4 Reviews

Duncan Lawrence

Leicester, Leicestershire, GB

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Highlights

Update Private Auditions Welcome ! *
I am a creative ! Combining my sound producer talent with my innovative British VO talent.
I am often hired for explainer videos mainly for my clear friendly voice that is neutral enough to be used for the US market and European market.
I love researching Character voices such as medieval, fantasy, voice of God biblical readings, wizards gandalf, pirates, soldiers of war all lend themselves to my acting ability.
If you also need a calm reassuring voice such used in finance, banking, insurance business world then my voice delivers a clear, rich neutral accent. In addition I have working experience in the industries for 10 years. Give me a try!

With the ability to listen and engage with business clients I produce a high quality Voice Overs with a quick turnaround (typically up to 24hrs) from audition to digital delivery.
My aim is to bring your idea and product to life by giving it a voice!

* Selected as the Voice of De Montfort University (22,000 students) for the telephone service IVR that administrates the yearly intake of 1000's of students via a scripted IVR system of 26 different scripts.

* Worked for a number of years as a radio presenter, journalist and sound engineer. Trained by the BBC .
* Crafted my voice through British Public speaking and as the main worship leader at my congregational fellowship !
My mantra is to have a sense of honesty, humour, and reliability in business !

I have a great range of vocal tones probably due to my musical background - I dabbles with saxophone, and I am also known to tap dance !

Languages

English (British), English, Old English, English (Caribbean), English (Irish), English (African)

Accent

British, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Irish Southern (Munster, Cork), US General American (GenAm), Welsh, African (General)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Creative Musician and can read music notation
Worked in the BBC as a Broadcast producer Assistant ( sound engineer)
Director of Voice Over /Video Media Company
Explainer Video voice of English Schools Abroad
University Clearing and Confirmation IVR telephonic systems
Corporate IT narrator work - Voice Over
Public Speaking , Character reading within Christian Church on a weekly basis
Public Sector experience working in HR, Education business sector -presentations and speeches
15 years knowledge working in IT & Media sector.
3 years in Finance and Insurance sector - MI Specialist

Credentials

Education

BBC Radio trained as Voice Over Talent
2018 - Commercial Voice Over Accreditation - Gravy For The Brain Specialist VO Training
ITIL Customer service Certificate 2015
Completed Peter Baker's VoiceOver Master Class Gold Edition - 2016
Voiceover Kickstart Course 2017 -Guy Michaels
Adobe Audition professional course CS6
A paid up member of the British Federation Of Small Businesses.

Studio

Microphone

SE electronics SE2200a mark II

Computer & Software

ADOBE Audition CC2018 , Premier, Media Encoder, Music & Sound Effects Library

Special Equipment

Focusrite scarlet 2i2; Home Studio, ; Skype ;A great Musical Ear for vocals delivery

Delivery Methods

Email; wetransfer ftp; Skype; Bodalgo Call

Turnaround Time

Typically 24hrs

Service Description

A paid up member of the British Federation Of Small Businesses.
Duncan is a trusted and reliable professional with high quality audio standards. Mon-Sat GMT
Duncan has a dedicated recording studio to record & produce vocals. The service can also include choice from an extensive Royalty Free Music Library.

Working as a Business Partner for 4 years Duncan understands the importance of communication in business, especially the Voice Over industry.

Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of working with Duncan for just over four years in the ITMS Business Engagement Team. Duncan is trustworthy, hardworking, approachable and popular with his peers. -
Philip Jenkins - Business Engagement Manager at DeMontfort University

DeMontfort University, Leicester , UK

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
5 stars
Duncan delivered a professional sounding voice over that met our requirements and exceeded my expectations. Quality product and I would use him again.

Andy Toma - Ronning Inc -Project Manager Voice Over for Web Product

Aug 2016 - IVR Recording
It was great working with Duncan! The voice overs he delivered (very rapidly) where spot on and make our support line more professional and trustworthy. We will definitely work with him again and can recommend to everyone.

Footballbreak.co.uk - Naomi

Provision of an educational instruction voice for Synergy Logistics warehouse management system. Feb 2017.
He has some gravitas that is likely to speak to our market and sounds a bit like a famous actor too in the sample.

Synergy Logistics - SnapFulfil Feb 2017

Explainer voiced videos for Mersey Gateway running from Widnes to Runcorn, England UK

Duncan did a great job on our voice over and was very patient with our long amends process - would recommend!. Duncan has been great on this project, we've needed several script additions recording throughout the process on an urgent basis and turn around has always been reliably quick and of a great quality. Hannah C.

MerseyGateway.co.uk Jan - March 2017

* https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/
I recently produced an explainer video for a warehouse management system software company. We needed a voiceover for the film that would explain clearly what the software does and I decided to use Duncan for the first time. He did a superb job with great attention to detail. He happily re-recorded some parts of the voiceover where specialist vocabulary were used and where my client had not told him about the pronunciation. Duncan was extremely patient and professional. The quality of the finished sound file was very high and I didn't have to do any further mastering of it so he made my job a lot easier. I will definitely use Duncan again when I need a male voiceover artist and I highly recommend him.
The finished explainer video can be seen here: https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/

Martin Neeves Photography and Film May 2017 - https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/

BRITISH VOICEOVER EXPLAINER VIDEO
Duncan did a great job narrating a short online explainer on an abstruse cryptocurrency technology, blockchain. He was professional, worked quickly and was a pro about revisions. Of course most importantly, he sounds great, and we would definitely recommend him for other projects and would work with him again.

MIT Technology Review - June 2017

Character voiced a British voice for a computer animation game - A seaman on the high waters!
Jamie Diamond said great working with you on this project!

Voices.com - Jamie Diamond July 2018

Voice Over Clients

MIT Technology Review - June 2017
(Website hidden) -2017
Synergy Logistics -2017
Heineken Export -2016
De Montfort University -2016
Sydney Olympic park, Australia -2017
Wowtoon - 2017

Payment Terms

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Internet Video

Videogames

Voices.com (Jamie Diamond) for Job #293259 Voices.com - Alexander Booth - Seaman - English - 6 Lines in 3 Scenes (~28 Words)

Great working with you on this project!

Jul 9, 2018

Business

Synapsis Creative for Job #271660 DUTIES OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS VIDEO - International English

Apr 8, 2018

Business

Synapsis Creative for Job #253985 Integrity Day 2017 'Conflict' Animated Video - International English (UK) Version

Nov 19, 2017

Internet Video

MIT Technology Review for Job #237920 Blockchain explainer

Duncan Lawrence did a great job narrating a short online explainer on an abstruse cryptocurrency technology, blockchain. He was professional, worked quickly and was a pro about revisions. Of course most importantly, he sounds great, and we would definitely recommend him for other projects and would work with him again.

Jun 19, 2017