Mike Barlow

Rich, chocolate, warm, spooky, sensual, deep,

Voice Description

A warm, 'trustworthy', 'scene setting' and relaxing voice which is can work in other scenarios to be sinister, haunting atmospheres and then easily transformed again to welcoming, familiar and trustworthy.

A voice that 'connects' and can instill a sense of warmth, security and recognition in one turn and then turn again, to provide a cold, austere and sinister tone; and on to all roads, in-between too.

If your project requires 'presence', 'suspense' and 'atmosphere'....you'd give yourself a great insurance barrier by asking me to audition, which is free and easy after all.

Beautiful narration style, which really paints a picture, for young and old listeners alike.

I especially enjoy narrating for children's stories, animation and modern literature....it probably brings out the kid in me, no doubt!

A variety of character voices and accents, also rich in timbre and tone befitting of most any production.

Scottish, Irish, American and Italian accents without stereotypes and without 'over-egging the pudding', subtle and convincing accents, when needed. Comedy accents and voicing is an area of expertise, particulalry good for cartoons and animations of all denominations.

I am very friendly, willing to work harder than needed, approachable and will offer you professionalism and warmth, all rolled into one.

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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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

Cheshire, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Northern UK, Southern UK, Scottish, Irish, Cockney, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scouser.

My Voice Experience

Movie, cinema and TV trailer and advertising are areas in which I now thrive, in that most clients are attempting to sell the atmosphere and emotional aspect of their productions, and that is where my voice lends itself remarkably well.

It is not just a case of "deep, gravelly" performance....it is about adding an extra dimension to your production, and utilising my experience to fully understand your needs and listen to the voices YOU are hearing perform the project.

I certainly add an extra dimension to your project to give it that final gloss.

I take directions readily and with no personal agenda nor ego....it is YOUR project, YOUR money and YOUR neck on the line. Ergo, it is MY concern that I get it perfect for you, too.

My Training

Experience has taught me well, over many years; however, I haven't actually attended any classes, this is a natural talent that I have actively pursued and honed and have treated my work as a passion, as well as a paying career.

Previous work involves voicing audio books, narration and documentaries for the BBC [Roald Dahl, Scrooge, Christina Rossetti], The History Channel, Usborne Books, and imaging for Kerrang Radio [National and regional] , national BBC Radio 1 and many more besides.

My Studio Equipment

I utilise the services of local studios who operate and maintain modern digital hardware and software, for professional broadcast purposes; my own studio is modern, well equipped but of modest proportions and ambitions.

Additional Skills

A good understanding and ability for 'comedy' reads, lighthearted to surreal!

I have excellent appreciation of comedy voices and would welcome your invitation to audition for any form of projects in this genre.

Versatility to take directions and adapt the read to suit the client's needs.

Recent work has involved narrating children's books/child audiobooks/children's audiobooks/kid's books/kid's audio books/children books, childrens fairy tales, modern children literature [Harry Potter, etc]....kids like intriguing voices, even more than adults, you know!

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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Children's narration/ audio stories

1800 Collect

Roald Dahl 3 little pigs For BBC Enterprises

Audio book - World War I poetry [BBC] 'Longfellow'

Radio Imaging {amsterdam} Rock format

TV Ad: Pot Noodle [saucily voiced, dark]

Audio Book - Poetry- Christina Rossetti [BBC]

Audio book The Night Wind Eugene Field Usborne

Radio, TV, Cinema montage

Charlie and Lola ad insert