John Oakes

Guy Next Door, Authoritative, Friendly

Voice Description

I have a dynamic voice range from the guy next door to the authoritative yet friendly presence of a corporate trainer. I am also able to slip into characters while reading a novel or children's story. My voice can be very calm and soothing.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• 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 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

, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

New Jersey, New York, Spanish, Indian, German, Swedish, Boston, Texan/Southern, Eastern European

My Voice Experience

My professional experience is a mix of corporate communications project management and music creation and performance. My first job after graduating with a degree in marketing was as the tour drummer for Twist legend Chubby Checker. Since then, I worked in various positions from a pharmaceutical education project manager to a communications and marketing specialist for Swedish retailer, H&M. I have also produced and recorded three original music CDs.
Although I am a newcomer as a voice-over freelancer, I had several occasions to use my voice for my prior employers. I was recommended by my colleagues on several occasions to provide the voice for various communications projects. For example, I was the voice for a Roche Speakers Bureau Call Center and the narration for an H&M employee training video. As a bandleader, I have emceed for weddings as well as corporate and charity events.
I am currently seeking voice over projects of various types from commercial to narration to audio books. My demo provides my range. I am located in the New York City tri-state area and I have access to professional recording equipment.

My Training

B.S. in Marketing, Montclair State University
Employed as Communication Specialist in the PR/Marketing Department of Swedish retailer, H&M (6 years).
Such A Voice Intro to voice over Class
Self-produced 3 original music CDs as The John Oakes Band
Film Making and Editing, Montclair State University
Tour Drummer, Chubby Checker
Advertising Internships: The Ad Store NYC and Opt-X Advertising in NJ

My Studio Equipment

Logic, Neumann TLM 102 Microphone

Additional Skills

My professional experience is a mix of corporate communications & marketing and music creation and performance. I have 8 years of corporate communications and marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and fashion industry as a project manager. I have edited and created copy for social media campaigns and press releases. I have managed internal communications projects for a company with over 9,000 employees.

I am also a performer. I grew up in my father's band and I continue to perform as a drummer and/or singer in the New York Tri-State area. I have written, recorded and self-produced three original music CDs as The John Oakes Band. I have emceed weddings, charity events and corporate parties.

I enjoy public speaking and I love to be in a studio!

Payment Methods Accepted

• 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

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