Voice Over Examples

Lorraine Checklin

Lorraine gives coaching, therapeutic support and relaxing treatments to her clients either on a 1-1 basis or through her corporate work.

Lorraine has a passion for wellbeing and has worked with many people who have experienced unwanted thoughts and feelings. helping them to reduce their stress levels, achieve a calmer state of mind, increase their motivation and, most importantly, feel happier in both their home and working lives.

Lorraine has recorded a number of mindfulness recordings at Heathcote Studio.


Paul Elliott – Warwick Castle Light Trail

The highly successful Warwick Castle Light Trail was written and performed by Paul Elliott. This special story of hope and joy sounds fantastic as visitors follow a magical Christmas trail around the castle estate. Paul Elliott’s Warwick Castle Light Trail , and his album, The Christmas Journey, were both recorded at at Heathcote Studio.

Bills ability to make you totally relaxed is, I believe, one of the greatest skills any recording engineer could have. Nothing is too much trouble for him, and he has the patience of a saint. You can step inside his cosy studio and all pressure can be left outside. His knowledge of his system is complete, and the results are top notch. I cannot recommend him and his studio more highly. He is a top bloke and he really knows his stuff.

Ursula Holden Gill – Storyteller

Ursula Holden Gill is an amazing professional Storyteller, Writer, actor and Educator. She recorded both “The Handless Maidens Daughter” and “There Are Fairies in the Gutter” albums at Heathcote Studio.

If you haven’t listened to Ursula check out her website here

Christian Dixon

Dudley based Christian Dixon Chief Executive and founder of the AOC, an organisation that deals with Counselling & therapy, self-development training, Arts-based masterclasses, Community projects and therapist agency services. Christian is also a TV, stage and film actor and a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts

Christian visited Heathcote Studio to record a series of 12 x Mindfulness and Relaxation voice overs for CD and download. I have to say he has the most fantastic voice and was an absolute pleasure to record – he has a perfect voice for voice-overs.

“Bill Bates is extraordinarily gifted not only as an accomplished musician with an amazing eye for sound and attention to detail, but also as a fantastic recording engineer: he assisted me from start to finish in the preparation, selecting, recording, editing and post-production of no less than eighteen beautiful relaxation CDs. Bill’s professionalism, warmth, great sense of humour and guidance was second to none. He and his lovely wife made me so welcome and even collected me from the local station and made me a hearty lunch – now that’s service and a half. I cannot recommend Bill Bates enough to assist you with any recording you wish to do, and his patience and encouragement are legendary,. If you want to sound good and  get your work out there – Bill’ will support you no question. Would I work with this man again? You bet! “Thank you Bill and Louise.”

Christian Dixon Chief Executive of The Arts of Change / Dramatherapist / Actor

More details available here www.theaoc.org.uk/shop

Brigitte Nix

Brigitte Nix is a professional coach and well-being specialist with an holistic approach. Brigitte has recorded 6 x meditation, mindful and hypnotherapy recordings at Heathcote Studio. For more information visit www.brigittenix.co.uk.

Bill is a hugely experienced professional who clearly loves what he does and understands how to put this client at ease. Super skilled technically, committed to clarity from the start, reassuring and reliable throughout. Bill Bates – you’re a treasure and it’s a pleasure to work with you on my projects. I can relax.

Louise Bates – Audible Book Recording

Louise Bates recorded an Audible version of her book “Letters To Matthew” at Heathcote Studios.

For details please visit Letters to Matthew

Recording Letters To Matthew was an amazing experience. The book is 7 hrs and 54 mins long… it took around 2o hours to record including edits. If you have written a book I totally recommend getting it on Audible – especially as it is free!