Simon Phillips

Natural contemporary conversational professional

Voice Description

Natural and relaxed delivery, perfect for today's consumer and business markets.
Friendly, credible or sarcastic for commercials
Confident, smooth and professional for corporate presentations
Warm and expressive for narrations
Assured and clear for training, technical and e-learning.
Friendly and reassuring for phone systems and on-hold messages
Sympathetic and caring for appeals
Friendly and informative for announcements
Conversational for a natural and genuine "real person" sound
Any of the above as required

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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

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

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, Australian, French, German, Italian, Mexican, Jamaican, posh, upper-class, received, neutral, Southern, London, cockney, geezer, Yorkshire, Northern, miscellaneous, various.

My Voice Experience

I produce a wide variety of projects including TV and radio adverts, business presentations, telephone system messages, training videos, educational scripts, medical and technical reads, charity appeals, audiobooks and character roles.

Previous and current clients include Activision, Adidas, Adobe, AOK Insurance, Amazon, Apache Corporation, Audi, Avery, Aviva, AXA, B&Q, Barclays, Bosch, Bradford & Bingley, Burger King, Cambridge University Press, Capita, Capital Radio, Coca Cola Enterprises, Colgate, The Co-operative, Datacolor, DBS Bank, Delphi, eBay, E.On Energy, First Data, First Group, General Motors, Gillette, Gore-Tex, Groupon, Hays, HBOS, Heineken, Her Majesty's Cabinet Office, Hewlett Packard, Hilton Hotels, HSBC, Intel, InterAction, KFC, Kinder, KPMG, Kuoni, Legal & General, LG, Lloyds Bank, Marks & Spencer, MasterCard, McKinsey and Company, Microsoft, Miele, MINI, More Than, National Grid, The National Health Service, Netflix, O2, Pentel, Philips, The Post Office, Procter & Gamble, RAC, Santander, Severn Trent Water, Shell, Sony, Spotify, SunEdison, Triumph International, UBS, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Vonage, Weber Shandwick, Worx Power Tools, Xbox, Xfm, Zenith Insurance and 3M.


Testimonials:

"Simon's an extremely refreshing person to work with - a true professional. He completely nailed what we wanted, and was more than happy to offer suggestions for how to make our voice-over work even better. Great experience, and we'll certainly use him again in the future!"
Haje Van Kamps, Kamps Consulting.

"Simon is always a pleasure to work with and is usually able to turn scripts around at very short notice when required. His warm, clear and engaging tone of voice is ideal for many of our business presentations, and we appreciate his clear diction and comfortable pace of speaking. Simon's professional and flexible approach to projects means that it's easy to get what we need, and we would certainly recommend Simon to colleagues. [Thanks for a great job! Look forward to working with you again soon!]"
Dawn Lyle, iCreate Ltd.

"Excellent supplier with a unique dedication to perfection. Not only did he finish the job to all my desires, he did it on an indeed very tight schedule, and went out of his way to meet it. A very professional voice talent, who I would love to hire again."
Klaus Bjarner, Gaffa Media.

"Simon is easy to work with, quick, and has a terrific, confident, relaxed tone. We'll definitely work with him again when the right project comes up."
Neil McBean, Rival Schools.

"GREAT to work with! Fast turn around and very quick responses! I will use him every time I can."
Shailey Murphy, Harp Creative.

"We were searching for someone with a youthful, honest and friendly voice ..all looked pretty dismal until we bumped into Simon. He delivered a brilliant narration for our company video. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with his work."
Thomas Burns, Tep Wireless

"Remarkable work rate, clear voice, takes direction. a pleasure to work with....."
Steven Gurevitz, Studio 2002.

"Simon did an excellent job all the way around. He met the deadline required by my project with well over 7 hours to spare. I would recommend him to anyone!"
Ron Taylor, CEO, LeadExcel Inc.

"It's been a delight working with Simon: he's very responsive and professional and I'm really pleased with the excellent outcome of the job!"
Joris Byron, Timbooktwo

My Training

Trained in voiceover work by BBC broadcasters at Voxtraining of London

Further coaching by Nancy Wolfson (Braintracks Audio) and Yvonne Morley (LAMDA).

Have previously worked as a spoken English instructor and all areas of sales, including telesales and training salespeople.

My Studio Equipment

Gefell MT71S microphone. Also Sontronics Saturn, Lauten Clarion and Rode NT1A.
Apogee Duet Professional interface, Allen & Heath Z6010 mixer, Genelec 8020 speakers.
Apple Macintosh running Audacity, Pro Tools and TwistedWave.
Phone patch, Skype, ISDN.

Easy, regular access to London studios with ISDN, video links and any other equipment that may be required.

Additional Skills

Good instinct for reading copy i.e. the rhythms, phrasing and stresses.
Very confident with long and/or difficult words and technical/medical reads.
Co-operative, happy to take direction and follow instructions.
Can write or edit copy.
Can edit as well as record audio tracks in own studio.
Can supply and add music to tracks.
Quick turnaround, any format and delivery method.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercials montage

Business and Corporate

eLearning, education, training

Explainer Video - eBay Mobile

Documentaries

Intel - Your life advanced

Product Presentation - How to

Medical & Technical

Telephone system messages

Childrens story

Audiobook

Charity appeal