Hello, I’m Lindsay, and this is where I’m supposed to tell you just a little bit about me! I provide voiceovers for Commercials, Corporate, Online Videos, E-Learning, Cartoon and Animation, Children’s Audiobooks, Games and Toys, Telephone Messaging/On-Hold.
My route to voiceover
Now this was a circuitous one! I began in musical theatre and acting as a teenager. Having got the bug I decided to have voice lessons and became classically trained, achieving a coveted Grade 8 Distinction in Voice from the Royal Schools of Music. Following a Foundation in Music, next stop was an honours degree in Drama & Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham. It was there that I also managed to sneak into the Music department on arrival, and was given the opportunity to take music options and also perform as part of my degree.
During my first year at university, I auditioned and was offered the chance to join the National Youth Music Theatre for one of their productions, which took me to Buxton Opera House. The show was produced and sponsored in conjunction with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stillgoe, as part of the Quest Fest for New Musicals.
My plan all along had been to gain my degree and then go to drama school. I couldn’t believe my luck when I was offered a place at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting.
Later on, I began to develop a passion for jazz and swing. First of all, I joined a local jazz band. Within two years I’d set up my own band and become band leader and singer in my own successful jazz band. En-route to learning jazz singing techniques, I met and was inspired by the brilliant jazz singer Anita Wardell at one of her workshps. I’ll never forget her tips on counting the band in!
Alongside of this, I discovered the wonderful world of voiceover and embarked on a voiceover career. Training sessions with Marice Tobias and Nancy Wolfson ensued, which I hope to continue.