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Zeb Soanes

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Zeb Soanes is the presenter of Smooth Classics at 7 on Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station. For over 20 years he was an authoritative newsreader and reassuring voice of the Shipping Forecast to millions of listeners on BBC Radio 4. He announced some of the biggest events in recent years from the final result of the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump to the unfolding of the Coronavirus pandemic. He was a regular fixture on The News Quiz, reported for From Our Own Correspondent and presented BBC Radio 3’s Saturday Classics. Sunday Times readers voted him their favourite male voice on UK radio.
On television, his was the first voice to launch BBC Four, where he appeared as a presenter for the BBC Proms.
Described by the Telegraph as ‘the go-to person for music narration’, he regularly performs classic works for children including Peter and the Wolf, Babar the Elephant and Paddington with the UK’s leading orchestras. He has written for The Observer, Country Life and the Literary Review and is the author of the acclaimed Gaspard the Fox series of books for children.
Conveying a warm authority, his voice is always in high demand for quality documentary narration, commercials and corporate work.
Gender:

Male

Vocal Age:

40s

Accent:

RP & Neutral

Style:

Reassuring

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