Blake Bastion is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Brighton.
Combining intricate guitar playing, eclectic rhythms and lively melodies, with deep bass and rich vocals, Blake Bastion creates timeless sounding songs in a modern style. His heartfelt, soul searching lyrics seek to find purpose in our fast paced and ever changing world. Influences of Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell and Sting can be heard in his voice, and as often found with guitarists that grew up listening to their parents records, he played along with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton from an early age.
Blake began working in recording studios at 17 years old after moving to London. As a session guitarist and studio hand he met and worked with many established artists, whilst writing his own songs and honing his production skills. Blake entered the music industry with the release of an electronic crossover album on Distinctive Records, titled 'Know No Boundaries', under the collective moniker 'iLL AUDiO'. The LP featured collaborations with Roots Manuva, Skunk Anansie, Akala, The Dub Pistols, Alex Vargas, Bluey Robinson and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The first track, titled 'Nibiru', is currently the introduction to the Arcadia Spectacular Metamorphosis show, winners of the TPI 'Live Production of the year 2016' award. Blake recently composed music for and performed on the Glastonbury Arcadia 'Spider' stage this year, with the Mechanical Orchestra, a new 21 piece band.
Having refined his solo material performing around the UK, touring East Africa, and recently returning from a European tour, Blake embarked on his first self-release with the 'Hummingbird E.P'. This is followed by his second self-titled EP, which is released on Friday 16th June, with a launch night at Brighton Komedia.
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