Classic songs and Rat Pack banter from Blake

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Vocal trio Blake are appearing at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, on Friday, October 18, as part of the autumn leg of their ‘Live In Concert’ tour.

The singers will be supported by special guest Camilla Kerslake.

Kicking off at the Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn on October 4 the tour will visit Hornchurch, Enfield, Salisbury, Camberley, Stroud, Haywards Heath, Redditch, Winchester, Yeovil, Barnstaple, and Weston-Super-Mare before finishing up at the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne on October 26.

Blake aim to offer an evening of great music and entertainment with their stunning harmonies and Rat Pack banter.

As well as classic songs from their three previous chart-topping and award-winning albums Blake are looking forward to performing songs from their new album ‘Start Over’.

Classical BRIT Nominee Camilla Kerslake will be joining Blake on their October tour.

Blake first worked with Camilla when they performed Nessun Dorma together at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards.

Camilla will perform songs from her eponymous debut album and will sing with Blake on ‘The Prayer’, ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ and ‘Jerusalem’.

Together Blake and Camilla will also perform their new single ‘You Raise Me Up’, which has been recorded in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign – a charity that is close to Camilla’s heart and for whom she is an ambassador.

In June 2011 Camilla chose to step out of the limelight, cancelling a UK tour, when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

After a year sabbatical caring for her mother Camilla began campaigning both for the Royal Marsden, who saved her mother’s life, and the many breast cancer charities whose research enabled them to do so. Having been asked by the Breast Cancer Campaign to record a single for them Camilla has invited Blake to join her on the vocals for ‘You Raise Me Up’.

Also appearing on the single is a choir comprising of women whose lives have also been directly affected by breast cancer in some way, and who will perform the single alongside Camilla and Blake at the Pink Ribbon Ball later this year.

Blake’s new album ‘Start Over’, is a collection of contemporary harmony pop featuring original songs and a few carefully selected covers, including Paul McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’.

Having formed in 2007, recording and performing as a classical group, ‘Start Over’ is Blake’s first pop album and sees them embracing the challenge. Earlier this year it was announced that Blake would be saying farewell to Jules Knight. The album title is now fitting as Jules returns to his acting routes and his band mates – Stephen Bowman, Humphrey Berney and Ollie Baines – look towards a new era for Blake.

The event starts at 8pm. Call the Box Office on 01444455440 or log on to http://bookch.freedom-leisure.co.uk/clairhall/

To find out more about Blake visit www.blakeofficial.com.