Warm, Charming, Caring, Gravitas, Bold, Sensual, Character/accent specialist
My voice is warm, charming, baritone and sensual for TVC and radio spots. Warm for presentations and documentary. Raucous, energetic, soothing and quirky for animation and others mediums that involve voice acting. I do have a vast bank of character voices, from impersonations to villains, heroes to animals. its a plethora of sound and artists under my wing as I endeavored to start a company, which I founded and direct to meet the needs of an ever expanding market in India.
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
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
As an actor (hence the head shot) I have performed many different accents, but my home grown one born from London, England (cockney) Although I am a bit of wanderer and living in the North of England found me imitating those accents, primarily Yorkshire, as some are not to fond of Southerners.
My nomadic tendencies have found me India where I have developed a very coherent voice, necessary for everyday communication. So intonation and clarity is a must to be understood.
However it didn't stop me as a comedian to impersonating the likes of: Ali G, Borat, Ossie Osbourne, The Godfather, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Blair, Michael Jackson, Billy Connolly and David Beckham to name but a few, however I have a vast bank that I'am yet to tap into.
London is a melting pot of cultures and one is surrounded by French, Dutch, German, Italian, Turkish, Cypriot (origin), Greek, Chinese Cantonese, West Indian..the list goes on, and now I am picking an array of Indian English spoken accents, with over 250 languages spoken..each one sounds different; Indian is a generic term.
My Voice Experience
One day my wife, who happened to be Indian, told me to leave for pastures greener. And so here I am, building a success story in Bangalore,India. In the past seven years I have become a renowned voice artist, attached to brands needing that British or american touch such as Momentive, Bitcoin, Allen Solley (demos/prentations) Nike, Elle, Arrow, Costa Coffee, Nandos (radio spots) and many large sprung companies in India such as Infosys, Vashnavi Nakshatra (presentations) Airtel, Fastrack,, Breakbounce (radio)
But then while working on a project for Graphic India (liquid comics/Marvel) I was force into starting my own company Black Box India, to employ the services of other voice actors to provide the voices for animated comic books. Hence further defining my skills as a director as well.
But it didn't end there, what I achieved as a voice artist I have also done so as an actor, appearing in several commercials and films.
I haven't reached the summit of Everest as yet.
with my voice being attached to as I am currently residing in Bangalore, India, and using this as a base to work from.
I am an artist in demand, as i am one of few professional foreign voice artists in have a base in Bombay. Bangalore is the mainstay as I hold the reputation of being rated the top foreigner voice artist. The accent here has being adopted to give more clarity for the Indian market. But thanks to India, I'm heard on radio (so much so, that sometimes it's hard to guess its me), in documentaries (with a warm expressive narration) commercials (dubbing in other languages and as the Godfather) and films (dubbing and characterisation).
As a footnote I do a variety of US accents in India, but I have been caught out by Americans on certain pronunciations. So I rather stick to being a Brit.
My voice is currently heard on many internet virals, including tag lines, then on TV commercial.
I can boast to working with the best talents, and brands (# Indian) such as Airtel#, Allen Solley, Nike, Fastrack#, Breakbounce#, Arrow, Infosys#, Elle, Whyte & Mackay, Vashnavi Nakshatra# etc...
BA (Hons) Visual and Performing Arts 1988-91 (University of Brighton)combination of arts and theatre
PGCE Secondary Art and Design 1996 (Leeds University)
I have mainly built my reputation directly in studios and improved upon five years in the industry.
However theatrical training, TV and film acting have only gone to enhance my performance in the craft.
My Studio Equipment
1. Fully constructed Sound booth
2. AT2020 AUDIO TECHNICA condenser microphone
3. KOMPLETE AUDIO 6, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Sound card
4. CUBASE editing
Spitting Image 1991-93 (puppeteer)
Until I came to India, the above was only really my significant mention. Since my arrival, in the seven years I have been here:
I began working with a music production team, writing copies and producing full sound and scores for radio commercials, virals and film.
Once I got a break in TV commercial as an actor, I gained more work and have know appeared in several TV commercials, as well as cinematic films.
To top that, although standup comedy is still in its infancy in this country. I attempted it and quickly grew as a reputed standup comedian, appearing with the Comedystore, India, and performing in many venues appearing on TV and part of a reputable Improvisation Group
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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