UK’s no.1 King of Soul OMAR returns with his own solo show at Hideaway for two nights! Performing his well-known hits as well as new fresh songs from his new album ‘Love In Beats’.
The musical history is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it’s DNA. Omars’ father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Samia Lye-Fook (Omar’s sister) is a highly regarded vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumni. Omars’ younger brother, the Grammy winning producer, remixer and DJ professionally known as Scratch Professer has been making jaws drop since, as a 13 year old, stunning the crowd at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his turntablist skills – and of course – lets not forgot their big brother….Omar.
Following on from 2013’s album The Man, his first for London based independent label Freestyle Records, 2017 sees his new long player further cement his enviable reputation, as did receiving his MBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace, and featuring in Javon Princes’ comedy series on BBC2 television. Love In Beats is Omars’ 8th studio album and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date.
His new album Love In Beats released on Freestyle Records, incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with US soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, rapper Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.