Our Artists

Blake Skinner

Blake Skinner is a highly demanded WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) graduate from Perth, Western Australia.

In 2008, at twelve years old, he was accepted into the specialist band program at Mazenod College as a saxophonist, which took him on a tour of New York and New Orleans in 2010. Blake was then accepted into WAAPA in 2013 to study an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music as a vocalist, guitarist, bass guitarist and song-writer.

Blake created his own original music at WAAPA, as well as performing beside acclaimed Australian artists, Josh Pyke and Lisa Mitchell. In numerous bands, Blake has been a part of sold out shows at renowned Perth venues such as The Astor Theatre, Crown Casino and The Ellington Jazz Club, in addition to performing on Perth radio stations, 96FM and 94.5FM. In 2014, Blake and his WAAPA peers performed on live television for Western Australia’s ‘Telethon’ charity event, and in 2015 he travelled solo throughout Europe to busk and play at local venues.

Blake currently performs numerous weddings, private functions and public shows at popular Perth bars, restaurants and wineries. Here, he continues to impress audiences with iconic renditions of songs from timeless artists such as Paul Kelly, Cat Stevens, and The Eagles. Blake’s popular reputation is a result of his ability to accommodate for a wide range of crowds through his diverse song list, in addition to his passion and dedication as a vocalist and guitarist.

 

 

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Song List

Slow

City & Colour – The Girl

City & Colour – Against the Grain

Coldplay – Yellow

Coldplay – Green Eyes

Coldplay – Ink

Coldplay – Don’t Panic

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’

Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing at All

Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah

John Lennon – Imagine

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me

John Mayer – Daughters

Cat Stevens – Father & Son

Cat Stevens – Moonshadow

Cat Stevens – Where Do the Children Play?

Red Gum – I Was Only 19

Pete Murray – Opportunity

Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes

Cyndi Lauper – True Colours

Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon

Crowded House – Four Seasons in One Day

Crowded House – Fall at Your Feet

James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend

Elton John – Your Song

Don Mclean – Vincent

Don Mclean – Crying

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

Paul Kelly – Your Lovin’ Is on My Mind

Paul Kelly – Down to My Soul

Paul Kelly – I’m on Your Side

Paul Kelly – They Thought I Was Asleep

Paul Kelly – If I Could Start Today Again

Andy Williams – Moon River

Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

Van Morrison – Crazy Love

George Harrison – Here Comes the Sun

Oasis – Champagne Supernova

Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why

Neil Young – Harvest Moon

Neil Young – One of These Days

Neil Young – This Old Guitar

The Seekers – Five Hundred Miles

The Bee Gees – To Love Somebody

Warumpi Band – My Island Home

Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

John Denver – Sunshine on My Shoulders

John Denver – Angels from Montgomery

John Denver – All of My Memories

Fisherman’s Friends – Widow Woman

Medium

Cat Stevens – Morning Has Broken

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Cat Stevens – Peace Train

The Beatles – Hey Jude

The Beatles – Yesterday

Hunters & Collectors – Holy Grail

Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

John Mayer – Waiting on The World to Change

Oasis – Wonderwall

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul to Squeeze

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?

Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi

Xavier Rudd – Follow the Sun

Georgia Fair – Picture Frames

Bernard Fanning – Songbird

Boy & Bear – Break Down Slow

Matchbox 20 – 3am

Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over

Jack Johnson – Taylor

Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Jack Johnson – Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Jack Johnson – The Pina Colada Song

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds/One Love

Ball Park Music – Nice to Be Alive

The Eagles – New Kid in Town

The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling

The Eagles – Best of Your Love

The Eagles – Tequila Sunrise

The Eagles – Hotel California

The Eagles – Take It Easy

Missy Higgins – Scar

Uncle Kracker – Follow Me

Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Fleetwood Mac – Say That You Love Me

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Paul Kelly – From Little Things Big Things Grow

Paul Kelly – To Her Door

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy

Paul Kelly – Before Too Long

Paul Kelly – From St. Kilda to Kings Cross

Paul Kelly – The Magpies

Paul Kelly – Little Decisions

Paul Kelly – Little Aches and Pains

Ben Harper – Diamonds on The Inside

Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Eric Hutchinson – Rock & Roll

The Temptations – My Girl

James Taylor – Handyman

James Taylor – How Sweet it is

The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You

John Denver – Country Roads

John Denver – Back Home Again

John Denver – City of New Orleans

John Denver – Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)

Neil Young – Comes a Time

Neil Young – Four Strong Winds

Neil Young – Heart of Gold

America – Sister Golden Hair

Hank Williams – Hey Good Lookin’

Hank Williams – Love Sick Blues

Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou

Fast

The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love

Ben Harper – Steal My Kisses

Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene?

Violent Femmes – Blister in The Sun

The Kooks – Always Where I Need to Be

Don McLean – American Pie

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Top Loader – Dancing in The Moonlight

Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Martha Reeves & The Vendellas – Heat Wave

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Rusted Root – Send Me on My Way

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Jake Bugg – Two Fingers

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Duffy – Mercy

Stealers Wheel – Stuck in The Middle with You

The Monkees – I’m a Believer

ABBA – Dancing Queen

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Testimonials

Blake was a delightful young man, came early and set up, and was very mindful of volume and musical style. I would definitely ask him to entertain again.

Paula Jones (Private Function)
Mar 2015

We were really pleased with Blake’s performance, it made for a really memorable evening for everyone. A storm started just as he started playing and it was so atmospheric to have the live music being performed on the deck whilst the lightning lit the sky in front of us. Blake has a great voice, took requests on the night and was so friendly and personable; I couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks for your help in arranging this for us.

Alex Smith (Private Function)
Apr 2016

Blake was fabulous! Very professional, but also just a really lovely guy, who was keen to make sure everything was just right for our event. Blake made sure that he understood the type of event and the feel we wanted to create with the result that the music was the perfect backdrop. The playlist was wonderful, Blake’s singing and playing fantastic. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Rosie O'Hare (Private Function)
Jun 2016

Both were fantastic! We were very happy with the choices. They fitted in really well and worked hard from the moment they arrived on both sessions. Very pleased with how they whole event event went. Thanks for your assistance and support.
(“Caricatures by Tel” also booked at this event)

Catherine Murdoch (Corporate Function)
Oct 2016

Blake was amazing and the whole night was a success!

Emma Larter (Private Function)
Oct 2016