Blake sing Songs of Stage and Screen at The Apex ...
British harmony trio, Blake are back with a brand-new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, complete with projections and lighting to bring the cinematic magic to life. Music from Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys and many more, are linked together by the boys’ famous improvised banter. This is the ultimate celebration of movies and musicals, all sung in thrilling vocal harmony.
The tour follows their appearances alongside the sensational Dame Shirley Bassey, with whom they released a Christmas single last December. The single featured on their festive album ‘A Classic Christmas’ in aid of children’s charities Variety and Noah’s Ark Hospice.
Blake have an impressive CV of achievements, including several No.1s, multi-platinum selling albums, over 150 TV appearances and a Brit Award for Album of the Year. They have fans worldwide, and have played concerts in the Philippines, South Korea, Barbados, Russia, and even at the White House. The trio tour constantly and take part in a vast amount of charity work, including performing for the Queen and Prince Harry at the Festival of Remembrance; the launch of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Challenge; and working with the ‘Sing to Beat Breast Cancer’ Choir. Other charities they have supported include Help For Heroes, The British Legion and MIND.
At each show the boys enlist the help of a local choir, giving them the chance to perform to packed theatres. The members of Blake all found their love of music at a young age and sang with various groups and choirs throughout their childhood. Their passion for music continues to grow and they wanted to share this with the communities they would be visiting on their tour. “We thought about how we could involve school choirs and local community choirs in our live shows, and that getting some of the choirs up on stage with us would be a great experience for both them and us”, explains tenor, Oliver Baines.
Blake are at The Apex on Thursday 14 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £22.50, ring the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.