Music Radio Creative’s Voice of the Month for April 2017 is Clare Reeves! As Music Radio Creative’s Voice of the Month, all orders with Clare’s voice get her full session file as a Special Bonus – at no extra cost.
Clare has been providing voiceovers for various clients across the globe for years. Her voice can be described as light, warm, conversational, confident, assured, clear, sensual, aspirational, luxurious, and professional. She is the voice behind numerous TV and radio commercials, documentaries, explainer videos, corporate films, museum soundscapes, phone messaging systems, audio guides, dance tracks, news bulletins, and many more.
She is one of our top female British voice talents and her experience includes being a BBC radio presenter and sound engineer! If you need a female British voice for your next audio, Clare’s voice can put that special sound to it. Listen to her demos here:
Interested to get to know Clare? We asked her a few questions about her life and work. Read her answers below:
What is your real name?
What is the most exciting project you EVER got to work on?
Acting on the soundscape of the National Railway Museum in York.. using a range of voices and acting in the carriages and on the platform – people visiting the museum that day got quite a show! Also, it was just before Christmas so we were given Christmas Dinner on the platform.. so memorable.
What is the most exciting project you worked on last year?
I was commissioned to write and voice a piece of public art! “The Shepping Forecast” is my reimagining of the traditional Shipping Forecast for a seaside town. The shipping areas are replaced with destinations and locations in the town and cheeky, social comment is swapped in, hidden amongst the weather warnings. Clips have even been played on BBC radio!
Can you give us a short history of what you do?
Based in my studio near the seaside, I bring words to life for clients all over the world. My sound is warm, fresh, assured and sensuous.. and I love the many worlds that voiceover enables me to travel to and work within… all from behind my mic.
How did you get into voice acting?
I’ve theatre training and I’m a BBC Radio Presenter. When I was looking for a new challenge I realised that I’d been voicing lines for people for years and that was what I should do. I worked as a sound engineer for the BBC for a number of years, so I was happy to create my own studio and combine all my skills from a lifetime of performance into a job I love.
Who is your role model in the voice over/acting industry?
My coach Nancy Wolfson. I’ve worked with her for a couple of years and she’s so inspiring and gives me confidence and skills for interpreting scripts perfectly every time.
How do you warm up to record each session?
For a few years I had singing lessons in ‘Speech Level Singing” technique so I use the warm ups we used in my singing lessons, plus some speaking specific tongue twisters to make sure everything is working well!
What is your favourite piece of audio recording kit and why?
I love Adobe Audition CS6! When I worked at the BBC world service, I trained reporters on how to use Cool Edit Pro – this later became Adobe Audition, so I was familiar with it onside out.. then when CS6 came out, the tool I knew became more powerful. Perfect.
Could you tell us something about you that we won’t be able to find anywhere in your CV/Website/Social Media profiles?
I sand boarded down some of the highest dunes in Africa, face first!.