ONE of Britain’s finest singers will perform on the Costa del Sol at the end of September as Omar visits for two special shows.
Talk to Weekly Euro News of the two concerts, Omar Lye-Fook MBE said that “coming to Spain is like coming home”, as he has performed regularly in Barcelona and Madrid.
He looks forward to his appearances at Max Beach in Riviera on Friday September 23rd and then at Joy’s Live in Puerto Banus on Saturday September 24th, with entry to both shows being free.
Omar has had a busy year as he has just completed his latest album, tentatively titled Brighter in the day which features three collaborations with “The Modfather” Paul Weller who, according to Omar, is “the most humble superstar I have ever met”.
In fact, he toured Japan as a percussionist in The Style Council when he was just 18 and during his 30+ years he worked with other top musicians such as Stevie Wonder (who demanded they reunite after hearing her second album), Erykah Badu, Courtney Pine and many more.
Although music was his first love, Omar started acting at a very young age and appeared in his own play. Love song that he wrote and presents his own music.
More recently, however, he had a short run in esters playing Avery Baker who was reunited with his younger brother and then died of cancer.
Through this he has found a new audience for his music and is looking forward to further acting opportunities, although he will be seen in an episode of the new ITV drama next. Wealth.
Omar comes from a talented musical family whose father was a session musician who played drums with Bob Marley and even the Rolling Stones while his younger brother won a Grammy as a Scratch Professer and his sister Samia is a singer. highly respected in its own right.
The music is also passed down from generation to generation as he recently returned from San Sebastian where his two daughters competed in the 2022 Dance World Cup, finishing third in their class.
On top of all this and although he is primarily known as a soul singer, Omar says he is passionate about all types of music and incorporates reggae, roots, r’n’b and much more into his repertoire after releasing a jazz album. finally live recorded with QCBA friends which was recorded at the Jazz Café in London.
“Having spent so long in lockdown it’s a pleasure to be able to get out and play so before I come to Spain I have dates booked in London and Paris but I’m so looking forward to my first gigs on the Costa Del Sol,” he confirmed.
Speaking of the MBE he received for his services to British music in 2013, Omar said: “It was a real honor as I’m not a mainstream artist and I was delighted that in handing over the price, Prince Charles asked me for a copy. from my new album The man that I sent to him and that he kindly acknowledged receipt.
Omar Lye-Fook is a true gentleman with so much experience, talent and dedication to his music that his September appearances should be on everyone’s diary.
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