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BLAKE ·
Our biggest music video ever! As seen on Chinese TV last week by over 280 million viewers watching popular show ‘I-Supermodel’. We next appear on Chinese screens on February 8th, for the BTV Spring New Years Gala concert, backed by the Venice Chamber Orchestra and a 200 strong children’s choir! Join us for more videos!

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Stephen Bowman January 7 at 12:58pm ·
Something fun for Chinese friends! We boys attempting ‘May Kway oh May Kway’ with the three finalists of I-Supermodel, whilst filming a music video for ‘To The Sun’ with them. Really lovely girls!

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The Choir Factor  — at Malvern Theatres.
· Malvern, United Kingdom · December 3, 2015
A big thanks to BLAKE as we have just stepped off stage having performed with them again

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Sherrill Klaus ·   You never cease to impress us with all you give back 💗 Thank you!
BLAKE ·   November 23,2015
Had a great time supporting the Royal National Institute for Blind people tonight, accompanied by Brian Ferry, Omid Dijalili, Rod Stewart, E.L.James, Dame Shirley Bassey, Rory Bremner, Beverley Knight and many more amazing people. We auctioned ourselves off and raised £24,000 too, so nice to do our part 😊

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Had a fantastic night at the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind people) at the Dorchester. We performed a set and raised £24,000 by auctioning ourselves off for the charity, then Brian Ferry performed a set too! The best part of the evening, was a brilliant comedy turn from Omid Dijalili, hilarious!!!

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One of our filming locations today, those of you who are Game of Thrones fans may recognise it?

Sherrill Klaus Ohhh, I love it 💗  I’ve never seen/played Game of Thrones? Just love the trees! 😊

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We’re overseas filming for the massive Chinese TV show I-Supermodel, watched by over 280 million people last series! Stunning location video shoot in Northern Ireland, so beautiful! October 20, 2015

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Excited to head overseas tomorrow to record an episode for Chinese leading TV show ‘I Supermodel’ (280 million viewers). Fun to be back on Chinese TV screens this year 😊

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A huge honour to have performed at the Lord Mayor of London’s dinner on Monday evening, at the stunning Guildhall in City. Nearly £500,000 raised for charity, great result! City Of London Guildhall October 19, 2015

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Blake in Concert!!!

Fabulous photos from #TheChoirFactor performing with #Blake at #RosesTeweksbury  Thank you ♥

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October 4, 2015

The #LostBoys of #Blake            Poor #OllieBaines 😦

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BLAKE ·
We Blake boys love nothing better than a big Sunday roast lunch, followed by a charming walk in the country; except for when Ollie is in charge of the map…. Uh oh…

 

October 3, 2015 #HelenVerekerSingers-HerefordPopChoir at @CourtyardHereford

Such a lovely photo of BLAKE and the Helen Vereker Singers – Hereford Pop Choir 💗

Here we are accompanying BLAKE at Courtyard, Hereford, this was the second song of the second half – Up Where We Belong.

Here we are accompanying BLAKE at Courtyard, Hereford, this was the second song of the second half - Up Where We Belong.

BLAKE solves the problem of showtime and game time  😉

BLAKE ‏@TheBandBlake 3 hours ago
We realise a lot of gents attending our concert tonight would prefer to be watching @EnglandRugby – we have a plan 😉

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‪#‎Blake‬ and ‪#‎Rugby‬ together 😊

Opening the second half of the show for BLAKE at the Courtyard, Hereford.

Opening the second half of the show for BLAKE at the Courtyard, Hereford.

“Here’s the choir and Humphrey rehearsing Jerusalem to sing for our imminent victory in the rugby… Come on England!!” #MartinRiley

from Mart

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Blake~Our stage for tonight, at the fantastic Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, another sell-out show; though the England rugby supporters in the audience were a little distracted… Tewkesbury tomorrow, loving this tour!!

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Stage being set up for tonight’s extravaganza 😊 HelenVerekerSingers

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October 2, 2015 #RaiseTheRoofChoir #WrekinHousingTrust #TelfordTheatre

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BLAKE ‏@TheBandBlake 21 hours ago
Wow, @TelfordTheatre was fantastic tonight, packed to the brim with a lively/lovely audience! Great singing everyone!

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BLAKE
Oct 1, 2015  ·
On a rare night out (spending most of our time finishing the Christmas album!) attending the Bugatti menswear launch in Knightsbridge, with dashing actor #NoahHuntley. ‪#‎new4thmember‬ ? Nah, we’re a happy trio ☺

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A fabulous review about #Blake’s show last night, September 10, 2015 at #ThePlazaStockport with the #DoYourThing choir

“Well they do say “you can’t beat live entertainment” and seeing a band, or in this case vocal harmony group, do their thing live on stage at a concert venue is possibly the best thing you can ever enjoy. This evening the beautiful gem that is the Stockport Plaza paid host to the classically-styled trio Blake and their eclectic mix of genres.

Established in 2007 by Ollie Baines, the group also features the incredible talents of Humphrey Berney and Stephen Bowman, all of whom were reunited when Ollie sent a group message out to his schoolmates on Facebook to try and establish a singing project. Thankfully, including former member Jules Knight who has since pursued a successful acting career, their hard work and talents paid off when they signed a 5-album record deal. Ollie and Humphrey were both Choristers from a young age and Stephen apparently trained doing karaoke!

Now, alongside their 4th album ‘In Harmony’, they are touring the UK, with special guest Camilla Kerslake for some dates and a local community choir at each venue. Tonight’s show included pieces performed by and with the ‘Do Your Thing’ choir, made up of two groups consisting of 77 woman and 3 men, all of whom should be congratulated for being in such fine voice and showing their enjoyment.

Having performed with the likes of Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins at some of the UK and World’s most prestigious venues, it is no surprise these guys have got the art of audience interaction and pure public performance down to a tee, sparking thunderous applause in perfect unison, even if the swaying of arms wasn’t.

Starting their set with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, before Ollie took to singing Charles Aznavour’s ‘She’, ‘Nella Fantasia’ from the film The Mission and their spin on Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars,’ they progressed to welcoming the choir with ‘You Raise Me Up’ – a song they have previously recorded upon request by Camilla Kerslake who asked them to sing for her campaign to raise funds towards treatments for and raise awareness of Breast Cancer. With solos of ‘Summertime’ (Humphrey) and Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender (Stephen) throughout, then came the most covered song (and the first song they recorded) ‘Hallelujah’, ending the first half with Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Because We Believe’.

Act Two was opened with the choir singing Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’, before welcoming the trio back for the swaying was requested for ‘Up Where We Belong’ from Officer and a Gentleman. U2’s classic ‘With Or Without You’ was well received, as were Stephen’s version of Nat King Cole’s ‘When I Fall In Love’, Ollie’s ‘On The Street Where You Live‘ from My Fair Lady and their collective of Sting’s Fields of Gold which was also been recorded by Eva Cassidy.

Bringing stories of interest to the stage like who sang the songs of Eliza Doolittle instead of Audrey Hepburn and it being the same voice who sang the songs of West Side Story and appeared as a nun in The Sound of Music, are priceless and add to the passion and enjoyment they have to their careers. Sticking with Musical Theatre for the ever emotive Bring Him Home, which Ollie mastered with ease. Finishing off with Puccini’s Rugby rose that is ‘Nessum Dorma’, before taking the trick out of their sleeve in the form of ‘Jerusalem’, with full audience participation.

Accompanied by the wonderful Martin Riley who somehow manages to play ever instrument required in just two keyboards and a grand piano, the show is really well formatted with modest projects of the band name on a curtain behind the artists.

I draw on a lyric that stood out for me and I can only complete a review with such. From the macaronic (using a mixture of languages – Italian and English) ‘Because We Believe’, “Like Stars Across the Sky, We Were Born To Shine” certainly refers to this talented threesome.

Their next studio album hopes to be funded by donations or pledges from fans who have the opportunity to trade donations off for afternoon tea with the lads, presence at the studio, singing lessons, calendars and much more.”

For details of the boys’ tour dates and their album progress, visit http://www.blakeoffical.com

Reviewer: Chris Oatway

Reviewed: 10th September 2015

http://www.northwestend.co.uk/index.php/music-reviews/134-blake-stockport-plaza
Sherrill Klaus via Do Your Thing
So, it’s the day after the night before! Have you come down off cloud nine yet? Well, I’d like to keep you all up there for a bit longer as I think you all deserve it. Blake tweeted this last night – Tonight we had 80 incredible singers on stage with us, all fine voices from @DoYourThingUK – loved working with you ladies (and 3 gents) smile emoticon Thanks ‪#‎Blake‬, Martin and all the crew – you certainly gave 80 (plus me) a night we’ll never forget!
Oh and if you want to relive it again, it’s already on youtube –

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Do Your Thing Meets Blake at the Stockport Plaza

Silly stuff Blake does on tour!!! Oh, how we love them 💗
BLAKE · Sept 10, 2015
We found a new vocal warmup, a roller coaster! Made sense as we were passing through Blackpool; beautiful weather!

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Stephen Bowman ·
How do we finish our shows? With a little silly dancing and the UK finest organ, at The Plaza in Stockport; real 1930’s glamour!

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blakepassion Could I Have This Dance…for the rest of my life 🎶

The Boys Are Back In Town
#BLAKE is on the cover of #EssexLife !!!
September 2015
‪#‎HollyLouiseEells‬ interviews ‪#‎StephenBowman‬
‪#‎InHarmony‬ ‪#‎Tour‬ ‪#‎ChristmasClassics‬ ‪#‎Magazine‬ http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/christmasclassics

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Stephen Bowman
July 28
Excited to have been invited to the big premiere of this new show of magic and illusion. Thursday night should be interesting!

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Stephen Bowman
July 20
Yesterday afternoon with @rnbjayr @gorachelleann & @arnold_vegafria in Soho London, for coffee & cake at Princi Cafe ‪#‎London‬ ‪#‎Summer‬ ‪#‎Coffee‬ ‪#‎Cake‬

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Stephen Bowman
July 19
With my lovely friend Rebecca Newman at BBC Radio 2, to support her on her first ever Terry Wogan appearance. #LisaDavies’ photo

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Ollie’s Place is Official Fan Club for ‪#‎OllieBaines‬ of BLAKE !
Stop on by… https://www.facebook.com/OllieBainesPlace

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Blake enjoy Pigeon shoot Royal Berkshire for Variety, The Children’s Charity

from Caroline Monk

Photo from Caroline Monk; sitting on car with blue sunglasses 👓

Blake: Ollie, Stephen and Humphrey

with Jules Knight

Stephen Bowman · Instagram · https://instagram.com/stephenbowmanblake/
Went on a charity clay pigeon shoot today, very few clays were harmed in the process; though I narrowly missed hitting myself in the face with my own used cartridges a few times 😊

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Blake attend the Premiere of Ant-Man at Leicester Square July 8, 2015

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premiere of Ant-Man July 8, 2015

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Being photographed today for eyewear designer Tom Davies, in the very swanky Rosewood hotel in London. The glasses in model shoots never actually have lenses in them, so I couldn’t really see all that much during today😉

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Off on a modeling shoot for glasses designer Tom Davies, for their 2015/16 campaign. Love playing at this stuff 😊 July 6, 2015

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Stephen Bowman
Just stepped off the stage at the ‘Flannels for Heroes’ charity cricket event for wounded servicemen, after singing Nessun Dorma & Jerusalem in warm British sunshine. What a day!      June 19, 2015

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‪#‎HumphreyBerney‬, ‪#‎OllieBaines‬ and ‪#‎StephenBowman‬ perform during the Flannels for Heroes charity cricket match and garden party hosted by menswear brand Dockers at Burton’s Court on June 19, 2015 in London, England. 

#‎HumphreyBerney‬ and ‪#‎StephenBowman‬ attend the Flannels4Heroes charity cricket match and garden party hosted by menswear brand Dockers at Burton’s Court on June 19, 2015 in London, England.

 

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Trio’s biggest show of 2015 ‘Symphony at the Tower’ on July 4th in Blackburn

http://www.blakeofficial.com/Blake on stage!

We are delighted to announce that Brit-Award winners BLAKE will be giving their biggest outdoor show of 2015 at Hoghton Tower’s beautiful castle location, near Blackburn on the 4th of July. The show will feature full orchestra, a stunning finale firework display and special guest Lucy Kay (from Britain’s Got Talent).

The night will feature a stunning selection of songs from the worlds of pop, classical and musicals, all delivered in lush three part harmony, backed by the Heart of England orchestra. Finishing the concert will be an uplifting traditional Union Jack waving proms section, featuring classics such as Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and more.

Joining the boys will be Britain’s Got Talent star Lucy Kay, who will be singing classical anthems from her latest album. As the evening draws to a close the finale numbers will be accompanied by fireworks lighting up the sky above the stage and the audience. July 4th promises to be a true celebration of Britishness, fine music and passionate singing!

Doors open at 5pm so that the audience can arrive early with their picnics, blankets and chairs, to pick the best spots for this incredible one-off evening. Don’t miss our biggest classical-crossover outdoor concert of 2015!

Tickets can be purchased via the official ‘Symphony at the Tower’ website HERE: http://www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk/book-tickets/sat-4th-july

BLAKE will be performing at #SymphonyatTheTower on July 4th supporting this wonderful charity ♥ St Catherine’s Hospice, Lancashire
#Hoghton Tower
To get your tickets Call 0844 888 9991  http://www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk/book-tickets

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Wow, what an afternoon! Our patients and their families have been treated to an intimate performance from classical crossover group Blake, ahead of their Symphony at the Tower concert in aid of St Catherine’s on Saturday July 4th. Granada Reports were also here finding out more about the Symphony event and the work of St Catherine’s – make sure you tune in tomorrow at 6pm to watch! To join us at this year’s extra special Symphony, where Blake will perform along with Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Lucy Kay and the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra, click here to get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/1qCmrGg

Blake at St Catherine's Collage

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June 11 at 11:11am ·
Watch BLAKE on TV tonight at 6pm as they perform live on ITV northwest for Granada Reports – performing for the patients at St.Catherine’s Hospice and talking about our July 4th show at Hoghton Tower. Enjoy!

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Blake with John

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BLAKE talk to ‪#‎RobCharles‬ , The Bee Radio Station about appearing at Hoghton Tower on July 4th
http://www.thebee.co.uk/on-air/rob-charles.php July 11, 2015 #SymphonyAtTheTower

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Up in Lancashire today to appear on TV and radio shows to promote our MASSIVE outdoor concert at Hoghton Tower Castle on July 4th (accompanied by full orchestra, fireworks and Lucy Kay from Briton’s Got Talent no less!)

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A welcome from the North West of England as we visit radio and tv stations to talk about our show on July 4th at Hoghton Tower, a huge outdoor concert!

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Stephen Bowman
A special evening last night at the Variety children’s charity fundraiser. Got to meet these two amazing sisters, both with acute Spina Bifida but both wheelchair basketball champions! Their specialist sports wheelchairs were funded by Variety, and now they’ve made Team GB for the next Paralympics! Makes me so proud to be an ambassador for this fantastic charity, they really change lives. Visit http://www.variety.org.uk — with Joe McFadden.  June 3, 2015

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Stephen had the honor to witness this historical event today, May 27, 2015

The State opening of Parliament and the Queens speech

A fascinating and fun time enjoyed at the State opening of Parliament, with friend & MP Nigel Evans – Enjoyed superb speeches from the Prime Minister & Simon Burns! A real honour to have been part of a historic day!

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Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament at the State Opening of Parliament 2015.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/queens-speech-2015

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Was trying to think of the most appropriate way to get to my little jaunt at Westminster today. Taxi? Might get stuck in traffic and likely to have to listen to a cabbie moan endlessly about Uber. Motorbike? Arrive with crazy helmet hair (PM wouldn’t approve). So I chose the Underground, a 95% chance I’d get there on time. Thanks to TM Lewin for the suit and Tom Davies for the sunglasses, all blue, very appropriate 😉

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A rather exciting day ahead of me. A kind friend has invited me to witness the State opening of Parliament and the Queens speech, really quite a huge honour and life experience. Doubt I’m allowed to take any selfies, it’s all rather serious😊

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Variety, The Children’s Charity https://www.variety.org.uk/shop/variety-merchandise/shooting-stars

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Celebrities attend Shooting Stars book launch party in Covent Garden

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BLAKE sing You Raise Me Up on BBC1
Published on Mar 2, 2015
Watched by over 5.5 million viewers on BBC1’s ‘Songs of Praise’ on March 1st 2015, Twice Nominated BRIT-award winners BLAKE give a debut classical performance as a trio, singing ‘You Raise Me Up’ – Visit http://www.BlakeOfficial.com/LIVE for more!

Blake on SOP March 1, 2015

 

Blake variety February 23, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 26: Humphrey Berney (L) and Charlotte Taylor attend Debrett’s 500 party, hosted at The Club at Cafe Royal on January 26, 2015 in London, England. The Debrett’s 500 recognise the most influential people in Britain, across 24 different categories, including Politics, Fashion and Music. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Debrett’s)

 

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Blake in DC March April 2014

BLAKE – Dream a little Dream of Me @ The White House

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British vocal trio BLAKE were in Washington to perform at a charity fund raising gala for The Children’s National Medical Centre, so we popped down to the White House to record a special song for them.

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BLAKE sing Hallelujah with piano
You join British trio BLAKE as they give their debut performance at the world famous Cafe Carlyle in New York, following Woody Allen.

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Blake in NY USA