The Latymer Link - page 9

T
he musical career of James Blake continues to go from strength to
strength. From the humble beginnings of being given £20 to play the piano at
the Latymer Old Students Association dinner in 2007, James left Latymer and
studied Music at Goldsmith’s College in London. With fellow Latymerians, band
members Ben Assiter and Rob McAndrews, he is now enjoying considerable
global success with a distinctive “post-dubstep” sound: sparse textures, dreamy
electronics and wide-ranging vocals. Currently touring in the USA, his most
recent album “Overgrown” was recently awarded the prestigious Barclaycard
Mercury Prize at a star-studded ceremony at the Roundhouse in London.
Judges described his recording as “inventive, poetic and poignant”, adding
“James Blake makes music like no-one else”.
James now appears on a Google search ahead of former top American
tennis player of the same name – an alternative measure of success!
I’m just sad that he didn’t sing in a choir when at school… tenors are always
especially welcomed!
Visit his website:
James Blake
Mercury Award
Jim Harrison 1978-1985, now Head of Music
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