"Only Happy When It Rains" a cover by Avi Cohen.
Originally written and performed by Garbage.
The winning combo of a warm, dark-toned voice and rich South African accent make for a very easy listening experience. Deeper voices tend to be more memorable, so Avi's voice will surely stick in your listener’s head longer.
Games can succeed or fail if the players don’t care about the characters and are unable to connect with them. As an avid gamer, Avi is familiar with the characterization needed to bring a memorable character to life.
Primarily a bass, with some access into the baritone range. By the German Fach system, Avi is regarded as a dramatic low bass. Think Wagner operas and you’re not far off. He's also trained in doing harsh vocals/extreme metal singing.
As a dramatic bass, Avi can provide an epic sounding voice to accompany your trailer, whether it be for the big or small screen.
Having been a big fan of animated works ever since childhood, Avi can bring to life villains and heroes as needed.
Born and raised in South Africa, most of Avi's young adult life was spent working in, and eventually taking over his family's property business. Despite this, he's always had a passion for music and video games and wanted to somehow be involved in both industries. Thus, the decision was made that a career change was in order! He moved to the States and went to McNally Smith, College of Music in the Twin Cities. After graduating with distinction, he decided it was time to let the world hear his voice.
Coming from a country with 11 official languages, he's developed a keen ear for accents, in turn further developing his ear training. In addition to clean vocals, Avi is capable of clear and precise false chord growls and screams.
Avi has a bass vocal range, specifically that of a dramatic low bass, according to the German Fach system. His vocal influences include Peter Steele of Type O Negative, Carl McCoy of Fields of the Nephilim, Fernando Riberio of Moonspell, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory.
Having done some voice-over work for a couple of bands, Avi is itching to expand his CV to include cartoons, video games, podcasts, audiobooks, trailers, television, movies and radio.
When he's not in front of a screen indulging in some pixel-based mayhem, odds are you can find him either at a live music show, or traveling somewhere.