Brit-Award winning harmonisers BLAKE launched a debut festive album featuring ‘The Christmas Song’ with Dame Shirley Bassey at the Mandarian Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

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Eamonn Holmes, one of Variety’s Celebrity Ambassadors, hosted the album launch and talked about the charity. The collaboration of Dame Shirley Bassey involvement with Blake was inspired after meeting at Variety’s Shooting Stars Book event in May.

BLAKE performed three songs from the new album for the first time and reminded all guests that 10% out of every album pre-order, gift or VIP experience purchased on Blake’s Pledge Music page will be donated directly to Variety, to help children who have to cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage.