Paul Darrow

From the Midwest, baratone/tenor,character, singer

Voice Description

I am a baratone/ tenor .I am a musician. I play keyboards at the professional level and sing. My singing voice leans toward a R&B,blues,jazz style. But I can also sing Rock.

I started doing voice over work in 1985 or 1986 .I sang a sort of a Kenny Rogers style and read copy for a real estate developement out in the Southwest.I have done commercials for an in house promotion for McDonalds back in the 80's as well.

My voice has a somewhat ,(and I hesitate to use this term), scratchy texture to it.Women have told me for years that I have a very sexy voice on the phone. O.K.

I have done some small acting parts in a couple of independent movies. The one I like to impress people with is a movie called "Whiplash". An independent film shot here in Phoenix AZ. I had the privelege of doing a scene with the great actor by the name of Ernest Borginine. He was about 84 yrs old at the time. Everybody got an acting lesson from him that day. Amaising.

Yes, I can do the warm ,deep voice for narrations,even sexy. My sound is also somewhat unique.

I look foreward to having a chance to do some work with you in the near future.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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

, Arizona, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I'm from Chicago ,IL . So, that accent is a givin. I can alter my voice quite a bit . Even to the cartoon voice styles. I do several dialects. I have really good ears. I pick up on these kind of things rather quickly.

My Voice Experience

As a child , I started working ,age 9 as ,basiclly a schill. I would play the piano,or the organ in the store window for the Wurlitzer Piano&Organ Co. This was in 1965.$5.00 a day! I payed at every grocery store that opened up in the Chicago area,every parade, every state fair,I worked at every shopping mall around. I traveled out East in 1970 and worked the summer on the East Coast.I was playing in a band on Rush Street in Chicago by the time I graduated High School in 1974. Over the years ,I have been all over this country and up to Canada, down to Mexico and even did some work in France,in the French Riviera.

The majority of my recording experience has been primarily music performance.I do understand the workings of the recording studio.When I started it was all analog ,of course. But in the past decade the digital world has grown in leaps and bounds,if you will. Thank God for things like "Pro Tools".

My Training

After High School I went on the road for almost ten years . That is too long. I don't recomend it tto anyone. Especially if you are working in a "top 40" band . I do have to say, I received an education that is priceless. The "learn while you earn" or "school of hard knocks" was not acredited ,there is no deploma. But I have had so many great learning experiences. I believe I could be very effective as a consultant to young musicians trying to improve the quality of their musical careers. Been there, done more than many have of that.And at the age of 53,(as of May 11th) I feel I have a whole lot more to do. I adapt very quickly to a variety of situations.

My Studio Equipment

I have ,of course my keyboard gear and have access to whatever is needed in that area. I also have acess both in Phoenix and Chicago, to a range of different studios as I am a well respected member of the music and entertainment communities of both places. I also have some strong connections in L.A.

I have co-produced on a few projects as well.No Grammy yet,but...

Additional Skills

I am very good with "people skills". I also can do well with sales. As long as I have good product knowlege. After all , my business is all about selling yourself over and over again. I am also very good at networking people that can be mutually beneficial .Over the years ,one has a tendency to collect a really great phone book full of artistic,creative people. I love getting them to put their heads together and blend their talents.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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