She was nominated for three categories at the SDA17, and she picked up the Gold award for Best Website: Marketing & Creative. In addition to her success in Surrey, she’s won Platinum at the Ava Digital Awards 2015 and has also been listed as a worthy finalist at the TIGA Games Industry Awards and the Vox Awards several times.
Bearing all these accolades in mind, we think it’s safe to say that Posy Brewer is one of the most hard-working and well-connected female voiceover artists in the country.
Here, Posy talks about her background, what sets her apart from other voiceover artists, and what it takes to achieve recognition in such a competitive sector.
I was born and bred in Surrey, and my roots have never left me. I’m really passionate about engaging with my local community and I always try to use local companies wherever I can – I think it’s so important to keep independent firms alive and I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing organisations in my home county, too. That’s why I was especially pleased to have received the Gold award at the SDA17. It really meant a lot to me to be recognised by the scheme, especially as I was up against such an array of amazing finalists.
So where did it all start? Well, keen to explore my dramatic talents, I originally trained at the Oxford School of Drama, but over the years I have also studied various courses at RADA in London and across the pond in Los Angeles. My acting training means I have a very versatile sound, and because I have plenty of experience as a voiceover professional and know all the tools and tricks of the trade, I know how to use my voice to meet my clients’ requirements.
I’ve been active in my industry since 1999, but I have been providing voice over services to household names since 2001. Some of the clients I’ve worked with include industry heavyweights such as Sky, Sainsbury’s, MTV, John Lewis, B&Q, Coca-Cola, and the BBC. The list really does go on, so you’re sure to have heard my work somewhere!
Whether I’m asked to provide a natural, upbeat sound for an ad, or a range of character voices for an animated series, I always strive to deliver a unique energy to my voiceover work; in fact, my clients refer to me as the ‘cappuccino of voices’, referring to the depth and warmth that I can bring to any project. I do voiceovers for all kinds of areas, including TV and radio commercials, corporate videos, cartoons, video games, awards announcements, documentaries and even on-hold phone messages.
I also took to the reins of VOX, the UK’s only professional conference for the audio sector, in 2012, with a view to changing the format to bring it in to the modern day. But after five years, I decided to pass the business over to a new owner in 2017 so I could concentrate fully on my voiceover work (and juggling my professional career with my family life, of course!). You can read more about VOX, and what it stands for, here.
Another thing that really sets me apart from other UK voice over artists is the fact that I have my own professional studio at home – and I know how to use it! It’s linked up to ISDN, Source Connect, SCNow, SessionLinkPRO and ipDTL, and I can record, edit and produce work myself, which is more cost-effective for my clients and also makes sure that I can get their files to them as quickly as possible. That said, I regularly travel to various studios in London if the client requires me to record on location.
I will be launching a brand new website in spring 2018, and it’s going to contain even more information on what I do and how I can be a great asset to your next project. So be sure to check back to my website regularly for updates (or you can contact me directly if you’d like to know when it’s going to be ready).
If you’d like to have a chat about your next voiceover project, please email me at [email protected] and we can go from there.