Classical Brit winners Blake talk to QVC


Blake Classical boy band Blake got together via Facebook back in 2007 and have been hugely successful ever since.

Last year they won 'Album of the Year' at the Classical Brits, they've performed alongside Katherine Jenkins and can claim Will Smith and Keira Knightley as big fans.

We're so excited to have them performing live on QVC on Friday 7th May at 9am and 1pm with hits from their latest album 'Together'. We caught up with Stephen (bass baritone), Jules (baritone) and Humphrey (tenor) to find out more…(Ollie is the fourth member).

Tell us about your latest album?

Jules: It's a mixture of well-known pop and classical tunes from across the ages.

Stephen: It's probably the most eclectic fusion of musical styles we've ever tried, taking the catchiness of brilliant pop sings and mixing them with the power of classical music.

Do you have any collaborations planned?

Blake Humphrey: We've planned to perform with Camilla Kerslake and Enchanted Voices for our performance at the Classical Brits.

Stephen: We also hope to work with Quincy Jones this year on our next album for the US.

What is your dream gig?

Humphrey: Madison Square Gardens with the Rockettes as backing dancers.

Stephen: Aboard The Virgin Galactic 1 space craft – first group to sing in space! Come on Richard Branson!

Your break into the music industry was partly due to Facebook, do you still use it to keep in touch with fans?

Humphrey: Twitter and Facebook are very useful – I use them all of the time.

Stephen: I have an unhealthy addiction to Facebook and Twitter, people can find me there pretty much any hour of the day – come say hello!

What are the best and worst gigs you have done?

Blake Humphrey: As a tennis fan, opening Wimbledon was amazing.

Jules: Wembley in front of 83000 people.

Stephen: My worst gig was in a shopping centre to just 9 people – no one knew we were coming and there were lots of confused faces in the 'crowd'. Best gig ever was this month headlining at the Classical Brit awards – it was a huge honour for us.

What are your plans for the future?

Humphrey: Touring in Australia, South Africa and hopefully launching in the USA.

Stephen: Making a 4th album for the UK, plus a totally new style of album for the US.

Why QVC?

Stephen: Because it's secretly the channel we're all addicted to – we all love a bit of retail therapy, it's even better from a comfy armchair!

If you were a QVC presenter for the day what do you think you could sell?

Jules: … ice to the Eskimos!

Stephen: Those non-kinking hose-pipes, the best invention ever, must be easy to sell.

Tune in to watch Blake perform live on QVC on Friday 7th May at 9am and 1pm.

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