Brora Wolf - Introducing Blake Owen.

 

 

Blake Owen

 

Introducing Blake Owen to the Brora Wolf pack we thought we would run through some simple questions as an introduction.
So first of how did you hear about the Brora Wolf?
Blake (Vocals) - I seen a lot about the band online and through Chris the drummer.
Where are you from?
Blake - Currently Coatbridge, but born in Glasgow.
How long have you been singing?
Blake - I've been singing since I was a kid. Stopped singing for a good few years though as I kinda lost the feel for it, but hopefully the band can spark it again.
What genre of music do you consider your work to be?
Blake - I prefer to sing blues, soul, Southern rock etc
What are your influences?
Blake - singing wise I've listened and took inspiration from a whole load of
artists and genres. Anything that lights a fire in the soul, makes you feel
inspired, tells a story etc I enjoy.
If you were to pick a cover what’s would be your go to song or artist?
Blake – I have no idea, I'll get back to you on that.
You have joined the band and it has a bit of a back catalogue how have you found the learning process and have you put your own spin on the lyrics?
Blake – It's going to take a while to get the songs right, it's also a different style from what I'm used to so I'll have to adjust but I'm sure with hard work I can get it done. I haven't adjusted the lyrics yet, maybe something myself and the band can look at to help me sing better. Lol.
Do you have a process for writing your songs? /Which of you writes the songs?
Blake – a lot of the time I just write what I feel or what I'm feeling at that
moment. I need to start writing properly again as I kind of fell away from it.
What are your rehearsals generally like?
Blake – I enjoy rehearsals, its a good jam with the band. They are also very patient and understanding with me and a great bunch of talented guys.
What song do you remember most from your childhood?
Blake – …
What has been your biggest challenge coming in to the band? Have you been
able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Blake - Again getting used to the style of music and learning the lyrics.
Hopefully get it done with hard work.
Have you ever performed with a band or in front of an audience before?
Blake – I haven't performed in a band, but I've sung solo in front of small crowds.
And let’s end with something a little different...Which famous person, alive or
dead, would you have dinner with and why?
Blake – Ooh this is a hard one most people I'd like to spend time with are dead, such as Robin Williams, Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, Tupac, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King, amongst others, but alive I'd have to say Denzel Washington or Keanu Reeves