Omari’s walking on Sunshine

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer

Wednesday, February 15, 2017    

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With his second album expected to be released before summer, Omari Banks is eager to establish himself as a singer/guitarist.

The 36-year-old Banks is in Kingston for recording sessions on Sunshine, his second album. He is working with producers Clive Hunt and Kirk Bennett.

While he is excited about the project, the tall Anguillan is keen to hit the road in April for shows in Europe and United States.

“That’s important for an artiste to get your music out there. I have to step out independently and establish the Omari Banks brand,” he told the Jamaica Observer.

The upcoming dates are Banks’ most ambitious. He has toured as opening act for Morgan Heritage and done spot dates, but nothing extensive solo.

Most of the work on Sunshine is complete. Two of its songs, Naturally and Second Chance, are produced by Hunt whose recent credits include working with Jah9 and Etana.

According to Banks, Sunshine is a “far-reaching album” of ballads and social awareness. No release date has been set.

Omari Banks is a former cricketer who played 10 Tests for the West Indies. His first album, Move On, came out in 2015.






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