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Vel Omarr with The Olympics Haupp Doo-Wop Weekend Vol X Hauppauge HEF & LAR Enterprises Present AllStar Doo-wop Weekend Reschedule Sat April 6, 2013 - 6pm
Vel Omarr performs at the Pre-Grammy Party. in the "Club 1912"
Sounds Like: Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Johnnie Taylor, Otis Redding
Label: V O S Music
Manager: Souled Out Entertainment Group
Vel Omarr was born on a small farm in the Mississippi Delta.
He credits Sam Cooke with being his vocal inspiration from childhood.
Vel joined the legendary R&B / DooWop group, the Robins, as their second tenor lead singer, in 1991. He then began touring with Brenton Wood as his opening act. ...See Full Bio
“I first caught up with Vel Omarr's stellar music while sampling his late '90's release of Rhythms & The Blues. It took me back to that original sound of mellow '60's Soul. Not surprising, the Mississippi born and Chicago raised young man always loved the music of the late Sam Cooke. Much like Sam, once grown, Vel left the Windy City for California to pursue his dream of becoming an entertainer. He eventually joined legendary R&B / DooWop group The Robins, as their second tenor lead singer. He later signed on with Brenton Wood as the opening act for Wood's Sweet Old School Revue and in 2003, he joined The Olympics as one of their lead singers. Vel has shared the stage with many well known artists such as Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Penquins, The Coasters, Gene Chandler, The Flamingos, James Brown, Etta James, Little Richard, Al Wilson, Barbara Lynn and Brenda Holloway. Vel's solo work has included the independantly released album in 2001, "Vel Omarr Sings Sam Cooke & More".”