Omar Lye-Fook has released six albums and is hailed as a father figure to the “Nu Soul” movement in the States. It could almost be said that he’s more respected over there than here, having worked with artists like Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Common to name a few. The reason for this is because he’s always done exactly as he wants to in terms of his music career, resulting in management and label changes.
He’s without the band tonight, accompanying himself on keyboards for some of the songs and using pre-programmed beats for others. He’s in good voice though and classics like “There’s nothing like this” still sound awesome as well as contemporary despite having been released in 1990.
More power to him for not bowing down to record companies and knowing what he wants. I’m looking forward to hearing album number seven.