Commentating/Presenting

 

Chris Dawes got his first chance to commentate on motorsport at his local circuit; Castle Combe; and was quickly picked up by more circuits, championships, and organisers, and thus can now be heard somewhere in the UK and abroad pretty much every weekend.  He may not have had the opportunity to race (“chose University instead”), but has been on/in many spectator banks/grandstands since the age of 5 with his father.  It is this passionate, excited, in awe young fan that we find in his commentary style, which makes it captivating, exciting, and entertaining according to those who have heard him in action.

 

“It is an absolute honour to be able to commentate on a sport I have loved for so many years, and I have to pinch myself that I am lucky enough to get paid to do it.  I do not have the innate knowledge or experienced understanding (or pretend to) of those who have raced or have the mechanical expertise (although I always do lots of research before each event), but I seem to have been able to have had success by being the passionate and over excited fan who has broken into the commentary box…  I have been told by spectators that they are able to relate and connect with it, and that it is entertainment as well as factual sport narration, so I will continue to do what I do and see how long I can get away with it; but I have locked the commentary box door so they will have to break the door down to get me out…”

 

“I am keen to get involved in more commentating opportunities throughout the world, and not just motorsport.  Whilst most of my work is live commentating at the venue, I have also done voice over commentary for recorded TV footage, radio commentary/presenting, and live TV feed presenting/commentating.  Therefore, my experience levels across the board is continuously growing, and I would very much welcome discussions about more opportunities.”

 

“The same applies for presenting in general, and I am actively looking at and working on various things that could enable me to present on TV or radio in various countries; both live and recorded; and I am always keen to speak to people about other possible exciting projects.  I have even managed to add chat show style presenting now (which you can see in the “Show Reel” section of the website – “Pint in the Paddock”), and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

 

To discuss the potential of hiring Chris Dawes for commentating or presenting, please contact on enquiries@chrisdawescomms.co.uk, 01793 238259, or in writing to Chris Dawes Comms Ltd, Suite E8, Gemini House, Hargreaves Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, SN25 5AZ

“Chris has a naturally calm presenting style, which reflects his knowledge and enthusiasm for motorsport.  His reliability and flexibility has seen him do a good job at short notice for both four and two wheel events.”

Oulton Park Circuit

“Chris approached us in 2011 following an appeal for a new “voice of Castle Combe” following the retirement of one of our long term team of commentators. As a motorsport fan Chris impressed us with his enthusiasm and knowledge and we invited him to guest call a couple of races. We were immediately impressed as he spent time at other events getting to see how our team worked, meeting other officials and mingling with the drivers and teams so that he could bring background to the race commentary itself.

He quickly progressed and is now an established part of our regular team and we are confident that in Chris we will have a very capable commentator who will grow and develop into a favourite here and at other circuits throughout the country.

Over some 40 years employed in Motor Racing I have listened to a lot of commentators and have been fortunate to work with several including the legendary Brands Hatch commentator Brian Jones and current BBC voice of F1 Ben Edwards and believe that in the future we could well see Chris regarded in these same circles”

Castle Combe Circuit

Chris Dawes Presenting

Below are a few examples of Chris Dawes presenting on TV and live internet feeds.  These examples either went out on Motors TV, or worldwide feeds on the internet.  Chris is hoping to present more; not just on motorsport, but other examples as well.  The sample below include program hosting, interviews, roving reporter, and chat show styles.

Chris Dawes Commentating

Below are a few examples of Chris Dawes commentating.  These examples either went out on Motors TV, or worldwide feeds on the internet (both live and voice over commentary), and obviously doesn’t include the commentary live at circuits.  Chris can be heard commentating virtually every weekend somewhere in Europe, and ranges from youngsters in Karts, to amateur club racers, to professional racers in single seaters  and GT cars.  Visit commentating schedule to see examples of events that have been covered, and follow www.twitter.com/DawesRacing to keep up with commentating exploits.

To discuss Chris Dawes commentating on your live event or recorded footage, please contact Chris at chris@chrisdawescomms.co.uk

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If you are interested in working together, please do send me an enquiry and I will get back to you as soon as I can

Email: chris@chrisdawescomms.co.uk, or Phone: 01793 238259

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