Review: Blake, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Saturday, July 14

It is probably safe to say Blake are not yet a household name in the way that G4 or Il Divo are – but on the strength of last night’s concert that is probably about to change.

Formed in 2007, famously via Facebook, by Jules Knight with college mates Ollie Baines, Stephen Bowman and Dominic Tighe, the boys were immediately signed to Universal Records and have not looked back.

Dominic left the group in 2009 and was replaced by Humphrey Berney and this is the current line up. Their genre is classical crossover and they mainly perform covers of light classical, musical theatre and pop songs.

Their success so far has been a nomination for a Classic Brit award for their album Together and a number of charity concerts, but they have just released an album of new songs - Start Over - which could promote them to the mainstream.

These are four good looking lads with incredible voices singing in tight harmony – what is there not to like?


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They certainly gave us variety with covers of such diverse songs as Snow Patrol’s Cars, Nessen Dorma, With or Without You and She. Sometimes accompanied by a keyboard player, sometimes sung a capella, they are certainly wonderful to listen to. They certainly deserve more recognition.

I for one will be going out to buy their album and if they come this way again I would recommend if you enjoy something a bit more sophisticated than Take That you give them a look.

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