As a voiceover artist and impressionist, I get asked to a wide variety of voices. I’ve impersonated celebrities in radio adverts, on hold messages, web videos and animations, but one of the most fun jobs I’ve had was when I was recently asked to deliver an Elvis Presley voice at the self-service tills in Poundland.
Elvis at Poundland
When I was asked to voice Elvis for the Poundland tills, I was sent 95 prompts to voice! I can only imagine what the shoppers thought when they heard The King say “unexpected item in the bagging area, return to sender!” “Thank you for shopping at Poundland, baby!” or “Please swipe your card, hound dog!” I got to sing some of Elvis’ hits at the end of the messages and improvise, so recording the messages was great fun!
This is what you were faced with, at the sel-service tills!
And here’s a selection of the Elvis prompts I voiced.
That Trademark Elvis voice
When I recorded these messages I had 70’s Elvis in mind and imagined his trademark curled lip, the spangly, bejewelled jumpsuits, sideburns and his southern drawl! These messages are running for the whole of September 2018, so listen out for The King when you’re doing your shopping at Poundland!
If you’re looking for an authentic Elvis impersonation, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.
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 your charges?
A: If you are buying air time in the UK, then you will know the TVRs. When you give me that information, I’ll be happy to quote accurately for you. Any foreign TV commercials will be subject to the international rates on www.usefee.tv
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.