Fri Feb 03 2023 at 09:30 pm to Sat Feb 04 2023 at 12:30 am
Boisdale of Canary Wharf | London, EN
About this Event
“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 Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks!
DJ – Tue & Wed until 12am • Thu until 1am • Fri & Sat until 2am
*Please note tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Your dining time is 7.00pm - if you wish to change this to an earlier or later dining time, please contact our reception team after you have purchased your tickets on 0207 715 5818 or email [email protected] attaching your ticket.
BOISDALE of Canary wharf
Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues, reggae and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk-in cigar humidor & shop.
"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler
"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine
"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard
"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal
"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets
Where is it happening?Boisdale of Canary Wharf, 15 Cabot Square, London, United Kingdom
GBP 39.00 to GBP 169.00