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Liam Blake

Music

Overview

  • All round rock, pop and folk act
  • Superb repertoire of classics from acts as diverse as James Taylor, BeyoncĂ©, Van Morrison and Maroon 5
  • Performs mainly as a solo act and can add further musicians to form up to a 5 piece band

Location

Liam Blake is based in a small village called Eccleston and can be seen frequently throughout Lancashire and the Fylde, where he currently holds several residences.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 min sets with 15 minute break.

About this Act

Liam Blake is an award-winning singer/songwriter, acoustic guitarist and vocalist based in the north-west of England. To date he has released two albums. His debut album was produced by renowned producer Chris Hughes (Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Dave Gilmour, Tears For Fears). Following the release of his debut Blake was voted acoustic artist of the year hi so Mojo magazine. Rolling stone magazine called him "the bitter sweet sing a song writer of the season".

Liam has over 15 years performance and recording experience and has played all over the world, holding residencies in high-profile venues. As well as performing his own critically acclaimed material and he has an extensive repertoire of popular songs from the nineteen sixties to the present day. Covering artists such as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash and many more, Blake specialises in creating a mellow and relaxing atmosphere for your wedding, corporate event, private function or in your venue. He is an accomplished guitarist and has been featured in specialist magazines such as Akustik Gitarre. Utilising his skills as a musician and his ability to work with a loop pedal he is able to recreate entire records as well as producing tasteful soundscapes to accompany him. His voice Has received praise from singer Aled Jones, whose BBC Radio 2 show Blake appeared live on and from the awesome music critic Phil Jupitus.

Set List

Living On A Prayer -Bon Jovi
The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes
Hey Ya - Outkast
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
All The Single Ladies - Beyoncé
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon Five
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Shine - Take That
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
My Girl - The Temptations
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrants
Rule The World - Take That
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cindy Lauper
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheetus
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Rolling On A River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Horse With No Name - America
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Mad World - Tears For Fears
Shout - Tears For Fears
Money For Nothing - Dire Straights
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straights
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straights
Englishman In New York - Sting
Fragile - Sting
Wonderful Life - Black
The Drive - The Carrs
I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner
Baker St - Gerry Rafferty
Right Down The Line - Gerry Rafferty
Somebody I Used To Know - Gotye
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Easy - The Commodores
My Girl - The Temptations
Handyman - James Taylor
You Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
It's Only Love - The Beatles
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Sweet Talking Woman - ELO
Living Thing - ELO
Strange Magic - ELO
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Layla - Eric Clapton
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohen
Graceland - Paul Simon
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkel
Kathy's Song - Simon and Garfunkel
El Condor Pasa - Simon And Garfunkel
Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
For Emily Wherever I May Find Her - Simon and Garfunkel
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Carole King
Mrs Robinson -
Simon and Garfunkel
American Pie - Don Maclean
Vincent - Don McLean
Empty Chairs - Don McLean
Things Behind The Sun - Nick Drake
River Man - Nick Drake
If You Could Read My Mind Love - Gordon Lightfoot
Drift Away - Dobbie Grey
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Peace Train - Cat Stevens
The Wind - Cat Stevens
Father And Son - Cat Stevens
Lady D'abanville - Cat Stevens
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Don't Think Twice It's Alright/Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
San Francisco - Scott Mckenzie
California Dreaming - Mamas and Papas
Dream A Little Dream - Mamas and Papas
Glorious - the Pierces
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - The Korgis
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart
Never Let Her Slip Away - Andrew Gold
Street Of London - Ralph Mctell
I Don't Want To Know About Evil - John Martyn
Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
Rocky Racoon - The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
Michelle - The Beatles
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Have A Little Faith In Me - John Hiatt
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading


Lineup

  • Solo vocals, acoustic guitar and loop pedal
  • Duo - either to acoustic guitar and a second male vocalist or two acoustic guitarists and a female vocalist, or guitar and Cajon
  • Three-piece band - guitar, bass and drums
  • Four-piece band - guitar, bass, drums and keys
  • Five- piece band - guitar, bass, drums, keys and female vocalist

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