Vocal Characteristics – Commandingly gentle, recognizably honest, reassuringly bad-ass, comfortably trustworthy with an immensely familiar selling power.
Rider is an in demand voice by the Promo industry currently being used as the signature voice of Nascar on NBC, CW Network’s hit shows Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl as well as the MLB on FS1 & Fox Sports, Spike TV, the American Heroes Channel, Epix, the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, the San Antonio Spurs NBA team and was the commercial voice of the San Diego Chargers for 7 seasons.
Rider has been a story teller since he was a little kid, always being the first to raise his hand to read aloud from a book. Today his story telling skills are being called upon by networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History, Animal Planet, Great American Country, DIY, MAV TV, the Outdoor Channel and HGTV.
Discovery Channel tasked Rider to narrate a special 2 hour show for Shark Week 2015 called, “Shark Planet.” The feature was the most watched cable show of the night garnering 2.7 million viewers.
For National Geographic his credits include shows like “Smoky Mountain Money,” “Texas Outlaws,” “Cocaine Crackdown,” and “Cooking Alaska.”
He was also the voice of Fox Sports Florida for 5 years doing daily promo work for their affiliates in Miami, Tampa, & Orlando. His voice was even used by the NASCAR Hall of Fame to induct the class of 2012.
In the commercial world companies such as Ski Doo, Evinrude, Mountain Dew, Dickie’s Clothing, Tax Slayer, Supercuts, Best Buy and the country’s largest golf instruction school Golftec have used Rider’s voice for worldwide and national projects.
His studio is top notch offering both ISDN, Source Connect, IPDTL and Phone Patch capabilities. His gear includes Avalon and Grace mic pres as well as both Neumann and Sennheiser microphones.