118 118 is a directory service in the UK and their TV ads are now famous! The “men with moustaches” featured in the commercials are based on the 1970’s record breaking runner David Bedford.
I recorded a series of about 7 commercials, where the men played different sports and it tied in nicely with the London 2012 Olympics which was about to happen. It was a real thrill to voice the 118 118 tv adverts.
These adverts were aired in extremely high profile spots, right in the middle of Coronation Street,
X Factor and the Britain’s Got Talent Final. The voiceover style that was required was a parody of a sports commentator and ended up sounding quite Alan Partridge! It was great fun to record. We laughed a lot during the sessions!
Get Your Own 118 118 Style Voiceover
If you’d like your very own 118 118 style voiceover, I’d be happy to do so. Just drop me a line and let me know what you require and I’d be happy to help. To check out more characters and impressions, visit my soundboards and have a play!
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.