Talented singer Tommy Blaize front and centre on stage a before performance on Strictly Come Dancing[Tommy Blaize ]
Many know him as the front man for Strictly Come Dancing‘s resident band but Tommy Blaize is proving he is a star in his own right with the release of his album Life & Soul.
The multi-skilled musician, who has been singing professionally since the age of 9, has worked with some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.
Providing the soundtrack to the star-studded Strictly performances has helped millions more hear his vocals and has quickly become a show favourite amongst viewers and performers.
Tommy has become a favourite amongst viewers and performers since fronting Strictly’s resident band
Strictly pro dancer Neil Jones recently gushed about the talented singer on Twitter, writing: ”Tommy Blaize you brought a with your beautiful and powerful voice #YNWA @lfc and everyone who holds this song near to their heart salute U.”
Debbie McGee tweeted after one of her performances on the show: ”I thought @tommyblaize sang our song so beautifully last night. Helped me get in the mood.”
She continued: ”Thanks Tom you are SO talented.”
The veteran singer has worked with many renowned artists before his debut solo album [Tommy Blaize]
Tommy’s debut solo album is a collection of recordings of soul classics such as ‘Let’s Stay Together’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High’ and ‘What’s Going On’.
Speaking on the his project he said: ”It’s not often the biggest record company on the planet asks a new artist to record an album of their favourite classic soul songs.”
”When the chance came along, of course I jumped in right at the deep end.”
Tommy’s Life & Soul album will be released later this year and features reworks of soul classics [Tommy Blaize]
He continued: ”It would have been far too easy to just copy the original arrangements and have me sing over the top for a project like this.”
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”But I really wanted to make an album of songs that we know and love in my own original way, without ever losing the integrity of the original and where the music was coming from.”
Life & Soul will be released on 1st December via Universal Music On Demand.