@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2015
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Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE (born 14 October 1968, London), known
professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and
musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent. He learned his craft
classically, playing the trumpet, piano and percussion. He also
spent two years at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester,
and the Guildhall School of Music in London. His most well known
song was his debut single “There's Nothing Like This.”
It reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart on re-release in 1991.
Omar is described by some as ‘the father of British neo soul’.