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Blake Noble / Bio

From Australia and New Zealand, to the United States of America, Blake Noble has spent much of the last few years touring solidly while developing his incredible, unique guitar style mixed with Yidaki (Didgeridoo), while gaining an enthusiastic fan base everywhere he goes. Blake is sometimes compared to Xavier Rudd, John Butler, Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Hedges and Rodrigo y Gabriella. Blake has endorsements with Elixir Strings, K&K Sound, Bigfoot Stompboxes, Didgeridoo Breath, and Grown Vision.

In his adopted new home town of Seattle, his talent is in high demand with various music festivals, venues and numerous tv and radio appearances already under his belt. Following a hugely successful first year, Noble launched a kickstarter campaign to help pay for his new album; aptly named Underdog. Living up to the name, Blake raised over $10,000 and proved that although he is a relative new-comer to the Pacific NW, he already has a strong following that is building as word spreads.

Originally from Byron Bay, on the beautiful East Coast of Australia, Blake plays several instruments, but focuses on the 12-string guitar which he plays in a percussive way, hitting the face and body while holding funky bass lines and adding rapid fingerpicking on top. A self taught guitarist, his unique style and jaw dropping live show have earned him comparisons to some of the worlds best guitarists and garnered praise from them too.

Blake is also an accomplished player of the ancient Australian Didgeridoo, which he plays simultaneously with the guitar. Blake is one of very few musicians in the world who plays percussive 'lap tap' guitar (12-string) with Didgeridoo simultaneously. Originally taught in the traditional way by an Aboriginal Elder, Blake is now blessed by elders of the Bundjalung Nation in Byron Bay, and more recently was blessed by Xavier Rudd himself, to perform and teach Didgeridoo and it's significant culture and history. This is what Blake says is his proudest achievement.

Relocating permanently to Seattle, Washington in June 2012, Blake hit the ground running and immediately started touring his new home state and into Montana, Idaho, Oregon and California to rave reviews. Noble's second record, Underdog, was released in June 2013 with Blake utilizing some of the incredible musicians he has met on the road in America. The eight track album, while mostly instrumental, steps into new territory with Blake collaborating with Seattle vocalist Cody Beebe on three songs - Truck, North Carolina and Waitomo. It was mastered at Seattle’s London Bridge Studios (famous for Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains). 'Truck' hit number 10 on the AMRAP Airit Great Southern Charts in Australia soon after it's release.

In 2011 Noble released his first album - Music for the end of the world, bravely shrugging off advice and keeping it totally instrumental. The main track - Bundjalung (named after his spiritual home in Byron bay, Australia), made the top 10 on the Triple J Unearthed charts as one of few instrumental tracks to do so. Later that year he made the final 5 in the Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Competition, and won the People’s Choice Award, scoring him a spot at Australia’s biggest festival.

A self taught guitarist, gifted composer and energetic live performer, Blake is constantly exploring new musical opportunities with different instruments, different players and new styles. Known as a humble and down to earth guy, he also works with worthy organisations such as Sea Shepherd, The Melodic Caring Project, and programs that bring music into schools where he can speak of Australian Aboriginal culture.

General Info

Band Members
*Blake Noble: 12-string Percussive Guitar, Australian Didgeridoo, & more
Artist Name
Blake Noble
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/blakenoblemusic
Active Since
01/09
Genres
Folk / Rock / Tribal

Contact Info

Location
Seattle, WA
Manager
(USA/AUS) michelle@michelleboundspublicity.com

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