Stevie Blacke

String Arranger, Multi-Instr

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I'm a very well known string arranger and one man orchestra. I'll do the arrangement for your song and record all the parts myself string parts myself (violins, viola and cell).

I've worked with a who's who of pop music from P!nk, Rihanna, Miley, Snoop, Matchbox 20, Beck, Timbaland, Colbie Caillet and many more. You've heard me on some of their biggest hits and yes, it's all me playing. And I can also add mandolin, guitar or other stringed instruments to your songs.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Stevie Blacke
  • Anders Osborne
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Galactic
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • You+Me
  • You+Me
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Robert Ellis
  • Robert Ellis
  • Cher
  • Cher
  • Cher
  • Beware of Darkness
  • The Boxer Rebellion
  • The Boxer Rebellion
  • Max Gomez
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Editors
  • Editors
  • Editors
  • The Jealous Sound
  • Anders Osborne
  • Anders Osborne
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Blood on the Dance Floor
  • Evans Blue
  • Evans Blue
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Garbage
  • Jenni Alpert
  • Jenni Alpert
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • The Red Button
  • Eve to Adam
  • Eve to Adam
  • Eve to Adam
  • Nailah Porter
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Foreigner
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Seether
  • Rev Theory
  • Stone Sour
  • Stone Sour
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants
  • American Hi-Fi
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Brooke Fraser
  • P!nk
  • P!nk
  • Joe Cocker
  • Joe Cocker
  • Joe Cocker
  • Mindy McCready
  • Ellie Goulding
  • The Secret Handshake
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • The Rocket Summer
  • The Rocket Summer
  • Janiva Magness
  • Hellogoodbye
  • Hellogoodbye
  • Emith
  • Adelitas Way
  • Adelitas Way
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Veer Union
  • The Veer Union
  • MoZella
  • MoZella
  • Alice in Chains
  • Alice in Chains
  • Alice in Chains
  • Meese
  • Meese
  • Burn Halo
  • Rob Thomas
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Jesse & Joy
  • Jesse & Joy
  • Gloriana
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Gin
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Gin
  • Kate Higgins
  • Kate Higgins
  • Mark Lassiter
  • Mark Lassiter
  • Other Lives
  • Other Lives
  • Huecco
  • Huecco
  • Huecco
  • Huecco
  • Huecco
  • Ashlee Simpson
  • We Are Scientists
  • We Are Scientists
  • P!nk
  • P!nk
  • P!nk
  • P!nk
  • Madonna
  • Madonna
  • Madonna
  • Virginia Coalition
  • Virginia Coalition
  • Virginia Coalition
  • Staind
  • Staind
  • Leerone
  • Leerone
  • Leerone
  • Jet Black Stare
  • The Kooks
  • The Kooks
  • The Kooks
  • Rev Theory
  • Hinder
  • Rick Springfield
  • Rick Springfield
  • Weezer
  • Weezer
  • Josh Kramon
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Ingram Hill
  • John P. Strohm
  • John P. Strohm
  • John P. Strohm
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Shotgun Honeymoon
  • Shotgun Honeymoon
  • Shotgun Honeymoon
  • Shotgun Honeymoon
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Randy Sacks
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Rihanna
  • Rihanna
  • Aly & AJ
  • Aly & AJ
  • Aly & AJ
  • Aly & AJ
  • Josie Cotton
  • Josie Cotton
  • John Hoskinson
  • John Hoskinson
  • John Hoskinson
  • John Hoskinson
  • Minnie Driver
  • Minnie Driver
  • The Red Button
  • The Red Button
  • The Thrills
  • The Thrills
  • The Thrills
  • The Thrills
  • Dudley Saunders
  • Dudley Saunders
  • Dudley Saunders
  • Dudley Saunders
  • Dudley Saunders
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Timbaland
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Belinda
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Tony Lucca
  • Tony Lucca
  • The Dan Band
  • The Dan Band
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Chris Joyner
  • Yogi
  • Yogi
  • Pigeon John
  • Pigeon John
  • Green and Yellow TV
  • Green and Yellow TV
  • Louden Swain
  • Louden Swain
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Taylor Hicks
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • La Rocca
  • La Rocca
  • La Rocca
  • Belinda
  • Hellogoodbye
  • Hellogoodbye
  • The Rembrandts
  • Hope 7
  • Glen Phillips
  • Glen Phillips
  • Anna Nalick
  • Anna Nalick
  • Anna Nalick
  • Seth Swirsky
  • Seth Swirsky
  • Seth Swirsky
  • Seth Swirsky
  • Tracy Spuehler
  • Tracy Spuehler
  • Tracy Spuehler
  • Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
  • Dan Hicks
  • Amilia K Spicer
  • Aaliyah
  • Tank
  • Aaliyah
  • Tank
  • Tank
  • Kurupt
  • Ethan Wiley
  • Ethan Wiley
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Zero
  • Zakiya Hooker
  • Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors
  • Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors
  • Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors
  • Rihanna
  • Rihanna
  • Linnea Dale
  • Lunde Station
  • Lunde Station
  • No One Special
  • Courtney Jones
  • My Silent Bravery
  • My Silent Bravery
  • Incognito Sofa Love
  • Linnea Dale
  • Lena Fayre
  • Jenni Alpert
  • Jeff Fowler
  • Jeff Fowler
  • Mark Lane
  • Sunshine Collective
  • Sunshine Collective
  • Sunshine Collective
  • Sunshine Collective
  • Sunshine Collective

Interview with Stevie Blacke

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Pink's "Sober" was a great one for me... one of my first BIG singles that I played everything on.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: The Fratellis, Debbie Gibson, Bad Religion, American Idol and Dead Sara

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital.. I'm all Pro Tools

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: It's YOUR song... I take my ego out of it

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Love creating

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Do you have any specific ideas? What songs with strings do you like?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: make sure your song is ready!

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Martin guitar, my 100 y.o. Gibson mandolin, a violin, a cello and a pro tools rig

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: 25 years + as a professional musician. I still love doing arrangements and adding my part to the songs to help make them better in any way I can!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I'll fit in any style

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Who haven't I worked with?

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: It's the performance that matters MOST!!!

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I've worked with Snoop, Cher, Joe Cocker, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Beck... I'll do anything!

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: easy to work with... the song I realize, is YOUR song... not mine. It's all about what the artist wants

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: years of experience as a string arranger

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I usually do arrangements in midi first so you can hear the string ideas before I record the real deal.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Fully professional studio with great mics and pre's.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Zep, Floyd, Snoop, Timbaland, Cher, Joe Cocker

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: String arranging for any type of song and recording all the string parts.

Terms Of Service

I'll do 3 different versions of a solo instrument. If I'm arranging I'll arrange in midi first so you can hear what the real strings will add to the song.

GenresSounds Like
  • P!nk
  • Rihanna
  • Alice In Chains
Gear Highlights
  • Variety of violins
  • violas and cello.
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