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Rob Townsend

Rob Townsend

  London, England, GB

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Rob Townsend
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Rob Townsend

London, England, GB

Highlights

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.

Languages

English (British), English

Accents

British, England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), North American

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

Rob is educated to degree level in Business.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode NT1-A and Rode NT1000

  • Computer & Software

    PC and Imac

  • Special Equipment

    Editing software, A and D compressor, Mackie 1620, Mackie Control Pro, Alesis powered monitors, Technics monitors.

  • Delivery Methods

    Aiff, WAV, mp3 via email or ftp. DVD and CD by express post.

  • Turnaround Time

    Following the session.

Service Description

Paypal

Voice Over Clients

Lord of the Rings, EMI, ING, Nestle.

Payment Terms

Hire Rob as a voice actor. 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

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Rob Townsend

  • Internet
    / 5 Slava Baranovskiy for Job #132096 Voiceover for promo video Dear Rob! Thank you very much for your work! Great job!
    Jul 24, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Jason McFadyen for Job #133049 Case video read - twelftal Voice 1
    Mar 10, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Ian Callander for Job #125685 Voices.com - Canterbury Show Intro/Outro
    Dec 11, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Elizabeth Giorgi for Job #124330 British VO needed for tech video Sent us tons of options and was quick and efficient!
    Dec 1, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Videogames
    / 5 Sam Park for Job #119926 Voices - "Return of the Obra Dinn" - British merchant sailors circa 1800 - Captain Great work!
    Oct 17, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Jennifer Strom for Job #115617 Voices.com - REPOST RUSH - 1min Documentary Narration Rob is a great talent to work with. Success!!
    Sep 5, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 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.

    Thanks
    Michal
    Jun 30, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Thijs Van der Schaeghe for Job #107844 Quiz introduction video Wonderful working with Rob. Very professional.
    Jun 8, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Einar Bodstrm for Job #86160 English football commentator for background sound
    Sep 19, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 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
  • Educational
    / 5 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
  • Videogames
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Miles Paulley for Job #79734 Network Rail - Read Up Film. Male. 30-40 non regional specific. Brilliant vo artist. highly recommend!
    Jun 24, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Melissa Kelman for Job #70900 3 minute Read Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the fast turn around!!
    Feb 12, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Scott Pepper for Job #63926 1940s british pilot a pleasure to deal with. friendly and efficient and supplied a fantastic voice over in a very quick time. would definitely recomend.
    Oct 20, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Andrei Navitski for Job #59282 Univer
    Jul 12, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Andrei Navitski for Job #59415 smartfilm
    Jul 12, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Gabby Berg for Job #58638 British Voice / Olympic Stadium Announcer Excellent read, easy to work with and did a great job taking direction.
    Jun 27, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #56613 Chimeras (Mayor and Citizens 1&3) Short turnaround time and very well-done reads. It was a pleasure to work with Rob.
    May 25, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Dylan Fuller for Job #55922 Social Direction great work
    May 15, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Ben Gonzalez for Job #54885 Moneysuite Hey Rob,

    Great Job!
    Thanks,
    Ben
    May 3, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Sean Wise for Job #51600 60 second Voiceover for new book trailer As talented as he is professional.
    On time, everytime.
    I would work with Rob Townsend again (and again).
    Mar 3, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #47442 Surface: Mystery of Another World (Librarian) We were very glad to work with you, Rob. Thank you for the job carried out in time and the great quality.
    Dec 20, 2011
  • Internet
    / 5 Neo Pangea for Job #41777 Snapple Demo Rob is a great voice talent and a pleasure to work with.
    Oct 5, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 Lars-Erik Hion for Job #42639 Voiceover for a product video Excellent work, very quick turnaround, definitely recommend.
    Sep 22, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 Jordan Shew for Job #40921 INCM Promotional Video (Private Use) Rob was so easy to work and got the project completed well in advance of our expectations. Should the need arise, we would gladly work with him again!
    Aug 20, 2011