Who Is Terry Blankley
"Terry Blankley has a voice that sounds like it has been soaked in just the right amount of the finest scotch whiskey & raw emotion....a voice born to sing the blues." ~ Denise C. Byers
Blankley, AKA TerryB is a Canadian Songwriter, Singer and Keyboard Player. He has toured extensively and played on countless recordings…Blues from the Shallow North. Keyboard based Roots music and Male Vocals. From Blues to Jazz, Cajun Funk to Country, to sizzling Boogie Woogie, his piano and voice sing with an honesty and soul that only years of experience can bring while doing Singles, Duos ,Trios up to full bands..
A charismatic gigging Musician, he has been fortunate to have played, toured and recorded with, and still does an amazing assortment of musicians and musical Styles. His tastes are Eclectic as is his product. Has worked everywhere from Vegas to Dublin, played The Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville. and was a Piano Player on the "Opry North" Radio Show out of Toronto. Terry presently is working with Jazz Saxophonist "Bruce Gorrie" His understanding of the blues and respect for the tradition behind the blues is apparent in every song. Most have the feel of acoustic blues or of the sort of electro-acoustic sound we often heard in the Fifties.
He owns a small studio and records local artists from this area and also mentors young inspiring musicians. Having held down three top ten spots in the Australian Indie Jazz Charts, at the same time, including the number one chart topper, "Money Talks"(from the DRMS Award nominated Blues Roots C.D. Money Talks)Terry Blankley is the epitome of a fine Canadian Artist/composer.
A credit to his versatility, Terry B , is equally at home writing and performing a wide range of musical styles. He remains the ultimate industry outsider, giving a myriad of musicians the benefit of the musical knowledge seated deep in his bones, yet also a devoted family man, content to live in the area of Oshawa, Ontario. Terry was born and raised in Saskatchewan and Toronto and has lived in a lot of cities including Winnipeg, Calgary, Dublin Ireland, and L.A.
•Presently Producing a Traditional Country band and a CD of Jazzy Blues for himself while working mostly with Jazz Saxophonist Bruce Gorrie ,Harp/Sax player Al Lerman, Guitarists Bobby Watson, Al Matthews and Jazz Steel player Bob Taillefer.
•2012 International Indie Contest Songwriter Contest Winner Terry is a Canadian Roots Musician, Producer and Writer.
•10,000 Hits on Youtube.com
•He has received multiple award nominations as a Singer/Keyboardist, played on countless recordings and is
•The current DRMS Male Vocalist of the year.
•2009 & 2012 Durham’s Winner of Male vocalist of the Year
•2010 – 2012 Toronto Jazz festival
•Top 10 Artists 0n Reverbnation Feb. 2015