The Natural Style Read

I have always liked the opportunity to voice Corporate Films and Promos, always choosing , unless otherwise requested, to produce a natural and conversational type read. I’ve never let the word ‘Corporate’ equate with ‘over the top/selly’ type of read. So when people ask for a ‘Natural’ Read it is an absolute joy!

This was a film I voiced for Highways England. Cast by Sara Hashem at Maple St Studios. Sara knows I am originally from the Black Country (Wolverhampton to be exact) and that I spent most of my life in Birmingham and Staffordshire. So I was her ‘Go to voice’ for this project. I used just enough of a ‘broad Midlands vowel pallet’ to get the sound they wanted and delivered the well written script. Here is the result.

 

 

 

Recent work includes….

Videos for Phillips Netherlands,

Thames Clippers Line App

Plus all the hundreds of on hold messages and radio commercials I make per week.

Here are just 3 examples of different styles of radio ads. With thanks to UTV, RN Creative and UKRD for these.

I truly am a versatile voice, super fast worker and a pro. Except no substitute.

, Get the Rich factor!

 

Did you know….

That I am originally from Wolverhampton? I also spent half my life in Stoke on Trent and Moseley in Birmingham. Although my everyday accent is a mixture of RP and all the other places I have lived..I can give you a genuine Black Country or Birmingham accent. Variations are obviously possible from the softest to the strongest.

I am the voice of Birmingham City Council for their telephone System,, NHS choices Solihull plus many more companies from Worcester to Dudley.

When the new 111 service was introduced to Birmingham and the West Midlands I was their obvious choice of voice, as my accent is genuine, and local people can relate to it.

Here is a recent radio advert for Birmingham Community Trust made for Maple Street Studios

 

Jingle for Mix 96

Before i was a voice over i was a session and jingle singer, and occasionally i still get the opportunity to sing the odd jingle. Yesterday I was asked to sing this little cracker for UKRD

Langley Gerrard of UKRD asked for a 30′-40’s style cutsey, American style for a MIX 96 advertising initiative. I had great fun singing this;)