Tommy Blaize Band

Lead singer of the Strictly Come Dancing band

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Last Show: Saturday 3 rd June 2017

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Tommy Blaize is quite simply one of the world’s finest vocal talents. As a singer, pianist, guitarist, and composer, Tommy is the all-round consummate artist. We are delighted to welcome him back to the Music Room in Maidstone for a rare performance from his busy TV schedule. As lead singer of the Strictly Come Dancing band, Tommy's powerful yet sensitive performances have helped create some of the most memorable TV moments of recent times. Singing live to an audience of more than 10 million every week, Tommy’s voice is loved across the nation and etched in the public consciousness. 

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"What a voice and a talent"

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Tommy’s own band includes a number of the stellar line-up from the Strictly Come Dancing band including Dave Arch (keyboards), Paul Dunne (guitar), Andy Caine (guitar/vocals), Trevor Barry (bass) and Ian Thomas (drums), who between them have a credit list that reads like the who’s who of music.

Tommy began his singing career at the tender age of 9 with The Blaize Brothers alongside siblings Tony and Darrin, where he first learnt to sing in front of a live audience, playing in clubs across the North-West of England for 6 years in the 1970s.

‘The first album I ever possessed was an Elvis Presley record which was given to me by my aunt when I was just 5! My Mum would often listen to R&B artists such as Marvin Gaye, Louis Armstrong and Sam Cooke, while my Dad’s collection was very eclectic, so I got to appreciate a wide variety of music at a young age.’

In a career spanning a remarkable 45 years, Tommy has gone on to work with some of the world’s most legendary and renowned artists, from Diana Ross to Queen; The Beach Boys to Amy Winehouse; Joe Cocker to Stevie Wonder. The list is as long as it is impressive.

In 2010, Tommy released his long-awaited debut solo album 'Don't Ya Love Life', co- produced with his band and Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Price at Angel Studios in London. The album was received with great acclaim:

"Great songs, sung beautifully and stunningly produced" Bruce Forsyth

"I listen to your album every day and it makes me smile" Heather Small, M People 

"A wonderful piece of work"Len Goodman, Strictly Come Dancing