Blake Journeys to Taipei

 

Bye bye everyone! Off to Taiwan we go, the National Concert Hall awaits!

Off we go! A huge honour for us Brits to be headed to Taiwan to give a concert in their most iconic venue!

11 hours of flying to HK, 3 more to Taipei & straight into rehearsals! No time to conquer jetlag, we just #redbull & go I expect to have no idea what planet I’m on by around early evening, but that’s the way it is with international touring. Currently 8:15am here, but my body clock is 8 hours behind at midnight; hence why I’m cradling a Starbucks & listening to electro very loud, must stay awake

First order of business upon arrival in Taipei? Local beef noodles, with all their offally goodness & flavour! Our wonderful agent Catherine knows all the best places, we’re lucky boys! Yummy!

Our first visit to the big night food market at Ningxia, so many choices! We had fish balls, pork dumplings & soup, stir fried chicken, noodles, shaved ice desserts & lots else! It’s a hot, fragrant & busy place, with barely a westerner in sight, we felt honoured to be there! We’re so full

Drive around central Taipei & you’ll see an alarming number of these 🙂 The promoters have done a fabulous job of selling out the 2500 seat venue we are playing here. Can’t wait to perform now!

We can be a fly on the wall at their #press #conference today June 22, 2017 !!! https://www.facebook.com/xinclassical/videos/1557955904245653/

 

Riding the fastest lift in the world, at over 1000 meters a minute! Ears go pop a few times but it’s pretty incredible 🙂

Sherrill Klaus I would love the ride up and the the view… but not the ride down 

#taipei101 #fastestlift #taipei101tower #lift

thebandblake Singing for an audience of 1000 school students tonight; cultural exchange! Great to be able to share what we do with the younger generation too, after all, they’ll be replacing us in the future 🙂 Hope to inspire a few Taiwanese students to take up classical singing and harmony vocals.

Sherrill Klaus  ❤️ You are a beautiful inspiration to all ❤️

A few concert shots of tonights show in Taipei with our young orchestra & choir. They were amazing, as were the audience, great to see over 1000 people waving their phone lights in time to Edelweiss 🙂 A great memory to cherish!

Stephen performing Over The Rainbow with 20 young Taiwanese singers, all with lovely voices and big smiles. Certainly a memory I’ll cherish in my ten years of singing with @thebandblake & traveling the world.

Blake #19:50 Spectacular!!! #Edelweiss ❤️🎶

Such beautiful scenery and exotic foods ☺️

Lovely tea location and a beautiful gift

Tonight is their #BIG show!!! ❤️🎶😊

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The auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, our venue for tonight, soon to be full to the brim with 2500 new friends & fans from Taipei! This is extremely exciting for us boys, a career highlight for sure!

  • stephenbowmanblake Standing in front of the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, ready for our show! So so excited! 🙂
  • blakepassion So excited for you 😊🎶❤️

thebandblake Have you ever seen a national concert hall quite like Taiwan’s? It is MASSIVE. The closer you look, the more detail you see. Can’t believe we have sold this venue out in a country we’ve never been to before; maybe we should come here more often 😉

Backstage monitor shot of our show in Taipei tonight, going very well so far, great audience!

  • stephenbowmanblakeHundreds of people lined up for photos with us after the show, so we met every single one of them, greeting them with our best ‘Ni hao’ and thanking them with a ‘Xie Xie’ 🙂 Never seen a reaction like this before, except perhaps in the Philippines where the audience were equally warm and kind to us. It’s so touching to be 10,000 kilometres away from home, but still get that warmth like the UK. We are very lucky chaps! 🙂

blakepassion The world is your Home Away from Home❤️😊

Sherrill Klaus Sherrill Klaus 👏🏻❤️Take a bow👏🏻 ❤️
Time To Go Home
Stephen: Can’t leave Taiwan without a decent massage & reflexology! Two ladies pummelled the hell out me and I feel ready to pass out on the plane home. What a fantastic trip, I can’t wait to come back!

 

 

 

 

 

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Bedford Proms Concert

Bedford Park Concert August 6th, 2016

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Thank you to Brit Award winners BLAKE for an exclusive private performance in our BMW showroom tonight, a prelude to Bedford Park Concerts Proms on 6th August 2016 ‪#‎Blake‬

13220935_10153462043431533_7976314346776224089_nstephenbowmanblakeLinked up with BMW to promote our huge outdoor concert at Bedford Park, tough 😉 #bmw #bmwi8#toughlife #boystoys #carporn #mynextcar#inmydreams

  • stephenbowmanblakeAnd apparently I get to test drive this beast on the day of the concert! Yay! 🙂

Classical boyband Blake reveal ‘dream’ to sing in Bedford

THEY have sung for the Queen, performed on top of the Great Wall of China and won a Brit Award. But classical boyband Blake have now revealed their true dream – to sing in Bedford.

The band – made up of Stephen Bowman, Oliver Baines and Humphrey Berney – are busy jetting around the globe on their world tour to glamorous destinations including Dubai, but said it would be ‘a dream come true’ when they take to the stage at Bedford Proms in the Park, sponsored by Bedfordshire On Sunday, on August 6.

The talented trio raised the hairs on the arms of a select crowd as they performed four rousing songs at a launch event for the proms, held at Elms BMW in Bedford, on Thursday night.

The lucky few in attendance got a sneak peak of the eclectic performance the boys will deliver for the proms as the trio launched into electrifying renditions including Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars’, Les Miserables’ ‘Bring Him Home’ and one of the best-known opera songs of all time, Nessun Dorma.

Speaking exclusively to the BoS before they took up their microphones, the boys revealed it would be their first time performing in the town.

Stephen said: “We’ve heard great things about Bedford, it’s a beautiful place.

“We’re certainly going to be singing our classics and being a prom with a full orchestra and a choir of 80, it’s going to be vocally a spectacular show. We’re definitely going to get people singing along and waving their flags.”

But despite ten years together, over a million album sales and being recruited to perform a Christmas duet with the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey – one of their career highlights – the boys revealed they still suffer from pre-performance jitters.

“I think it’s only natural when you see thousands of people in front of you all waiting expectantly for something to come out of your mouth,” said Oliver.

“The nerves definitely build up, but we’ve performed together thousands and thousands of times now. We just like to have fun together and because we do, the audience do as well.”

The boys certainly do have fun on stage together – proved by their banter at the BMW launch event.

They joked about arriving in a rival Mercedes car, and at one point Stephen even lifted the gull wing doors on a new i8 BMW they were performing next to and slipped inside – while still singing.

If that is anything to go by, their performance at Bedford Proms in the Park should really get people revved up.

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Ready for BLAKE’s biggest ever UK outdoor concert? Join us on August 6th at Bedford Park Proms for a spectacular night with full orchestra, fireworks, lasers, lights and flag waving! Tickets here: http://www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

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“Always ready to see and hear BLAKE 💗”

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Sherrill Klaus‎ to Blake Passion
November 28, 2015 ·
Classical trio will sing low at Bedford Proms
Classical Brit Award Winning BLAKE have sold over 1 million albums and will be taking to the stage at the 20th anniversary ‪#‎Proms‬ event in 2016 – again sponsored by Bedfordshire on Sunday.
Their extraordinary success has seen them tour extensively all over the world and as well as winning over the public they have also been firm favourites with Royalty, performing several times for the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The band consists of ‪#‎HumphreyBerney‬, ‪#‎OllieBaines‬ and ‪#‎StephenBowman‬ and its been an extraordinarily busy time for them of late as they have just released their Christmas album, which includes ‘‪#‎TheChristmasSong‬’ their new single with
‪#‎DameShirleyBassey‬, which is a 10/1 odds favourite to be this year’s Christmas No1.
‪#‎Blake‬ have several high profile TV appearances coming up including The Graham Norton Show on December 4 and ‪#‎Strictly‬ fans will be delighted to know they will perform on the show on Christmas Day.
The boys will join Soprano Rebecca Newman who already know each other well having performed several times already together and even guested on each other’s albums. Rebecca’s version of ‘‪#‎ThePrayer‬’ featuring Blake is sensational and will sure to be one of the songs the audience will want to hear.
Mark Harrison, promoter of Bedford Park Concerts said: “It’s a real coup to have confirmed Blake, they continue to be one of the most popular ‪#‎classical‬ groups in the world and they delight audiences when ever they perform live. “It’s fantastic to welcome them to ‪#‎BedfordParkProms‬ next year to help us celebrate our 20th Proms.
The #BedfordParkProms takes place on the August 6 2016.
Mark added: “Tickets would make a perfect ‪#‎Christmas‬ ‪#‎gift‬ for families and friends!”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

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Today I finally finished unpacking and putting away toiletries/clothing from UK trip ✔ Last jumper/sweater is in the washer…the snowball one. I had SO much fun wearing I didn’t want to wash it…
but I have ‪#‎memories‬ & ‪#‎photos‬ 💖
What a difference time and friendships make 💖 😊
In 2014 I used the word terrified when I met #BLAKE. They were like, no!
In 2015 there is only ‪#‎Happiness‬ 😊
‪#‎Blake‬ ‪#‎StephenBowman‬ ‪#‎HumphreyBerney‬ ‪#‎OllieBaines‬ ‪#‎UK‬ ‪#‎Concerts‬ ‪#‎Friendship‬ ‪#‎Travel‬ #Friends

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Happiness is…
Meeting and hugging friends for the first time 😊
and Nothing warms the heart like a hug from an old friend 💗
I’m so glad we had this time together,
Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.
There’s a time you put aside for dreamin’,
And a time for things you have to do.
The time I love the best is…
I can spend a moment here with you.
When the time comes that I’m feelin lonely,
And I’m feelin’ ohooooo – so blue,
I just sit back and think of you, only,
And the Happiness still comes through.
That’s why I’m glad we had this time together,
‘Cause it makes me feel like I belong.
Seems we just got started and before you know it
Comes the time we have to say, ‘So long.’
For now!
BLAKE Blake Passion The Royal Hippodrome Friends Jo Scott The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne ‪#‎HumphreyBerney‬ ‪#‎OliverBaines‬ Ollie’s Place ‪#‎StephenBowman‬ The Official Stephen Bowman Fan Club The BIG Sing Thomas Spencer Fan Page Suzi Musselll and Paula A Fesche-Strelczak
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#‎UK‬ December 2015