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Hi! I’m Josh Shirt. I’ve worked as a full-time UK voice talent for over 15 years.
I record scripts in both my native Derbyshire / Cheshire accent and in neutral (RP) English. My voice can be heard around the world and has been used by the BBC, Microsoft, Samsung, and Lego (to name a few).
I look forward to hearing about your voiceover project.
Star Radio in Cambridge have chosen me as their male continuity announcer. The new station imaging is bright and upbeat, building excitement for a whole host of events they support in and around Cambridge. Here’s a promo voiceover that I recorded for them,...
Each year on graduation day, volunteers help marshall Durham University’s graduation ceremonies. For this instructional video, I provided the voiceover narration to prepare volunteers for how to take part. I used a friendly, conversational tone and the cadence...
Youthful, Friendly, Real
Cool and Dynamic
Formal and Professional
Available for Both Northern Accents and RP (Universal British) Accents
My native accent is a kind of hybrid of the Derbyshire accent and Cheshire accent. When speaking in my native accent I sound like a bloke somewhere near Manchester.
Northern Accent Demo
In 2011, I moved to London and I began to southernise my vowel sounds to perform with a Received Pronunciation (RP) English accent. I now offer voiceovers in either accent.
My voiceover experience
I have narrated videos for thousands of clients and brands from across the world. Whatever you’re looking for — whether it’s adverts, explainer videos, eLearning, medical voiceovers or anything else — I have the skills and expertise to deliver!
Stage / audiobook actor
I am a professional audiobook narrator and stage actor with the ability to create and perform many characters. I have audiobooks available through Audible and I perform live, before theatre audiences.
I am an experienced sound engineer and music producer. If you need audio editing, post-production, or bespoke music for your project, think of me as a one-stop shop! I have written and produced music used on hundreds of adverts, including for RyanAir and ASDA.
“I’ve known Josh for over 3 years and have always found him a pleasure to work with. He takes direction really well and I always get the read that I’m after. Whether it’s a natural, conversational style to an edgy club read or anything in between, Josh delivers the goods every time.”
“Josh is a consummate professional. After our first call I felt very comfortable and it was a great experience working together. The client directed and everyone was happy with the result. I would be happy to recommend Josh for his work.”
From my top-quality home studio I record voiceovers every weekday, and I pride myself on being available to record quickly. I turnaround most scripts within 12 hours and I pickup WhatsApp messages the fastest. Please get in touch if I can be of help with your project.
In this blog post I take a closer look at the software and engineering skills professional voice overs use in post-production (or “post”). Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for Voice Overs As a voice over I record and edit digital audio on a daily basis and the main...
Accents, Styles of Speech, and When to Use Them By Josh Shirt, versatile Voice Over Artist In my life so far, I’ve lived in the North and South of England and in the Northeast and West of the USA, and sometimes I make changes to the way my voice sounds to fit in...
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