Clas­si­cal act are on song with the­atre gig

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Ged­des

Clas­si­cal stars Blake are to bring a touch of sil­ver screen magic to La­nark­shire next month.

The cross­over har­mony boy band will be at the Vil­lage The­atre in East Kil­bride on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

The Songs of Stage & Screen tour sees the trio per­form mu­sic by the likes of Hans Zim­mer, En­nio Mor­ri­cone, Leonard Bern­stein, An­drew Lloyd Web­ber, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys and many more. At each show the boys en­list the help of a local choir, giv­ing them the chance to per­form to packed the­atres, and bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether through mu­sic, while they have pro­jec­tions and light­ing to help recre­ate the feel of the big screen.

The tour fol­lows 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 - made up of Ol­lie Baines, Stephen Bow­man and Humphrey Ber­ney - have an im­pres­sive CV of achieve­ments in­clud­ing sev­eral No 1 al­bums, multi-plat­inum sell­ing al­bums and over 150 TV ap­pear­ances, as well as hav­ing won a Brit Award for Al­bum of the Year.

Fa­mous fans in­clude Keira Knightly, Ewan McGre­gor, Kevin Spacey and Will Smith, while the trio tour con­stantly, in­clud­ing as far afield as the Philippines, South Korea, Bar­ba­dos and Rus­sia. They take part in a vast amount of char­ity work, from per­form­ing for the Queen and Prince Harry at the Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance and the launch of the Walk­ing With The Wounded South Pole Chal­lenge to work­ing with the ‘Sing to Beat Breast Cancer’ Choir.

And the lads were eas­ily spot­ted last Christ­mas, when they were one of the star turns on the BBC’s ‘David Wal­liams cel­e­brates Dame Shirley Bassey’ spe­cial pro­gramme.

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, which is why local choirs are tak­ing part.

Their gig in East Kil­bride will start at 7.30pm.Tick­ets are £20.

They can be bought by vis­it­ing www.sll­cbox­of­fice.co.uk, by call­ing 01355 248669 or by vis­it­ing the venue in per­son.

Movie Magic The Blake boys and Dame Shirley Bassey last year

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