Bolton, located in the north west of England is situated between Manchester and Burnley and has a very distinctive accent. It’s the birthplace to some of today’s most well-loved comedians such as Peter Kay, Paddy McGuiness and Jason Mansford as well as TV personality Vernon Kay.
As a voiceover artist who specialises in characters, accents and celebrity impressions I’m fascinated by accents and dialects and when I get asked to impersonate Peter Kay or Paddy McGuiness to a certain extend I have to be careful that they don’t sound the same! Peter is higher in pitch and has a slight rasp to his voice and Paddy is lower, more rounded and he tends to laugh a lot!
When mastering the Bolton accent, you have to be aware of certain sounds; “Book” becomes “booook.” “Now” becomes “noowe!” “at the weekend” becomes “at weekend.” Here’s an example of my Bolton accent, which I delivered for a series of adverts for Tower FM in Bolton.
Would a Bolton accent suit your project? If so, please get in touch and let me know how I can help you. I’m very happy to work with you to get the tone and style you require
FAQ About My Radio 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.