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Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, GB
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Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, GB

Highlights

A British English voice-over with a trustworthy and friendly voice, and an upbeat and fun style that lends itself well to commercials, infomercials, promos and radio imaging.

A more measured delivery can be employed for narrations and documentaries and an approachable but authoritative quality makes Mike's voice ideal for on-hold messaging, pre-recorded greetings and similar services.

Mike has access to a professional studio and can work at relatively short notice when required.

Languages

English (British)

Accent

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North East (Tyneside, Geordie), Mexican, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Videogames

Experience

It all began for Mike in 1999; a local radio station required a narrator with an authentic North-East England accent for a short tongue-in-cheek documentary about the newly rejuvenated Stars Wars franchise. Since then, he has lent his British English tones to a wide variety of projects, gradually increasing his reach internationally. His voice has been heard in many territories stretching from North America to South-East Asia.

Credentials

Education

Batchelor of Arts Honours Degree in Media Studies/English (2.1)
City and Guilds Radio Techniques/Production/Journalism
All other training and education on the job :-)

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann TLM 103

  • Computer & Software

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 PC, Adobe Audition 3.0

  • Special Equipment

    Behringer Eurorack Pro mixer, M-Audio Delta 66 soundcard

  • Delivery Methods

    mp3, WAV, AIFF via email, or whichever file hosting service suits

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours at the absolute most, often considerably less

Service Description

Delivery of edited audio in any format requested
Production and writing for additional fee


Testimonials

"I found Mike kind of by accident, and I'm happy I did! He immediately understood my vision for the project and even if I was finicky and asked him for some do-overs, he was happy to as many times as necessary (though he probably privately wanted to strangle me!!!). I hope to work with him again in the future."

Joey Chan - Tambi Studios, Dubai

"Mike did a top-notch job for us. He is very professional and delivers a final product well ahead of deadlines. I look forward to collaborating with him in future."

Paul Blackett - New Mill Productions

"Mike's proved his worth on a number of occasions when clients have requested a male UK voice. He works quickly, is happy to carry out amendments and his rates are good - hire him!"

Alicia Broad - Messages On Hold, Perth WA

"Mike recently narrated a corporate video for us for an industrial equipment supplier. The script was full of awkward pronunciations, industry abbreviations and technical jargon, so there was a bit of 'back-and-forth'. Mike handled this with the patience of a true pro and he even managed to bring a very dry script to life."

Stuart Cox - Cox Heppal Jones Video Production

"Mike has voiced so many radio commercials for our clients in Spain and Thailand he must have achieved cult status in those countries by now. Fast, professional, always delivers - he gets a 'thumbs up' from me."

Dave Barrett - Dave Barrett Voiceovers

"Working with Mike was an amazing experience from the beginning to the end. His voice talents are exceptional and his understanding of exactly what we were seeking made the project so very successful."

Erika Skoglund - Swartling Produktion, Stockholm

“Mike did a wonderful job on our project. It was a pleasure to work with such a great, professional guy and we'd would be more than happy to collaborate again in the future.”

Ted Terrablanche - Moonbounce Media, Herndon, VA

"I hired Mike to narrate a corporate video for Rainham Steel. Some of the technical terms were a bit of a mouthful, but he handled the script in his stride. I've employed a few VOs over the years, and Mike has definitely been one of the easiest to work with. I'd absolutely use him again."

Paul Carter - Alchemy Video

"Mike knew we were approaching the deadline so provided multiple versions under his own initiative and also he offered input on how the spots should be paced. The clients were very happy, and we were also!"

Olaf Lindstrom - Arg Kreativ, Sweden

"Being a bit of a pernickety old so-and-so, I really put Mike through his paces - he rolled with the punches and more than delivered the goods. He either doesn't have an ego, or he's got very thick skin!"

Liam Totty - Platinum Audio Productions, Wicklow

"Mike has not only a bright, engaging style, he’s also thoroughly professional with his turn around time. We look forward to utilising his talents again!"

Rew Shearer - The Radio Network, New Zealand

"Mike will offer a total professionalism and a voice that can cater for every need of your next work. He will not stop until perfection has been reached!"

Carlos "Caloy" Hinolan - audioWAV, Philippines

"British accents aren't required all that often Down Under, but we've been very happy to engage Mike's services every once in a while when a need has arisen. He's a fast worker, graciously receptive to feedback and suggestions...and ALWAYS delivers the goods. I'd recommend him to anyone."

Tamara Heinjus - RadioWest and HOT FM Networks, Bunbury, WA

"Mike is a joy to work with and is always willing to go the extra yard to ensure a good result. He's always welcome here in Stoke for some of our (not so good) coffee! I would recommend him if you're looking for a warm, friendly voice."

Gary Hoovliet - UCB

"Mike's one of those VOs who can turn his hand (or more accurately his VOICE!) to a variety of projects; IVR, on-hold, in-store announcing and even "jocking" like a presenter - he can do it all! He's a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend him."

Emma Sinclair - On Brand Group (formerly Centre Radio)

"I just wanted to thank [Mike] personally for [his] contribution to our new learning platform this year. End users have remarked that [his] voice and annunciation was very clear and easy to understand, which represents huge progress as our European and Australian partners can struggle with the US accent. [His] ability to deliver without any discernible accent has been a valuable asset. Our designers also had some very high praise for [his] patience, responsiveness and general level of professionalism. It is fair to say [he] exceeded our expectations and we are more than grateful."

Chaz McGovern - Director of Business Operations, A.B.S. Global, Deforest, WI

"Mike is our 'go to' whenever we need an authentic British voice - quick, professional and very easy to work with!"

Megan Del Borrello - Onhold Magic, Perth, WA

"Hats off to Mike, he's managed to make some very tedious subject matter (at least to the ears of non-specialists) sound engrossing. I'd love to hear what he can do with a telephone directory..."

Samuel Beaven - One Vision Video

"Mike's demo landed at just the right time for both of us. The VO I was working with had to sign off for a week or two with laryngitis, meaning I had to start a half-finished project from scratch. Thankfully Mike's a quick worker and helped me snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! I recommend him highly."

Vic Craven - 10-2-1 Productions

"Fast turnaround and responsive to feedback and requests for edits. Fantastic to work with."

Nick Martin - Media Music Productions

"Mike is truly gifted and professional, I highly recommend him. This is the 3rd time we've hired Mike, and on all three occasions we signed off on on the original delivery with zero modification required!"

Lee Sheldon - 3D Game Lab

"Mike was recommended to me by Rew [Shearer] over at the [New Zealand Radio] Network, and I'm glad he did! We needed a male UK voice artist who would deliver the goods but not charge us the Earth and Mike ticked all the boxes. Who'd have thought working with someone in a different hemisphere could be so simple? Thank you Mike!"

Chloe Franklin- Brown - George FM, Auckland NZ

"We've only worked with Mike once, but I'd be happy for that to become twice or three times! A very professional operator who worked very hard to give us what we wanted, he'll have first refusal on the next project requiring a male British voice."

Steph Klein - Higher Power Marketing, Phoenix AZ

"British voices aren't massively in demand in Australia, but every so often they're the best fit - that's when I rattle Mike's cage! He's a genuine pro in the old fashioned sense, with a very adaptable style and a willingness to follow direction."

Simon Meredith - Reeltime Productions, Sydney NSW

"Mike's extensive experience as a radio presenter came in very useful when we needed a British-accented VO to be an in-store "cyber jock" for one of our clients - his on air style is very warm and personable and his ethic is that of a total professional. Hopefully we can slot him in again in future."

Doug Burton - Instore Radio Network, Salt Lake City UT

"While we've never had a massive demand for British voice artists, it's been fun to work with Mike every once in a while when we've needed a genuine Englishman. A polite and patient professional with a very versatile voice!"

Joel Helmes - Helmes Audio Solutions, Sydney NSW

"We've employed Mike's services a number of times for jobs requiring a North-East accent. He always gets audio to us very quickly, is always happy to do re-takes and is an all-round good egg!"

Pam Gregory - Audpro Group

"Mike is a consummate professional, well versed in all elements of delivering quality audio. His work ethic is perfectly simpatico to the challenges that we face as a creative agency.”

Leigh-Anne Woodall - Prometheus

"Mike's timing was impeccable. We were looking for a North-East-flavoured voice when his showreel appeared, and he's been my 'Geordie for hire' ever since (he may claim he's not a 'proper' Geordie, but you'd never tell). I can be over-particular sometimes, but Mike always takes it in his stride - top man!"

Chris Lowry - LBC

"Mike did a bang-up job for us. Fantastic read the first time round, a couple of tiny tweaks for pronunciations were swiftly carried out. Our clients were very pleased with the result. We hope to work with Mike again soon."

Nicholas Gill - London Creative

“Mike was immense! Fast turnaround, courteous, open-minded and responsive, and all round swell guy for my project! Without doubt will use again! Thanks heaps!!!

Scott Perrault - Scott Radio, St. Louis Park, MN

"Mike is very adaptable, open to direction and if he has an ego, it sure doesn't show! I'd certainly recommend his services to any other voice seekers out there."

Wayne Fothergill - Krash Creative, Raleigh, NC

"Adept at switching between a number of styles, from an emotional, intimate read to hard sell…a seasoned pro!"

Dave Couch - Maple Street Studios

"I found Mike a pleasure to work with. He was receptive to suggestions, happy to do re-takes and was completely committed to bringing the project to fruition to the best of his ability. I hope to use him again in future."

Jonathan Stuart - Videonet Productions

"We have employed Mike's narration skills a number of times over the years and have always found his response speed, professionalism and willingness to get the job done well impressive. Mike can handle all types of work, from upbeat adverts through to more serious documentary-style and child-friendly narration."

Karys Jones - Scene Group

“From initial contact through to final delivery, Mike was very responsive, thoroughly professional, and a pleasure to work with.”

Robin Mills - Centre Radio

"We turned to Mike when another VO dropped us in it. Against a very tight deadline, he really delivered the goods and pulled our fat out of the fire. Hopefully next time we can work together in a more leisurely manner!"

Yvonne Hainsworth - Peek Vision

"Mike always makes us sound good. He's tight, clear and consistent and top of the list when we need a genuine Brit voice!"

Amber Peacock - Audio One, Brisbane, QLD

"Mike's accent is something of a hit here in the States, he's my 'go-to Brit'! I never would have thought directing someone thousands of miles away would be such a breeze...maybe it wouldn't be with anyone else!!!"

Rick Arecco - Audio Xtra, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

"We've certainly pushed Mike's voice in some interesting directions - Big Bird on one ad, a New Yorker on another, then an ageing Tarquin on the next! Fortunately, he's more than up to the task, which is why we keep using him."

Susan Pierce - Global Radio

"Mike offers perfect professionalism and a voice that can adapt to a wide variety of projects. He works not just with you but for you and will always go the extra mile to help you achieve your aims."

Pamela Adams - Vocalbox / Adams Media Services

"We got Mike on board when we were putting together a package for Anzac Day to commemorate the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. He delivered a very sensitive, measured performance and more than justified my decision to go with a younger British voice, so thanks Mike."

Jack Perkins - The Radio Network, New Zealand

"It's not often we need a UK voice, but Mike's usually first in line if we do. Fast, courteous and professional, he's a credit to his wonderful nation!"

Steven Kaip - Music On Hold, Detroit MI

"Every so often we need an authentic British voice, and Mike is characteristically our first choice. He doesn't get snippy when we request re-takes, he's happy to follow direction and his turnaround time is impressive. I'm happy to recommend him!"

Josh Langley - Southern Cross Media Group, Melbourne VIC

"Mike is gifted with a fantastic voice, and he's dead easy to work with. We couldn't be happier with his work, and we hope to put more work his way in the future!"

Rob Speight - Outpost Sound

"I was producing a five minute promotional video for a national glazing company for a client who was very 'particular' about what they wanted and I must have driven Mike half-mad with requests for amendments - he bore it with a patient shrug and the client ended up EXTREMELY pleased with the finished product. I'm sure I will call on Mike in future."

Mike Swerdlov - MSVP

"Mike is a versatile VO who works quickly, is very open to feedback and direction and his rates are spot on. I'm happy to recommend his services!"

Chris Lee Townsend - Coastline FM, Costa Del Sol

"Mike's hair is a bit disconcerting, but his voice is all I care about! Very adaptable, open to suggestions/direction and a fast worker - highly recommended!"

Dusty Rhodes - Digital Audio Productions, Dublin

"Mike's voiced so many ads for us (in a variety of styles and accents), I've lost count! He's always a pleasure to work with on every level.”

Ashton Jade Easter - Smash Productions

"Mike's one of those approachable, helpful and receptive people who are always such a pleasure to work with...his voice skills ain't too shabby either!"

John Reeves - Spark Audio

"The locally-focused nature of our output means it's not often we need a UK voice, but on the odd occasion that need has been there, Mike has most definitely come up with the goods. The fact he loves so many New Zealand bands and artists in no way biased us in his favour...well, maybe a little!"

Michael Higgins - Kiwi FM

"Mike did a great job for us. Very quick turnaround, no re-recs required and a very reasonable fee! We'll be back."

Vicky Malone - Image Sound

"Mike was recommended by a colleague at 20 Post when I was seeking a British English voice for an eLearning project I was managing. The previous artist did not work out and I was near to a deadline. Mike was so fast and professional - I am very grateful!"

Ida Kugelberg - Swartling Produktion, Stockholm

"We always seem to end up coming back to Mike - his rates are reasonable, his manner is professional, his work rate speedy and most importantly his voice is fantastic."

Joanne Bradley - Coastline FM, Costa Del Sol

"Mike is very easy to work with, quick, professional and pleasant! I'd definitely recommend his services."

Robyn Ross - BrightStar Productions

"We've used Mike a fair few times since we started operating way back when. He's a fast worker and nearly always nails it first time. If you need a warm, friendly voice with a north-eastern lilt, you could do worse than Mike!"

Paul Mileson - Scripteasers

"Mike has an adaptable style that can be used for quite a wide variety of projects. If he could sound like a woman as well, he'd have the market cornered! Quick, professional and dedicated, we're happy to recommend his work."

Duncan Ellison - Media Men

"Mike lent his voice to a training program we were producing for clients in Hong Kong who had a preference for UK-accented English. It's fair to say he surpassed our expectations! Hopefully we can hook up again at some stage."

Jordan Dunn - Green Pepper Studios, Hawaii

Voice Over Clients

Mercedes
Virgin Active
Ministry of Defence
Holiday Inn Express
AT&T
Waveblade
ABS Global
AMI Australia
Heathrow Airport
Simpson's Skoda
Vial Carpenterias
Lidl
HS Direct Limited
Huggin's Tyres
Hepworth Motor Group
City Tech Corp
Global Radio
Concert Spots
Image Sound
Tambi Studios
New Mill Productions
MSVP
BrightStar Productions
Spectrum FM
Alchemy Video
Swartling Produktion
RadioWest and HOT FM Networks
Arg Kreativ
Lisn Music
Audio One
Lenzflare
Sharp Sell
Audio Xtra
Audio Marketeers
No Limit Audio
Spark Audio
Digital Audio Productions
Outpost Sound
JMS Group
Whisper Audio
Allan Miller Media
Smash Productions
LBC
Media Music Now
Southern Cross Media Group
New Zealand Radio Network
Diggle-de-Doo Productions
Dave Barrett Productions
Rare Method
BBC
Marvin Ranks Audio Lab
Platinum Audio Productions
Outpost Sound
Town & Country Broadcasting
Smash Productions
3D Game Lab
Bojingles
Audio Pro
Murfin Media
Krash Creative
Lincs FM Group
SpotWorks
Cox Heppal Jones
Rija Group
VocalBox
Prometheus Creative
Higher Power Marketing
Adams Media Services
Helmes Audio Solutions
Leave Me On Hold
Music On Hold
Premier Business Audio
IOH Group
Info On Hold
Onhold Magic
10-2-1 Productions
One Vision Video
UKRD
Instore Radio Network
VFM Retail Radio
Moonbounce Media
Word of Mouth
Media Men
Divine Instore Radio
Feelgood Media
Dimmerzads
Scripteasers
Telehold
Peek Vision
Coastline FM
Zetland FM
Kaplowe Studios
Orchard Studios
M2 Technology
Bauer Media
Centre Radio
20 Post
Scene Group
Maple Street Studios
Videonet Productions
Scott Radio
London Creative
George FM
Kiwi FM
SPL Communications
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Payment Terms

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Next Steps

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Radio Commercials Demo 20

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Corporate Presentations Demo 11

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eLearning Demo 44

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Radio Imaging Demo 8

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Video Games Trailer Demo 9

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Podcasting Demo 5

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Onhold Messages Demo 9

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Narration Demo 11

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Promo Montage 7

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Audiobook Demo 6

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