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Voice of God

At a live event or award ceremony, it’s common to have a Voice Of God or live announcer, welcoming the guests, announcing the speakers onto the stage and giving information about award winners as they receive their awards. The VOG can either voice live at the event, or pre-record their announcements.

Voice of God demo reel

Who I've worked with

As a professional voiceover artist, comedian and presenter, I have extensive experience in this field, having worked alongside celebrities such as Claudia Winkleman, Joel Dommett, Tess Daly, comedian Mark Watson, top impressionist Rory Bremner, DJ and presenter Pat Sharp and GB Olympic swimmer Mark Foster.

Live Voice of God

Although the announcements need to be clear and authoritative, that does not necessarily mean bombastic. More and more, a natural style is favoured. The voice, unless it’s a style choice does not have to be forced. I’m very happy to work with clients to discuss their event and make sure they have a style and tone that suits the occasion.

The Learning Awards

It’s always a pleasure to be the Voice Of God for the annual Learning Awards, which are hosted by Claudia Winkleman. 

The Learning Awards 2019

It was great working alongside Tess Daly as the live announcer for The Learning Awards, at The Dorchester Hotel, London.

Pre-recorded accouncements

If your event calls for announcements to be pre-recorded in advance and played “as live,” then that’s no problem! I will record all the announcements before your event and you are also more than welcome to connect to my studio and direct me during the recording process, so you can be sure that you have the exact tone and style that you require.

As a professional Voiceover artist, I have a broadcast quality studio, with an industry standard Neumann U87 microphone and a bespoke-designed studio, so you can be assured that you will receive high quality and fully edited and labelled files, ready to play out at your event.

ITV's The Real Full Monty On Ice

I was contacted by ITV, to be their Voice Of God, for their prime-time Saturday night 2 part celebrity ice skating show, The Real Full Monty On Ice. They chose a big, booming, Brian Blessed style for their announcements.

What they said...

“We have been booking Darren for a couple of years now as voice of god for our awards ceremony. Darren is extremely professional and nothing is ever a problem – even last minute changes! A really lovely guy who we would book again and again!”

Our VOG for the Awards Awards 2019 was the fantastically talented Darren Altman, a pleasure to work with who brought great energy and fun to the proceedings with his many impressions!

The London Local Awards 2021

The London Local Awards 2021 produced by Global Radio, who own the Capital, Heart, Smooth, XFM, LBC and Classic FM radio networks in the UK.

The brief was a big and ballsy, cheeky style! This was a lot of fun!