Andy Curtis, 29, lives with his fiancee, Michelle, in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is also where he runs a recording studio. He has been in Hong Kong for 12 years and depends on his voice for a living. Trained as an actor, Curtis now divides his time hosting a radio show for BFBS and recording in-flight programmes for airlines, voice-overs for commercials and continuity announcements for TV. After hours, he even manages to squeeze in cabaret shows of impressions of famous people. What's on your mind? The future of the voice-over industry in Hong Kong and what is going to happen to my baby, which is due in six weeks. It is a boy who will be called Mitchell. Voice-overs are my main thing. Without a voice, I can't do a radio show, I can't do continuity announcements for ATV and I could not do television commercials. Without my voice, what the hell would I do? What do you think about the controversial advertisement for the Selection Committee? It seems a little bit bland, bearing in mind the huge changes coming to Hong Kong over the next year and how important it really ought to be. In my mind it should actually scream out at you and get you to watch it. Unfortunately, it has people watching it for the wrong reasons. I would have thought whoever is responsible could have come up with something a little bit more inventive or eye-catching. Have you had any odd voice-over requests? I did my first voice-over with an American accent, which I thought was quite strange considering how many Americans there are in Hong Kong who could do it a lot better than me. They liked my voice but they did not like the fact I was English. They wanted an American. I had to do a Russian accent for one commercial and an impression of Chris Patten for a radio commercial for Metro. I did quite a bad impression of David Attenborough for Ocean Park, and I have done characterisations of Santa Claus. How do you keep your voice in good shape ? I don't. There is no secret. I smoke and drink too much. Having said that, there is some Chinese medication you get. It is like cough mixture made out of herbs and honey. With a glass of warm water it's very soothing.