196 Reviews

Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, Northland, NZ

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Highlights

Winner of 4 awards at the 2018 One Voice Awards in London, including Demo Reels - Best Male Performance, Television Commercials - Best Male Performance, Corporate / Explainer - Best Overall Performance and
Male Voiceover of the Year 2018!

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 worlds highest quality voice recordings possible. And he can do the same for you.
Right now.

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, 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.
Having owned the largest commercial production studio in town for 7 years also helps in assuring that the quality of your audio is second to none, and turnaround is quicker than ever. Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours, all for a pleasantly surprising low fee.
Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

Languages

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

Accent

Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), New Zealand, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Having been a sound engineer for most of his professional life he 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 hundreds of scripts internationally, and been the voice of several multi-national and international brands.
* Qualified sound engineer with over 16 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.

Credentials

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.

Studio

Microphone

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

Computer & Software

Working professional studio - Adobe Audition

Special Equipment

Selection of top-shelf compressors, Drawmer 1960 valve, audio research, Buzzaudio preamp

Delivery Methods

Any audio format delivered digitally.

Turnaround Time

Usually under 24 hours

Service Description

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available.

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.com

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

Joel Somerfield, Thisisorder.com

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

I want to say that we found your performance nuanced and strong ... you are good at intuiting the correct delivery and characterization ...

Anthony Rotolo, Rocket Ride Books

We had the pleasure of using Toby Ricketts voice over service for one of our multi national clients. The service was prompt and reasonably priced, the communication was clear and in time. The result was a happy client. thanks Toby, we look forward to working with you again.

Zar Sydney Video Productions

We worked with Toby on a national New Zealand campaign for Car Take Back and were so impressed with his work, we signed him straight up to our own voice bank. Maple Street Studios are very excited to work with Toby on numerous jobs in the future. A great voice and an impressively speedy turnover make for a very happy production company!

Maple Street Studios (London)

I auditioned around 40 different people for a voiceover, but Toby was the only one who truly seemed to get it. He embraced the spirit of the piece, and it really set his work above the rest. Not only that, but he was quick to deliver the final product and fantastic to work with along the way. I would enthusiastically recommend him for your voiceover needs!

Mills Media

Responsible, qualified, and fast. Our 46 minute long documentary film is narrated by Toby. His beautiful narration fits our film perfectly which we are proudly showing to our clients (Newcom, General Electric, Leighton). Now he is top of our voice talent list. Very happy to work with professionals

Bat Amgalan - Film maker

My business partner and I had the pleasure of working with Toby Ricketts on our 5-part documentary series for CuriosityStream. To say we were creatively invested in the series is an understatement; we had directed every scene and written every line in each of the 5 scripts. It goes without saying, we knew that finding the perfect narrator for our series was key to giving our story a voice. Toby was that voice. Until we heard him utter those first few lines, we didn't know exactly what the show would sound like. With Toby's incredibly rich voice, his ability to vacillate between serious tones and dry wit, not to mention his ability to nail the timing and intonation of every take almost immediately, we soon found ourselves with a beautifully narrated series thanks in huge part to Toby. Toby is not only a professional of the first-class, he is flexible and fun to work with. He takes direction well but also offers really good ideas for fun/interesting ways to read certain lines. It was a pleasure working with Toby and we look forward to using his incredible talents in our next series.

Sarah Burns - Rollercoaster Road Tv

Voice Over Clients

Facebook
Netflix
Leica
BMW
The United Nations
Microsoft
Intel
Amazon
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...

Payment Terms

Payment to Toby Ricketts is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Toby Ricketts.

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Next Steps

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Documentaries

Documentaries

Audiobooks

Audiobooks

Animation

Animation

Internet Video

Radio

Business

Internet Video

Business

Television

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Television

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Radio

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Internet Video

Business

Voices.com (Jamie Diamond) for Job #313357 30s Corporate Event VO

Great work, as always!

Dec 17, 2018

Business

Pixels and Pencils Creative Direction Inc. for Job #316834 FKOM 30-sec Promo Video

Dec 14, 2018

Animation

William P Hughes for Job #298283 SmartMelter Animation Voiceover

Nov 19, 2018

Internet Video

Craft Worldwide for Job #311947 Hiking video

Nov 7, 2018

Movie Trailers

TECHINT for Job #307908 Monterrey Steel Industry Trailer Video

Oct 18, 2018

Educational

Alpine Access for Job #306188 Uber Narration - Internal Training

Fantastic! Toby is an exceptionally talented choice for voice over work. Move over Mathew Goode, Toby is replacing you.

Sep 28, 2018

Internet Video

FANDOM for Job #304550 VO for Additional Destiny 2 Video

Sep 28, 2018

Business

Voices.com (Sean Mancuso) for Job #222060 Voices - 26x Corporate Videos | Metals + Nat Gas UK

AWESOME JOB

Sep 18, 2018

Business

Sandbox Limited for Job #302729 Internal Communications Video

It was a pleasure working with Toby. Fast, flexible and supportive.

Sep 14, 2018

Internet Video

FANDOM for Job #301017 VO FOR 3 EDITORIAL VIDEOS ABOUT UPCOMING SCI-FI VIDEO GAME

Sep 12, 2018

Business

Brave Man Media for Job #301462 476 BFW Global Jet "Let Us"

Sep 11, 2018

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #299043 VOICES - Spotify Ad - Younger Male -Student Demographic

Great work as always! Thank you

Sep 6, 2018

Business

walmartlabs for Job #301043 customer technology

Sep 5, 2018

Business

Unilever for Job #274438 Macro Forces

Toby has done a great job. I will count on him for any other jobs.

Aug 27, 2018

Business

Voices.com (Jamie Diamond) for Job #298731 Voices.com - x3 15s Corporate Videos

Great working with you on this one!

Aug 23, 2018

Educational

Makematic for Job #281594 Global Goal Animation

Amazing job! Thank you so much. Super quick. Great sounding voice. Identified and corrected issues with the script that we didn't notice. Went above and beyond.

Aug 23, 2018

Internet Video

Capture for Job #299211 Orbi Voice

Toby was fantastic - a real pro.

Aug 22, 2018

Internet Video

Voices.com (Jordan Freeman) for Job #290195 Voices - Brand Video

Awesome job Toby!

Aug 2, 2018

Educational

Voices.com (Laura Beausaert) for Job #291838 Voices.com - Mr. Langdon Character for E-LEarning VO

Great job Toby!

Jul 25, 2018

Educational

Voices.com (Laura Beausaert) for Job #291841 Voices.com - The Deposer Character for E-LEarning VO

Stellar job Toby!

Jul 25, 2018