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30.11.12 Music Week 9


ON THE RADAR BLAISE


WITH A VOICE and songwriting skills more mature than her 17 years coupled with the fun and energy of a teenager, Blaise is making waves in the pop world as her single Attitude is released this week. Speaking to Music Week, the


south-west London lass is excited about all the support the track has attracted: “It’s kind of weird for me because I never expected it to go this far. I’m just really excited with everything that’s going on.” Support has come in from


Capital FM’s Nick Riley while 1Xtra DJ Ronnie Herel has dubbed Blaise one to watch for 2013. Attitude


has been gathering plays on Capital and Kiss and Blaise recent- ly appeared on Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed show. Describing her sound, Blaise


says: “I put a lot of different sounds into my music and appeal to different audiences because my songs span pop, R&B and then a mixture. I like to try different things - it’s hard for me to put myself in one category.” “I get comparisons to Rihanna a


lot and Attitude has been com- pared to Little Mix’s Wings.” Blaise’s journey to where she is


now began with songwriting from an early age: “I used to write when


HE SAID / SHE SAID “


I was really young and if I couldn’t find a word to rhyme I used to make up words [laughs]. I don’t really remember a time when I wasn’t writing.” A family friend wanted to get involved after seeing YouTube videos of her singing - which led to her current manage- ment and label deal. “[Making music] was just a bit of


fun for a few years until [manager] Rob heard about me. He wanted to get involved and made it serious – I thought this could be the option for me. I always thought music was what I wanted to do but I never really thought I’d get the chance to make it serious.”


Blaise’s discography already includes a 2011 collaboration with independent label artist DJ/Producer Miss Melody on a track that went to No.14 in the Dutch charts. And coming up, her next single has been synced to a popular video game that is to be released in 2013, around the time of her EP Sing Out Loud.


TAKE A BOW TEAM ANDRE RIEU I read Martin


Gore wants to shoot me... Do you realise how weird and stupid that makes you? Go and watch the news


Simon Cowell is not impressed with Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, after the musician joked about the X Factor mogul’s influence in Music Week.





HITWISE Primary Ticketing Chart


POS PREV EVENT 1 1 RIHANNA 2 5 MICHAEL BUBLE 3 3 ONE DIRECTION 4 NEW GARY BARLOW 5 15 ROLLING STONES 6 NEW MUSE 7 16 ROBBIE WILLIAMS 8 13 OLLY MURS 9 4 ROD STEWART 10 9 GIRLS ALOUD 11 8 MUMFORD AND SONS 12 NEW NEIL DIAMOND 13 7 THE KILLERS 14 NEW PETER GABRIEL 15 10 BON JOVI 16 2 ED SHEERAN 17 NEW ROGER WATERS 18 18 IL DIVO 19 14 KINGS OF LEON 20 NEW ALFIE BOE


Label: Decca Records President: Dickon Stainer


General manager: Rebecca Allen


Manager: Name, company Pierre Rieu / André Rieu Productions (ARP)


THE LOWDOWN


Album: Magic Of The Movies Highest chart position: No.2


MUST-SEE MUSIC TICKETING LATEST SECONDARY TICKETING PRICES


Marketing: Alex Cowan / Alexandra Johnson


National press: Caroline Crick


HALL&NOTES


Regional press: Joanne Steward


Online press: Laura Monks / David Heath / Aisling Noonan


National radio: Steve Stone


Regional radio: Eleanor Thomson


TV: Molly Ladbrook-Hutt / Emma Hurst / Nirvana Chelvachandran


Sales: Liz Trafford-Owen


THE BEST LIVE VENUES IN THE UK


Capacity 200


RIHANNA Cardiff Millennium Stadium – Jun


FACE VALUE £45.25 - £66.00 SEATWAVE


VIAGOGO STUBHUB £84.00 - £1098.00 £120.75 - £1135.23 £88.99 - £1176.00.00


ONE DIRECTION The O2 Arena, London – Feb 23


FACE VALUE £28.75 - £38.75 SEATWAVE


VIAGOGO STUBHUB £70.00 - £1098.00 £78.41 - £1238.64 £130.00 - £1176.00.00


Coming up 30/11 The North Sea Scrolls 03/12 Willy Mason 04/12 Natalie Duncan 09/12 Cerys Matthews


THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM


The Arcadian 70 Hurst Street West Midlands B5 4TD t 0871 4742 0400 w glee.co.uk/birmingham-music Bands contact: ruth@glee.co.uk


16/12 Tim Burgess 06/01 Ron Pope 18/01 Another Evening with Danny & Ben from Thunder 10/02 Ethan Johns 17/02 Nerina Pallot 20/02 Mark Eitzel 12/03 Roddy Woomble


ESSENTIAL INFO


RELEASES Nov 26 Single: Attitude feat.Twizzle Feb 2013 Single: Thunderstorm March 2013 EP: Sing Out Loud EP LABEL & MANAGEMENT Robert Davies, CME davies@clickmediaent.com LIVE Club Tour & School Tour TBA


Speaking about her ambitions


for the future, Blaise said: “I think some of my music has a very American sound to it so I’d love to go there. And I have a bit of a following in France so it’d be nice to go there and go to Disneyland!” “Plus, I really want to get to


the point where I do my own arena tour.”


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