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Blake Lewis comes home to Seattle
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Blake Lewis comes home to Seattle

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

Blake Lewis
April 17
Neighbours
Nightclub


Seattle native and American Idol alum Blake Lewis will be in Seattle to celebrate the success of his latest single 'Heartbreak On Vinyl' with an April 17 DJ set at Silver Platters and a special performance and meet-and-greet at Neighbours nightclub.

Blake, who has a key to the city and recently signed to the legendary Tommy Boy label, told SGN he is going to 'bring it' when he performs for his hometown fans.

"I am going to make sure everyone has a great time," he said. "I will be bringing all of my gear and doing something special at Neighbours. I just have fun when I'm on stage. I love looking out over the crowd and watching everyone dance while I am singing."

Although Blake is best known for his first runner-up status on American Idol, the singer/songwriter (who is also an accomplished DJ) says that these days, "it's all about dance music."

"I have always loved the dance scene," he told SGN. "Dance music is great because it is all about having a good time. When a good song comes on, it doesn't matter if you are Gay or straight, everyone comes together and enjoys the music."

"Heartbreak On Vinyl" is an infectious dance track. Blake says he wrote the song in 40 minutes. "You gotta strike when the iron is hot," he said. "I wrote the song in response to the closure of my favorite Seattle record shop, Easy Street, which went out of business. The first couple of lines in the song say, 'Easy Street is empty, the silence of the Sound.' That is a reference to Puget Sound. As a collector, audiophile, and artist, it's really hard for me to see all these amazing stores being closed due to the digital revolution. Thus, 'Heartbreak On Vinyl' is a metaphor for these great shops."

"The single is doing great on the Billboard dance chart," said Blake. "The response from DJs has been wonderful. I'm really proud of 'Heartbreak On Vinyl,' I feel like I really made a solid album. I just go with my instincts and what feels right in that certain moment. I've always been an artist influenced by dance, though."

Blake, who recently performed at a Los Angeles, HRC dinner and participated in the NO on 8 Campaign for same-sex marriage equality, told SGN that he is excited to perform for his Seattle LGBT fans.

"I grew up with a Gay best friend," said Blake. "I've always been open and honest about that. I've never really thought in terms of who is Gay and who is straight. I appreciate all my fans and I am aware that I have a large Gay fan base."

"I support my openly Gay friends as much as I can," Blake told SGN. "It is great to see that, although there is still a struggle for LGBT equality, Washington state is making headway. I am proud to be from a state where the residents have taken the initiative to promote equality."

Blake told SGN he is no stranger to Neighbours nightclub. "I love it," he said. "One of the first Seattle clubs I went to was Neighbours. It just feels right to perform at the venue. I have a lot of good memories of that place."

Blake says that his fans will get a chance to see him after he is done performing. "I always hang out after the set - it is one of my favorite things to do," he said. "I hang out all night. I love meeting with my fans."

"The last few years have been an amazing ride," he told SGN. "I couldn't do what I love to do without the continued support from my fans. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart."

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