Josh Shirt has been a professional Voiceover Artist since 2005. He burst onto the UK voiceover scene as a young, street voice and was quickly snapped up as the voice of The Wireless Group’s thirteen radio stations in the North of England.
His work has evolved through the years with over 6000 advertising campaigns recorded to date and in recent years he has explored his talent for audiobook narration (recording Philip Ridley’s ‘Flamingoes in Orbit’ in 2018).
He has a naturally warm and confident voice that’s regularly heard on TV, Radio, Spotify & online. His portfolio includes work for Xbox, Samsung, Airbnb and the BBC.
Reviews have started to come in from my recent audiobook actor work for ‘Flamingoes in Orbit’ by Philip Ridley.
“Absolutely perfect for the tone of these stories is the soothing, melodic voice of narrator Josh Shirt. I’m disappointed to find he doesn’t currently have any other audiobooks available on Audible, and if this talented performer uses any other names I’d sure love to know about it.
Mr. Shirt brings these stories to life in a way that had chills running down my back. He’s subtle as he builds the tension, and when the inevitable twists come in the plot it’s a wonderful surprise as I couldn’t tell it was coming.”
My voice explains to customers how to install and maintain their new Samsung washing machine.
Often clients e-mail me scripts for corporate 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 recordings of the script so that the client can pick their favourite version when editing to picture.
Corporate Narration Showreel
You can hear and see more of my corporate narrations on the showreels page.
This medical voiceover is aimed at members of the public and aims to explain 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 at my agent’s studio in London. The client directed the session and they were keen to capture a tone that was friendly and informative; they felt that my voice was a perfect fit for their recording.
Medical Voiceover Showreel
You can hear and see examples of other medical and technical voiceovers I’ve recorded on my showreels page.
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”)
I recently recorded a TV commercial voiceover 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.
To hear more commercials I’ve voiced, take a listen to my commercials voiceover showreel 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.