Jamie Blake

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Jamie Blake (born c. 1975) is a singer/songwriter.

Blake grew up in Chicago before moving to New York in 1994 to study at New York University. She was signed by A&M Records in 1996. Her debut album, self-titled Jamie Blake, was released in August 1997.

She made a special guest appearance as herself on the television show "Beverly Hills 90210". Songs from that album appeared on the television show Gossip Girl in 2009. In 2000 she created an album for Geffen Records as part of the duo "vixtrola"; Songs from the album have appeared in the movie Darkness Falls and various television shows. She has worked alongside Jeff Buckley, Tricky, Ric Ocasek (The Cars), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, The Vandals & Nine Inch Nails), and Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie & Marilyn Manson). She is thanked by the Scissor Sisters on their debut album.

Starting in 2008 she became an on again off again collaborator with The Rentals performing guest spots on various recordings. [1][2][3][4]

Blake is the credited composer on the film "Boutonniere", which made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2010 she collaborated with a select group of artists on the movie soundtrack for "9191" including Hesta Prynn, Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers, Mike Conte of Early Man and snowboarder Jamie Lynn which won the ESPN Snowboard Picture Awards for Best Soundtrack as well as Best Soundtrack at the Summit Action Sports Film Festival.

In 2011, Jamie co-wrote and performed the song "Souls," with Japanese Alt Rock band the HIATUS. She also contributed vocals to the track "On Your Way Home." Both appear on their third album entitled "A World Of Pandemonium." She appears on two Live DVD releases with the HIATUS adding vocals to "Souls," "On Your Way Home," "Flyleaf" and "The Flare." She also guested on the band's live at Budokan taping, performing the songs "Souls" and "Tales of Sorrow Street."

"Sing Along," a song composed by Blake, Ryan Cabrera and Justin Gray appears on Cabrera's EP "Wake Up Beautiful" was released on March 3, 2015.

Discography[edit]

Track listing[edit]

1. Coming Down 2:54/ 2. Runaway 3:11/ 3. Whisper Too Loud 4:21/ 4. So Precious 4:33/ 5. Yell 4:17/ 6. What You Say 2:55/ 7. You Asked Me/ 8. Dragstrip Girl 2:26/ 9. When We're Dumb 3:42/ 10.Things I Could've Said 5:08/ 11.The Worst is Over 3:25

References[edit]

  • Beal, Jim (October 8, 1997). "Night Lights - Women take over midweek". San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  • Matsumato, Jon (October 15, 1997). "School of Hard Rocks". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times). p. 2. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  • "What's up?". San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Newspapers). October 9, 1997. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  • "Blake, Jamie". Muze (MyWire). February 1, 2007.  " Singer-songwriter Jamie Blake moved from Chicago to New York in 1994 to further her career, and immediately found the late-night bar scene in the capital ..."
  • Henderson, Alex. "Jamie Blake". All Music Guide. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Jamie-Blake/22103/
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Rentals-Resilience-A-Benefit-Album-For-The-Relief-Effort-In-Japan/release/6006288
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Rentals-Lost-In-Alphaville/release/6067177
  4. ^ http://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/index.php?title=Colorado