When Dame Shirley Bassey first saw the male vocal group BLAKE perform she, along with millions of viewers, was so smitten she promptly requested they sing at her birthday party that same night.
Now the Brit Award winning harmonisers will bring their new show, ‘In Harmony’, to Lancaster’s Grand Theatre on September 9.
Hot on the heels of IL DIVO and Collabro, BLAKE have been touring up and down the country.
Inspired by the lush trio harmonies of The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees and The Lettermen, the boys will perform exclusive songs along with hits from their four other award winning albums.
Three guest artists appear in BLAKE’s ‘In Harmony’ show, including Brit Award nominee Camilla Kerslake, number one selling classical soprano Rebecca Newman and Filipino superstar Rachelle Ann Go. The latter recently won a World Music Award for her role in the new production of Miss Saigon on the West End stage in London.
The guys, who are celebrating eight years of touring worldwide, will perform for two hours with live instruments, projected videos and dramatic lighting.
BLAKE have an impressive CV of achievements to date, including several number ones, three performances in front of the Queen and various worldwide tours to Asia, America, Russia and Europe.
However, it’s the constant support from BLAKE’s loyal fans that can be attributed to their long lasting success.
From performing alongside them on stage in local choirs to funding them through PledgeMusic, BLAKE’s fans have been with them every step of the way.
For this concert the guys are yet again searching for talented choirs from the Lancaster area to join them on stage as part of the show.
Over the last five years the group have been joined by more than 250 local choirs around the UK and overseas, in venues as far apart as Manchester, Moscow and Manila.
Choirs simply need to email their latest videos to Alex@BlakeOfficial.com and the chosen groups will perform alongside BLAKE on five big ensemble songs, as well as present their own solo song to the audience.
Guest choirs for the shows have recently been seen attaining places at prestigious London music colleges and even taking star roles in West End shows.
BLAKE’s Lancaster show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £20 for adults and £19 for concessions. Tickets are available from the theatre’s box office on 01524 64695 or via the website by visiting www.lancastergrand.co.uk/shows