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Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, Northland, NZ

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Highlights

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!

Languages

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

Accent

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, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

Voice Ages

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

Special Skills

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

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.

Learn more about SurePay® here.

Next Steps

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Documentaries

Voices.com for Job #354306 Power to the People

Sep 18, 2019

Internet Video

Hostage Films for Job #355035 Voice over for director's cut of a commercial

Sep 17, 2019

Internet Video

Tony Stylu for Job #350594 Corporate movie

What I can say, Thank you Toby for a perfect understanding.

Sep 4, 2019

Animation

Elizabeth Beier for Job #349551 Please read two short John Keats poems

I had a very specific and bespoke request for Toby -- something that required some real acting and emotion in addition to having a lovely speaking voice. Toby very quickly turned around something that surpassed my expectations. I will truly treasure these readings and use them to make some beautiful art about my favorite poet, and enjoy listening to them when I'm feeling down. Thank you Toby and Voices.com, this has been a real gift.

Aug 14, 2019

Videogames

Plarium Michigan Studio for Job #347180 Digby story lines

Aug 13, 2019

Animation

Redboat for Job #346093 Australian voice-over for animation - reef restoration project

Aug 13, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #345808 Authentic New Zealand Male Voice for two 30 second spots - LA Local or Remote Session

We love working with Toby! Incredibly professional, flexible and a delight to communicate with.

Aug 2, 2019

Business

KCK Communications for Job #343215 Event Horizon

Really enjoyed it=--great read

Jun 25, 2019

Business

Schenkel Productions for Job #341781 Zimmer Biomet Connect

Great communications and fantastic work! I would highly recommend Toby.
Thank you!

Jun 18, 2019

Animation

WordProof for Job #342056 Voice-over for WordPress x Blockchain animation

What a voice!:)

Jun 18, 2019

Educational

Voices.com for Job #340050 Citrus VR

SUPER JOB!

Jun 11, 2019

Documentaries

87seconds for Job #336469 INFACT DOCU

Jun 3, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #327497 Voices.com- Deeper Male Voice with Slight British Accent- 5-10 minutes

Excellent job on this one Toby!

May 27, 2019

Business

Unbridled Productions for Job #338911 Imagination Dinner - Polynesia (English with Maori accent)

Super quick to respond, easy to work with, and a great voice!

May 25, 2019

Internet Video

Pinecone for Job #338342 The Cake Is A Surprise!

Good working with you, CHEERS MATE!

May 21, 2019

Internet Video

HCL Technologies for Job #328308 AR Video

May 19, 2019

Documentaries

The Corey Wayne Companies, Inc for Job #336216 Why Socialism?

May 10, 2019

Telephone

Chris Erickson for Job #334406 Voicemail recording

Toby was great to work with. He was able to do exactly what we were looking for and correspondence was a breeze.

May 1, 2019

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Voices.com for Job #326215 Marketing Medical Video - Professional and Warm

Toby did a great job and was wonderful to work with!!

May 1, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #332267 Internal VO - Authentic Posh UK Accent

Toby did a fantastic job all around!

Apr 22, 2019