ABOUT

Blake Skinner is a highly demanded WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) graduate from Perth, Western Australia.

At twelve years old he was accepted into the specialist band program at Mazenod College as a saxophonist, taking him on a tour of America in 2010. Blake graduated from Mazenod College in 2012 and was accepted into WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) to study an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music in 2013.

 

At WAAPA Blake performed his own original music, as well as performing alongside some of Australia’s famous artists such as Josh Pyke and Lisa Mitchell. Performing in numerous acts, Blake has performed sold out shows at famous Perth venues such as The Astor Theatre, The Crown Casino and The Ellington Jazz Club and was also interviewed and performed live on Perth's biggest radio stations, 92.9FM, 96FM, and 94.5FM. Blake also performed at Perth's Telethon charity event in 2014 and in 2015/16 he travelled throughout Europe to busk and perform at local venues. 

Blake currently performs numerous weddings, private functions and public performances at renowned Perth bars, restaurants and wineries, where he continues to wow audiences with tasteful renditions of songs from the likes of Paul Kelly, Cat Stevens and Crowded House.

 

Blake is continually praised for his diverse music repertoire, considerate nature and ability to accommodate for a range of crowds. His popular reputation is a result of his passion, dedication and quality skills as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter.

Current Song List (December 2018)

Slow

City & Colour – The Girl

City & Colour – Against The Grain

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Going To Come

Coldplay – Yellow

Coldplay – The Scientist

Coldplay – Green Eyes

Coldplay – Ink

Coldplay – Don’t Panic

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’

Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All

Tracey Chapman – Fast Car

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Rufus Wainwright – Halleljuah

John Lennon – Imagine

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

John Mayer – Daughters

Cat Stevens – Father & Son

Cat Stevens – Moonshadow

Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play?

Red Gum – I Was Only 19

Pete Murray – Opportunity

Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes

Alt J – Warm Foothills

Cindy Lauper – True Colours

Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon

Crowded House – Four Seasons In One Day

Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over

Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend

James Taylor – Handyman

Elton John – Your Song

Ortopilot– Growing Old With You

Don Mclean – Vincent

The Beatles – Yesterday

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

Paul Kelly – Your Lovin’ Is On My Mind

 

 

Medium

The Beatles – Hey Jude

Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me

Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail

Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

The Angels – Am I Ever Gunna See Your Face Again?

John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change

Oasis – Wonderwall

Vance Joy – Riptide

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?

Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi

Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun

Cat Stevens – Peace Train

Georgia Fair – Picture Frames

Bernard Fanning – Songbird

Boy & Bear – Break Down Slow

Matchbox 20 – 3am

Crowded House – Weather With You

Jack Johnson – Taylor

Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Jack Johnson – The Pina Colada Song

Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend In Me

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds/One Love

Ball Park Music – Nice To Be Alive

The Eagles – New Kid In Town

The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling

The Eagles – Best of Your Love

The Eagles – Hotel California

Paul Kelly – To Her Door

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy

Missy Higgins - Scar

Uncle Kracker – Follow Me

Billy Joel – Piano Man

Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Fleetwood Mac – Say That You Love Me

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Paul Kelly – From Little Things Big Things Grow

The Dubliners – Molly Malone

Dubrovački Trubaduri - Marijana

 

Fast

Ben Harper – Steal My Kisses

Bruno Mars - Treasure

The Beatles – Twist & Shout

Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene?

Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Don McLean – American Pie

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Top Loader – Dancing In The Moonlight

Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun

The Temptations – My Girl

Martha Reeves & The Vendellas – Heat Wave

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Eric Hutchinson – Rock & Roll

Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Jake Bugg – Two Fingers

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Duffy – Mercy

Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You

The Monkees – I’m a Believer

ABBA – Dancing Queen

 

*109 songs*

Popular Western Australian venues performed at:

The Ellington Jazz Club

Crown Casino

Astor Theatre

The Laneway Lounge

The Old Swan Brewery

Ugly Duckling Wines

Talijancich Wines

Malmalling Winery

Mahogany Inn

The Rose and Crown

The Rosemount Hotel

Mojos Bar

Ball & Chain

Influences:
Paul Kelly
Crowded House
James Taylor

Jack Johnson
The Eagles
Cat Stevens
Boy & Bear

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