Though Omar was born in London, raised on the Canterbury side of things and studied music at Guild Hall School For Dance And Drama; his gifts as an artist are undeniable. Omar learned how to play various instruments including trumpet (classically), piano, bass guitar with swing jazz beats–and even some percussion! He’s been making art since before most people knew what it meant and because this guy had such natural talent that went unmatched by anyone else around him which made all those years of study worthwhile.
Omar released his first single ‘Mr Postman,’ in 1985 on Kongo Records, which was also the original home for the album containing the track that changed everything… ‘There’s Nothing Like This’. It became an immediate success with music audiences around Europe and North America, even up until now; it hit number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean! In 1991 Giles Peterson reissued this song introducing Omar to new fans.
Omar continues to be popular with audiences worldwide. Book your ticket today to see him this August at the Food & Groove Festival in Manchester.