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BBC Radio 1 Rap Show Imaging Voice

BBC Radio 1 Rap Show Imaging VoiceIn 2014 a dream came true when I was contacted by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth to voice and intro for his very first BBC Radio 1 Rap Show. When I was a young boy I was obsessed by HipHop and listened to Mike Allen on Capital, the Tim Westwood rap show on Radio 1 and Dave Pearce on Radio London. This was an absolute honour and I had to pinch myself!

Urban Music

The producers at Radio 1 asked me to improvise a little and create a voice that would be more in-keeping with the Rap and Grime music that Charlie plays. This was a lot of fun and we came up with a bunch of rough, cockney gangster voices as well as a deep US movie trailer style voice for the intro. When you click on his rap show on the BBC iPlayer, my voice is the first you’ll hear warning you about the adult content!

Here’s a selection of the voiceovers he uses.

If you’re looking to freshen up your station sound, podcast or DJ set and need a new imaging voice or character voices, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to work with you to get the sound that best represents your radio station and brand.

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FAQ About My Voiceover Services

Q: What am i getting for my money?

A: When you book me to voice for you, you’re not just paying for my voiceover, but the reassurance that it will be broadcast quality with no erroneous room noises for you to have to worry about.

Q: Will I have to edit or do anything to the voiceover?

A: Unless you’re a producer or prefer me to send you the raw file, you can be assured that I’ll edit my read for you, so you receive a finished, high quality file.

Q: How long will my voiceover take?

A: I pride myself on a fast turnaround and will always endeavour to send you back your file within 24 hours.

Q: I’m not entirely sure how to explain the voice, character or style I need, can you help?

A: Of course! I’m more than happy to chat over the phone with you your requirements and won’t hit record until we’re both happy that I’ll be voicing in the style that suits your read or character.

Q: Can I be directed during the recording?

A: Yes! If you prefer to listen in to the recording process and direct me, then I’m available on Skype, ISDN, ipDTL and Source Connect. I’m also happy to travel to studios for sessions.

Q: Do you charge for revisions?

A: Any mistakes made by myself will be corrected free of charge. Any script changes that occur after I have sent my recording will have to be charged. The fee will depend on the length of the read and number of changes.

Q: What are you rates for radio adverts?

A: In the UK, I work to the latest Equity rate card. If your commercial is for transmission abroad, please let me know all the information, so I can quote accurately.

Q: What are your payment terms?

A: Upon receiving your voiceover, you’ll also receive my invoice. My terms are 30 days net and all my payment are on the bottom and as well as cheque and direct bank transfer, I can also be paid via Paypal.

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