Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, Northland, NZ • 7:13 AM Local Time

5.0 • 259 Reviews

Demos

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British Commercial Demo 2020 - Toby Ricketts
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US Commercial demo 2020
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Television 330

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Global non-regional mid-atlantic Voice Reel
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Business 3204

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Vocal Skills

Languages

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

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Accents

Australian, British, 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), England - Yorkshire & Humber, New Zealand, North American, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Ages

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

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Usually under 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

ISDN, Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 416, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

Computer & Software

Working professional studio - Adobe Audition, Source Connect Standard

Special Equipment

Arturia Interface

About Toby Ricketts

Overview

Winner of 7 awards at the 2018 & 2019 One Voice Awards in London
Male Voiceover of the Year 2018!
Male Voiceover of the Year 2019!

Toby Ricketts has been behind a microphone for over two thirds of his life. Currently based in the wilderness of Middle-Earth, Toby works in 4 different accents to provide world class voice overs for premium clients worldwide. With the best microphones money can buy, a custom designed sound-proof cedar cabin in the middle of nowhere, and high-speed internet connectivity options, Toby has based his entire life around providing the world's highest quality voice recordings - And he can do the same for you...
Right now.

Toby's British voice has been compared to Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, and Patrick Stewart with a range that can go from formal BBC British to urban and street vibes.

Toby can also provide accurate imitations and impressions of Jony Ive (Apple Designer), John Hurt, Allan Watts, Matthew Mcconaughey and several more.

Originally from the UK, Voice artist Toby Ricketts currently resides in New Zealand and has over 24 years combined experience in the UK and New Zealand in voice work and voiceover recording. If you need a voice talent that just GETS IT from the first read - Toby is your man! With clients that include;
Microsoft,
Facebook,
Audi,
Intel,
Samsung Global,
Cathay Pacific,
Shell,
Deloitte,
Proctor and Gamble,
Ikea and
McDonalds,
as well as hundreds of others - your brand sizzle is in safe hands with Toby with proven results from world-class voice work.

Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours. Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

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Service Description

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available. Connect with Source Connect Standard, Now, Zoom, Skype, Phone or carrier pigeon!

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Experience

Having been a voiceover and sound engineer for most of his professional life Toby has been in thousands of voice over sessions and consequently knows exactly what works and what does not work when it comes to voicing. Toby started voicing in a truly professional manner in 2001 and since then has recorded thousands of scripts internationally, and been the voice of several multi-national and international brands.
* Winner of Male Voiceover of the Year 2018 & 2019 at OneVoice London, plus 7 other awards.
* Nominated for 3 x SOVAS awards in 2018 & 2019
* Qualified sound engineer with over 25 years experience
* Bachelors degree in Broadcasting Communications from the New Zealand Broadcasting School
* Several national radio awards
* Designed and tutored the New Zealand Voice Academy - which helps aspiring voices into the industry - the only one of it's kind in the world.

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Client List

Facebook
IBM
Netflix
Leica
BMW
The United Nations
Microsoft
Intel
Amazon
Lonely Planet
Samsung Global
Unilever
Audi
Cathay Pacific
Bridgestone Golf
Coca Cola
Rosetta Stone
Spotify
Jack Daniels
Shell
Deloitte
Roche
Proctor & Gamble
Usana
Strategy
McDonalds
MasterTrade
Christchurch City
Auckland City Council
Dynamic Controls
Lincoln University
South Pacific Motorcycles
and many more...

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Education

Formal training at the New Zealand Broadcasting School - Degree in Broadcasting. Training at The Radio Network, Mediaworks New Zealand and Tandem Studios, Christchurch. Runs the New Zealand Voice Academy as lead tutor.

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Reviews 5.0

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Very Professional

8 people said Toby was a professional inside and outside the studio.

Takes Direction Very Well

7 people said Toby followed directions to deliver the project.

Fast Turnaround Time

5 people said Toby provided files faster than they expected.

Nextwave Creative

Oct 6, 2020

A pleasure to work with, incredible voice!

Business Job #418624 • English (North American) • Middle Aged (35-54)

BDO USA

Oct 6, 2020

First cut of the VO was so on point, we needed zero revisions! Definitely hiring again for future work.

Thanks Toby!

Business Job #418918 • English (British) • Middle Aged (35-54)

Tangible

Sep 28, 2020

Toby was fantastic! His work is excellent and extremely fast turnaround. Would highly recommend!

Internet Video Job #417173 • English (British)

Testimonials

Toby captured what we wanted in one take. He was fast and professional at every step. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Steve Newberry, TopicSimple

Toby provided a very professional service, fast turnaround and a fantastic delivery in his voice over for our animation.

Joel Somerfield, Thisisorder

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work you did on Leaders' Map. It was great - just the right tone and feel for the video and the App!

John Greenway, Leader's Map
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