Jonathan Clays - Hear me
Jonathan Clays Voice Over Artist
As a professional voice over artist you'll have heard my voice just about everywhere: on some of the best known tv shows, corporate films, tv commercials and even as the tannoy voice in places like The Lloyds Building and London Victoria Coach Station. I'd describe my voice as neutral English, natural and believable with authority with a healthy optional dose of irony...unless of course it's a character voice you're looking for...
Need a football commentator voice over? You've come to the right place. My footy read is one of the UK's most widely used for TV and radio commercials, interactive productions, PC games and web films. It's been used by some of the biggest brands on the planet for high profile, even global campaigns for clients such as Nike and Nexen Tire.
My 1940s style Pathe News impression is also very popular. I'm proud that my voice can be heard in my favourite museum, the RAF museum in Hendon. I've been the voice of many of Britain's best loved TV shows for that 'BIG' Saturday Night TV sound. You can book that same Sat Night Takeaway style for live 'Voice of God' awards ceremonies which are always great fun. "And the nominations are..."
I work full-time from my own London studio which means high quality and fast turnaround times. My fees are in line with the usual industry rates for all voice over jobs, though if you're on a tight budget I'll always do my best to find a price that works. Just get in touch and I'll be happy to help...
One area of my work that I absolutely love doing is being a live awards announcer for events, or Voice of God (VOG) as it’s known. You know the thing, “And the nominations are…” During September, I performed as Live Voice of God for the YCN Student awards in Spitalfields, London. The fifth year in Read more about Live Awards Announcer (VoG Blog)[…]
Voice of God announcer: One of the areas of work I enjoy most of all as a voice over artist is being a live Voice of God announcer. The Voice of God announcer (or live awards announcer) anchors an awards ceremony by signposting what’s ahead for the audience by announcing each junction of the event. Read more about Voice of God announcer[…]
I do love a #worldcup. Not only for the four weeks of end to end football, but also for the football commentator voice over work it always brings my way. I loved working on this set of TV promos and national radio campaign for UKTV Gold’s Summer Weeknights of Comedy. We recorded five different Read more about Summer Weeknights of Comedy[…]
Sports Commentator Voice: As a voice over artist I do a lot of work as a sports commentator voice. I’ve always loved football and always look forward to a World Cup. Occasionally, I also get to meet my childhood heroes from the other side of the mic. A blog of two halves: I did a spot Read more about Coppell vs Pele… (sports commentator voice)[…]
Very sad to hear about the death of Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry on Sunday. Exactly one year ago to the day I was sitting with him in his living room doing some sound recording work for Radio 4. He talked me through all of his memorabilia and told me how the ideas for his Read more about Jimmy Perry[…]
As a kid growing up in the late 1970s there were two things that I really loved; Blondie (especially Debbie Harry) and football, especially goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton. Shilton was my hero and my bedroom wall reflected that – pictures of him diving acrobatically through the air to make yet another fantastic save interspersed with Read more about “Dreaming”[…]