|Born||14 June 1973|
|Genres||Rock, Progressive rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock|
|Associated acts||Blaze of Darkness, Block Busters, Monsters of Pop, Ayreon|
Rodney Blaze (Rotterdam, 14 June 1973) is a Dutch rock singer, who, in addition to his solo-albums, is especially known for his contributions to Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Ayreon -and Star One projects. He has been active in various bands since 1991.
Rodney Blaze comes from a family of entertainers, his mother emigrated to the United Arabic Emirates where she became a professional dancer , Rodney's father Beau Frazier has been a singer for several decades. After years of preparation, Blaze applied as a singer in a local band. Later he was approached by Block Busters-guitarist Hans van den Heuvel, for a project called Fatal Attraction. That is where the album "Wonderland" originates from. In 1995 Blaze became the front man of the Crazy Sensational Glitter Glam Rock band The Block Busters, with whom he played in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. They shared the stage with, among others, Sweet, Mud and Slade, and were an integral part of the ‘70’s Roadshow, featuring Top Pop-host Ad Visser. In 2005, multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen asked Rodney Blaze to work on an updated version of his debut album “The Final Experiment". Rodney and Arjen also co-operated on Ayreon’s later album "Timeline" and the second Star One album "Victims of the Modern Age". In 2005, Blaze became a member of the band Xenobia, with whom he released the EP "Burn It Away". Xenobia performed as a support-act for bands like After Forever and Stream of Passion. Blaze is still active in The Block Busters, Blaze Of Darkness (which evolved from Xenobia) and Monsters of Pop, consisting of A. Borgman and L. v. Gerven (both ex After Forever) and E. Stout (ex Vengeance ). With this formation Rodney Blaze shared the stage with, among others Doro Pesch and Dr. Feelgood and performed at the Paaspop Festival in Schijndel in 2010.
- Judgement - (1991/1992)
- SJIAWN - (1992/1995)
- Wheels of Fire - (1993/1994)
- Unknown Fact - (1994/1995)
- Block Busters - (1995/still active)
- Deep Treased - (1999/2000)
- The Red Cars - (2001/2002)
- Delores - (2002/2003)
- Xenobia - (2005/2009)
- Monsters of Pop - (2010/still active)
- Blaze of Darkness - (2011/still active)
- Back to the Future (1997)
- Pink Bagger (1998)
- Behind Doors (2002)
- Powder to the People (1999)
- Burn it Away (EP, 2008)
- Wonderland (1995)
- Victims of the Modern Age (2010)
Rodney Blaze shared stage with:
- "Sjiawn": Sjako.
- "Monsters of Pop": Doro Pesch, Dr. Feelgood.
- "Xenobia" (now known as "Blaze of Darkness"): After Forever, Kingfisher Sky, Stream of Passion, Autumn.
- "The Block Busters": Ad Visser, Band Zonder Banaan, Barrelhouse, Bert Heerink, Birgit, Boney M, Cesar Zuiderwijk, Equals, Fischer Z, George McCrae, Gibson Brothers, Gruppo Sportivo, Happy Tunes, Is Ook Schitterend, Mud, Pasadena’s, Peter Koelewijn, Rich Wyman, Shoes, Slade, Sweet, Three Degrees, Uriah Heep, VOF De Kunst, Zombies.
- Official website
- Blaze of Darkness - official site
- Monsters of pop - official site
- Block Busters - official site
- Ayreon - official site