Liam Blake - You And Other Stories
Release date - 18 July 2011
“Achingly lovely voice" - Phil Jupitus
Singer, guitarist and classic songwriter, Liam Blake is releasing his debut album, ‘You And Other Stories‘ through Helium Records on 18 July.
He’s been writing songs in the pop-folk tradition since he was 17. At the core of music is a deep sense of romance, not through sentiment but as articulate, intelligent, bitter-sweet story-telling.
He is a skilled songwriter with real sophistication and these are proper pop songs, laden with hooks and refrains that make them compelling and timeless. His narrative is the landscape of the troubadour — heartbreaking, idealistic, lush - a journey through lite for everyman.
Liam has always been drawn to the West Coast singer-song writers of the 70s. If he had been born earlier he would probably be hanging out in Lauryl Canyon with Crosby Stills Nash and Joni Mitchell.
His other musical influences are an immense sweep - from Gershwin to Goldfrapp. He is a young dreamer and an awesome natural talent with a wonderful voice that melts every part of you.
Liam will be playing a series of festivals and gigs throughout the summer, including Mawdsley Lakefest, Lans on 4 June; Glastonbury Festival on 22-26 June and Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham on 29 August.