That chat with your mate, or your hairdresser, or that woman at the bus stop who always asks you to “do your voiceover voice then” when it comes up in conversation that you’re a voiceover artist.. which then always results in a disappointed “oh right” as you explain that you’re just you. You don’t put on a voice & you’re just natural & relate to the listener.
Having always avoided becoming “voiceover-y” & maintained that what you hear is what you get, I’m super chuffed that the trend for natural voices seems to be growing stronger & stronger. A top agency recently told me that “9 times out of 10 we’re asked to provide voiceovers who don’t sound like voiceovers!” Once you get your head round it, it makes total sense really, doesn’t it?!
With all that in mind, big love & a huge well done to Rich, Tracy & the gang who’ve just launched Natural Sounding Voices. It does exactly what it says on the tin & you can check out my NATURAL SOUNDING commercial reel here..
My NATURAL SOUNDING corporate reel here..
And my NATURAL SOUNDING narrative reel here..
Don’t forget to nosey at the Natural Sounding Voices website too HERE.. & thanks for getting me involved guys!
Friends, producers, creatives – in case you hadn’t heard, I’m off!!!
I’m voicing for the rest of this week & all of next (up to & inc. Friday 26th January), but then I’m taking 6 weeks out to do some travelling.. YAY!! I’ll be back in my booth doing my 20s/30s, northern, natural FVO thing w/c 12th March. I’ll be back into hosting all the showbiz content for iCelebTV too – check it out HERE
Hopefully we can get a session/brew/beer in before next Friday, but if not, bye ’til mid March.. & sorry. Sorry for getting that early noughties pop classic stuck in your head for the rest of the day :/
You know how your nana loved twitching the net curtains & having a good goss about the neighbour? Well I’m a bit like that about the celebs knocking about on our teles, & now I get to give you the very latest celeb chat each & every week on iCelebTV..
Subscribe on YouTube, get us on all your socials, & here’s the first video of many. ENJOY!
No longer just for the nanas, bingo is back.. & you can hear me getting super excited about it on a load of adverts for Mecca Bingo! Featuring on lots of Heart radio stations around the UK now, here’s an example of a recent ad. ENJOY
Coz when you didn’t get the GCSE results you expected.. or you’ve finished school & don’t know what to do next.. or where to live when you get to uni.. the LAST thing you want is some old adult grown up type giving you advice. That’s where I come in – every student’s cool big sister who’s on your level.
So Facebook does that thing where it shows you a post from this day several years ago doesn’t it? Then asks you if you want to share it with all of your friends? Well, today it showed me a post from 6 years ago, when I played a small part in Absolute Radio winning a silver Sony Award for their station imaging.
Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio’s Content Director, asked me, at the end of 2010, if I’d like to get onboard, along with actor Matt Berry, & voice the station imaging for their newly launched, little sister station, Absolute Radio Noughties. Of course I said yes, & to this day, all these years later, it is still one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done.. & winning a silver Sony Award?! That just makes me feel like I’m going to fall off my chair with excitement. Glad I got to be a part of it.
Loads of fresh audio for you to get your teeth into.. Teeth? Ears?.. Well, you know what I mean!
Here’s my latest commercial reel, & whether it’s young, natural, warm, girl-next-door, credible, upbeat, cool or quirky that you need, & whether you want a light or more defined northern accent, I can do it all for you! ENJOY
2017 has been ace so far! I’m voicing full time, have worked on a few national campaigns already & have fulfilled a lifelong ambition of voicing for kids tele!
However, with over 10 years experience of presenting radio shows on local, regional & national radio stations, I can’t say I’ve not had the odd pang of wanting to make a brew, grab a biscuit & chew the fat with a listener, so this Sunday, April 30th, I’ll be back on air on Viking FM!
I’ll be hosting their afternoon show, & if my radio silence these past few months has left you wondering “What does she sound like again?”, here’s a reminder. ENJOY!