Saturday, February 10, 2007

Untapped voiceover talent


I went to see the Leonard Cohen film I'm Your Man yesterday. A fascinating tribute to a true one-off.

Strangely what struck me most during the film was Cohen's voice.

Not his singing voice, but his speaking voice. A voice of the ages, rich with life and gravitas.

The kind of voice we don't seem to hear in ads.

Now I know this is probably sacrilegious, but I reckon old Len would make a brilliant voiceover man.

His voice shares many of the qualities of Orson Welles, who was of course no stranger to the V/O booth.

I very much doubt old Len needs a V/O gig somehow.

However if you are looking for a strong yet understated male voice for your next ad why not drop him a message on his MySpace page.