Toby Ricketts  Middle Earth, NZ

Toby Ricketts
/ 5 91 Reviews
Toby Ricketts

Toby Ricketts

Toby Ricketts Voice Variety Reel

Highlights

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 world 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 worlds highest quality voice recordings possible. And he can do the same for you.
Right now.

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, Audi, 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.
Having owned the largest commercial production studio in town for 7 years also helps in assuring that the quality of your audio is second to none, and turnaround is quicker than ever. Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours, all for a pleasantly surprising low fee.
Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

Languages

English (British), English (New Zealand), English (Australian), English

Accents

Australian, British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), New Zealand, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic

Ages

Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

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

Studio

  • Microphone

    Best of the best - Neumann U67, 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

15th Oct 2010 "We laid your voice in the video and it turned out well. I am extremely pleased... Your work and voice are very professional, which is exactly what Iwas looking for, thank you.

APL Crane, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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

Voice Over Clients

Microsoft
Unilever
Audi
Bridgestone Golf
The United Nations
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

Hire Toby 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.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

Next Steps

To contact Toby Ricketts 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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Toby Ricketts

  • / 5
    From Victor Ong To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #197376) Toby's voice is an adaptable asset that fits our criteria for bringing the project forward professionally, delivering a wonderful flexibility in understanding your requirements.
    Aug 25, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #197373)
    Aug 15, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #195539)
    Aug 1, 2016
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    From Jennifer Strom To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #191479) Great work!
    Jul 19, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #193442)
    Jul 14, 2016
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    From Scott Worley To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #192289)
    Jul 12, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #192684)
    Jul 7, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #192619)
    Jul 5, 2016
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    From Anton Yavor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #189422)
    Jun 11, 2016
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    From Dale Dupuis To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #183343) Great working with Toby on this one! 5 + STARS
    Jun 8, 2016
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    From Ivar Krustok To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #181987) It was a real pleasure to work with Toby!
    May 4, 2016
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    From Lance Cashwell To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #183264)
    May 2, 2016
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    From Mark Shaefer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #173957) Nice work Toby, thanks again!
    Mar 22, 2016
  • / 5
    From Michael Di Lullo To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #175540) Client loved your work, thanks for a great job!
    Mar 7, 2016
  • / 5
    From Richter Studios To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #175035) Hi Toby,

    Just got approved by my client. I don't anticipate any additional work.

    Thank you for your help on this project.
    Feb 25, 2016
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    From Mark Shaefer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #173718) Fantastic Work from Toby Ricketts! The client was very pleased with the quality of Toby's work and he sends his Thanks. 5 +STARS
    Feb 16, 2016
  • / 5
    From Paul Miller To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #172165) Great job!
    Feb 16, 2016
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    From Mark Shaefer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #171683) Amazing Work Toby!! 5+ STARS
    Feb 3, 2016
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    From Josh Pippins To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #170321)
    Jan 28, 2016
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    From Mark Shaefer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #170305) Great work Toby!
    Jan 26, 2016
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    From THIBAUT DEHEM To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #164230)
    Dec 21, 2015
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    From Joseph Banuelos To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #166139)
    Dec 15, 2015
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    From Sara De Grave To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #164528)
    Nov 25, 2015
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    From Sara De Grave To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #160259)
    Nov 4, 2015
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    From Adrian King To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #159001) Toby is awesome. Very professional. Great voice. High quality. Easy to work with. Fast turnaround. Thanks Toby.
    Oct 23, 2015
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    From Natasha Bujouves To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #156922) Great work!
    Oct 20, 2015
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    From Keri Hayter To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #150877) Amazing Working with Toby on this project! Fantastic communication and simply a very talented artist.
    Oct 8, 2015
  • / 5
    From Michael Di Lullo To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #156434) Stellar Work Toby. Always a pleasure working with you. 5+ STARS
    Oct 8, 2015
  • / 5
    From Sam Mishriki To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #153413) Great job!
    Oct 5, 2015
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    From Scott Hettick To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #158471) Great, great voice. Fast, fast turnover. Thanks Toby.
    Oct 5, 2015
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    From chachu jacob To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #156645)
    Sep 30, 2015
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    From Scott Edwards To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #151434)
    Sep 28, 2015
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    From Avital Abramzon To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #153347)
    Sep 17, 2015
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    From Cameron Houston To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #147758)
    Aug 6, 2015
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    From Jack Parry To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #146381) Hi Toby,
    Thank you for doing this - and thanks for you patience.
    Best,
    Jack
    Jul 16, 2015
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    From ankur kapoor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #148715) On time, superb quality voice over.
    Jul 16, 2015
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    From ankur kapoor To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #148195) Toby has an amazing voice and one of the fastest turnaround and response times. It was a pleasure working with such talent!
    Jul 8, 2015
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    From Bill Rogers To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #139977) Toby has the perfect voice for our video and we were glad to work with him. Even though our client was slow to respond to us, Tony was very patience and professional with the process. I would recommend him to anyone and would be pleased to work with him again!
    Jul 6, 2015
  • / 5
    From Dustin Power To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #145178) The voiceover came out way better than I could have hoped for. Thank you so much for getting it done quickly and with great quality. I will come back to you for future projects without hesitation.
    Jun 10, 2015
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    From Sean Mancuso To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #139849) Fantastic work Toby, thank you so much!
    Apr 29, 2015
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    From Erik Johnson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #138863)
    Apr 9, 2015
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    From Erik Johnson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #138685)
    Apr 7, 2015
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    From Josh Miles To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #137216)
    Apr 3, 2015
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    From THIBAUT DEHEM To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #137275) Perfect and fast VO!
    Mar 26, 2015
  • / 5
    From Ryan Croker To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #136081) Fantastic to work with.
    Mar 18, 2015
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    From Ryan Croker To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #135175) Great voice. Easy to work with.
    Mar 18, 2015
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    From Lisi Hentz To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #134798) Great work. Professional and fast turnaround time!
    Mar 11, 2015
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    From Rebecca Connell To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #133661) Toby was incredible to work with. His response time was extremely quick and his voice over was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend him and hope to work with him again in the future.
    Mar 6, 2015
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    From Josh Miles To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #133832) Fast, professional, quality.
    Mar 3, 2015
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    From Stephanie Hardy To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #132054) Diligent. Professional. Responsive. Talented! Thank you Toby!
    Mar 3, 2015
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    From Joseph Williams To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #132354) Excellent read as usual.
    Feb 17, 2015
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    From Rick Wells To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #130622) Toby is an absolute voice master. I wold love to hire him for every voice I have in my up-coming productions. ...he's that good!
    Jan 29, 2015
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    From Stephanie Dickson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #128667) Great Job- Thank you!
    Jan 16, 2015
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    From Sergio Cordoba To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #127496) THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
    Dec 29, 2014
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    From Angus Burnett-Smith To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #124917) Toby was a pleasure to deal with. He submitted the audio in less time then expected - with a end result that was better then I could have hoped for.

    This was my first exposure to voices.com and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience.

    Ill be back.


    Nov 21, 2014
  • / 5
    From Chase Huber To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #124055) Great to work with, would definitely use again!
    Nov 12, 2014
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    From Graham Majin To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #123542) Great voice, fast turnaround, excellent audio quality. Toby was very fast to re-record when we requested a change at the last minute. Professional and highly recommended. A++++
    Nov 11, 2014
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    From Alex Glusman To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #123670) Toby has a very nice voice, is very professional and did an excellent job! Will request him again next time. Thanks!
    Nov 10, 2014
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    From Ryan M Murphy To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #122672) Awesome work, as usual, Toby! You are a fantastic voice talent and we really appreciate all of your hard work. Thank you for the high quality files and fast turnaround times.
    Nov 6, 2014
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    From Brandon Orton To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #123050) Thank you for your great work!!!
    Nov 6, 2014
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    From James Tackett To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #123489) Great read, awesome accent. A+
    Nov 4, 2014
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    From Jordan Schmelzer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #119826) Nice work, thanks!

    just for fun: https://vimeo.com/107819900
    password: mmfs
    Oct 7, 2014
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    From THIBAUT DEHEM To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #119815) Fast and very good!
    Oct 7, 2014
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    From Kyle Holder To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #119827) 5++ stars!
    Oct 3, 2014
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    From Mark Shaefer To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #117960) Phenomenal work!
    Sep 23, 2014
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    From Ryan M Murphy To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #114534) GREAT work, Toby! You're an absolute star - thank you for your great voice, awesome turnaround times and professionalism!
    Sep 19, 2014
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    From Maciej Sawicki To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #115555) Toby is really skilled with making amazing audio! I already asked him to record his voice for very hard topic - and he did it in a perfect way!
    I wish we will build long term relationships! Thank you very much Toby.
    Sep 5, 2014
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    From Kieran Harris To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #114909) Outstanding as usual!
    Aug 14, 2014
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    From Milan Marecek To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #114111)
    Aug 5, 2014
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    From Tony W To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #112130) Toby was fabulous! I received a great demo reading within 1 hour of my pitching the script to him - and following a couple of comments I sent back he delivered a perfect final version within another hour! Top man! Top professional! Many thanks Toby for a great experience! :)
    Jul 12, 2014
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    From Kieran Harris To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #112132) Toby is very talented and professional, highly recommend!
    Jul 10, 2014
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    From Josh Johnston To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #110407) Superb working with such a wonderful, and talented voice professional!
    Jul 9, 2014
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    From Adam Hudson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #110572) Outstanding work, thank you! Our client is very pleased. It was great working with you again, Toby!
    Jun 25, 2014
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    From Sonja Fernandes To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #105387) Great work, Toby! Thank you for everything!
    Jun 19, 2014
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    From Max Piaggio To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #107484) Absolute champion! Quick, reliable and the quality of work is amazing.
    May 22, 2014
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    From Demo Duck To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #103804)
    May 21, 2014
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    From Theory Press To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #105835) Toby is fantastic! He took my brief and executed it perfectly first time. The quality of his voice really adds value to any project and I will definitely be working with him again soon.
    May 14, 2014
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    From Jesse Natale To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #103897) Great job. High quality recording. Quick and accessible communication.
    Apr 16, 2014
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    From Adam Hudson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #103576) Wonderful work - our client is very pleased, thank you!
    Apr 15, 2014
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    From Max Piaggio To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #104029) Toby has an excellent voice and is very quick and reliable.

    Would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Apr 14, 2014
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    From Shawn McEntyre To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #99557)
    Mar 2, 2014
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    From Stephanie Dickson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #97051) Thank you for all your excellent work!
    Feb 27, 2014
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    From Jimmy Penna To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #90712)
    Jan 31, 2014
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    From Shawn McEntyre To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #95077) Fantastic voice artist. Quick turn around and very easy to work with.
    Jan 24, 2014
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    From Simon Crean To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #93134) Hey Toby, Thanks for the great work. I suspect we will need some more help in the future and look forward to working with you again.

    All the very best,

    Simon Crean
    Jan 9, 2014
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    From Stephanie Dickson To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #91882) Excellent work! Thank you!
    Dec 20, 2013
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    From Ray Araldi To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #72148) Great to work with. Prompt, takes direction well & a wonderful voice. Would like to work with him again.
    Feb 26, 2013
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    From Ray Araldi To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #70564)
    Feb 21, 2013
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    From Roy Forsdick To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #70420) Cheers Toby,

    I'll be back in touch when the video is finished so you can have a copy!

    All the best

    Roy
    Feb 13, 2013
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    From Shawn Arora To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #66698) Quick, professional, and high-quality. I'd definitely work with Toby again!
    Dec 14, 2012
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    From Jed Smith To Toby Ricketts (Re: Job #26624) Thanks Toby! The cut sounds great. If we have any issues in the edit (tomorrow morning) we will let you know.

    Jed
    Oct 14, 2010