soft-spoken character dressed in black who rarely cracks a smile and tells me that she now prefers to be known as Professor Connolly.
For two such soft-spoken characters, the Chemical Brothers have an unerring knack of bringing out extreme reactions in people.
A septuagenarian British widower's soft-spoken, humble manner has won the hearts of users of the youth-dominated YouTube website.
In his soft-spoken style, he also addresses homelessness, corporate greed, political power, the beauty of nature and, on several tracks.
He is low-key, soft-spoken, neat, peering through glasses or squinting through the viewfinder.
However, his soft-spoken manner and understated performances appear to have caught the imagination of the electorate.