Jury’s Inn Oxford radio ad – Meeting

I love having a portfolio career (that’s the polite way of describing a working life that careers around a crazy variety of jobs). This radio ad for the conference facilities at Jury’s Inn Oxford is unique for me.

  1. I am a voiceover with my own recording studio. So I get paid to use my chocolatey tones to sell everything from chocolate to fertility treatments – as well as narrate hundreds of hours of TV documentaries. So I have hundreds of different clients every year – this particular ad was recorded and mixed by the excellent Steve Smith at T7
  2. I also host and moderate conferences, and yes I have hosted and moderated at the conference facilities of Jury’s Inn Oxford, so I can confirm they have an excellent Events Team (call on 0845 525 6338 and say I sent you!)
  3. I also teach a wide variety of excellent people like politicians, academics and entrepreneurs how to be an inspiring public speaker…the exact opposite of “Bernard from Accounts” (have a listen to the ad)

So if you need anything from 1 or 2 or 3 please contact my agent Ben on 020 7419 0700.

Calling Time for Change Charter – Drink Well, Age Well

The Drink Wise, Age Well campaign around the ‘Calling Time for Change Charter’ was an absolute pleasure to narrate. Thank you for the great work ICE Creates Ltd. It always feels good to lend my voiceover to good causes. I stopped guzzling booze about a year ago now but still love it in cooking (brandy mushrooms last night) and have the occasional sip of fine wine (yeah, seriously, just the sip!).

Kettle Chips Advert for Nisa: A Homage to Leslie Phillips

Well, hellooooooooooo! Here is a little homage to Leslie Phillips in the form of a crisp advert for Nisa Stores. A delight to do a character voice again!

Did ‘A Homage’ throw you? There is much debate on whether this should be ‘an’ or ‘a’ – the more curious of you can read many thoughts here.

Zombie Diet: 10 Real-Life Examples of Humans Eating Humans

Fantastic to see there is still some buzz around the documentary ‘Eating with Cannibals,’ which I presented/hosted/narrated for National Geographic.

This time it’s made the list for ‘Zombie Diets: 10 Real-Life Examples of Humans Eating Humans.’

Fancy some further cannibalism related reading? Here’s an interview with Andrea Mustain from LiveScience about my time with the Biami people of Papua New Guinea.


Voice of God

Usually when I am the Voice of God at an awards ceremony it is in some posh venue and all very formal…But the annual Qube Learning Awards, hosted this year by Colin Jackson, is much more fun! It’s a really great organisation helping get young and often disadvantaged people into training, apprenticeships and then into real careers. It’s close to my heart – and will be even more needed in the coming years. Thanks to Mustard Presentations for your fab organisation, Qube and Proud Embankment Night Club, where the event was hosted.

FUTR European Summit – Panel Moderation

Here’s a little video put together by Jessica, who was laughing as she edited these highlights from the FUTR European Summit on friction free customer journeys. It’s all about how I love working LIVE in front of an audience who are asking real questions, with a panel of experts who really know the answers (and that includes how to have a real relationship with your clients, like Taylor Swift).

Proper Pink Gin

It’s always great to record a voiceover in my 1950’s BBC Newsreader voice…it is a regular request ever since I recreated the voice of Stanley Baldwin for BBC TV. That Boutique-y Gin Company is an organisation I can fully get behind, especially as I spend time each year making and gifting my own Sloe Gin.

Cheers From Piers!

That Was…Read By

‘That Was…Read By’ is a new series of poems recorded in Piers Hackney Wick studio, read by Piers Gibbon and curated by Jessica Boatright of Growing Poetry.

The first poems are from our ‘View from the Studio’ Collection – a gaggle of poems chosen to reflect the wilds of Hackney Wick, as seen from the window outside the recording booth.

Listen to all the poems in the series by  clicking HERE.

Desiree Akhavan in my studio

Great to have Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan in my recording studio last week so that she could be interviewed on Studio 360 over in New York by VICE journalist Hannah Harris Green.

Desiree conceived and starred in Channel 4‘s comedy -drama series ‘The Bisexual’ and she is doing an interview for a show that coincides with Valentine’s Day (today!) – I’ll post a link when I have it.

Hannah Harris Green has written some amazing pieces on sexuality and contraception – read more via the links below:




Also, here’s more info about my studio – it’s available to hire (with optional air b&b accommodation too) and it’s always great to help people tell their stories: