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Music

by Blake Whyte
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About Blake

 

A dynamic actor, songwriter, and vocalist with supreme soul. Unpredictable, yet fluid, and freely authentic. Blake creates experiences that reawaken our strong bonds to the earth and humanity. He is also a broadway actor and brand new father, so he brings humor, improvisation, vision, and great storytelling to his live shows.

Blake is a proud native of Portage, Michigan. He was named NY-1's Pick of the Week for his hit show at Joe's Pub and has headlined over 45 gigs at venues across NYC including Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Cutting Room.

Entrepreneurial artist Blake Whyte produced, directed, and played in his own music festival at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Collaborating with six different choreographers from ballet to hip-hop, a string quartet and jazz sextet, Blake created a unique fusion of music and dance.

Partnering with the Parks and Recreation department in Portage, Michigan, Blake conceived the idea of "Hike To A Concert". This event was an active music immersion experience encouraging exploration, adventure, physical movement, and offering the deep rewards of wild nature and live music combined. "Hike To A Concert" happened summer of 2015 and 2016. Over 250 folks hiked to the event.

Last winter Blake was selected as a Musician in Residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He spent four weeks collaborating with musicians from around the world and cultivating his project, “Capturing the Spirit and Soul of Banff”.

As an educator Blake has taught master classes at Denison University and Kalamazoo College, lecturing on song interpretation, voice, and the demands of being a sustainable artist in New York City. He has taught widely in the NYC area, teaching improvisation, voice, and theatre at Mesa Charter High School in Brooklyn.
As well as the International Baccalaureate Dwight School in Manhattan. Blake graduated from Syracuse Univerrsity with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.

 

The Band

 

Paul Wyatt
Guitar

Alex Wyatt
Drums

Curtis Stewart
Violin

Amanda Gookin
Cello

 
 

Jeff Litman
Electric Guitar

 
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Press

This is an earnest debut album from an old soul that is evident the first time, and the tenth time you listen to it.
— Daniel Scheffler of Edge
Titanic, Uplifting and Absolutely Irresistible. Honest, self-aware and completely relatable, he is the entire package. Come to think of it, pop music could use a few more like him.
— Gregory Robson of Absolute Punk
Empowering… Honest… Hopeful.
— Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues of BroadwayWord.com
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