The Singer's Room Presents: Tommy Blaize
Sun 14 Apr 2013
At 08:00 PM
A new soul, funk, and groove live jukebox from the capital’s classiest vocal talents - featuring acclaimed lead singers from UK’s top bands and TV including Vanessa Haynes (Incognito), Mary Pearce (Primal Scream), Tommy Blaize (the fantastic voice behind those Strictly Come Dancing covers) backed by an all-star Singer’s Room house band led by former Van Morrison, Incognito, Joe Cocker drummer Geoff Dunn. The Singer’s Room also introduces the pick of the most exciting new performers emerging on the scene, with one they’re all talking about – the fabulous Joanna Harman - lined up for an early headlining slot. London’s great singers explore the Soul America Songbook. Featuring some of the finest musicians from the soul, jazz and funk genres working in UK today - this is not a jam !! Sunday nights – monthly.
Tommy Blaize, well-known to millions of TV prime-time viewers as ‘the fantastic singer from Strictly Come Dancing’, brings his awesome vocal talents to the Half Moon Putney.
The Strictly lead vocalist, often given the spotlight and frequently name-checked on the show, has a voice familiar worldwide from his work with the likes of Tina Turner, Brand New Heavies & Joe Cocker, as well as big brand TV ads such as Coca Cola, Levis & British Airways plus innumerable film soundtracks – Tommy is currently the most sought after singer in the business. The artist cites Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Louis Armstrong as his big influences.
Originally from Liverpool, Tommy has toured and recorded with a huge number of major artists, including Brian Eno, Paul Young, Incognito, Sting, Phil Collins, Beach Boys, Sir George Martin, Natalie Cole, Eternal, Take That, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Amy Winehouse, The Streets, Robbie Williams, Alexander O’Neil, Diana Ross, Pet Shop Boys & Basement Jaxx.
Tommy introduces his Strictly Come Dancing sidekicks in the guise of the Tommy Blaize Band to the fabled Putney venue to lay down their classy blend of soul, funk, jazz and timeless R&B.
A fantastic live performer, the BBC says of him – “Tommy is an all round, consummate artist – singer, keyboard player and successful composer. Blessed with a voice that stirs the soul, Tommy is the possessor of a rare and beautiful talent …”.