Natalia Sheppard

Auckland, NZ • 12:36 AM Local Time

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Natalia Sheppard

Vocal Skills

Languages

English (New Zealand), English (British), English (Australian), English (North American)

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Accents

Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, New Zealand, North American, Russian, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Categories

Audiobooks, Documentaries, Jingles, Music, Radio, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Microphone

SHURE PG42 (I am a brand ambassador for SHURE MICs here in New Zealand)

Computer & Software

Pro tools vs 10, Lexicon interface

Special Equipment

VE -20 vocal processor effects pedal

About Natalia Sheppard

Overview

Vocal stings for Activision's DJ Hero
Vocal stings for Drum and Bass music shows on BBC Radio 1 (UK) and BBC Radio 1Xtra
Employed as the corporate voice of George FM (New Zealand)

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Service Description

I have a warm, comforting, husky voice which is good for narrations.
Also sensual and sophisticated for more high end products (High spec cars, beauty, fashion).
I also have a neutral accent which is good for International clients.
I also have an upbeat, youthful 'Urban' tone which is useful for voice overs to do with music, street fashion and culture.

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Experience

I have spent 13 years being a freestyle MC (MC TALI) for the electronic dance genre known as Drum n Bass. I am internationally known (and awarded) as the most prolific Female MC to come out of this genre and spent 10 years living and working in the UK, as well as touring the world. With this job, I introduced all the DJs that were performing, and then free styled (a form of 'Rapping') and sang over the DJs while they mixed to thousands of people at a time. (because of this I still have a slight British lilt at times and find it easy to voice in a British accent)
As I became Internationally successful in this genre, I did a lot of TV and Radio interviews which is where I first became familiar with speaking and presenting in this way.
From this, I was asked to come and voice some intros for some of the Drum n Bass DJs that had radio shows up on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
I voiced intros, ads, and stings for Fabio and Grooverider, Bailey, Crissy Criss and more recently B Traits.
I was also commissioned to do some vocal stings as MC TALI for Activisions Highly successful video game 'DJ Hero'
I moved back to New Zealand in 2012 and through a friend I started doing some voice work for Auckland dance music station George FM, firstly voicing ads, then moving on to be given my own radio show (Saturday breakfast) and eventually being asked to become the corporate voice of the station in 2014.
I now also voice outside of George for commercials and narrations for voice agency 'Liana Piranha'

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Client List

*Activision (DJ Hero)
*BBC Radio One
*BBC Radio 1Xtra
*George FM
*Plus 1 Creative Ltd
*The Most FM
*Cruize FM

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Education

*Member of Opunake Players Theatre Repertory Group - NZ
*Member of Hawera Repertory - NZ
*Theatre Sports team at Opunake and New Plymouth Girls High Schools.
*B.A in English literature and Drama (Victoria and Canterbury Universities - New Zealand)
*Diploma in Performance Art from The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art
(NASDA - New Zealand)
*Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Christchurch College of Education - NZ)
*Grade 8 Classical singing
*3 Times winner of 'Best Female MC' at The National Drum and Bass Awards - UK
*Voice work for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra
*Vocal stings for Activision's 'DJ Hero' game (Eminem and Jay Z Edition)
*Voice work for The Most FM
*Voice work for Cruize FM
*Corporate voice of George FM
*Host of Saturday Breakfast show 'The Morning Sickness' on George FM

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