I’m a female voice over originally from the Midlands in England – a region known for its distinctive accents.
West Midlands accents are typically characterised by a sing-song style, albeit in a minor key. Researchers believe their sounds date back to medieval times.
Today, the West Midlands dialect comes with some bostin’ (smashing) expressions – perfect for clarting about (mucking around).
If you’re looking for a female West Midlands voice-over, trust me, I’m as Midlands as they come. I was born in Wolverhampton, (which we pronounce ‘’Wolverrampton’’), while my parents are from Sedgeley and Tipton in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley. I also grew up in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent (in Staffordshire).
Need a Black Country female voice over? Or perhaps a Birmingham female voiceover in a Solihull style? Because I absorbed these Midlands sounds at such a young age, I can easily slip into them for you. My biggest clients in this region are West Midlands buses, Birmingham City Council and Worcester-based Vax, where I’m the on-hold voice.
I was born in Wolverhampton, which is in the Black Country. We are locally known as “Yam Yams!” Many people can’t tell the difference between Birmingham and Black Country dialects, but they are different and locals can tell! It really pays for areas of the UK like the Midlands to use authentic professional voice over actors. And I’m the ultimate Midlands voice over actor.
The reason my natural tone is RP is because as the child of an actress I was made to be RP (thank you Mummy!) and yes, I’ve lived ‘’down south’’ for many years and am a trained RP speaker.
But here I prove that while you can take the voice out of the Midlands, you can’t take the Midlands out of the voice. Ta ra a bit (bye for now)!