James Blake Carrington Gifted. Grounded. Grateful and genuine. The rarest of combinations given the goods. R&B/Hip-Hop singer, songwriter, arranger, record label starter, actor and driven entrepreneur, James Blake Carrington, a natural tenor, commands a five-octave range that stands hairs on neck and sends chills down spine. Born from life-altering news and an unbreakable resolve, the Harlem vocalist's forthcoming album, Be A Man will stick to the psyche, soothe souls and remind us of the greats who coupled uncanny talent with something nowadays lost: class.
Study his vox and hear Motown, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, some of Carrington's major influences. Feel the honesty of Musiq Soulchild, the grace of Maxwell, the control of Donny Hathaway. Blake's is a soulful, sultry, and unbelievably rangeful voice cultivated in church and now polished and poised for the masses.
On the streets of NYC, his peers gave him the name “Carrington.” Now, he’s the royal king of underground R&B.
Carrington was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and continues to shoulder the hardships. He hopes Be A Man inspires others to grow, adapt and better themselves. He has shared the stage with, among others, Jagged Edge, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Akon, Tank, Ludacris, and Ciara. Foundation laid and dues paid, Blake takes his turn, the mic, and his place in music.
Grinding for years. Well respected by his peers. Deserving of your ears.
Performances: Blake has opened for artists such as NE-YO, Jagged Edge, Keyshia Cole, Akon, Tank, Ludacris and Ciara. Featured artist at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Black Panther Party, Spotlight Live NYC, Cherry Lounge – Harlem, Harlem Grill, and CLUB IMPULZ CT. with JADAKISS AND SHEEK LOUCH, SOBs, The Cutting RM, The Remote Lounge, BB Kings, and more.
Films/Movies/TV: Blake Carrington appeared in the “AMERICAN GANGSTER” Movie starring Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe. Blake is also featured in movie "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie, sitcom Royal Pain, Good Wife, Lipstick Jungle, Ugly Betty, Law & Order, “Fighting” starring Terrance Howard and several Independent films.
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