James Blake

Monqui Presents

James Blake

Fri, March 8

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Roseland Theater

Portland, Oregon

$39.50 - $49.50

This event is all ages

James Blake
James Blake
Following his three critically acclaimed albums, 2010’s ‘James Blake’, 2013’s Mercury Prize
winning ‘Overgrown’ and 2016’s ‘The Colour in Anything’, James Blake has established
himself as one of the worlds most talented and influential
musicians. Since 2010 he’s won an
Ivor Novello award for best contemporary song for Retrograde, received his first Grammy
Nomination (Best New Artist) and has played sold
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out live shows in some of the most
prestigious venues in the world including The Sydn
ey Opera House, Radio City Music Hall and
Glastonbury Festival. He remains a founding member of the 1
-
800 Dinosaur label collective and
earlier this year hosted a successful BBC Radio 1 residency.
James’ unique songwriting and production skills have becom
e increasingly influential
throughout modern music. In 2016 he contributed songs and production to ‘Lemonade’ by
Beyonce and Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ and followed up in 2017 with production and writing on
Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ LP, all the while teasing his growing
audience with quintessential new material in
the form of ‘Don’t Miss It’ and “The Car Beside You Moves Ahead”. In early 2018 he co
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wrote
the track ‘Element’ on Kendrick Lamar’s Platinum selling ‘Damn’ and was involved in the era
defining ‘Black Panther’ OS
T where he collaborated with Lamar again on ‘King's Dead’ and
"Bloody Waters”. Off the back of these collaborations James and his band joined Kendrick as
support during the 2018 Damn tour. To round off the year James delivered a show stopping
vocal on “Sto
p Trying To Be God’, the first single from Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ LP, and
appeared on stage a the VMA Awards in NY for a televised version of the song alongside Scott.
This year James turned 30 and he’s found that milestone to be a useful marker all
owing him to
take stock and appreciate everything that has happened to him. His constant thirst for change and
ability to move the musical dialogue onwards has meant that he has become one of the most
essential and anticipated modern artists. People across
the world are fascinated to discover what
he is going to do next and as 2019 approaches it feels like the perfect time for James to take
centre stage. To be continued.