I have a neutral, southern British accent, but I can comfortably move between very colloquial (glottal stops etc) to received pronunciation, or "BBC English". My voice has been described as calming, confident, professional, smooth and reassuring. In terms of pace, I am naturally quite an animated and enthusiastic speaker, but I can deliver slowly.
VOICE ACTOR DEMOS
Sam is a male voice actor located in Southampton, United Kingdom. Words that describe my voice are Smooth, Professional, Reassuring.
MY VOICEOVER CLIENTS INCLUDEGoogle, Christian Aid, Mitie, South Eastern Railway, Siemens Desigo, London Stock Exchange Group
SKILLS AND EXTRA SERVICES
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Yes most talent offer these production services. However you must provide the voice with the music you want mixed with the voice. You also need to pay a small extra fee for this service. Make sure you add 'PRODUCTION' when you hire them.
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