Saul Blease is a twenty-one year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bristol, currently based in Cheltenham, creating new music that fuses together elements of alternative, heavy and progressive rock, with splashes of industrial and electronica. His album Daybreak was described by Prog Britannia as a "fantastic debut".
After a brief stint learning the recorder he concentrated on the keyboard from age six picking up the guitar along the way.
An offer of free singing lessons led to an audition at Bristol Cathedral where he eventually rose to the rank of Head Chorister before retiring due to “old age” having toured with the choir in France and Germany and recorded a CD of choral music.
His stint as a chorister led to the opportunity to sing with the legendary prog band Twelfth Night at The Peel in 2008, repeating the experience in 2010 at the band’s “homecoming gig” in Reading. A video of Saul singing We Are Sane with Andy Sears and the band was released by Twelfth Night on the bonus DVD that accompanied their biography Play On.
Since fifteen he has been writing, recording and releasing his own material including the single Seasons which has received radio airplay and Falling, which world record skydiver Felix Baumgartner shared with fans generating over 5,000 plays in 24 hours!
In 2012 he formed the band HusH with school mates Dan Evans, Elliot Tottle and Richie Walker which unfortunately disbanded in 2013 due to pressure of coursework and exams not having had a chance to perform (despite lots of practice sessions!)
After playing an acoustic set of original material supporting Unto Us and Colourflow at the Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham in July 2014, he was asked to play two acoustic sets at the 10th Summer's End Progressive Rock Festival in Chepstow. A review of the latter stated, "he has a fine voice and accompanied himself on keyboard through songs that have a very individual character."
He released his first solo album, Daybreak in December 2014 to critical acclaim, Rock Society magazine describing it as "an astonishing debut of vision and maturity".
Alongside his solo rock music, he also records electronic music under the name Northwoods, recently having been commissioned to write and record the music for a gaming company's project, which he released as War Songs, again to positive review.
Currently studying Popular Music at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, he is working on his second solo album, tentatively titled Obey, to be released early in 2017.