“Josh Shirt has a confident and engaging voice which naturally sounds knowledgeable, warm, and sincere. He can also sound cool and edgy – a voice perfect for promos and radio imaging.”
I was recently asked to record the tour guide voice over for Wood Green’s new video. It features interviews with staff and lots of cute pets too!
To begin with, Wood Green asked me for an approachable, clear and genuine narration. Then, I performed the script with neutral vowel sounds to cater to their Southern audience.
If you’d like me record your tour guide voice over, please contact me.
Explainer Video for Veolia
Leeds, UK has a remarkable energy recovery facility. For this animation voiceover, Veolia asked me to deliver a clear, approachable tone when explaining how their facility works.
Philip Ridley’s collection of short stories (Flamingoes in Orbit) – like his two adult novels, Crocodilia and In the Eyes of Mr Fury – became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990.
Flamingoes in Orbit Audiobook Recording
‘Flamingoes in Orbit’ was updated and re-released in 2018. I auditioned to be the audiobook narrator and I’m very proud to say that I got the part.
These stories were a pleasure to bring to life: A multitude of interesting and believable characters jumped out at me from the page and lent themselves to a range of British accents.
I recorded my performance of the novel in October and November 2018 and Ridley’s accurate, engaging and sometimes controversial storytelling literally made me laugh and cry.
5 Minute Preview
This great book is about coming of age, family dynamics and being gay in 80’s England, “in a world still bristling with prejudice, and (it) sings and howls with the need for equality and freedom.”
“Menace lurks in the shady corners of family life…. Chilling.” (Time Out)
“Ridley is a visionary.” (Rolling Stone)
Hear More of My Voice Acting
If you are interested in casting me for your project please contact me.
Tenzing Voice over for Spotify
Currently, you can hear my voice promoting Tenzing on Spotify and YouTube.
I often work for people who need a youtube video voice over.
YouTube Video Voiceovers
I recently recorded this voice over for Samsung UK’s YouTube Channel.
My voice explains to customers how to install and maintain their new washing machine.
Often clients e-mail me scripts for video presentations and I record the commentary. Once the recording is complete I return the audio in WAV or mp3 format. In the audio file I include a few versions of the script so that the client can pick their favourite when editing to picture.
Corporate Narration Showreel
You can hear and see more of my corporate voice over narration on the showreels page.
This medical animation voiceover is aimed at members of the public and explains how the blood-brain barrier works.
Educational Video Narration
Roche are a multinational pharmaceutical company that operate worldwide. They selected my voice for this project and we recorded the script in London. The client directed the session and they were keen to capture a tone that was friendly and informative; they said that my voice was a perfect fit for their recording.
Medical Voiceover Showreel
You can hear and see examples of other medical and technical narration that I’ve recorded on my showreels page.
I’m sometimes asked to be a radio imaging voice.
This audio branding (usually referred to as ‘Promos and Imaging’) has the intention of establishing a consistent ‘voice’ and brand identity as music and presenting styles change throughout a broadcast or podcast.
My voice has a wide range for sonic imaging: from young and dynamic ‘Radio One’ voice (for DJ shows and DJ podcasts – the classic ‘in the mix’ voiceover) to upbeat friendly announcer.
I am also an experienced sound engineer and audio producer, producing entire branding packages (with powerful, cutting-edge sounds and themes) for my clients.
Radio Imaging Voice for Aycliffe Radio
Recently I helped launch UK community radio station ‘Aycliffe Radio’. Over three months I supplied around 200 voice prompts to establish their brand identity.
For their breakfast show I give an excited and enthusiastic voice over. For their rock show my voice is grungy and edgy, and for the evening playlist I provide a relaxing and soothing voice.
Listen to My Radio Branding
Download Radio Imaging Showreel (Right click “Save As”)
This imaging was produced by Dan Callum.
I often work as a voiceover for television. I recently recorded this TV commercial for Treatwell. The TV advert is now airing across the UK. Treatwell is the largest hair and beauty bookings website in Europe.
National TV Commercial Voiceover
I recorded the audio from my professional home studio, taking direction from the client via Source Connect. The advert promotes the Treatwell app (for Apple and Android) which allows people to conveniently book spa and salon appointments at the touch of a button. For the ad I perform the character of a young British man who is bright, upbeat and enthusiastic about the new app.
Voiceover for Radio and Television – Showreel
To hear more commercials I’ve voiced, take a listen to my showreels here.
Corporate videos are an effective way to tell stories. They present information in an engaging way; using visuals animated in time to a voice over recording.
Promotional Video Voiceovers
I recently recorded this video for Node 4’s ‘Services Gateway’.
The session was directed by their video production company who linked up with my studio via telephone conference call. After the session I delivered a high quality WAV recording to the client.
For live voiceover recording sessions is it common for me to connect with clients by Skype, ISDN and Source Connect. I can also be left alone to record scripts and then deliver the finished audio by e-mail.
Corporate Narration Voiceover Showreel
I am happy to provide custom demos for your project, just drop me an e-mail.