documentary Showreel

Advert voice over

Demo Showreel

First person text

Childrens Audio Musical

History of tea

Demo for Educational Video