Voice tips – the essential warm up

Warming up your voice before any recording session or performance is extremely important. If you don’t warm up properly your vocal chords can become strained and over-worked and your voice will become dry and soon sound croaky. Make sure you ease your voice in to its work gently! I’ve been broadcasting and voicing scripts for […]

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Audiobook collection grows

I’m thrilled to see the second volume of my guinea pig tales now online as audio book downloads. Bertie’s stories continue to go from strength to strength and the second volume of audio books is a great addition to his collection. In this volume, Santa has a problem, can Bertie help? Little Amy guinea pig […]

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Benchmark

I was delighted to be involved with local writer Rachel Cochrane’s moving radio play Benchmark, recorded earlier this year. Inspired by the ‘In Loving Memory’ plaques found on park benches, it tells the story of a young single mum and the ghost of a prim spinster. They find that they have more in common than they realised. […]

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Nightmare in Suburbia

I’ve been working with  Nine Lives Media and Flix Facilities  in Manchester for the last few months, narrating series 5 of Nightmare in Suburbia. This is the second series of the crime docudrama I’ve narrated for crime channel Ci. Nightmare in Suburbia is a hard hitting series based on real-life, shocking, crimes. It airs on the Crime […]

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New audiobook collection

Bertie’s books are now available in a new format! I’m very proud to announce the first volume of Bertie guinea pig audiobooks is now on sale. I’ve remastered the original app talking books, adding extra squeaks and sound effects to bring his stories to life in audiobook  form. I’m often asked how else people can […]

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World War One Poetry

I’ve been proud to support local writer Rachel Cochrane with her latest creative writing project, Objects from World War 1 inspire stories and poetry. Her poems are featured in an exhibition at Durham Light Infantry musuem this month. I read her poem,  Butcher’s Lad Billy,  inspired by a Sweetheart Pincushion – typically made by soldiers recuperating in […]

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Website videos

Let’s face it, the voiceover world is changing!  Alot of my work these days isn’t for DVDs anymore, it’s all about web videos, short snappy demos that sit well on websites and give an overview of the company or products on offer. I’ve been working with local web designers Itchy Robot this week, the video […]

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Variety is the spice…

One of the things I love about my work as a voiceover is how different it can be from one day to the next, or even from one hour to the next! I’ve been working on the audio for Bertie’s new phonics app this week and in between recording letters and sounds of the alphabet I’ve […]

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Nightmare in Suburbia

Over the last few months I’ve been working with  Nine Lives Media and Flix Facilities  – narrating a new series of Nightmare in Suburbia. It airs this week on the Crime and Investigation Network. It’s a hard hitting series based on real-life, shocking, crimes. The series runs from 10pm tonight on C&I. You can watch a clip from one of […]

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Growing Business Online Training

I’ve been working with distance learning company DDL who have created a new learning portal to encourage businesses to get online. The project was created for Pearson Education, in conjunction with Getting British Business Online and was launched a few days ago. https://www.gbotraining.co.uk/Default.aspx One of those voiceovers where you learn something as you talk, and a great […]

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