Martin Whiskin

British voice over artist

Natural, warm, friendly guy next door

About me

I've felt the need to be creative since I was quite young, but didn't know how or where to express it.

In my early teens, I went to my first gig and immediately knew that playing guitar and singing was the perfect outlet.

 

For the next 15 years, making music was my absolute passion. I was lucky enough to play shows and festivals all over the UK and even had a teeny tiny bit of Radio 1 airplay! I always took a camera with me and that developed into a keen interest in photography, capturing special moments in a single frame.

During that time I started to volunteer at a community radio station, playing tracks from local bands and live engineering them in the studio. This was my first taster of being a "voice".

Not content with playing in a band and being a DJ's sidekick, I still needed another avenue to create in. I started writing, filming and editing comedy sketches. This pushed me towards telling stories and I started to write screenplays and short tales with twists and turns. 

When I finally started to reign back my hectic music schedule, it gave me time to try something else. Jokes. This became a bit of an obsession, writing thousands over a couple of years and producing content for several Twitter accounts.

After being made redundant from my 'proper' job in 2018, I decided it was time to do something real with this creativity forever burning inside me.

 

Enter voice over.

 

I dipped my toes in the water after watching a webinar with Peter Dickson and Hugh Edwards, two stalwarts of the industry. I was fascinated by being able to produce so many different and complex emotions using just my voice.

 

This seemed like a challenge - and I was up for it.

So here I am...taking my love of storytelling into yet another medium.

Services

Corporate

Explainer

Radio / TV commercials

Radio / TV promo

Video games

Telephone / IVR

Email / FTP / WeTransfer

Skype connection

Source Connect Now

Studio

Kube vocal booth

Rode NT1a microphone

Focusrite interface

Beyerdynamic headphones

Cubase software

Lemon tea

Additional skills

Editing

Mixing

Sound design

Self direction

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© 2019 Martin Whiskin

Photography by MWP

Website design by MWW

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