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Russ Chalton

London, Greater London, GB 3:05 AM (GMT) Local Time

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About Russ Chalton

Years of live performance, rehearsal & writing have been a never-ending apprenticeship for developing real characters with depth and, conversely, how to develop caricatures when appropriate.

I’m so grateful to all the coaches, artists & audiences for the experiences & lessons I’ve learned, which have given me the skills to really get into clients’ scripts, be they character, narration, commercials, gaming or trailers, to bring characters to life and to really lift the text off the page.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

Australian, British, Dutch, England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North East (Tyneside, Geordie), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, German, Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Irish Southern (Munster, Cork), North American, Russian, Scottish (Glaswegian), Scottish (Highland, Inverness), South African, South African (Afrikaans), US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), Welsh

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Documentaries Elearning Radio Ad Videogames Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

24 - 48 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Senheiser MKE600, Lewitt LCT440 Pure

Computer & Software

Steinberg Cubase, Source Connect

Special Equipment

Treated vocal booth, Focusrite 2i2 audio interface, Senheiser DT500 headphones, Alesis Elevate3 mkII monitors.

Service Overview

Voice Over

Russ Chalton is a British voice artist living in West Sussex, England.

Russ offers a range of services including narration, commercials, gaming, training videos, movie trailers. He can provide a wide range of character voices, both serious and comedy.

A new service for 2023 is a Pre-Project Brainstorm, whereby Russ can visit you onsite or remotely to participate in activities such as:
- trying out character voices, accents, dialects etc.
- character definition
- offering suggestions on scripting
This is a cost-effective way of getting ahead with your Voice Artist requirement, before the stage of having to make a final choice of VO talent.

Another popular service is recorded “Voice of God” introductions for entertainers/musicians.

Russ is happy to come to your choice of studio in person or, alternatively, from his purpose-built studio in West Sussex files can be recorded, edited, mixed and sent directly to clients.

Remote direction & recording is also available.

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Voice Over Experience

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Squint Opera • Freelance

Dec 2022 - Dec 2022

Recorded character voice for new Blackpool Museum of Entertainment.

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Getaway Explorer Travel • Freelance

Feb 2022 - Feb 2022

Radio/Online advert for travel agency

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Forever Phoenix Crafts • Freelance

Jan 2022 - Jan 2022

Online advert for independent craft business.

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VOG - Master of Ceremonies for Status Quo 25th Birthday Concert

Bourne Leisure • Contract Full-time

Oct 1990 - Oct 1990

During a season as a Butlin's Redcoat, I was seconded to the Press Office to work on the Status Quo 25th Birthday Celebration Concert at Minehead, Somerset.
I was the off-stage V.O.G. announcer. I also had to make various announcements of the Radio Butlin network, and provide radio interviews for local radio.

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Professional Entertainer

Numerous contracts with different agencies • Freelance

Nov 1992 - Sep 1995

Bookings for: comedy stand-up routine, impressionist shows, pantomime roles, compere & VOG activities.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

“Russ is 1st Class & always delivers it that way because he’s passionate about his work, the subject he’s paying tribute to and his audience. His lovable character is what I was always drawn to the instant he hits the stage. Charisma and talent shines with Russ, he’s one of the good guys and will bring the best in any situation leaving your listeners with a smile!
Don’t let his voices slip away as this will be the only way you’ll be happy to hear voices in your head – as long as they’re Russ’s”

Steve Hewlett - Britain's Got Talent Finalist

“Russ is clearly not only a great impressionist but the speed he goes from character to character is a talent all on its own. His accents are spot-on & brilliant comic timing. A talented guy all round. A must-see.”

Rachel Cantrill - Forever in Blue Jeans & The Carpenters Voice of the Heart

“Whether the occasion requires an entertaining, light-hearted, comedic quality, or needs strict attention to particular criteria and delivery of important information, Russ demonstrates an inventive flair and an ability to adapt and respond to situations which can present themselves when working in front of an audience or delivering offstage announcements.”

Neil Ainsby Actor, TV & Radio Presenter, Musician
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How do I work with Russ Chalton?

You can start working with Russ Chalton in three simple steps:

  1. Invite Russ to respond to your new or existing project.
  2. Review Russ' proposal, portfolio, and quote after they've replied to your invitation.
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  1. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal directly through Voices.
  2. Voices holds your funds until you're satisfied with Russ' work.
  3. When the work is done, download your files.