Hello, hello, hello. I'm Blake. I write songs for people to sing. I write them for me to sing too, but I really like when other people sing them. I also write music for movies. I'd love to write a song for you.
Dubbed by Playbill.com as "a boy with too much talent," Blake Pfeil is an award-winning songwriter/actor.
His songwriting work has heard life in venues across NY, including headliner appearances at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, the Highline Ballroom, among others. Blake's debut album WALLPAPER is available anywhere you can stream/buy music online. His Joni Mitchell-inspired theatrical creation THE BBC 1970 has seen three workshops at Rockwood Music Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below, and Icaro Teatro in Queretaro, Mexico. Blake is also one of the cofounders of NYC-based folk-fusion collective Macabre Americana, who recently released their debut single “American Train,” available across all digital streaming platforms. Blake worked as the resident composer for the government-operated Gyeonggi English Village in South Korea from 2010-2011 and has served as a guest artist for both Concordia College, Icaro Teatro, and most recently with the National YoungArts Foundation as the composer for Jay Jackson's (aka Laganja Estranja from RuPaul's Drag Race) new immersive dance piece [IN]visibility.
Blake's writing contributions span across an array of blogs, magazines, startups, and creative enterprises, including TMI Project (where he serves as Operations Manager), CronArtUSA, 21CM, and Picsart. Blake received his MA in Entrepreneurship in the Arts from Purchase College.
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9 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Blake Pfeil | Songwriter
He is wonderful! :) Working with him has been a pleasure, he is a creative and talented artist combined with integrity and great communication. He is very responsive and do his best to satisfy your needs. Thank you!!
Talented , great to work with!
Blake brought my idea to life. A true artist and very open to direction. I would love to collaborate with him again!
Blake was fantastic to work with. Very talented and creative. I would recommend his services to others, and hope to work with him again in the future. Thanks Blake!
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Blake brought to life my vision and he is quite the artist! I highly recommend him! He brought my idea to life!
Blake did an outstanding job on my project. He was very creative and captures the soulful feel I wanted!
Totally impressed this time! Blake is a true artist that always puts his heart into every piece of music that he writes..
Blake is such a talented artist! He took my idea and turned it into a beautiful song with his incredible skills. I highly recommend him.
Interview with Blake Pfeil | Songwriter
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write songs for singers and bands to record. Pop, folk, and rock mostly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jamie Cullum, Gavin DeGraw, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Grace Potter
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a small studio setup in Brooklyn where I do demo recording. Straight-forward tracks to sell to musicians for their various needs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It changes song to song. I ask that I'm given information on the song that needs to be written, and I go from there.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It's a direct mixture of head and heart. I write with a pop sensibility and a lyric wit.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies, specifically memorable licks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, folk, rock, musical theatre
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always meditate before I write.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sara Bareilles. I want to write with her. I think she and I could bounce major ideas and progressions off one another.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop-infused folk with a theatrical influence.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: It's always to be half a songwriter, the other half an actor. I've been working professionally for over ten years now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: notebook, pen, snacks, pillow, tape recorder
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be honest, concise, and straight-forward. I love musicians who know exactly what they want.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can't believe that I get to share my soul with people and help them understand theirs with music. It's a privilege.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will write a song that you want to sing every day.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rachel Gavaletz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I played keys on a track for the YoungArts Foundation -- it was a blast to collaborate on as a band member. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXugq-0Y-FA
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Oooooo..... favorite question of this whole thing. Depends on what style you're going for and what you want. Generally analog, but for electronic music I'd definitely say digital... or if you're trying to save money, digital.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently developing a folk/rock musical.