Green Room On Air with Ray Renati
Blake Allen - Award-Winning Composer and Musician, Ray’s spin on the New ”West Side Story”
Welcome to another episode of Green Room on Air with Ray Renati where we interview artists who are making the world a better place.
Today you will meet Blake Allen, who’s new album “The Shards of an Honor Code Junkie”, which has already debuted #1 on Amazon, #2 on iTunes, and #12 on the Billboard charts. His album “Shards” gained over 1 million streams in less than a month and debuted #1 on Amazon, #2 on iTunes, and #12 on the Billboard charts. “Shards” has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify alone.
His album details his experience growing up as a closeted gay in the Mormon Community. “Honor Code” references the Mormon faith rules that one is supposed to abide by.
The Album details his growing up Mormon and attending Brigham Young University. It deals with his own sexual assault and suicide of a close friend
His album features multiple Broadway stars including Allison Fraser, J Harrison Ghee, and Teal Wicks among others.
Blake premiered the music at Brooklyn’s Tilary Hotel in December of 2017 and plans for larger stage adaptations in the future.
Blake is the official pianist and music director for Rupaul’s Drag Race Alumni Tina Burner. He orchestrated and arranged Tina’s latest cabaret series “Maybe This Time”, and toured with Tina in multiple cities including New York and Philadelphia.
He’s married to famous drag queen, activist, and political figure Marti Cummings, who ran for New York City Council
You can find “Shards” on Spotify and Blake’s other music as well. This episode is available on most podcast platforms and the video interview is on Youtube.
Find out all about Blake at his web site.
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