Soul Tonic is proud to announce the addition of Earl Okin to our Roster. Earl is a true gem and one of Britain's finest composers and performers. His extensive career has lain mostly in the realms of Jazz and Bossa Nova, in which he is masterful and captivating.
His comedic timing and charm has also made him a success on the comedy circuit
More info from his site: http://www.earlokin.net/#!recordings/c1yi7
Earl Okin is one of the world’s finest songwriters….
and in a variety of genres
from Pop/Rock to Jazz, from Bossa Nova to Ballads….
Hugely melodic and always based on
musically satisfying chord sequences.
His more recent songs are often in the genre of
such classic songwriters such as
Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington,
Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin etc.
These are all among Earl’s heroes, though his first influence was
the music of Puccini and Verdi, still major loves in Earl’s life.
Earl was first signed to the same company as The Beatles,
recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1967.
At that time, his songs were also covered by
and Georgie Fame.
Earl was the only performer ever to open for
Paul McCartney & Wings, which he did in 1979.
Although his careers as comedian and Jazz concert artiste
have taken up much of his time,
Earl have never stopped writing songs
and there are now several CDs available
of his songs both old and new.
Mango & Other Delights.
Songs From A Garden Shed.
Indeed, Earl is working on a brand new collection of songs
at this very moment!
Last but not least, Earl has recently written a full musical.
Hopefully, this will be staged within 12 months or so.
As they say, watch this space!