Omar is without doubt, one of the greatest soul music talents the UK has produced in the last 35 years.
He’s a genuinely unique artist, with a sound of his own that is so immediately identifiable, that you will know you are hearing an Omar track within seconds – the stamp of true originality.
In this latest episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, we hear about his musical DNA, the special letters that now sit after his name (MBE FGS), talk about how it all began with his first single in 1985, Mr Postman (recorded when he was just 16 years old !) to an invite from Paul Weller to join The Style Council for shows in Japan and at the Royal Albert Hall, and the track that changed everything for Omar when re-released in 1990 – There’s Nothing Like This.
We also hear about the making of his new album – including tracks created with Paul Weller at Black Barn Studio (music that’s going to make you want to buy a parka and a Vespa!).
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EP82 – Omar Lye-Fook MBE – Soul Music Legend + The Style Council / Weller Solo – ”Hello-Hurray – what a nice day!” – Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul
Omar on Instagram with Paul Weller
1990 – There’s Nothing Like This
1992 – Music
1994 – For Pleasure
1997 – This Is Not a Love Song
2001 – Best By Far
2006 – Sing (If You Want It)
2013 – The Man
2017 – Love in Beats
2017 – Black Notes from the Deep (Courtney Pine)
2020 – The Anthology
2022 – Live at Last – Omar & QCBA