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Jan Simonsen

Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, GB 6:19 PM (GMT) Local Time

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About Jan Simonsen

I have a very versatile smooth, baritone voice capable of soothing narration, excited and animated voices, accents, characters and noises (I'm the only person I know that can impersonate a coffee machine milk steamer).

I have my own professionally equipped studio at home, so I'm always ready to record for you, and can turn around audio very quickly.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North East (Tyneside, Geordie), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - Yorkshire & Humber, Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Scottish (Glaswegian), Scottish (Highland, Inverness)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

From less than 24 hours depending upon the size of the project.

Live Directed Sessions

Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Neumann TLM 102 and AKG C214

Computer & Software

dbx PreAmp, Focusrite 8i6, Reaper and Cubase 12 Pro plus full suites of high end audio FX processing (iZotope, T-Racks).

Special Equipment

I have my own small studio, fully treated in a separate brick building from the house.

Service Overview

Voice Over

I provide VO services to your specification whether this is serious VO, character voices or noises. I am versatile and not afraid to try new things. I accept direction very easily.

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Voice Over Experience

Company Director

Odball Media Productions Ltd • Self-employed

Jun 2021 - Present

Company Director

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Voice Artist

Jan S Simonsen - Voice Artist • Self-employed

Sep 2019 - Present

Voice Artist / Voice Actor

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Professional Entertainer (Singer / Musician / Comedian)

Billy Lort • Self-employed

Apr 2001 - Sep 2019

Professional Entertainer

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

I’d highly recommend Jan, he’s so professional whilst still being very friendly and easy to get along with. We required a funny presenter for our project and we weren’t disappointed, two exec producers from TV were highly impressed too so that speaks for itself really. Considering the role came to him last minute he was still so prepared and interested, it was really encouraging to see. Thanks Jan!

Melissa Stafford

Sunderland University / all3media

Very professional and a brilliant voice over actor. Highly Recommend.

Hippy Theatre Company

I'd highly recommend Jan for consideration in your next production. They were diligent in responding to the VO brief for my new documentary and provided both an in-depth and insightful voice performance.

Recommended by:
Louis Holder (Film Director / Editor)

Louis Holder
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