Lisa Bailey is one of Australia’s top V/O talent.
A seasoned professional, she has delivered time and again, on briefs as diverse as the following:
Smiley, not too smiley,
Sexy, not too sexy,
Big, not too big,
Retail, not too retail, not retail at all.
Soft, smooth, not too smooth, cool, classy, luxurious, laid-back, dead.
Excited, even bigger, not too much.
Natural, real, person-on-street, not so real, not so articulated, without dropping t’s, drop some g’s.
Authoritative, not lecturing, accessible, informative, like a teacher, not like a student teacher, like a dominatrix, not too bossy, not too dark, more ice, down, bright, light, up, cheeky, not too suggestive, a bit saucy, a bit sassy, a bit more 0055.
Average mum, yummy mummy, cuddly mummy, cheesy, not too cheesy, not too syrupy, really sugary sweet, not too cookie-cutter, not too vanilla, bogan, not too bogan, girly, bubbly, blonde, not too blonde, fun, party girl, hot chick at the bar, not too 0055 this is an air conditioner we’re selling.
Upbeat, high-energy, straight, flat, dramatic, like a fairytale, colour it up, punch it out, speed it up, more anxiety, more hype, stretch it out, let it breathe, give it some air, play it down, low-key, quirky, fresh, tongue in cheek, give it some eyebrows, make it throwaway, don’t throw it away, go for something different, just do it how you would do it, forget what I said and …you know what I mean.
Over the past 15 years she has also created or impersonated the following:
Mice on helium, Ginger, Lesley, an alien, a talking fish, an ex-punk rocker now corporate mum, ex-aus rocker turned primary teacher, Megan McBean, a robot, a robotic telephone system, a robotic GPS woman, a labrador puppy, Peg the Platypus, a kookaburra, a singing, dancing penguin, a singing mother duck, a french air stewardess, a Swedish backpacker, an Italian mama, a Brazilian hostel manager, a Colombian feminine hygiene vigilante, a Mexican firecracker, a Northern Irish spitfire, a Southern Irish potato, a bogan, an eastern suburbs housewife, an Emo chick, a Goth girl, Eliza Dolittle, Mary Poppins, Bridget Jones, Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall , Esme a rockin’ octogenarian, a sassy cat, a chicken, a goldfish, a London Club DJ, a New Yorker, a Jersey girl, a Valley girl, a Gossip Girl, Lizzie McGuire, a Texan cheerleader, a Southern belle, Marilyn Monroe, Pauline Hanson
And… a Voice over artist