Omar: UK Soul Legend Friday 21 August 2020 23:30 Boisdale of Belgravia

Late Session: Jazz, Funk, R & B, soul, disco, and Latin perfectly mixed with classic orchestral sounds.
 

Omar Lye-fook MBE

“When I grow up I wanna be like Omar”, Stevie Wonder
Omar awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012

Omar Lyefook MBE is, without doubt, one of the greatest soul music talents the United Kingdom has produced in the last 40 years. If anyone has doubts about that, then they might want to consider the list of legendary artists who happily line up to collaborate with him musically, or simply sing his praises – from Stevie Wonder, the late Leon Ware, Erykah Badu, Common, through to Carleen Anderson, D’Angelo, and Soul II Soul’s Caron Wheeler, Angie Stone and U.K. artists Courtney Pine, Rodney P, Kele LeRoc, Natasha Watts and Estelle, all appreciate his truly original and unique voice, musicianship and songwriting talent.

Omar had his first hit at the age of 22, ‘There’s nothing like this’ hit the streets in 1990 and has since become a summer soul classic. Following his first two singles, ‘Mr Postman’ and ‘You and me’ featuring backing vocals from Caron Wheeler, Omar stunned everyone with his first album, also entitled ‘There’s nothing like this’. Released on his father’s label, Kongo Records, it entered the UK album charts unaided by promotion or advertising. With this, Omar earned his name as the founder of nu-classic soul. Signing to his first major record label, Talkin’ Loud saw the release of his second album ‘Music’ which, despite giving us more outstanding tracks, proved less successful than the first.A new signing to RCA led to some high profile collaborations, something he hadn’t experimented with before.

Omar has maintained his unique style and his loyal fan base. Omar has always been laid back, “I’m just here making my music and enjoying it but it’s nice to be appreciated along the way.” Omar follows his own star, no-one can exactly describe his music – jazz, funk, R & B, soul, disco, and Latin perfectly mixed with classic orchestral sounds.


“A songwriter who values true classic form, a singer whose phrases are instinctively seductive” American GQ Magazine
“Omar is one of my favourite artists ever” Erykah Badu
“Distance is the only difference between Babyface, the reigning king of black pop, and Omar” Rolling Stone Magazine
“This cats shit is banging” Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Wu Tang Clan)
“The original nu-classic soul guvnor” Trevor Nelson
“The reigning don of UK Soul” The Face Magazine


Bar and Cigar Terrace available for pre or post-show drinks! Music, vibes and cocktails till 1 am

ABOUT THE VENUE
Jools Holland is Patron of Music at Boisdale of Belgravia which was founded in 1989. It is a lively, warm and atmospheric restaurant with a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar and restaurant, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Cigar Terrace, Speakeasy Whisky Bar, three private dining rooms, live music every night, wonderful modern and classical British cuisine and a superb wine list.

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