Bo Barker is a professional voiceover talent with what has been described as "that familiar voice with a unique tone".
Respected industry leaders have called Bo a distinctive "signature voice" that resonates with the listener... as a result his voice has been found in varied venues around the globe.
He can credibly present the ubiquitous movie trailer or network promo voice. His sound and style provides a rich depth that has been called upon to represent established brands for major market commercial campaigns well as national product and DVD-feature releases. He can offer diverse read styles that conjure up true vocal portraits from varied settings ranging from the "deep south" all the way to a British-flavored performance.
Overall, Bo Barker can can vary from "knowledgeable and warm" for narration, to "cool, smooth and compelling " for professional and corporate presentations. Despite his notable sound, Bo can capably be the "real, normal guy" as well. And he's not afraid to evoke quirky, memorable character voices that remain believable!
Bo Barker also offers an identifiable and influential radio station imaging voice for a wide array of formats from Classic Rock to Classical Music ....from Easy Listening to Today's Country Hits. You may just be convinced that you have heard him somewhere before!
From his studio in the Midwestern USA, Bo has worked hand in hand with known creative forces in the major markets as well as with small business owners looking to bring their own promotional media and marketing goals to fruition.
No matter what your particular project might be, Bo can help sculpt the right approach for you! If you want to bring a unique, effective "voice to your vision", Bo Barker can help make the difference!
English (North American), English
English,British, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Southern US (several), East Coast, Various Characterizations (will vary upon request of the customer). From Quirky to Credible, Bo can do more than just a silly voice!
Middle Aged, Senior
Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Podcasting, Television, Internet
Bo's first exposures to a studio microphone came over 25 years ago when public speaking experiences led to recording of PSA's in the local radio station. But even before that, Bo was developing his now recognizable vocal styling. Through extensive communications work in the business sector, and in volunteer causes, Bo did extensive studio work in the late '90's recording regional educational and entertainment projects for a teaching ministry and local church. Professionally, Bo became involved in the region's business community as the Regional Marketing Manager for the Better Business Bureau system, routinely speaking before large business and community groups, where he was often asked "haven't I heard you on the radio before?".
In years following, Bo was a Regional Account Representative for SMARTS Broadcast Systems in Emmetsburg, IA, the developer of SMARTS Traffic & Billing System Software, Digital Program Director (DPD) music scheduling software, and the now iconic SMARTCASTER, one of the first practical automation systems for the radio broadcast industry. For 5 years, Bo worked with station owners, general managers, program directors engineers, etc. in a 14-state region, and was frequently recognized and sought after by these broadcast professionals as possible voice talent and prospective station management. The compliments were very humbling and validating. After years of encouragement and a level of demand, Bo put the wheels in motion in 2007 and launched "Bo Barker Voiceovers" in earnest. The initial response to Bo was favorable, and he has done work for different organizations and entities across the U.S. and indeed, around the globe. His voice has been selected over other seasoned talent to lend a distinctive flavor to nationwide product launches, independent DVD movie releases, station imaging and promotions and corporate projects. Let Bo Barker Voiceovers put "voice to your vision"!
I have over 25 years in Public and Extemporaneous Speaking, early involvement in Competitive Speech & Drama. I have practical experience in marketing and promotions of large events. I have organized publicity for numerous organizations and non-profit causes. I have also undertaken a great deal of self-study including:
Sessions with Peter Rofe (PDR Voiceover Coaching), New York, NY
Multiple "Audition Contest" "Top 3" place winner, Edge Studios, New York, NY
Voices For All seminar, Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa - March 2007
Formal Post-Secondary Education:
Iowa Central Community College, Webster City, Iowa (September 1985 - May 1986)
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (September 1986 – December 1989)
Major: Sciences & Humanities, (Political Science emphasis), Secondary Major: International Studies, Minor: Spanish. Other Studies: Agronomy, International Agriculture
Studio technology includes: Cardioid Condenser Microphone
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 255 Processor, 1TB hard drive with 4GB memory. Windows 7 based Studio Workstation
Shockmount Spider Mount (for mic) , 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter, Mic Isolation shielding
CD, FTP, .mp3, .wav, .aiff and other file formats. Skype Available for
Prefer at least a 24-48 timeframe please. Special accomodations upon request. Let us know what you need!
Provide most voiceover related services., generally provide a "dry voice" end product to the client for further production. We kindly request a copy of finished product back to Bo Barker Voiceovers for our client files.
"Bo completely understood what we were going for. The rich depth of his voice and the wisdom it packed was perfect for our project" - Jesse Springer, Creative DirectorOmnific Media
Bo Barker Voiceovers has completed work for numerous clients around the world, including:
"Elektable" Film Trailer, Richter Studios, Chicago, IL
Promo / Intro for "Little Big Town" concert event, Orlando, FL
Promo for event held during "Queen's Jubilee", London, U.K.
"Geisha House" promo video, Omnific, Los Angeles, CA
Show Intros, Ministry of Slam Pro Wresting Radio, U.K.
"EPIC" Film Trailer, A New More Beautiful Studios, Miami, FL
"Press Start" Theatrical trailer - Dark Maze Productions, Chicago, IL;
"My DNA Fragrance" National Product Launch, My DNA Fragrance Companies, Los Angeles, CA;
WSRQ 1220 AM - Sarasota, Florida;
Utopia FM, Sunderland, U.K.
Calgary Police Service, Calgary, Alberta ;UAQ - FM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
KNWC 96.5 FM - Sioux Falls, S.D.;
Generation Mix (Internet-based station), U.K.
WPSL - 1590 AM, Port Saint Lucie, FL
Izzy Herriette & Co. Ministries, (now located in), Tulsa, OK
New Hope Church, Webster City, IA
And Much More!
Hire Bo for voice-over work. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
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