SIMON LAW FROM SOUL II SOUL DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘LOOK TO THE SKY’ RELEASED JUNE 23RD, 2017
Simon Law will be performing on keyboards with Soul II Soul at their May 13 London at the Electric Brixton
“The melody moves me as it tells my story The beat and the bass line take me to glory” from Fire On Fire
A familiar sound returns….like an old friend. The gorgeous vocals of Caron Wheeler and the rhythmic vibe of Simon Law…
Simon was a key member of Soul II Soul from the very beginning, co-writing their two Grammy-winning songs “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)” and “African Dance”. He has worked on all their albums except one, producing and co-writing many of their hit singles. He still performs regularly with the band at festivals and on major TV appearances.
On his debut solo album ‘Look To The Sky’ – released June 23rd, 2017 on Dome Records. Simon Law reunites with Soul II Soul’s Caron – on the uplifting lead single “Morning Love” – as well as with Jazzie B and Chante Moore. Maxi Priest guests on two tracks, – the gentle reggae of “Sunshine Girl” and “When You Love Someone”, which features contributions from legendary Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie.
His main writing collaborator, who sings lead vocals on the hooky “Rocket Ship”, “Fire On Fire” and a number of other tracks, is Lain Gray, originally a member of UK vocal group Nu Colours. Jamaican singer Nadine Sutherland, a Bob Marley discovery who was the first signing to his Tuff Gong label at the age of 11, turns in an outstanding performance on “Love Comes Back To You”.
Mixed by Sting’s longtime sound engineer Donal Hodgson and mastered at London’s Abbey Road studios, this is an album that is at turns funky, ethereal and majestic, with a strong rhythmic vibe throughout.
Simon was brought up in the London area, the son of an Anglican minister, but spent four years of his childhood in Trinidad, which greatly influenced his future musical path. He later became head chorister at Hereford Cathedral.
Now living in Toronto, he has also enjoyed success as a writer, producer and remixer with the likes of Chante Moore – for whom he produced the Top 10 R&B hit “Love’s Taken Over” – Brenda Russell, Maxi Priest, George Michael, Robert Palmer, Johnny Gill, Masters At Work and Shabba Ranks.