A dynamic songwriter and vocalist artist with supreme soul. Unpredictable, yet fluid, and freely authentic. Blake creates music 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. His sound is soulful, positive, pop!
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. Where he recently served as head Cross Country coach this fall taking the young team to a 3rd place ranking in the ACIS league Blake has also done extensive substitute teaching from Pre-K- through 1st grade with the Rodeph Sholom School. He is currently a volunteer teaching artist with the Manhattan based not for profit "Sing For Hope" teaching music, theatre, and drama to all ages. Blake graduated with honors from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.