David Blazye

Vocalist/Songwriter/Musician

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I have a wealth of experience as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. I was signed to DB Records as The High and Lonesome in 2002, and have collaborated with respected producers such as Tim Oliver, as well as highly skilled musicians including Charlie Jones (Goldfrapp), Clive Deamer (Portishead), and Amanda Kramer (Psychedelic Furs).

I am a singer with a warm, soulful sound and a strong knowledge of song structure and harmony. I bring these qualities to your project and always put my heart and soul into every performance. My main goal is to ensure you're happy with what I deliver for you.

Although I haven't worked extensively on other people's sessions, I have over twenty years of experience as an original recording artist, also serving as lead singer, guitarist, and occasional trumpeter in a soul and classic pop covers band. I have sharpened my communication skills throughout my career while collaborating with producers and fellow musicians.

I have a versatile voice in the baritone to tenor vocal range and specialize in indie-folk, intimate jazz, and bossa nova-influenced vocals. I can also deliver more alt-rock or soul-style vocals and bring bluesy grit to the table.

Additionally, I am proficient in rhythm and lead guitar with a spacious but harmonically rich style.

When it comes to trumpet playing, my warm and spare style is influenced by greats like Chet Baker, and Miles Davis and ECM players such as Nils Petter Molvaer. I often incorporate atmospheric reverbs, delays, and ambient loops into my trumpet recordings.

I'd love to hear about your project! Don't hesitate to contact me through the green button above.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for David Blazye
  • The High And Lonesome
  • The High And Lonesome
  • The High And Lonesome
  • We Show Up On Radar

Languages

  • English

Interview with David Blazye

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: In the past 25 years, I have mainly been a recording artist and live performer. I am new to working as a session singer; but I have done a few sessions as a lead vocalist as well as a couple of recent unreleased trumpet sessions. One of the sessions involved delivering an alt-rock-style vocal for Kinema Audio, a studio in Nottingham that produces library music. This particular session was for Deep East Music - BMG production music. Although I don't have the track, you can listen to it on the BMG website or YouTube. It is called "You Know Your So" on the Indie Speaker Poppers album. I also did a vocal session, performing a Lofi reinterpretation of the Sam Cooke classic "Saturday Night At The Movies" for a removal firm. The person who asked me to do it had heard me at one of my weekly covers residencies where I played soul and pop songs. Additionally, I performed the lead vocal for a local songwriter who wanted a Tom Waits-style vocal for a couple of kids' Christmas songs. I believe my strength lies in being versatile with my vocals, understanding direction to deliver what people want, and bringing a healthy dose of soul to the recordings.

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Solid Ground - David Blazye

I was the singer, guitarist and songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

I have some experience as a session vocalist, but I am new to this work. However, I am committed to getting recordings just right. This could range from 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on the project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bill Withers
  • Chet Baker
  • Tom Waits
Gear Highlights
  • Electro Voice RE-20
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