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Roll up! Roll up!

Are you looking for the world-famous Talking Man? 

Needing the finest voiceover artistry this side of the pyramids? 

Wanting a delighted Northerner to wax lyrical over your amazing television promo, radio campaign, or a video about your cats? 

You are in the RIGHT place! 

Crack out a fresh packet of digestives and let the show begin…

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Who am I?

I’m Jack, the amazing talking man.

I grew up in Carlisle the comedy king of the country (apparently!) and from my early start as the amazing talking toddler, I flourished into the amazing talking child, quickly followed by the talking teen and then strode on into the boots of the amazing talking man I am today.

I’ve lent my vocal chords to Tesco, Wickes, NickToons, Virgin TV, Porsche, KFC and Tui. I’ve welcomed you to shows like Family Guy, American Dad and the snooker as well as narrating a few shows about dogs, which retrieved golden reviews.

I’ve had a lot of practice and being honest I think it shows in my interpretation of spoken communication (there’s documented evidence further down that shows I’ve convinced other people to think this too).

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Hey pay attention!

Whilst most people spend their lives talking for free, I’ve managed to convince a select few it would be much better if they shut up and I talk on their behalf.

They write it down, I speak it out, machines record it and sometimes it’s on the telly.

There’s no word too big or small – every letter of the alphabet can be spoken (the Greek alphabet will cost you more, though.)

Are you a legend?

Are you amongst these elite non-vocalisers? Below your pay grade to say words yourself? Lost your voice in an unfortunate smelting accident? I’ll talk for you! Fill in this fancy form to confirm your elite status.

Are you a legend?

Are you amongst these elite non-vocalisers? Below your pay grade to say words yourself? Lost your voice in an unfortunate smelting accident? I’ll talk for you! Fill in this fancy form to confirm your elite status.

Fancy form

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What do I do?

  • I read stuff out loud.
  • I sound enthusiastic, adoring and like I genuinely believe in the stuff you’re peddling.
  • I drink pints and eat pies (in moderation – some might say).
  • I’ve got an ear massaging Northern accent which is like gravy for the senses.
  • If I mess it up, I say it again until it’s right.
  • I hopelessly adore Carlisle United

Fun fact

My state of the art, thoroughly disinfected studio, has previously been the home of a religious TV channel, Kids TV channel and a rude adult-only internet TV channel (hence the disinfectant)

*non of the above activities or belief systems or anything previously associated with the building my office is within, or the rumors around it, has any legal bearing on the words I speak for you.
**Ask me about some of the stories though…Woah!

Are you ready for audible gold?

Let me show you some samples of work I’ve done recently.
Mostly recorded in my own professional studio but some of it in a studio where they serve coffee in tiny cups.
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What do other people think though?

A small selection of the best of the best from reviews and comments I’ve had from happy clients. If you doubt the credibility of any of my testimonials, just give me a call and I’ll convince you otherwise.

Awards and nominations...

Awards and nominations
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Not only have I achieved my blue swimming badge, cycling proficiency and a lolly for being brave at the dentists which isn’t at all ironic,
but VOX, One Voice, and my Mum have all given me recognition. Bored at work? Take a look:

I’ve worked on loads of different projects too from household names like Pets at Home and Wilco, to smaller businesses and corporate marketing. Many moons ago, I once recorded a voicemail for a friend who had a scaffolding company in Inverness. He paid me in shortbread, haggis and Scotch. Which leads me nicely on to…

The Jack Oddie setup

Find out a little more about my setup and what makes me tick!

Neumann U87’ Otherwise known as ‘The Daddy’. Like a good father figure its strong, reliable and has a large diaphragm (#Microphonejoke!). Also, once purchased you’ll appreciate those who have bought a mic will never ‘drop the mic’.

Ready to step in is the beautiful sounding Audio-Technica AT4033, basically I’ve got Roberto Carlos on the bench.

Pro Tools. Yes, I know some would say it’s like taking a marquee for a one-night camping trip, but I love it and the waveforms look nice. Also, tell a sound engineer you have a U87 and Pro Tools and you appear somewhat professional which is ironic considering I’m currently writing this naked.

If you know your booths, it’s a DemVox.  If you don’t know your booths its big, grey and cost a fortune to be shipped from Spain, basically it’s a padded room where I talk to myself. It’s also a really good place to eat crisps or cry. Or both.

Are you even a voiceover if you don’t have a studio dog? It’s fashionable in our industry to have one you see, but due to crippling insecurities I’ve got two. Paddy and Pedro, two King Charles Spaniels. Paddy has featured in a radio ad for a vet, whereas I haven’t, so my dog is arguably a better voiceover than me. Perfect.

’Yorkshire’. I’m always stocked up on account of the acute addiction I’ve developed. I’ll not drink anything else unless of course you’re a tea company and you’d like me to voice your national TV campaign. If that’s the case – Yorkshire who? Please visit my contact page to get in touch.

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The Jack Oddie Setup

Find out a little more about my setup and what makes me tick!

Neumann U87’ Otherwise known as ‘The Daddy’. Like a good father figure its strong, reliable and has a large diaphragm (#Microphonejoke!). Also, once purchased you’ll appreciate those who have bought a mic will never ‘drop the mic’.

Ready to step in is the beautiful sounding Audio-Technica AT4033, basically I’ve got Roberto Carlos on the bench.

Pro Tools. Yes, I know some would say it’s like taking a marquee for a one-night camping trip, but I love it and the waveforms look nice. Also, tell a sound engineer you have a U87 and Pro Tools and you appear somewhat professional which is ironic considering I’m currently writing this naked.

If you know your booths, it’s a DemVox.  If you don’t know your booths its big, grey and cost a fortune to be shipped from Spain, basically it’s a padded room where I talk to myself. It’s also a really good place to eat crisps or cry. Or both.

Are you even a voiceover if you don’t have a studio dog? It’s fashionable in our industry to have one you see, but due to crippling insecurities I’ve got two. Paddy and Pedro, two King Charles Spaniels. Paddy has featured in a radio ad for a vet, whereas I haven’t, so my dog is arguably a better voiceover than me. Perfect.

’Yorkshire’. I’m always stocked up on account of the acute addiction I’ve developed. I’ll not drink anything else unless of course you’re a tea company and you’d like me to voice your national TV campaign. If that’s the case – Yorkshire who? Please visit my contact page to get in touch.

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Where are you?

I live in Newcastle and I’ve got a girlfriend and two dogs. I’ve also got a nifty studio in Gateshead (just next to the river Tyne). You’re more than welcome to come over and talk about me talking so you don’t have to talk, but PLEASE don’t just rock up expecting a warm welcome. I’m an in-demand, busy guy with millions of YouTube videos STILL to watch – so let me know you want to come to see me. I’ll make sure I have fresh milk ready for a brew and I’ve cleaned any suspect items from my general work area. You’ll get the right impression from our meeting and not leave thinking “that was weird, what’s with the funky smell and why does it sound like someone’s tied up in the cupboard?!?”

That all said...

I am familiar with transportation and modern technology and have worked across the UK at various times.

You come to me, I come to you, we do it all virtually or we meet in a shady car park midway and mutter things into your iPhone microphone while people look on with disgust.

In a nutshell, neither my nor your location is important here, we can work together and will figure it out, hopefully without either of us obtaining a criminal record for trespass during the process. ‘Fact Check’ – trespass is not a crime.

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Can I contact you?

If you prefer to deal with agents, that’s absolutely fine because this is an opportunity to casually namedrop I’m with Excellent Talent in London. You can contact them here.

or call Excellent Talent on 03452 100 111

Or you can get me direct!

Feel free to speak to me directly. Just don’t ask me to do the dominating sexy voice from the late 2000s. It was a one off, I was skint and legally I don’t even need to talk about it anymore. Forget about it already you sick individual.
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