The Voice of Stoke-on-Trent
A Staffordshire Voice Over For Your Brand
With a natural Stoke accent, I’m a female voice over originally from Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in England – a region known for its pottery industry and its unique accent.
Having been born and raised in one of the six towns of the Potteries, I can speak both in the Stoke accent and the dialect, as well as speaking with a natural RP accent, and many other UK accents (including Northern, West Midlands, Scottish, Welsh and Liverpudlian).
What is the Stoke Accent?
The Stoke-on-Trent accent is a distinct variation of the North Staffordshire accent, and it is characterized by a number of specific features that set it apart from other regional accents. The accent has become particularly notable in recent years due to its frequent use in voiceover and film work (see The Colour Room).
The vowel-shift in the Stoke-on-Trent accent (lewk, bewk, tewk, instead of look, book, took) is particularly pronounced, and it can be one of the more challenging aspects of the accent for non-native speakers to master.
One of the most unique aspects of the Stoke-on-Trent accent is its use of local dialect and idioms. The accent is closely associated with the Potteries, the traditional heartland of the UK’s pottery industry, and as such it has a rich and varied vocabulary that is specific to the area. This can include phrases like “duck” (used as a term of endearment), “nesh” (meaning soft or weak), and “bostin'” (meaning excellent). Using these local phrases and idioms can be a great way to add authenticity and personality to a voiceover recording.
Clients Choose Me For My Accents, Dialects and Language Skills
As a British voice over, I am known for my exceptional ability to adapt my voice to a wide range of styles, accents and dialects, and, coming from this area of England, also gives me an ear for accents – so I am just as happy chatting in RP, a Northern accent, Scottish, Welsh, a variety of European accents, as well as in my own regional accent.
“Cost kick a bo agen a wo an yed it til it bosts?“, as we say in these parts!
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