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    David Mensah and Omar for UK Soul Jam

    by ameyawdebrah.com
    posted Tuesday, 21 September 2010 15:54| 0 Comments

    Fast growing British-Ghanaian soul singer/songwriter, David Mensah is billed to perform UK Soul Jam alongside UK’s soul legend, Omar on October 3.  Following a delightful performance at the legendary’ BOATING CLUB’ SOUL CRUISE on Sunday, September 19 at Temple Pier, London, David is excited about these gigs, as they give him an opportunity to serve music, the food of love to his fans.

    Also on the decks Sunday was Paul ‘DJ Stretch’ Taylor, Scott James, Dave Cee, Chris Jay, Carl D, Chris Alexander and Andy M.

    David Mensah is not limited by categorization when it comes to music, and he likes to leave it open for the listeners to put their own description on what he does. He has been called the UK version of Avant while others draw comparisons to John Legend.

    Then again, some people have even mentioned Luther Vandros in their description of the music that he makes.

    “I never really go in to the studio with a set brief, I prefer to keep an open mind and let the song happen organically. However to someone who has never heard my music I would say that it is soulful R&B with elements of Jazz”, he says.

    Born to a Ghanaian father and a British mother, David draws from an eclectic mix of influences from all over the world when it comes to his music. He continues to be on the rise after his song ‘Food of Love’ was released through Universal Music in 2008.

    ‘Food of Love’ was his contribution to a compilation album called ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ which was recorded to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade.

    ‘My Day’, the first single from his album went straight to number 1 on an independent UK music chart from Textatrack.

    The song attracted great interest from some of the UK’s leading Dj’s, climbing to the number 10 spot on the Solar Radio Sweet Rhythm Chart and number 11 on the Starpoint Radio Official UK Soul Chart. His debut album “Music is the Food of Love” was released on VME records with most of the productions is from Wayne Brown,  as well as Ghanaian-born, US Billboard chart topping producer, Coptic.

    UK Soul Jam will take place on October 3 at The Jazz Cafe 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 with live music from Omar, David Mensah and several of UK’s top soul singers. UK Soul Jam’s infamous surprise guests previously include Amy Winehouse, Marsha Ambrosius, Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar) & N’dambi As seen on Sky TV.

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