As a singer-songwriter, on-call vocalist, and bandleader, Blaise Mercedes making her mark as a powerful new artist. Her new-age fusion of soulful vocals with funk and Latin influence never fails to connect with her crowd and keep them engaged. Blaise performs solo acts, is a singer for The Silver Arrow Band and can be booked for various other performances. Blaise Mercedes is without a doubt, a rising star in the WNY music scene. She also debuted in Buffalo’s Theatre scene when she performed as Anita in MusicalFare’s 2019 production of ‘West Side Story. For her first professional role, she was nominated for the 30th Annual Artie Award -OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL In 2019, Blaise signed to Quiet As Kept Records and opened for soul/funk band Nth Power — led by Nikki Glaspie, former touring drummer for Beyoncé. In addition to her solo work, Blaise was a vocalist for the Buffalo-based Pink Floyd tribute band, Relics from 2017 to 2019. Blaise passed the first round of auditions for American Idol in 2018 with an impassioned rendition of Chaka Khan’s classic R&B hit “Ain’t Nobody,” and a virtuosic take on Ariana Grande’s “Jason’s Song”.