About 3 years ago, I started writing entertainment articles for various Puerto Vallarta publications. My first couple of articles were written to promote several of my favorite musical entertainers, Dwight Blake being one of them. Dwight had just arrived in Puerto Vallarta at the end of the previous season and we were introduced through a mutual friend. Since that time, I have enjoyed many of Dwight’s local performances and consider him to be among the best talent in Vallarta.
You may know Dwight Blake through his “Motown Memories” show which he performs at various venues around Puerto Vallarta a few times a year. He is, however, much more than just a tribute artist performing Motown hits. Dwight has a wide musical repertoire that includes songs by Michael Buble, Elton John and many other musical legends. It is this incredible range of music along with his spectacular voice, that makes his new show at Incanto very appealing.
On May 6th, 11th, and 13th, Dwight will perform your favorite songs by request, along with a selection of Motown favorites. You can request favorites that you’ve heard him perform before or ask for something new that you’d like to hear. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be entertained by the fantastic voice and engaging stage presence of this musical pro!
Dwight Blake was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica in a little town called Rose Heights. He was raised by his mother and started singing in the church with junior and youth choirs and other groups. While attending high school, he realized he had a passion for the piano and at 17 years of age quickly learned to play and has been been playing ever since.
Dwight is very passionate about music and loves performing. He believes that music touches people’s hearts in so many ways and that there’s no boundary or limit to where music can take you. Dwight gained much of his early performance experience from playing and singing with different bands and genres of music in hotels and resorts in Jamaica, like the Sandals, Ritz Carlton, Ibero Star and Holiday Inn. While working on cruise ships with the Caribbean band, Real Vybes, he ventured into solo performances in lounges, singing with the show bands and doing theater shows with the production cast
For the past few years, Dwight has performed as Headliner on cruise ships and in entertainment venues around the world. Dwight’s shows are incredibly popular with standing-room-only at many of his shows. He has a wide range vocally and is known for his versatility. Dwight performs pieces from the deep voiced Barry White to Luther Vandross and even Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire. Even though he performs many ‘cover’ songs from other artists, he brings his own feel and passion to the music. Dwight lets each song become his own, and because of this, his performances are always well received by his audiences.
As an artist, Dwight receives tremendous inspiration from music and listens to all genres of singers, from which he has created his own style. Some of this inspiration comes from artists like, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonders, Luther Vandross and Al Jarreau!
Dwight Blake considers Puerto Vallarta his home base, but continues to tour the world as an extraordinarily accomplished singer and musician. From cruise ships to large arenas, Dwight is in high demand worldwide as a musical artist!
To find out more about Dwight Blake and his music, go to the ‘Dwight Blake fanpage’ on facebook where you’ll also find videos of Dwight performing.
For tickets and more information about Dwight Blake’s upcoming shows on Saturday, May 6th & 13th at 8 pm, go to www.incantovallarta.com.