I have been performing from a youg age but I gained the bulk of my industry experience in Manchester between 2001 and 2006 and London since last september.
My backgroud is very eclectic, I studied Opera in Italy, was awarded a scholarship at Berklee for gospel and jazz singing and I was the frontman in a metal band well known in the North West of the UK.
Since then I worked to bring together the passion and angst of metal while blending it with the gospel and pop harmonies.
I have just completed a new self produced EP called Master and Pra(e)y which has just gone on sale on Napster and iTunes on both sides of the atlantic.
I have been selected to perform at MEI 2007 in November, Italy's most important Music industry event.
Piano and Voice for acoustic gigs, band available on request
InSilence, 2005. Metal EP which received radio play and was reviewed positively across Europe.
John Blake, Master and Pra(e)y 2007 Out on Itunes, Napster and Rhapsody in August 2007
It is rare for a singer-songwriter to get more than half an hour set in London so I tend to play mostly my own songs, but I do throw in a couple of covers for longer sets usually taking rock songs and arranging them on the piano (depeche mode, skunk anansie)