Let me breathe life into your words.
Martin Drayton is the Voice of Principle. He is a natural communicator with excellent organisational skills, and a hard-working individual with a great work ethic, who remains professional and efficient under pressure.
He has a warm, rich and distinctive British voice over, from BBC to Cockney. He speaks calmly and clearly, ideal for TV, radio, corporate or industrial productions and more. His style is believable and varies from formal to cool, young and sexy, as required! Martin is very aware of the necessary copy delivery and can read scripts that require sensitivity and gravitas.
Martin can be hip and upbeat when the script demands, and loves the challenge of bringing life to your words.
The following are the voice genders and ages he can perform:
* young adult male
* middle age male
* senior male
These are the language(s) of which he is a native speaker:
* first language : English (British)
* second language : English (Caribbean)
Martin offers his services for these recording purposes:
IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
TV shows, sports commentary and movies, specializing in snowboard or skateboard commentary, former World Cup competitor
movie and game trailers
Recording and delivery capabilities:
Martin is more than happy to go to any designated studio in his area, deliver audio files via email or deliver audio files by regular mail.
Pre-, post- and production services offered:
He has the facility to edit and deliver finished voice tracks. He copywrites, adds sound effects and music from an extensive library.
My home base:
Born in London, Martin's home is now Park City, Utah, USA.
Accents, impersonations, characters and dialects:
Martin speaks conversational French which returns to being fluent with continued use. This allows him to provide excellent pronunciation of French place names, etc. Martin can perform West Indian, as well most Regional British Accents. He can cover any age range from young male up to senior, sophisticated upper class to cockney.
Recent clients include:
- Life Technologies
- VAW, Pakistan
- Thr've Media
- StickyStreet, Washington DC
- House of Radon, Sweden
- Carbonated Labs
- Park City Mountain Resort
- Destination Sports.
He has over 15 years in the industry.
Martin worked on four series of the British Channel 4 Show Board Stupid as a guest presenter and the resident technical expert. Alongside with Nic Fellows (the voice of Eurosport), Martin also commentated for two full seasons on the ISF Snowboard Tour for Channel 4 Television, often appearing in front of the camera. He has taught celebrities to snowboard on the Disney Channel UK, BBC Holiday Programme and the Weather Channel (USA), the latter to an audience of 14 million. An interview in 2007, while breaking a Guinness Skateboard World Record was shown on Chinas Record Breakers Show, aired to an estimated 240 million viewers!
He was a presenter and instructor on Exploding Snowboarding, UKs top-selling instructional video also shown on all winter package-holiday flights to Europe for two seasons. When based in the UK, Martin was "The Voice (and face) of British Snowboarding".
He was a guest lecturer in the University of Utah in 2009.
He is an experienced voice talent in various media, trained by Nic Fellows. Martin's voice has been heard on several national and international TV and radio stations, documentaries, DVDs, lectures, safety briefings and corporate training material.
Martin's major was in English Language and English Literature.
He had a voice over training with Nic Fellows, known in the UK as "The Voice of Eurosport".
Martin uses the VO 1-A Harlan Hogan Microphone and voices from a Pro-Tools equipped home studio using an Apple G5 computer, Mac Book laptop and Pro-Tools software. Skullcandy Headphones are his headphones of choice.
He is based near Salt Lake City in the US, so within easy reach of the major facilities there.
A successful and experienced photojournalist in his own right, Martin has written for The Daily Mail as well as all of the top British Ski, Snowboard and Skateboard magazines for over 20 years. This gives him the ability to write and tailor voice over scripts if needed.
He is a world-class competitive Slalom Skateboarder, 2005 World Champion and 2007 Guiness World Record Holder, 2009 Bronze Medalist, World Skateboard Slalom Championships.
One of the top snowboard trainers on the planet, consistently the most requested instructor at Park City Mountain Resort and 3-time winner of Instructor of the Year.
He is also USASA Masters Snowboard Cross Champion 2011.