On July 4, 2011, I recorded a script based on the following directions:
Attached is a script for a show opening narration for a band from Columbus, OH called Twenty One Pilots. The narrator is an older English man with a storyteller’s voice. Almost as if he is reading this copy beside a fireplace in a red robe with his finest wine.
That show opener was Guns for Hire when there was still an extra member of the band. It got about 100k views on YouTube at the time.
I thought of that marvelous English actor Sir Ralph Richardson for the voice. The voice turned into a character called Nigel who has been heard conversing with Tyler over the past six years.
Amazing to see that 21 Pilots’ videos have now been viewed nearly a billion times!
Here is the latest one with Nigel introducing the show: