Omar Simon
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"The velvet-voice singer is one to keep an eye on" - The Star


"You wouldn't bet against him becoming a chart sensation" - The Metro


"He will go a long way" - Mayfair Studios London


"Fantastic debut album" - The Star


"Classy slice of smooth soul......There are not many like him on the Irish music scene and he should do rather well" - Irish mail on Sunday


Discography

Omar Simon’s first single ‘Bring Me Joy’ off his debut album ‘Our World’ (due for release in February 2008) was released on Friday the 21st of September 2007.
Omar recorded his album in Grammy award winner John Hudson’s Mayfair Studios in Primrose hill London. The album was mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound NYC. Chris’s credits include Rihanna, Nas, Joss Stone, Wu Tang Clan to name a few.
The album was produced by the mercurial talents of O.D Hunte.

The Single is on itunes ,Napster,Wippet,Rhapsody,emusic...

It has been give national and regional airplay on 2fm ,RTE Radio 1 ,Todayfm ,104Fm,SpinFm ,98Fm,Cork96,Redfm,Midlands Radio,Tipp fm ,Galway Bay fm, Dundalk fm......

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Omar was born in Paddington, London. But soon after he and his sisters moved to Montserrat to be raised by his grandmother, while his parents remained in the U.K working hard to support the family.

While immersing himself in the colourful culture of Calypso; gospel; Reggae; and the laid back vibe of the Caribbean he recalls making his first guitar out of sardine cans and fishing lines.

In his early teens he moved back to London to be reunited with his parents, where he continued to develop his musical taste while listening to his father’s old 45s of Sam Cooke, Brook Bent, and Nat King Cole.

Over the next few years he continued to develop his song writing skills, while regularly performing at venues across the UK.
During this time he fell in love with an Irish girl and soon after marrying her he decided to make Ireland his home. There he continued to pursue his musical aspirations in the shape of song writing and recording.

After hearing some of Omar’s demo recordings on his myspace page Ramus Records enthusiastically approached the artist with a record deal.

Omar has just finished his debut Irish album for that label, Ramus Records, with the first single released in September 2007.With the album scheduled for release in early February 2008.

Omar is looking forward to sharing his music with a wider audience “Whatever I feel emotionally, good or bad, I try to bring out in my songs, and hope that other people will share those feelings”.
Not only a release of an album, but a release of Omar’s inner-self.