Born and raised in Canada Blaine also spent important parts of his life in England, the United States and France and considers all of these places to have a special place in his heart as well as in his music. His love of theater and film is also a strong influence. For Blaine it’s all about a real connection to the story and to an emotion, and sharing this honestly with his audience.
Looking back now it isn’t all that surprising that Sharp would be a natural when it comes to music. He was raised in a family that sings;old pub songs, folk songs, standards and show tunes, it’s a musical legacy that fills an endless playlist of so many memories for him, and the music that continues to inspire his work today. At the same time his life-long involvement in the theater has nurtured within him many of the instincts that underscore this work. For Blaine it always comes down to finding a personal connection to the story and to an emotion, and sharing this honestly with his audience.
Blaine’s coming release is an exploration of many of these artistic influences. With jazz inflections throughout it wanders romantically through musical genres, allowing this new recording artist a little space to wander creatively too. It is a fitting introduction for his listeners, one that hints at musical directions to come.
“Blaine Sharp is a charismatic singer who knows what it takes to charm the audience and get them to experience something heartfelt and real, track after track.”
Jim Olin, All About Jazz