Acapela group Blake excited to make Bromley their 766th live performance

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 May 2014

Humphrey Berney, Ollie Baines and Stephen Bowman

Humphrey Berney, Ollie Baines and Stephen Bowman


Acapela group Blake have sung across the world on top of the Great Wall of China and 38,000 feet in the air and next week they will be coming to Bromley’s Churchill Theatre.

A eclectic mix of music is created by Stephen Bowman, Ollie Baines, and Humphrey Berney who do interpretations of pop, rock and music.

“All of us have been classically trained but we have all at various times been in pop bands or rock bands,” said Bowman, speaking to What’s On.

“We got together and thought let’s mix all these different styles.” Since Blake’s conception seven years ago, they have sung more than 750 times - Sunday’s performance will be their 766th.

“It will be a very exciting night,” smiled Bowman.

Blake met through Facebook but all three members studied at musical colleges across the capital, before being signed by record label Universal.

“Secretly we dreamed that would be the case,” said Bowman. “But the reality of the music industry it’s a really tough and very competitive place.

“It’s a god send [we are where we are], it’s what we all wanted.”

One of their performances, part of a fundraising event, was outside the White House in Washington DC.

He added: “It was a very surreal experience but one that reminds us of how lucky we are to perform all around the world.

“We have done some pretty scary stuff, so we are hoping that Bromley won’t be too scary for us when we get onto that stage.”

Blake often use local choirs to assist them on tour, but are yet to find one for Bromley.

“Fingers crossed we will find a really good choir for that show.”

If there are any keen local choirs, get in touch with them via

Tickets for the show at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA cost between £19.90 and £23.90. To buy tickets please call 08448 717 620

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