James Blake Tickets

From London comes this British electronic composer and musician – James Blake. He is best known as the runner up in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll for his music and also released a self titled album in the same year in the UK.

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About James Blake

He is the son of well known guitarist, James Litherland, who played for a number of bands within the hard rock/rock genre in the 1960s and the 1970s. James Blake has studied at the famous Goldsmiths institution, part of the University of London alongside such institutions as the London School of Economics and Politics. Within this institution, he studied popular music and he also attended The Latymer School – during which he usually recorded his own songs in the privacy of his bedroom while studying at the same time.His first ‘entry’ into the world of music as a career musician came when he released his debut 12 inch Vinyl, titled as ‘Air & Lack Thereof’in July 209 within the UK. He released this via the label, Hemlock Radio, and it was played on radio – was particularly a favorite of the Dj Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio, the UK’s most listened to and popular radio channel. The Dj was so enthralled by the single that he invited James Blake to perform a mix, a special one, on his international radio show as well as an exclusive on the Mount Kimbie track. His second Vinyl was released in 2010 and it was an exclusive extended play. It was titled as ‘CMYK’ and was released via the label R & S Records. The track ‘CMYK’ from this Vinyl was again a BBC Radio favorite – this time by the Dj Nick Grimshaw of the BBC Radio 1 – who labeled the track as ‘Record of the Week’. Other than this Dj, a number of other Djs in the UK played the track on their respective shows – earning a respectable amount of airplay. Yet another successful event in his music career was when Zane Lowe, a Dj with a BBC Radio 1 show as well as a TV show, chose James Blake’s version of the song ‘Limit to Your Love’ as his ‘Hottest Record in the World’. The song itself was a cover – the original version of the song by artist Feist as part of her studio album, The Reminder. This single saw its released in the UK on 28th of November in the year 2010 – and it debuted at a staggering #47 on the UK Singles Chart.Being part of the BBC’s Sound of 2011 was an immense achievement since this is an poll which showcases the year’s most successful musicians – James Blake was 2nd on this poll ahead of such acts as Clare Maguire, James Woon and The Vaccines. And if that in itself wasn’t enough – James Blake also became the runner up on the BRIT Awards’ Critics Choice on 15th December 2010 behind the fabled Jessie J. He has also won an award of the Single of the Year 2010 for his single CMYK released on Vinyl at the Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards.  James Blake has also won a number of other awards. These include being placed at 24 for the single CMYK on the Frontier Psychiatrist's best/top 40 of the year as well as the CMYK EPs being ranked 8th on Pitchfork Media’s top 50 albums of the year 2010. Pitchfork also ranked the song I Only Know (What I Know) at 8 on their top 100 tracks of 2010.James Blake’s debut album was released on 7th February 2010 and was self titled – named as James Blake. It was released in the UK and was the culmination of a year of work. It consists of 11 different tracks that are available on various media – as a purchasable CD, on 12 inch Vinyl and as downloadable tracks/album online via such services as iTunes. This album also consists of the single Limit Your Love which was released in 2010 and was a hit in itself. The second single from the album was released on 7th March and was titled ‘The Wilhelm Scream’. This album ranked at 9 on the UK charts, 15th in Austria, 1st on the Ultratop charts in Belgium, 2nd in Denmark on Tracklisten, 11th on the Irish Albums Chart, 5th on VG-Lista in Norway, 6th in the Dutch Top 40 in the Netherlands, 33rd in Sweden, 9th in Switzerland and finally 123rd on the US Billboard 200. All in all, James Blake has released one studio album, 2 extended plays (EPs), 3 singles, 2 music videos and 2 awards (in the BRIT Awards and the BBC Sound of 2011) – feats that make him more than worthy of a James Blake tickets!