Brian Monk  North Hollywood, CA, US

Brian Monk
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Brian Monk

Brian Monk

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Highlights

Brian Monk has ALL 5-STAR FEEDBACK ratings from his more than satisfied customers. Click on the "Feedback" tab to read endorsements and praise from some of Monk's happy clients!

Find me on the web at:
www.monkvo.com
www.voxboxer.com
www.youtube.com/c/BrianMonk
monkvo@gmail.com 310.795.8760

You may think, "I've heard that voice before..." and yes, you have! I have been fortunate to voice commercials for major national brands such as Drivetime, Capitol Records, McDonald's, Target, US Bank, Korean Air, and have voiced promos for several cable TV channels, as well as in-show narration for shows on National Geographic Channel. Whether my client is big or small, I never rest until they are thrilled with the results. I look forward to treating YOU like the big client you ARE.

In advertising and in storytelling, TRUTH is key. I endeavor to find that truth in your copy, and speak from that place of authenticity, to help your brand build trust with your audience. My history as a songwriter and session musician makes me uniquely suited to voice your project, for I bring a versatility, a poet's sensitivity, and a musician's timing into the booth. I am well-traveled, a natural storyteller, and have a keen ear for accents. I have been told that my distinctive gravelly baritone sounds both experienced and youthful, and can swing from inviting to commanding, from intimate to authoritative, from believable to ironic, and from playful to downright sexy. Whether you need an announcer with genuine gravitas for an anthemic piece, or a conversational guy-next-door, I've got you covered. Need your script said with a wink? I can do that. Need it delivered straight head and matter-of-fact? I can do that too. Trained in narration, television promo, movie trailer, and commercial voice over from the most sought after and respected coaches in Los Angeles, I never stop learning, and never stop working, to make it sound just right for clients like you.

Languages

English (North American)

Accents

North American Neutral (newcaster), Mid-Atlantic, Western, Southern: Virginia Gentleman, Appalachian hillbilly, Alabama, Coastal Carolina, New Orleans, Boston/NewEngland, Southern Californian, Irish, Scottish, Cockney, British RP, German, Middle Eastern, Eastern European

Ages

Young Adult, Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Educational, Radio, Videogames, Jingles, Television, Internet, Music

Experience

including (but not limited to)
DirecTV Audience: Promo
Nat Geo Channel: Narration
Katy Perry: Music Promo
ZZ Ward: Music Promo
Canton Junction: Music Promo
Drivetime: National Campaign TV and Radio
Mcdonald's: TV and Radio
Korean Air / Us Bank Skypass Visa: Television

ADR: Creature sounds for Warner Bros. The Seventh Son
Celebrity Voice Match for: Don Johnson, Henry Rollins, Stephen Dorff, Ryan Gosling

MUSIC:
Tibetan Singing Bowls
"The Fountain" (Warner Bros.)

Original songs for MTV shows:
The Real World
Road Rules
Undressed
Making the Video

Credentials

Education

VO Training:

Marice Tobias
Jodi Gottlieb
Jeff Howell
Barbara Harris
Pat Fraley
Cathy Kalmenson
Joyce Castleannos
Bill Ratner
Robin A. Armstrong
Dave Fennoy
Richard Redfield

Acting:
Actor's Improv Group
Christinna Chauncey

University of Virginia, B.A.

Associations

SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH 416, Audio Technica 2035

  • Computer & Software

    Mac OSX, TwistedWave, Ableton Live, VST Plugins, Izotope RX

  • Special Equipment

    Avalon Vt 737sp preamp/compressor, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Skype, Phone Patch,

  • Delivery Methods

    Google Drive, Drop Box, Email, WeTransfer All Audio Formats: MP3 320kbps, WAV or AIFF up to 9600 kHz 24 bit (The highest fidelity digital audio currently allows)


  • Turnaround Time

    Usually just a couple of hours. No more than 24.

Service Description

Your satisfaction is my first priority. 100% customer satisfaction absolutely guaranteed. I follow directions closely and endeavor to be easy to work with. Revisions are rarely necessary, but are never a problem. 24 hour (or faster) turnaround on almost any projects (only excluding long-form narration). I can deliver files in any format of your choice; .MP3, .WAV, .AIFF. Mixing, mastering, and processing is also provided if you choose. I am often asked to help with copywriting and script revision, as well; services which I happily provide.

Testimonials

Monk's voice is amazing. I needed an intense voice to set the mood, and my movie just got waaaay better!

I Know A Guy, LLC

Takes direction well. Great attitude. Willing to work until it's right for the client. Excellent quality

Mark Fanjoy (Blue Reef Productions)

Amazing job! Monk's voice is amazing. I needed an intense voice to set the mood, and my movie just got waaay better!

Mike Riskin (Director of "Until Death Do Us Apart")

Great to work with; understands and follows direction to the tee. I needed a fast turnaround and Brian delivered.

Gary Groth (Producer)

"Brian Monk is professional, not a pain in the ass, and a good guy"

Burger Palace Audio - Andrew Heyl

Client List

Drivetime
Capitol Records/Katy Perry
Warner Brothers
Sony Pictures
McDonald's
US Bank
Koean Air
DirecTV Audience Network
National Geographic Channel
First Loan Trust
Target
Secure Cash
Tower Records
Intertainer/Interstreamer
MTV
Hollywood Records
Best Buy
Coercion Productions
Konsortium Multimedia Konclave & I Know a Guy
Canton Junction
Annapolis Eats
Blue Reef Productions

Payment Terms

Hire Brian for voice-over work. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Brian Monk about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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1 / 5

Terrific voice, quality, and turnaround.

Aug 29, 2013
2 / 5

Brian was great to work with! Fast and professional!

3 / 5

Jan 14, 2013
4 / 5

Great VO!! Look forward to working with him again in the future.

Sep 25, 2012
5 / 5

great to work with, understands and follows directions to the tee

From
Gary Groth
Aug 10, 2012
6 / 5

I needed a fast turnaround and Brian delivered. Followed direction to the letter.

Great job

From
Gary Groth
Aug 3, 2012
7 / 5

Great to work with. Takes direction well. Great attitude. Willing to work until it's right for the client. Excellent quality.

Jun 22, 2012
8 / 5

Great job! Quick delivery!

Jun 20, 2012
9 / 5

Amazing Job! Your voice is unbelievable! This movie just got way better! I really need a DJ voice with intensity to set the mood. This is waaaay more than I was expecting! Thank you!
Michael Riskin
I Know a Guy LLC

May 30, 2012