From: CA

Genre:
Pop, adult Contemporary, Rock/New-Country/Christian

After being discovered at a Steveston, BC, talent show at the tender age of fourteen singing “Pretty Blue Eyes”, mister Blake had a hit record in North America with “ I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU”—the Ivor Raymond-penned song that was a hit in the UK with the late Dusty Springfield. Sadly, his fame was short-lived as he became a victim of sexual abuse from his stepfather and the very men entrusted with his career. The abuse caused him to retreat from the music scene before his career could really take off. It took many years before he recovered and re-discovered his deep love of music. Singing and songwriting now became his therapy, and mister Blake became determined to resurrect the career that was taken away from him all those years ago.


Fast forward to 2009, the release of “Blue Rain” saw his popularity flourish when it became a hit on Jango internet radio. Since then, he has released 30 songs on Jango, CBC Radio 3 and other stations, with a combined total of 1.6 million plays worldwide, and garnering 600,000 “likes” along the way. One song alone—“CHRISTMAS IN A CHANGIN’ WORLD”—has racked up a whopping 1.3 million plays on Jango in its two versions. “OUR WORLD” is a timeless statement on what is happening in the world today.


In 2014, mister Blake released a two album limited edition set of secular and spiritual music (on CD). Featuring many of the songs that made him such a force on Jango Radio, “SuperStars” is packed with great tunes with positive messages, and more of that upbeat, catchy material that has generated all those radio plays. Produced by Juno Award winner Patricia Dahlquist, it includes a hot new remake of mister Blake’s “I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU’’. The spiritual songs are on an album of their own entitled “Jesus Is” and features a cover of “WE’LL REACH THE SKY TONIGHT”, a song by his good friend the late Rita MacNeil.


In November 2015 mister Blake released “Coming Home”. Representing a shift in direction for mister Blake, five of the nine songs are original compositions.The title track “COMING HOME” and accompanying video received great reviews. Other standout songs include “THE PROMISE” originally made famous by When in Rome, and mister Blake’s version of Erasure’s “A LITTLE RESPECT” is getting a lot of respect from listeners. Rounding out this solid collection of catchy pop hits is a remake of the mister Blake classic “CHRISTMAS IN A CHANGIN’ WORLD”; a live version of Paul Anka’s “JUBILATION”; and Johnny Tillotson’s pop classic “POETRY IN MOTION”.


October 2019: By popular demand, mister Blake re-released 30 of the best of his songs from his previous albums on Jango Radio worldwide, including a new version of “SPIRIT IN THE SKY (TRANS MIX)”. Currently, mister Blake is enjoying a temporary hiatus from recording and is spending more time on the home front looking after two aging shelties, his sports cars, and attending to his charity foundation obligations.


Unsung Hero. Outside of music he is a noted philanthropist and created the mister Blake foundation which helps numerous local and global charities. To date, the foundation has donated over $220,000 to Diabetes Canada, mostly for the children that attend Camp Kakhamela, in Gibsons, BC. In addition, the mister Blake foundation supports the Jasmine Project in Thailand; PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs); BC/ALBERTA guide dogs; WESN; the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation; Gordon Neighbourhood House; Community Pregnancy Concerns Society; CKNW Orphan’s Fund (for over 40 years!); Ukrainian Children’s Christian Fund; Lord Roberts Elementary School; Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 FM; Bethesda (Abbotsford) and AIDS awareness charities, to name a few.


Over the years he has met and befriended many celebrities and musical icons. He also has one of the biggest private collections of Beatles recordings and memorabilia in the world, a testament to the influence the Fab Four had on him, having personally met some of them, including John Lennon (plus Yoko and Sean Lennon).


For more information, email: mail@misterblake.com | Youtube channel: misterblake canada

www.misterblake.com | www.misterblakefoundation.com