#NowPlaying A Classic Christmas by BLAKE – available on Spotify worldwide 😊 Why not set up a Spotify account and listen?
🎅Santa honey, there’s one thing I really do need…
Bring me those #Blake boys’ #AClassicChristmas album 💗🎁🎄🎶 http://tinyurl.com/j9zor9r
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas🎄 💗🎁🎄🎅⛄❄💝🎶
Stephen Bowman December 9, 2015 ·
Good things come to those who wait 😉 Today we were utterly spoilt by Ted Baker, who have dressed us in their finest threads ahead of more TV shows coming up next week! Dressed #tedtotoe 😊
BLAKE December 7 ·
Enjoy 4 pages of photos and interviews in this weeks Hello Magazine, with BLAKE & Dame Shirley, talking about our new Christmas album, here: http://tinyurl.com/p35wwx4
We have to wait until Christmas Day to see their performance…
Stephen Bowman December 7 · Never imagined I’d see this, my bands name on a dressing room door at Strictly Come Dancing! About to film their Christmas special, tune in on Xmas day!
BLAKE December 7 ·
Things get crazier! Today we record the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Day Special, singing with Dame Shirley once again! This is a HUGE tv show, as many as 12 million people tune in on Dec 25th! We admit, we’re getting nervous!
The Graham Norton Show
Video of Blake and Dame Shirley with Graham Norton 4th Dec 2015 ⬆
Stephen Bowman November 30 ·
A very smart black mercedes has just pulled up outside my house, destination, London Television Centre & The Graham Norton show. Time for the next chapter in our wonderful musical journey!
Guys on BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin November, 15, 2015
Singer Lee Mead, actor Hal Cruttenden, comedian Alfie Brown and live music from #BLAKE.
Let it snow ❄Let it snow ❄ Let it snow ❄
Come play in the snow with BLAKE
Snow dates❄🎄 http://www.blakeofficial.com/live/
Loving the artificial snowstorms we get to brave onstage during the @TheBandBlake Christmas tour shows!
#ItsSnowing #UK #Blake #AClassicChristmas Instagram HQ #Spotify #NowPlaying #US
Blake turn on Barnstaple’s Christmas lights
Thousands of people descended on Barnstaple Square this evening (Sunday) to watch BRIT award winners Blake turn on the town’s Christmas lights.
The town centre was awash with happy faces and festive fun as local acts including Yazzy and Barnstaple Youth Choir got the crowd going before the big moment.
Three-piece vocal harmony band Blake lit up the town and played a short festive set before their show at the Queen’s Theatre.
Their Stage Looks Like Christmas Lights
Barnstaple kicks off Christmas in style
Barnstaple kicked off the Christmas season with style this evening with live music and a festival atmosphere.
More than a thousand people filled Barnstaple town square all waiting for the countdown to the lights switch-on.
Brit award winning classical trio Blake counted the crowd down from ten before switching on the town’s Christmas illuminations.
Blake were just one of several bands which played in the square today, music started at 2pm with Barnstaple Youth Choir.
Speaking after the lights were switched on Humphrey from Blake spoke to the Journal about his feelings for North Devon.
He said: “We’ve all been to Barnstaple many times over the years.
“Tonight people were in fine spirits considering the cold weather. We did a try a bit of a snow dance to add to the atmosphere but it didn’t work.
“I actually met my wife here in this very square. North Devon’s a great place to perform and a beautiful part of the world.”
After performing a couple of Christmas classic on stage Blake could not stick around for long as they are performing a Christmas show this evening at the Queen’s Theatre.
Barnstaple’s town centre manager, Hannah Harrington, was pleased by how the evening went.
She said: “It’s been lovely seeing the town come together like this, it goes to show the fantastic community spirit we have here in Barnstaple.
“Having Blake here this evening has been a real treat I hope everyone out there enjoyed it as much as I did.”
After the festivities families and youngsters could enjoy a fun fair on The Strand or go and visit Santa in his grotto in Green Lanes
BLAKE’s big Christmas tour has started and there’s A LOT of snow! Two sellout shows so far, many more venues selling fast, don’t miss your chance to really get into the festive swing! Ticket links on http://www.BlakeOfficial.com
BLAKE November 20, 2015 ·
Make it #AClassicChristmas with #BLAKEandBassey by sharing our 2015 festive single “The Christmas Song” – raising funds for Variety the childrens charity & Noah’s Ark childrens hospital. Let’s get Christmas to No.1 😊
BLAKE and Dame Shirley Bassey
Bring #AClassicChristmas home 🎄🎶💝🎁
#UK #BLAKEandBassey #OneforChristmas Shirley Bassey Admiration Page #US
‘CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE’
The festive season certainly kicked off last week at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London as they hosted the launch of Blake’s Christmas single ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ with Dame Shirley Bassey. With many A-list celebrities attending the event, the team at Mandarin Bar were keen to impress with their tailor-made cocktail, ‘Dame Shirley’ in honour of the Grande Dame herself. Embodying her spirit, this bold, sassy and totally fabulous cocktail is a blend of Snow Queen Vodka, lemon juice, fresh raspberries, raspberry puree, yellow chartreuse, honey mix and rose champagne. So, if you are looking for the perfect hideaway to get you in the Christmas cheer, head to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, order a ‘Dame Shirley’ and relax in the warmth of the hotel. What’s more, guests who order a second ‘Dame Shirley’ cocktail will also be presented with a complimentary copy of her and Blake’s debut Christmas single, ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.’
For more information on the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park click: http://www.quintessentiallytravel.com/en-gb/destinations/europe-scandinavia-iceland/united-kingdom/hotel-mandarin-oriental-hyde-park-london
Yesterday at 12:18pm ·
Huge thanks to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London for hosting our Xmas CD launch with Dame Shirley Bassey & Eamon Holmes last night. Such a unique night, specially the new “Dame Shirley” cocktails; rose champagne, vodka, raspberries & edible gold! Unforgettable evening!
Yesterday at 2:11pm ·
For those of you who missed us on BBC News earlier, here’s a chance to watch it again! Thanks again to Mandarin Oriental, Eamon Holmes, Variety charity & of course, Dame Shirley Bassey! So it begins…..
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Yesterday at 1:11pm ·
We were thrilled to host the official launch of Dame Shirley Bassey’s first ever Christmas single, in collaboration with Blake, in our Loggia last night. The Mandarin Bar even created a special cocktail, the Dame Shirley, especially for the occasion.
Stephen Bowman A very special night ahead. Joined by many people from the world’s of TV, radio & press, Blake & Dame Shirley Bassey launch our Xmas album and single together tonight. We’ll be taking lots of photos to share with you guys too. Wish us luck! 😊
You can own a ‘piece’ from BLAKE & Dame Shirley Bassey ‘s video, The Christmas Song (#Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 🎄
AND you can attend the launch Party for ‘A Classic Christmas’
November 6 ·
for this photo of Stephen Bowman (signed by Stephen Bowman ) while helping BLAKE raise money for Variety, the Children’s Charity 💝
🎆 Musical BLAKE fireworks🎇
Dame Shirley Bassey
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) #UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Song-Chestnuts-Roasting-Open/dp/B017EPCXW6/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1446734231&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=The+Christmas+Song+%28Chestnuts+Roasting+on+an+Open+Fire%29
Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016MMVDG4?redirect=true&ref_=ya_st_dp_summary #iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-classic-christmas/id1053482941
#US Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Christmas-Blake/dp/B017AWGE8C/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1446739128&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=blake+christmas
November 3 at 1:55pm ·
BLAKE is turning on Christmas 🎄lights Nov 22nd in #Barnstaple
prior to their ‘A Classic Christmas’ show
at North Devon Theatres 🎄🎶
Barnstaple Youth Choir will be supporting #Blake #UK #DameShirleyBassey #Snow #Music #Blakettes #US
November 6, 2015 Dame Shirley Bassey & Blake, the new Christmas album, available to order
Here is the official cover for #Blake’s single with Dame Shirley Bassey, her first EVER Christmas song!
That’s right everyone, just two weeks until this special album is released. We would love you to have a copy delivered to your door on the day of release, featuring the voices of Blake plus Dame Shirley Bassey in her first EVER Christmas recording! Simply click on the images above or below to order your copy right now…
Don’t forget that Blake will also be on tour around the UK this November and December, with their debut and all new Christmas show, featuring all the songs from their new Christmas CD. To book tickets for these shows, please click on the poster image below…
Thank you for all your support, if you’d like to keep up with what the boys are doing, why not follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?
11 days left to Pledge……….. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
BRIT-Award winning act Blake to turn on Barnstaple Christmas Lights
Barnstaple will come alive with festive cheer on Sunday, November 22 for the big light switch on.
Barnstaple has announced the BRIT-Award winning band who will be turning on the Christmas light this year.Blake will be taking time out of their concert of Christmas Classics at the Queen’s Theatre to switch on the town’s lights on Sunday, November 22.It’s the showpiece of a whole afternoon of festive entertainment, with local talent taking to the stage on the Square from 2pm.Barnstaple Youth Choir will be first on, followed by Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Andrew Vanstone and Yazzy.At 6pm Blake, who received a classical BRIT Award for album of the year in 2008 when the group was only a year old, will be on the stage.They will get the crowd feeling festive with a song from their debut Christmas album, before heading off for their gig at the Queen’s Theatre.And for the first time ever, the music will continue on the stage after the switch on with pop-punk/rock North Devon four-piece, One Man Boycott.Matthew Brend, chairman of Barnstaple Town Centre Management, said: “The lights switch-on always signals the start of Christmas in Barnstaple, with late-night shopping, Christmas fayres and other great events in the town in the run-up to the big day.“It’s a very important season for local businesses and we hope that people take the time to visit Barnstaple for their Christmas shopping, enjoying the festive atmosphere and all that the town’s shops and restaurants have to offer.”Barnstaple town centre manager, Hannah Harrington, added: “I’m really excited about the line-up we have for the day, we have so much local talent in North Devon and this event is a perfect platform for these artists to show us what they’ve got.“We’re also fortunate that Blake is in town on the day and are able to join us on stage to light up the town.“I would like to thank all of the local businesses and councillors for their support, without which this event wouldn’t be possible.”
November 2nd Blake ❄ Our upcoming UK Christmas tour shows feature lots and lots of snow, floating down over the stage and audience. A perfect accompaniment to a night of festive songs in harmony! Fluffy white flakes drifting down, as we sing a host of festive songs, accompanied by wonderful choirs, big video projections of cosy Yuletide scenes and your voices too! Will really get us all in the Christmas mood. Join us❄ http://www.blakeofficial.com/LIVE/
‘A Classic Christmas’ by Blake is available to preview & pre-order on iTunes now, out Nov 20th! 🎄🎶 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-classic-christmas/id1053482941 🎄🎶
Sherrill Klaus ·
This Christmas, create a memory with an experience or adventure gift 🎁
#BLAKE are offering many exciting and unique experiences on their Christmas Classics PledgeMusic page:
Sip #champagne while floating around on The #London Eye!
Spend time #skiing with guys! ‘Tis the season for skiing ❄🎄
There’s nothing like a #Tea Party at The #Ritz with Blake.
Show off your baking skills and #Bake Christmas #Cakes with Blake 🍰 Experiences enhance #happiness 😊
We have 24 days left before ‘A Classic Christmas’ is released !
#UK #Memory #Classic #Christmas #Music #Gifts #Elves #US #PledgeMusic #StephenBowman #HumphreyBerney #OllieBaines #ShirleyBassey
#TheOfficialStephenBowmanFanClub #BlakePassion #TheBandBlakeFans #OlliesPlace https://www.facebook.com/BlakePassion/posts/515220975320981
See what our adorable #BLAKE elves have been up to!!!
Giving happiness to children Variety, the Children’s Charity
with special guest Dame Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey Admiration Page
This is #Classic #Blake
Collect all 6 #UK BLAKE CDs
All signed & with a handwritten note from #Blake 💗
Have You Pledged for #BLAKE ‘s #ChristmasClassics album?
It’s here ➡http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
Only 45 days till it’s ours 🎄💖🎶
#StephenBowman #HumphreyBerney & #OllieBaines ‘s debut #Christmas CD
The original virtual reality game😉
Peek! Pick! Pledge! for #BLAKE http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
Not as technical as the #Oculus #StephenBowman but the experiences can’t be beat 💗
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket
Save it for starless nights
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight
#StephenBowman #HumphreyBerney & #OllieBaines
BLAKE-Having fun on the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, rowing and splashing with our 7 ladies who pledged to join us on this special day together. Wanna join Blake on a fun day out?? http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
Sherrill Klaus · Blake Passion
Merry Christmas 🎄
I love Christmas music and listen to it all year long; it’s not just for the holidays! Imagine my joy when I went to London last year to meet BLAKE (Stephen Bowman, Humphrey Blake & #OllieBaines) and was a part of them laying down tracks for ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ 😊 I learned a lot about recording a song! Ollie counted the copies of sheet music and was happy (relieved) that there was enough for me to have one ♥
I have been doing my Christmas gift shopping via Blake and with the help of Luke from PledgeMusic my gifts will be mailed directly to my family and friends 💖 Their own personal gift from myself and #Blake 🎁
Blake has recorded a 3 minute music medley video so we can hear what is going to be on their debut Christmas album 🎶 Please click and give them a-listen 😊
#ChristmasClassics sung by Blake LIVE Harmony Medley https://youtu.be/imDSlvTp1MU
Blake are almost finished recording Christmas Classics via #PledgeMusic.
“We have just booked one of London’s finest recording studios to complete the CD to an extremely high quality. The final album will feature over 60 instrumentalists including huge string sections, big bands, brass sections and backing vocals aplenty. We are delighted with how it’s sounding, we’re sure you’re going to love it too!” Blake
Blake are an Independent Artist and need our support to make music 🎶
Only 75 days until #Christmas #Classics is released!!! Click here and do some Christmas gift shopping🎁
Now, Blake will donate 10% of Pledges made to help and support their favorite charity, Variety, the Children’s Charity
I personally would love anything from Blake 😉
#UK #InHarmony #Music #Popopera #US #Gift
BLAKE Christmas Classics Carolers 🎶
Get their next album #ChristmasClassics
And enjoy their 3 beautiful voices
Whenever, Wherever and Forever 💗
#Blake #Christmas #Classics #Music #UK #US
Some of the Twitter reviews from the UK’s biggest magazines, after our unusual summer Christmas song tour of London! Have you pre-ordered a signed copy of our new Xmas CD yet? http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics 🎄🎶🎁
Sherrill Klaus Yes I have 🎄🎶😊🎁
Blake Passion ·
The #BLAKE #Hotel is now taking reservations for #Christmas 🎄🎶
Book yours here http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
#Blake #ChristmasClassics #UK #US
Stephen is settled comfortably in his living room, laptop at the ready for your video chat with him…
Schedule yours http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
His room is front and center at The #Blake #Hotel
Enjoy your stay 😊
#ChristmasClassics #UK #US #VideoChat
Ollie’s Place ·
#OllieBaines is in the Blake Hotel’s studio awaiting you…
Schedule your time 🎹🎵🎼 http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
BLAKE singer of your choice for a 2 hour singing lesson
#ChristmasClassics #UK #US #Blake #Christmas #Singing
We have a special surprise for you. A 3 minute medley of six songs from #BLAKE’s next album, sung live in the studio; no tricks, no voiceovers, no cuts, no editing; just real singing in 3 part harmony! If you enjoy this, please pre-order a copy below….
If you’d like to help us, follow the link below and pre-order a signed copy of the album, a limited edition calendar, singing lessons from the band or even the chance to join us in the studio; what ever you order, it helps fund promoting the CD!
What ever you feel able to pledge for, we should also let you know that 10% of anything you choose, will go to Variety the childrens charity, to help disabled and disadvantaged children.
Thank you for all your support, we boys really appreciate it. Hope to see you at one of our upcoming live concert shows very soon.
Stephen, Humphrey & Ollie.
Have yourself a little listen to #ChristmasClassics medley 🎄🎶🎁❄
#Blake Busy Beelves 🎄🎶
We can all Be Busy BLAKE Beelves 😊
BLAKE · 1 hr ·
Look close, closer still… This isn’t just a whiteboard with a few scribbles on it, this is our Christmas album progress chart & it’s going VERY well indeed! This week we are going to let you hear snippets from 6 songs, but only for those who’ve pre-ordered the album, here: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
#Christmas shop🎄🎶🎁 here
BLAKE will donate 10% to their favorite #charity,
Men of BLAKE https://www.facebook.com/thebandblake
Music of #Blake https://youtu.be/5oXQdLmm8nE
Memories of #StephenBowman, #HumphreyBerney & #OliverBaines
…and #Blake puts another log on our fire🔥 of excitement 🎶🎄
Join BLAKE at SmokeHouse Studios in East London as they record the string sections for their debut Christmas album.
Get a copy here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 🎄🎶
BLAKE is making Christmas harmony come alive
PledgeMusic #Christmas #Classics
Join #BLAKE on the #londoneye 🔮 in private pod
Enjoy a mini concert 🎶 Champagne~Nibbles all while enjoying a spectacular view of London!!!
…and remember, 10% of Pledges go to help #Blake’s #charity
BLAKE must be busy recording our #Christmas Classics album…
I am #SoHappy to be able to help BLAKE 😍🎄🎶🎁💗
Fancy afternoon tea at the Ritz in London, with all 3 of Blake, plus champagne and cocktails? We’ve just added this experience to our PledgeMusic Xmas album page. 10% of the price will go to Variety the childrens charity! Bookable here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/proje…/christmasclassics/…/151543
“If you think you are too small to make a difference…
BLAKE ‘s #ChristmasClassics
Join the festivities with BLAKE singing #ChristmasClassics 🎄🎶
#InHarmony at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne
Thursday December 17th 8:00pm
You too can be a friend http://www.royalhippodrome.com/friends-of-rht.html
The Royal Hippodrome Friends
We are looking forward to welcoming BLAKE, who recently became patrons of the Friends, back to the theatre on Saturday 18th July at 8 pm. Blake in Harmony is the title for this new live show featuring their new album and new songs.
The other exciting news is that they will be back again with Christmas With Blake on Thursday 17th December again at 8 pm.
There is a great offer too. If you buy tickets for both shows at the same time you will get 10% off the total.
We hope to see you there.
CONGRATULATIONS BLAKE 🎄🎶🎁💗
It feels like Christmas to me 🎄🎶🎁
I have been humming #White #Christmas all day 🎶🎄
Feels like Christmas has come early! You hit 100% of our funding target for our debut Xmas album, in just 1 month! Want to get involved? Click here: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
10% of Pledges now go to support Variety, the Children’s Charity
Lots of you are thinking “why don’t I just wait until Christmas to buy it?” but the reality is that BLAKE needs our help now. Will you help?
There is nothing better than Christmas music. I try to wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to it…
but my iPhone ringtone is White Christmas (Blake) I will say that nothing gets me into the holiday spirit better, even when I’m stressed or tired, than hearing the beautiful, traditional music I’ve heard since childhood.
Christmas music is about winter, and nostalgia. It’s an aural blanket, a cup of cocoa on a cold day.
We all love Christmas presents 🎁
Whether you like it or not, one of the important parts of Christmas, for most people, is giving and receiving gifts. Many people love Christmas because they get to buy meaningful gifts for everyone.
Whether you’re like me, already full of Christmas cheer and singing loud for all to hear, or if you prefer everything in due time, the fact is that Christmas is right around the corner. The time to start shopping, or at least planning your Christmas list, is here 📝
Not to mention the fact that Christmas music is so catchy!
Give the gift of music. First things first. You know you’re sweating over your Christmas shopping list. But here’s a little secret: everyone loves music. 🎄🎶
It is just wonderful to be able to share music
As soon as Blake reaches their 100% target, they will begin recording our Christmas album!
10% of all funds post-target go to support one of Blake’s favorite charities, Variety, The Children’s Charity 💖
As many of you know, I flew to London last November to meet Blake. I have had the privilege of meeting Stephen, Humphrey and Ollie. It was an experience that truly took my breath away. They made me feel at home, very special and treated me as if I was a queen.
I love them and their singing. They are so wonderful. They are an Independent Band and thus depend on friends, fans, supporters to help them fund their music. They are making their first Christmas album and need our help. I myself have ordered several copies for Christmas gifts 🎁
Have a listen to Blake “…a little reminder of why we boys love Christmas songs so much.”
To make the perfect festive album, you can’t just rush it out last minute, you have to spend months and months rehearsing, perfecting and polishing, which is why we started in March!
To pre-order a copy click this link: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
This album will be exclusively available via PledgeMusic, so that our dedicated fans and supporters around the world can help us fund it and receive it first, that includes you!
Will you help?
BLAKE Christmas album – In harmony in the studio
The album features 16 songs (over an hour of music!) with rich harmony vocals, lush string sections, choirs, session bands and many musical surprises; all in the Blake style you love.
We know that lots of you are thinking “why don’t I just wait until Christmas to buy it?” but the reality is that we need your help now, or we might not be able to release it this year…
If you’re able to help now, thank you eternally! Even if not, we hope you love the CD.
#StephenBowman braves the hot sun to show us ‘In The Studio’ 🎄🎶 Christmas in the making 💗
#Blake What do BLAKE boys do on the hottest day of the year? Yep that’s right, record Christmas songs! Wanna join us? Click: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
#BlakePassion You make us #SoHappy that’s what you do on the hottest day 😊
Thanks BLAKE 💗
Join classical harmony singers and BRIT-Award winners BLAKE as they record their debut Christmas album in London. Featuring a festive mixture of pop, classical and musical Christmas songs, layered with vocal harmony, lush strings and top session players. This album is funded exclusively by BLAKEs fans around the world via PledgeMusic – if you’d like to be involved visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
Pledging is all about making memories… with Stephen Bowman, Humphrey Berney and Ollie Baines
Make BLAKE #Memories http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
#Christmas #Classics #Music #Gifts #PledgeMusic
June 29, 2015 “We’ve nearly completed our PledgeMusic campaign for our debut Christmas album, which is why we’re already in the studio laying down demos. If you want to be part of this album, don’t loose your chance to pledge, here: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics ”
“Ollie laying down a guide vocal for our brand new version of Silent Night, with Martin our tour MD playing guide piano. We’ve begun!”
Join BLAKE on the #LondonEye for 30 minutes of heaven
Mini-concert, accompanied by champagne, soft drinks and nibbles, in our own private pod! Enjoy a cappella and accompanied songs from BLAKE, as you view the stunning panorama of London at up to 450 feet in the air! 🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁🎄🎶🎁
Last November I, Sherrill, traveled to London to meet BLAKE ❤
One of my Pledges for ‘In Harmony’ was for the awesome ‘In The Studio’ I had Sooo much fun 😊 Stephen set mine and his place at table…we ate 😉 laughed and talked!!! Then it was time to work. I helped Ollie 😊 It was so cool being right there as they recorded ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ 🎄🎶 and being a part of their album.
#Blake is offering ‘In The Studio’ as a Pledge for their first #Christmas album, ‘Christmas Classics’
“Watch BLAKE record in the studio – a minimum of 6 pledgers is required for this experience – join BLAKE for 3 hours in the studio as they record one of the songs for this album. After a buffet lunch and drinks, settle down in the control room of a top London studio and watch as a track is built before your eyes. Lots of opportunities to take photos and learn about the technical side of making an album. We may even record your sleigh bell ringing to include on the final track….”
Pre-order your experience now! http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
It’s Christmas Around the World 🎄🎶 🎁
with BLAKE 💖🎄🎶
#Christmas #Gift PledgeMusic #Blake
We can help #BLAKE complete their first Christmas album by pre-ordering a copy, with gifts!
Their #Christmas album with rare, exclusive #gifts are available worldwide 😊
Ang Pasko Ay Darating! – Mabuhay to all our friends in the Philippines. We know how much you like Christmas, so you are going to LOVE our newest album, full of festive songs, all wrapped up with harmony singing. Help us complete this special album by pre-ordering a copy here, with gifts! – http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics – if you have Filipino friends, please share this with them all! Salamat 😊
Fancy being a part of BLAKE ‘s first #Christmas album?
You can pre-order their ‘Christmas Classics’ album now!!!
There are LOTS of awesomely unique VIP experiences to pledge for 😊
Available worldwide! Anything you choose funds their Christmas album
Stephen Bowman > BLAKE – 3 Voices in Harmony
In case you missed the big news, our latest recording project is our very first Christmas album! We really need your help to make it. By pre-ordering a copy on PledgeMusic, or choosing a unique VIP experience with us boys, you will be funding the album! If you’d like to be involved and want to help, head to: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
Blake Passion ·
SHARE the love 💞 our hands sharing hearts 💞 BLAKE
Please #share this post helping to spread Blake ‘s music 🎶
#Christmas #Classics http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
Thank you 💞 🎶
I wrote #Santa BLAKE a letter🎄🎁
Send yours … http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
#Blake #ChristmasClassics #Gifts #PledgeMusic #Wish #List
Color This You
You and a friend together for 2 hour singing lesson with your favorite BLAKE singer 😊
Request the #Blake singer of your choice for a 2 hour singing lesson for two people held at #Marylebone rehearsal studios in central #London. Using a combination of piano and pre-recorded backing tracks for the repertoire you choose in advance, you will get the opportunity develop performance, interpretation and confidence techniques, along with vocal exercises.
Celebrate #Christmas with BLAKE! Our brand new album of festive classics, plus some exciting gifts and VIP experiences!
June 8, 2015 at 5:39pm ·
I used to love Herbie when I was a little boy (okay, I still love him) so you’ll understand my delight when I found out that BLAKE’s fans have, as of today, pledged 53% of the funds needed for our Christmas Classics album. Only took one week to get there, now we just need to hurry on to 100% and we start recording! 🙂
June 8, 2015 at 12:42pm
Fantastic going everybody! In less than a week you have raised over 53% of the funding for our Christmas Classics album; that’s a number many of us have fond memories for, specially we 3 boys! If you want to help us reach our target faster, head here & pledge: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
Skiing with BLAKE …
Schuss on down to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics
#ChristmasClassics #Blake PledgeMusic #Skiing
I love his after-show-video-blogs 💖
A little video-blog update whilst in Newcastle on tour with the BLAKE boys, happy day! 😊💖 Stephen Bowman
Christmas is sharing… 🎄🎶🎁😊💖 http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
Christmas is coming, time to share… That’s right everyone, after 8 years of you asking, Blake are recording our 1st Christmas album! We are launching it exclusively on PledgeMusic, which means we need you to PRE-ORDER now, so we can start making it! Order here: http://www.PledgeMusic.com/projects/ChristmasClassics
#Blake: Christmas Classics has reached 50% in only 3 days!!! 🎄🎶🎁
🎄🎁🎶Christmas gift song from BLAKE 🎄🎁🎶
Free download of Silent Night
Click link below to get free song “Silent Night”
http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/thebandblake 🎄🎁🎶 Please feel free to share this link and free song 🎄🎁🎶
Give the Gift of Music 🎁🎶
#Christmas #Gift #Blake #SilentNight #PledgeMusic
We can’t quite believe it, you guys have reached over 40% of our Pledge target in less than 1 day! Let’s spread the word, send this page to your friends & family, imagine if we hit 100%, then aimed for doubling that!?! Every penny raised MUST go into making & marketing this festive CD, the more funds we raise the better the record will be and the more British public will hear about it. Who knows, with your help perhaps we should even have a try for a Xmas number 1! Everything is possible if we’re all prepared to believe in it together. Let’s start now, let’s hit that 100% mark and keep pushing on. Make some history with us, this is your album too! BLAKE. Xxx
Stephen Bowman: I’m going a little crazy with excitement. We announced our first ever BLAKE Christmas CD on PledgeMusic yesterday, and it’s 45% funded already! Click to find out more & share 😊 http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics We’ll keep the Pledge campaign open right up to album release on November 9th. We’d love to aim a lot higher than 100% though, hitting 200 or 300 would really allow us to make this a worldwide release! Every penny pledged makes the album a penny better. Pledge only what you can when you can 😊
BLAKE are back with a new festive album and we want to make you a special part of it! It will be available exclusively on PledgeMusic, along with many unique experiences & gifts you can also pledge for. Every penny you pay for a pledge goes straight into a fund for making this record. Once we hit 100% of target, PledgeMusic will release the funds and we can make your album! The album will be released in mid November, just in time for the festive period.
We boys owe everything to our amazing army of fans…….in the UK, online and around the world. You’ll be expecting the best album from us yet and we don’t want to let you down. We know you want a harmony mixture of classic Christmas tunes, which is what we have planned! This album will be all about lush vocal harmony, set against strings, acoustic guitars, pianos and a sprinkling of light jingle bells! This is Christmas, BLAKE style!
You’ll notice some very unique and unexpected VIP-experience pledges which we’ve created for this CD. Once again, we’re going to invite a limited number of you to join us in the studio as we record! We’re also going to give a select few the option to have their name printed inside the final CD booket, to show they were part of this album. A couple of people will get the chance to perform on stage with Blake or maybe singing a duet with us. You can even request a 90 minute singing lesson from your favourite Blake singer, for yourself or someone you’d like to gift it to. And there’s more!
We will be releasing a brand new calendar, with new photos you will never have seen before, signed by all the singers! You be able to receive a signed copy of our new album too. Maybe you’d simply like to come backstage during one of our live shows, get a photo with us in the dressing room, drink champagne with us and be invited to watch the sound check? It’s all possible……….but only via PledgeMusic.
So you must be asking, “How do I get involved?”. It’s very simple, just pick the pledges you would like from the list on our PledgeMusic page, go through to checkout and you’re done. Postage and packaging included. Once we reach our target, we can begin making the album and we can start firming up on the dates when you guys will be able to receive your pledges. But it doesn’t end there!
For everyone who pledges, there is a secret secure area on the PledgeMusic site, where you will be able to listen to songs we are actively working on in the studio. We will be releasing behind-the-scenes video footage from the studio, rough demo mixes and even early examples of the cover artwork, just for pledgers to enjoy!
Join us on PledgeMusic and be a part of this album, we can’t do it without you!
See you soon,
Stephen, Humphrey & Ollie.
Christmas has officially started 🎄🎶
Celebrate Christmas with BLAKE! Our brand new album of festive classics, plus some exciting gifts and VIP experiences!
Going back for more 😉
I can sit and watch a crackling fire for hours…cozy and beautiful ❤ Always whilst listening to BLAKE ❤🎶
🎄🎶Have a festive fire crackling in the background as we record a special video to launch our Xmas CD on PledgeMusic Just a little while to go till #Blake announce our debut Christmas Album on #PledgeMusic – getting in the mood! Feeling cosy yet? 🎄🎶
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas time is coming…🎄🎶
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at BLAKE HQ. Just like the bargain hunters getting their two-for-one crackers in the January sales, the operatic man-band are starting early, writes Gemma Peplow.
Weekend is talking to Stephen Bowman from the band ahead of a UK tour which includes a date in Leicester at the end of the month. But not long after that, the trio will be donning their Santa hats.
“It’s a funny thing, doing a Christmas album in the summer,” says Stephen. “We tend to use the summer to make albums, but this is the first Christmas one we’ve ever done.
“It’s going to be odd recording White Christmas inside a studio when it’s hot outside. It will be launching mid-November, so if we start early we give ourselves a few months to get it right.”
The track listing hasn’t been decided yet, says Stephen, but there will be a few favourites in there.
“There’s something about the harmony sound at #Christmas,” he said. “It goes very well, so we wanted to pull all those songs from over the years into one album.
“There are some really lovely moments, things like Little Drummer Boy, we took inspiration from Bing Crosby and David Bowie when they worked together, and we’re talking to other artists abut duets. It’s great fun.
“And yes, we’ll be wearing Santa hats and have decorations. It’s 100 per cent necessary to get into the mood of Christmas. To get into the spirit early is no bad thing.”
Before this, Blake will be coming to the Little Theatre, Leicester, as part of their current tour.
Stephen says: “The show is a massive mix of pop music, songs from the musicals and classical anthems all mixed together in two hours. We take people on something of a musical rollercoaster, with different genres.
“Loosely, they’re love songs, I’d say. There’s a lot of unrehearsed ad lib banter as well, so a combination of very big music linked in with comedy. It keeps it very fresh.
“Everywhere we go, the spoken parts are different, we find ourselves interacting with the audience. The cheekier the audience, the better.”
It has been eight years since Blake launched their debut album, which went straight to number one in the classical album chart and made the top 20 in the pop chart.
Since then, they have sold more than a million records and performed shows around the world, including Dame Shirley Bassey’s 70th birthday and twice at Buckingham Palace.
Now down to a trio after Jules Knight left to take up a role in Holby City and pursue a solo singing career, Blake are used to life as a threesome.
“When our fourth member left two-and-a-half years ago, we took the opportunity to really examine what we were doing musically,” says Stephen.
“Everything now is a new version of the songs we’ve been doing for the past eight years, and we’ve done two albums since then as well.
“The show now, at times we work as three soloists and, at times, three harmony parts. We’ve done hundreds of shows since becoming a trio and it feels right.”
Was a replacement never on the cards?
“We toyed with the idea at first, but he left close to a national tour so we decided to take on the tour as a trio. By the end of the tour, we’d had so much positive feedback that it felt right, we decided to keep it this way. We took inspiration from group ssuch as The Bee Gees, The Three Tenors.”
Demand for Blake is still as high as it ever was.
“This year, we have been touring overseas a huge amount,” says Stephen. “Five weeks in Asia; we’ve been to Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.
“It’s a joy, really, taking the music we do and exporting it to places such as Asia and seeing how people react in a different way. The primary difference for us when we’re in Asia is obviously that English isn’t everyone’s first language. We use a lot of techniques that concentrate on the music and production, but, sadly some of our British anecdotes tend to get lost in translation.
“UK audiences who have known us for almost a decade now feel very comfortable with us on stage, they feel at ease.
“For next year we’re already booked on tour as well. We’ve got shows in America in 2016 and we’re also going back to Russia and out to Australia. The last time we were in Australia was about five years ago, so that’ll be good.
“We’re returning to China as well. We’re very busy boys and that’s how we like to keep it.”
Anyone who knows Blake will know that for their UK shows, they like to find local choirs to join them on stage. This has happened before in Leicestershire, with both Fosse Singers and the Chanterelles having performed with them during past visits.
This year, they will be joined by the Mirabile Vocal Ensemble (who are actually based in Nottinghamshire, but we’ll let them off).
“The three of us came from choir backgrounds,” says Stephen. “It’s what got us into the world of singing and music, so it’s a wonderful thing to keep coming back to it. Seeing 20, 30, 40 singers singing behind us is our way of giving something back.
“We’ve always felt that British choir heritage is something very unique and it needs to be celebrated more. We love seeing it kept going, whether through community or school choirs.
“The wonderful thing for us is that there are singers who have sung in choirs with us who are now in the West End or have gone on to top music colleges, and it’s lovely to think that in some small way we’ve been there for the start of their career.
“We like the choir to join us for big anthemic numbers, such as Nessun Dorma and Hallelujah, and also songs such as You Raise Me Up, which sounds so much better when you have a really big choir behind you.
“We also ask them to do a solo piece of their own, which gives them their chance to show off the music they do best. That’s always a really stand out moment, we’re always very proud to stand at the wings at the side and watch for that part.”
Blake play The Little Theatre Leicester, on Friday, May 29.
Mirabile choir join Blake ☺
Leicester Mercury http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Blake/story-26509427-detail/story.html
🎄🎶❤ BLAKE Christmas in Harmony 🎄🎶
Southend Theatres Sat 19 Dec at 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Join Brit-Award winning vocalists BLAKE for their long awaited debut Christmas show, featuring festive songs in beautiful trio harmony, video projections & the groups famous fast-paced comedy banter.
During this 2 hour stage spectacular BLAKE perform an eclectic range of Yuletide songs, taken from their debut #Christmas album, released UK wide on November 9th
Since the group formed in 2007, BLAKE have become a regular fixture on the UK Christmas TV schedules, including festive song performances on BBC Breakfast, This Morning, The One Show, Alan Titchmarsh Show & Songs of Praise; expect more in 2015
Combining their highly requested debut Christmas album with this brand new tour show, BLAKE hope to fill theatres to the brim with festive cheer.
Merry Christmas🎄🎶 ❤ #StephenBowman, #HumphreyBerney & #OllieBaines 🎄🎶❤
#officialstephenbowmanfanclub #blakepassion #BlakeBlog #swissdivawordpress #album #BritAward #classical #musical #pop #acapella #comtemporary #Music #Concert
🎶😊😍🎄🎶❤OH HAPPY DAY 🎶😊😍🎄🎶❤
BLAKE ( https://twitter.com/TheBandBlake )
For all of you patiently waiting on news of our debut Christmas CD, we can confirm its official PledgeMusic campaign begins on June 1st!
#Blake #Christmas #Album
Christmas time is coming early! Get ready this week for the BIG announcement about Blake’s 2015 Christmas album & UK tour dates
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BLAKE’s #Christmas #InHarmony will be in full bloom in 7 months 😊
Right now it’s tiny blossoms,,,
Growing big and stronger over the next few months,,,
I can’t wait to help our little baby flowers grow big and strong…… 🎄🎶❤
Blake: “This afternoon we made a special @TheBandBlake video to celebrate the launch of our next CD on PledgeMusic, can you guess what the theme is? 😉 ” April 3oth
BlakePassion: “Let me think…I don’t want to flunk this test !!! …………………………………………………..It must be 🎄🎶 Christmas 🎄🎶
A naughty snippet from our Xmas album writing session. At this moment the song was only 10 minutes old; a tiny song baby ☺