Michael Heyland

Cultured reasonant & smooth - including characters

Voice Description

Trained at the Guildhall school of Music & Drama, becoming a professional actor for 10 years.

Voice description: Cultured, reasonant and smooth. Warm and deep for narrations, documentaries and Presentations.

Also flexible enough to switch to sexy & fun for commercials inlcuding hard, medium and soft sells.

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 - 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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

British Equity British Equity

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 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

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

As a character actor have been able to learn a variety of Accents: German, French, Italian,Polish, Asian and African.
Dialects: London, Essex, Suffolk, North of Watford,West Country, Welsh, Scottish(Glasgow & Highlands) and Southern Irish.

My Voice Experience

As a professional actor-BBC Radio Drama Series
ITV's A comedy with Irene Handle-part- "The Voice"

City Under the Sea with Vincent Price & David Tomlinson & John Mesurier - playing Bill, a West Country smuggler.

A Man Like That with Alan Bates, Denholm Elliott & Millicent Martin

Voice Overs
Time Life Magazine an EP insert promoting a Gilbert & Sullivan compilation recorded in New York.

Central Office of Information - a Government Public Warning.
Advising the public to check meter readers' credentials

Classic FM - Concert Trails

A gap of many years whilst I directed the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and later became an Events Production Consultant & Concert Promoter in London

2004 Freelance Production Consultant and Voice Overs
September - Commentator at Greewich River Pageant,
"A Celebration of Time" with Alan Coren

June 05 - IMG's "D Day in Colour" with John Hurt. Recording the voice of the Supreme Allied Commander.
September 05 - One of the presenters for the Thames Nelson Flotilla from Greenwich to Blackfriars, attended by HRH The Princess Royal.
September 05 - AC Mace's voice to trail Howard Carter's "Opening of Tutankhamuns's Chamber"; documentary by Tom Baker.

April 06 - Recorded 3 podcasts for Bridge Street Studios, Gt Marborough Street, London.
September 06 - Commentator at City Hall bankside for the Great Thames River Race.
September 06 - Directed comedy "Auntie & Me" at the Canal Cafe, Little venice, London.

Live commentator at Country Shows 1995 - 2010

2007 - 2009 - Commentator at a series of Country Shows in Suffolk

Host - Replaced Peter Hobday of Radio 4 at last minute to host at the Cancer Research Campaign's Royal Garden Party at Syon Park in the presence of Her Majesty.

Presenter - Wrote, directed and presented two Redbridge Awards Nights at Ilford Town Hall

Presenter - Directed & presented corporate soirees on HMS Belfast for Hambro's Bank and previously at High Commissions in Canada & USA including British Embassies in Washington, Portugal & Poland.

My Training

Guildhall School of Music & Drama - entered as a music student: French Horn and singing and later changed to drama. ARCM - Horn

Schooling: Wellesley House & Haileybury College

Worked as a professional actor/singer for 7 years, director of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for 10 years.
This included coaching singers to deliver the spoken word/lines in character.

Whilst an actor in the early years, often commentated at horse shows and performed in cabaret.

During my event production era, directed two festivals -
1978 - Lambeth Summer Festival
2000 - The Guildford Millennium ArtsFest

My Studio Equipment

I do have my own studio.

Presonus AudioBox USB

sE Electonics Mic & sE T1

Additional Skills

During my event production era I promoted concerts for the Royal Choral Society. This involved booking all the concert halls inluding, annually for 16 years, The Royal Albert & Festival Halls, cathedrals and tours abroad to France, Switzeralnd, Portugal & Poland in association with the British Council and sponsors. I also worked as co-producer for recordings with Decca and others and video recordings of: Greatest Hits of Beetles, Greatest Hits of Queen, Not So Silent Night and Greatest Hits of Gilbert & Sullivan.
I have contracted most of our greatest orchestras from Scottish Chamber, BBC Concert, CBSO, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, London Synphony and Covent Garden Orchestras.
I have also worked with Military Bands such as The Central RAF, Grenadiers, Blues & Royals and Royal Marines.

I have worked on music broadcasts with Capital Radio, BBC Radio 2 & 3.

I have also worked as an events consultant for LBC, Fox FM in Oxford and Readers' Digest at London Venues.

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

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