I have an all singing, all dancing background.
My band enjoyed cult status in the ‘90’s, being stalwarts on the BBC’s John Peel show, guesting on Ned Sherrin’s Loose Ends (alongside Count Dracula star Christopher Lee – scary!), Capital Radio and the World Service. I lent my voice to many other artists populating the London lo-fi/americana scene, including Tram, Monograph, Pacific Radio, The Real Tuesday Weld and many more.
“haunting suspended female vocals and the occasional lurch into effects-pedal overdrive adding light and shade… Broken Dog throw away in three minutes ideas that would sustain their peers for whole albums” – Stewart Lee, Sunday Times 1997
“how long do you need to fall in love?” Melody Maker 1997
Being a very embodied person, dance has also always threaded in and out of my life. My latter pieces of work were inspired by algorithmic structures. My collaborator and I gave a very ‘pointy-headed’ workshop as part of the Science Museum’s Alan Turing season in 2013, based on a piece we made called Meeting Place. It featured myself and my partner barking and shouting unrecognisable vowel sounds at each other. And despite this –
“[…] the dancers often looked like they were responding to each other and having a conversation” – New Scientist]
And of course, we were –
“delightfully unpredictable” – Resolution!
Don’t worry, I got barking out of my system and you won’t find a trace of canine gruffness in my voiceover work (unless that’s something you are specifically looking for!).
Having been a singer, my voice is pretty versatile, still has a sing-songy quality and is nice and easy on the ear.