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Omar: Life Is Sweet

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Q, 1991

"At least people know what I look like now." ...

Omar: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 January 1991

THE HAIRCUT speaks volumes. A multi-storeyed do with the sides shaved, it confirms Omar's refusal to exchange street fashions for something more upmarket. His has ...

Talkin' Loud: Really saying something

Report by Lloyd Bradley, The Independent, 8 August 1991

Lloyd Bradley on Talkin' Loud, trying to become to dance music what Blue Note is to jazz ...

Omar: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 30 October 1992

IN WHAT is becoming an oddly familiar scenario, a new wave of British soul singers is offering a young, credible alternative to the over-stylised dominance ...

Omar: For Pleasure (RCA)

Review by Amy Linden, Request, August 1995

AMERICA MAY have invented it, but over the past few years the most intriguing R&B has come out of England. From the Young Disciples, Loose ...

Young Crooners Learn The Subtle Art of Seduction

Report by Amy Linden, The New York Times, 7 April 1996

A QUIET revolution is at hand in urban music. Gone is the boasting about the girl you seduced last night and can't remember today. These ...

Romeos of Record

Comment by Amy Linden, New York Times Special Features Syndication, 9 April 1996

Today's black singers conquer charts and hearts by crooning instead of crowing. ...

Omar: Fighting His Corner

Profile and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, August 2017

HE WAS A pioneer of the British soul movement of the 1990s, alongside Brand New Heavies, Young Disciples and Jamiroquai, but Omar claims the genre's ...

Courtney Pine

Profile and Interview by David Burke, All About Jazz, 16 October 2017

COURTNEY PINE didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The ...


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