Simon Harvey

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BIOGRAPHY

There are plenty of “voice overs” out there but “voice artists” and “voice actors” are a much rarer breed. The difference is the willingness to have decided: “This is what I’m going to do as my specialty and vocation, and I’m going to do it at the very highest level”. 

After that…. all it takes are thousands of hours of actually doing it!

Simon is this type of voice performer.

He works at the highest echelon of Australian voice talent not just because his sound is immediately engaging with a warmth you can feel but because he precisely interprets each script and direction to offer a myriad of moods, styles, energy levels and personalities, delivering exactly what is asked for quickly and efficiently, every single time.

For clients he makes the process effortless – breathing life into campaigns online, on TV or on radio; narrations of every type from colourful to corporate; audio books; voices for film and TV drama; in-flight; in-cinemas; on guided audio tours and many more.

Read the testimonials below from some of Australia’s best creatives and audio engineers then listen to Simon’s work to see if he could be the right voice for your next project as well.

Simon is also seen on screen as an actor and presenter. The natural warmth of his voice combined with a relaxed and friendly on screen persona sees him in front of the camera for all sorts of projects with increasing regularity.

REVIEWS

  1. Simon seems to be able to walk up to a script and just ‘get it’. You never have to explain your idea, he’s already thought about it, understands it, and knows how to best portray it. Simon has one of those voices that isn’t a ‘traditional’ voice. He’s not over-polished, and that makes him much more relatable. He doesn’t read, he communicates.

    Matt Dickson - Creative Director (and Gold Siren winner), Southern Cross Austereo.

  2. Simon is one of those voices I think of as a chameleon. It doesn’t matter who the client is, or what the product is, he just fits in & sounds right. He is a skilled voice artist who is quick in the studio & understands the nuances of the spoken word. Simon has a knack of turning complicated scripts into clear communications. Book him.

    Greg Crittenden - Take 2 Creative Audio

  3. Simon Harvey has the kind of voice that mothers love” – someone once said that to me in a session and it seems to be true as Simon is continuously booked to talk to the everyday woman. He’s super easy to work with and nails it every time!

    Abigail Sie - Song Zu

  4. I’ve known Simon Harvey ever since he started in the Australian Voice Over scene. And that was years ago. His experience and expertise always brings that extra something to a recording session. He is great with clients, always delivers, and without stating the obvious, he has a great voice. And I gotta say, I’m not sure I’ve worked with anyone who can read page after page of long complicated script without making a mistake like Simon can. Sure makes my job easier. If you haven’t worked with Simon, you should.

    Brad Power - Stellar Entertainment

  5. Simon constantly delivers a perfect read every take, he’s always professional and willing to go the extra mile for his clients, from one word to pages of phone prompts! Simon’s voice box is in my studio box a lot! Hence the level of quality he delivers in our voice over world.

    Simon Lister - Nylon Studios, Sydney and New York

  6. I have worked with Simon for many years and it’s always a pleasure to have him in the studio. Simon brings an incredible amount of experience to every voice over session and is always willing to try anything to get that perfect take. He has a great skill at choosing just the right feel (mood, style, emotion) for every read.
    I highly recommend Simon for any voiceover work you may have.

    Bill Dowling - TSD Audio Production

  7. Simon is one the most clear and precise voices in the business. Whether you want ‘real’ or ‘retail’, ‘warm’ or ‘wacky’, Simon delivers every time. Simon is at the top of his game!

    Chris Gregson - Network Creative Director, Macquarie Media Limited

  8. I’ve recorded many radio campaigns with Simon, ranging from over-wordy retail spots to demanding character reads. Whatever the script, Simon’s a very intuitive voice artist, who always goes the extra yard to really lift it off the page. Easygoing, collaborative and a fun presence in any session.

    Michael Caloudis - Senior Creative Writer, Nova Entertainment

  9. It doesn’t matter whether he’s playing a biker or a banker; Simon’s utterly trustworthy tone brings a bucket of bonhomie to any read you can throw at him.

    Simon Hills-Johnes - Creative Director, Nova 969/SmoothFM 95.3

  10. Simon is the kind of Voice Artist that can rescue a bad script from the edge of Turddom, and actually make it sound good!

    Eddie Bye - Commercial Production Manager at Nova Entertainment, Adelaide

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