Singer-songwriter with a powerhouse voice and agile fingers.
Original Band Americana Pop Indie Oldies Acoustic

Piano Acoustic Guitar Vocals

Manchester Travel 100 Miles 1 Band Members Min 2 hours

Artist Biography

Playing his own original compositions mixed in with a great list of covers from artists such as Stone Roses, Bob Dylan, Simon + Garfunkel, The Beatles, Inspiral Carpets, Oasis, Crosby Stills + Nash, Magnetic Man.

Blaylock has a wealth of experience playing music in both the UK and America. Previously going under the name "Franco and the Dreadnought", Blaylock's new sound mixes his trademark heartfelt vocals and songwriting with piano and acoustic guitar.

This lad from Manchester, England has the goods and the capability of packing arenas full of people waving their hands in the air and singing along with every fibre of their being.

It is awe inspiring to hear an acoustic song such as “Last Man Standing” convey the sweet, melt your heart sentiment of Damien Rice while creating the same emotive impact as the arena rock of The Kings of Leon. His singing and playing exude confidence and while making no attempt at covering up his English inflections, his delivery is all the more real and raw.

Blaylock, formerly Franco, is no stranger to success and as a testament to the power of his musical ability, he was asked personally by Desmond Tutu to write a song celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The archbishop gave the song entitled "Inyaniso" (translation - "Truth") as a gift to Mr Mandela for his birthday.

He has been living in Los Angeles for the past year, working in studios everyday with great writers such as Rick Garcia (Hollywood voice over artist and songwriter), Pam Sheyne (writer for Cristina Aguilera / Corinne Bailey Rae / Miley Cyrus) and Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare Sister / Bananarama).

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£150.00 per night
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