A Holly Dolly Christmas – Album | TV Commercial Voiceover

This wonderful profession always delivers surprises! I was thrilled to record this TV Commercial voiceover promoting Dolly Parton’s New Album A Holly Dolly Christmas, her first holiday-album in 30 years. The advert was screened on ITV along with ITV Hub/Video-on-Demand and Social Media Platforms in 2020.

I’m delighted my voice was selected by the production team in the USA. They asked for a neutral English accented voice that was “warm, friendly, festive and smiling
 – like hearing from an old friend

I recorded the voice-over in London, UK at my Personal Studio.

A Holly Dolly Christmas is the forty-seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on October 2, 2020, by Parton’s Butterfly Records in partnership with 12-Tone Music Group. Dolly sings the Christmas Classics with special guest appearances by Michael Bublé,  Miley Cyrus and more. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, becoming Parton’s eighth album to top the chart. The album also peaked at number one on the Billboard  Top Holiday Albums chart.

Studio: Personal Studio
Microphone: Lewitt LCT 540 S
Signal Path: DBX 286s, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
Direction: Self Directed

Voiceover Brief and Skills 

  • Provide a commercial voiceover with a neutral English accent that was – “warm, friendly, festive and smiling
 – like hearing from an old friend
  • Record in various styles (to offer the client some options) ranging from “Jolly” to “More Subdued”

Dolly Parton | Butterfly Records | 12-Tone Music

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.