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Contact: blake@thisisblake.com

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November 2, 2019

Forget the moustache, that was just to draw you in thinking, "What the hell is that??" It was a mistake, I know. I was going for a Beatles Pepper-era look but ended up more Dr Robert Winston. What I really want to talk about is that my latest album Reel To Reel is...

August 25, 2019

I am recording my new album, Reel to Reel, on a vintage Tascam 424 four track cassette recorder. I have started recording fourteen new songs and two are completed, including the above track, 'Know', which I filmed the process of creating: https://youtu.be/mWMIHHIJVN8 I...

May 2, 2019

I have begun recording my next album on a newly acquired Tascam 424 MK II analogue four track recorder. This is the first time I have recorded on tape since my first album 'Solomon's Tump' in 2003. This is partly for the challenge but also because I believe that analog...

February 3, 2019

My song 'Vinyl Junkie' is featured in the British crime film, "Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours". Richard Anthony Dunford, the writer and director, contacted me via the Kickstarter page for my album RIDE to request permission to use the song. I was very happy for him...

December 5, 2018

My LP, 'RIDE', is now available exclusively at the best independent record shop in the UK: VINYL VAULT in Cheltenham.

Mike and Phil are not simply purveyors of the world's finest records, but are lovely blokes who have had a sort of mentoring role in my life, I now real...

October 15, 2018


On Saturday 22nd September, I released my crowd-funded LP, RIDE, and the launch party took place at my favourite live music venue, The Bell Inn in Bath. I performed most of the songs from the record with my friends Paul Kench, Joe Brown, Chris Scrivens and Helen Bou...

September 22, 2018

So today is a big day for me with the release of my first record! I am looking forward to the launch concert tonight at The Bell in Bath where I will be playing songs from the LP with my band mates Joe, Paul, Chris and Helen. I will also be playing some of my favourite...

August 20, 2018

My crowdfunding campaign for my LP RIDE has hit its target! Thank you so much to everyone who generously supported the campaign.

The album is now available for pre-order on vinyl, CD and high quality digital download:

RIDE will be released on Saturday 22nd September and...

July 15, 2018


My crowd-funding campaign for my latest album 'RIDE' has begun. I am hoping to fulfil a life-long ambition and release a record for the first time.

The idea is if enough people pre-order the album (as either LP, CD or digital download) it will enable me to ra...

May 10, 2018

My last post was about Hamell on Trial's "Choochtown", an album that had a profound effect on me when I first heard it in 2002. Ed Hamell recorded that LP in the basements of his friends' houses in New York and produced a lo-fi classic. Another record I was introduced...

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