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Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge (born 25 November 1941 in Leighton, Alabama) is a US-American R&B and performer. Percy Sledge worked in the fields in Leighton before he worked as an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in Sheffield. By the mid-1960s, Sledge was touring the Southeast with the Esquires Combo on weekends and working at the hospital. A former patient who was a friend of producer Quin Ivy introduced the two, an audition followed, and Sledge was signed to a recording contract.

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Omar Lye Fook, 14th October 1968, Canterbury, England. Born Omar Lye-Fook in 1968 to a Chinese Jamaican father and Indian mother, he grew up in Canterbury, Kent. Every inch the British soul icon, Omar developed his style at an early age growing up in a musical household. His father was in a band and founded Kongo Records, a positive influence which nurtured Omar’s desire to make music. He learnt his craft classically playing the trumpet, piano and drums, making it into the county’s youth orchestra as principle percussionist, followed by two years at music college in Manchester.

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Fat Digester
Fat Digester are a music based collective that at times include dancers, rappers and visual artists. They fuse fun and social comment in a blend of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. Fat Digester have recently won the Budweiser Budvar Brewed Jazz, best UK pub jazz act, playing at the 2008 Cheltenham Jazz Festival in the UK. The winning track was Sweet Sweet, available to listen to on this site.

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