Joanne Ramsay


Voice Description

NATURAL SOFT SCOTTISH FROM EDINBURGH - My voice age range can cover from approx 12-70yrs but comfortably around 25-45yrs. I am originally from Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital City in the UK. My natural voice/accent is soft Scottish and is a well spoken, understandable Scottish accent. I can easily adapt into other accents from around other areas of Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales. I am able to perform many forms from smooth, reassuring and real to enthusiastic and lively, young to old, sexy to shouty even cartoon style. I can also cover Australian and Eastern European (eg Polish) accents. I can sing most music styles from opera to rock with accents if required.

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
• English - Other

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

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

All Scottish dialects from posh to local eg Soft Scottish, Edinburgh, Glaswegian, Highland, Scottish Borders, Various English dialects from Posh to local eg BBC, Posh London, Cockney, Manchester, Liverpool, Cornish, Irish Accents eg Northern and Southern Irish, Australian, Eastern European. Can do characterizations on request eg cartoon style characters, silly voices, Crazy fun over the top DJ voices. Shouty or Quiet and Calming, MERIDA from Movie BRAVE, Margaret Thatcher. The Queen of England.

In addition -

Can compose/play/record original piano music

Can record vocals of most styles from opera to rock

My Voice Experience

I am a signed Scottish Singer-Songwriter and Actor from the UK now living in LA.

I do a great MERIDA from the PIXAR Movie BRAVE.

I have been professionally doing Voice Overs and Singing on commercials for TV and Radio in the UK since 1994.

My experience in this field is endless, having performed on literally thousands of adverts. I am one of only a few vocalists being used in Scotland for Singing on adverts.

My Acting training was done at various Colleges in the UK including The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

My Voice Over experience has ranged from adverts for The Bank Of Scotland alongside Ashley Jensen(Ugly Betty), Dove Soap, SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), Various UK Newspapers incl The Sun and Daily Record. Miller Homes. The list goes on.

I am able to characterize easily with guidelines to cover anyone from a wicked witch to Margaret Thatcher, a fairy princess to a giggling teenage girl, goofy cartoon to shouty and authoritative.

My Training

Passed with Honors in Drama classes at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Studied Drama at Stevenson College, Edinburgh, Scotland

Performed in many musicals and Plays throughout the UK incl River Dance and Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Have been actively voicing and singing on adverts for TV and Radio since 1994 expanding my talents in this field massively over the years. I don't think there's an advert style I haven't covered!

As a signed Artist I have written, produced, recorded and then performed my own material at hundreds of live gigs throughout the UK and America at various venues and radio stations including The Cutting Room, New York, The Roxy, Sunset Strip, LA and The Albert Hall, London.

My main instruments are my Voice and Piano. I can do basic party Dj-ing.

I ran my own Wedding Band Business for 10years in the UK from 1996 - 2006 performing live lead vocals and Djing at hundreds of weddings, functions and corporate events.

I used to have a weekly spot on a Radio Show that specialized in Country Music in Edinburgh, that required me to share a different authentic American food recipe with the listeners each week. I would have to join the DJ every week and talk about my recipe then join in on the rest of the show as his side kick.

My Studio Equipment

Acoustically treated home studio space

Mac Book

Shure Mics and Pop shield

Various effects for adding to voices

Have access to various styles of library music on request

Can compose/play/record original piano music

Can record vocals of most styles from opera to rock

Additional Skills

I am currently signed as a singer-songwriter by Ellis Rich at Independent Music Group, London and Glenn Friedman at Music Umbrella, LA. Have been with them since Oct 2008. I write for my own projects and also a collaborator on other projects with other writers.

Besides my extensive work in Voice Overs, Acting and Singer-Songwriting, I also play Piano.

I wrote, recorded and produced my debut album and I am currently writing my second album and for both, I was/am responsible for recording all of the vocals and piano and producing/mixing all of the other musicians from my home studio. The only outside recording that takes place is for live strings and live drums and final mastering.

As a sideline to fund my personal singing career, I set up a business in the UK (Nov 2008-Oct 2012) in the retail food industry selling freshly made Sweet and Savoury crepes. I had two shops placed in two shopping centers in Edinburgh. This was a very successful small business that has given me yet another set of skills running a business and dealing with customer needs. I closed the business in Oct 2012 to move to LA to further my singing and voice over/acting career and experience life in the US.

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