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, multidisciplinary performance artist whose original songwriting and theatrical work has been featured globally, including notable stints at Joe's Pub, Feintstein's/54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, the Highline Ballroom, NY Live Arts, Kasteel Well (Well, Netherlands), Icaro Teatro (Queretaro, Mexico), Gyeonggi English Village (Paju, South Korea), Concordia College, Emerson College, Purchase College, the National YoungArts Foundation, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Huntington Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, BSP Kingston, Denizen Theatre, among others.
Blake's debut album Wallpaper is available anywhere you can stream/buy music online, and his Joni Mitchell-inspired theatrical creation THE BBC, 1970 is in its fourth developmental workshop.
Blake is also one of the cofounders of NYC-based folk-fusion collective Macabre Americana, was the host of “Standing Room Only” on WERS (88.9 FM, Boston), and currently serves as Operations Manager at TMI Project, in addition to hosting "The Pfeil File" live Friday nights on 107.9 FM/1490 AM (Hudson Valley, NY) or at RadioKingston.org.
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12 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Blake Pfeil | Songwriter
Blake was awesome! I came to him wanting to write original material for the first time, and his guidance and expertise made the process easy to navigate. I now actually feel like it's possible to not only have original material, but music that will stay in people's minds - All thanks to Blake! He immediately put me at ease and pulled out of me the inspiration we needed to write a song with an authentic message. There's no judgement with him, and I never felt like I needed to filter my impulses while we wrote.
Working with Blake has been an amazing experience! Such a talented and sensitive person! He was able to understand and execute exactly what I was looking for. Looking forward to working with him again really soon!
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!
Blake is outstanding!!! I cant say enough about this talented artist. We collaborated on an idea that he took to new levels. His ability to convey the right aesthetic and product as an artist is what makes him such a fantastic person to work with. OUTSTANDING!!!
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: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently developing a folk/rock musical.
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: 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: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rachel Gavaletz
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will write a song that you want to sing every day.
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 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: 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 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: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop-infused folk with a theatrical influence.
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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always meditate before I write.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, folk, rock, musical theatre
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies, specifically memorable licks.
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 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: 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 other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jamie Cullum, Gavin DeGraw, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Grace Potter
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.