Rob has always loved the natural musicality or flexibility a voice can offer. He appreciates and likes to stretch his own voice elasticity. Therefore, he is very adaptable from a stylistic point of view and comfortable in many genres. Warm, dark, dramatic, fun, hard and soft sell, animated, colourful, characterful, comical, dry, ironic, deep, rich, re-assuring, zany, offbeat (along with his natural humour). He is also able to produce characters and enjoys experimenting with such things and that goes hand in hand with cartoon voices. He also has a few stock British accents he can turn to for this purpose. He is equally at home with a corporate read. Ultimately, he will approach all jobs with a professional attitude and feels confident he will give your project that special touch. His showreel can explain more.
English (British), English
British, England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), North American
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Rob started his voice career as a boy, He was always talking into a tape recorder and finding it fascinating hearing himself back. Soon, he had built a small studio at home and would record and listen back to himself comparing him with the professionals on the radio. This ability for self-criticism has been useful in developing his skills. As a teenager,he joined a pirate radio station as a presenter, that provided a wonderful backbone of experience. He then became a little more legitimate and worked for both the BBC and Independent radio in the UK. For the past 27 years, he was a sound engineer for a top flight London studio specialising in commercials, corporate, broadcast and gaming material. He would direct voices on a daily basis and provide coaching sessions during the weekend. Naturally, this was a perfect opportunity to hone his own voice talents and he was involved in many tv and radio commercials and narratives from straight reads to character and cartoon reads. Rob's voice is highly flexible and malleable and this is especially useful for characters. From old to young, male to female, boy to man, Rob will attempt to reach into his voice box and drag something out for you. He combines this with a range of accents but respects his few limitations on this. Above all, Rob himself has a zany, off the wall sense of humour and this is reflected in the styles of voices he can come up with. He often will get right inside a character and see it and live it.
Rob is educated to degree level in Business.
Rode NT1-A and Rode NT1000
Computer & Software
PC and Imac
Editing software, A and D compressor, Mackie 1620, Mackie Control Pro, Alesis powered monitors, Technics monitors.
Aiff, WAV, mp3 via email or ftp. DVD and CD by express post.
Following the session.
Voice Over Clients
Lord of the Rings, EMI, ING, Nestle.
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Slava Baranovskiy for Job #132096 Voiceover for promo video Dear Rob! Thank you very much for your work! Great job!Jul 24, 2015
Jason McFadyen for Job #133049 Case video read - twelftal Voice 1Mar 10, 2015
Ian Callander for Job #125685 Voices.com - Canterbury Show Intro/OutroDec 11, 2014
Elizabeth Giorgi for Job #124330 British VO needed for tech video Sent us tons of options and was quick and efficient!Dec 1, 2014
Progress Film Company for Job #121039 Halloween Male Voice Over - for cookery shorts Rob was fantastic to work with easy to contact and quick to tweak recordings where needed a huge benefit when working on a quick turnaround project!Oct 29, 2014
Sam Park for Job #119926 Voices - "Return of the Obra Dinn" - British merchant sailors circa 1800 - Captain Great work!Oct 17, 2014
Jacob Walker for Job #120116 New Business Promoter Rob's audition proved that he worked hard to get the creative direction we were describing and is able to go beyond just being a good voice, and able to take on the right personality for a home-run delivery.Oct 3, 2014
Jennifer Strom for Job #115617 Voices.com - REPOST RUSH - 1min Documentary Narration Rob is a great talent to work with. Success!!Sep 5, 2014
Emily Edwards for Job #115508 Short Angry Boss Clips for an HR Animation Mr. Townsend worked very quickly and gave me lots of options, he was also great at improvising from the basic ideas that I had. Thank you so much!Aug 25, 2014
Michal Krzeminski for Job #110960 CD Projekt RED Teaser Hey Rob,
Thanks a lot fof all these recordings, we found the one fitting the best.
MichalJun 30, 2014
Thijs Van der Schaeghe for Job #107844 Quiz introduction video Wonderful working with Rob. Very professional.Jun 8, 2014
Aaron Lyon for Job #98409 HP SI Rob, your work is amazing. I gave you a thorny script full of business jargon, and you read it as if there was no script at all, just exactly like I asked for, totally true to real life. Bravo! Genius!
Feb 22, 2014
Kirsty Stark for Job #84767 We Chat UK/British Wonderful work! Thank you for your patience and professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with you!!Sep 19, 2013
Einar Bodstrm for Job #86160 English football commentator for background soundSep 19, 2013
Ruslan Efimov for Job #82830 S4_Master_4_5 + Guard It's really a pleasure to work with Rob. We'll be glad to hear him in our other projects.Aug 8, 2013
Aaron Lyon for Job #81009 HP LTMa Perspectives - script 04 Excellent job, Rob! In fact, if I had not edited the script myself, I could not have guessed you were reading it verbatim. You made it "real" to an extent that is worthy of an award. Thank you!Jul 9, 2013
Ruslan Efimov for Job #80431 Surface 4 (Richard and Master _2_3 + Sam 2_3) It is not the first time we work with Rob. He is great with portraying several characters!
Thank you, Rob.Jul 2, 2013
Miles Paulley for Job #79734 Network Rail - Read Up Film. Male. 30-40 non regional specific. Brilliant vo artist. highly recommend!Jun 24, 2013
Ruslan Efimov for Job #71121 S4 (Richard & Master), HL3 (Professor) It was a pleasure to work with Rob. He is a professional voiceover artist, very friendly and with short turnaround time.Mar 1, 2013
Melissa Kelman for Job #70900 3 minute Read Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the fast turn around!!Feb 12, 2013