Today I’m going to introduce you to that new soulful voice you’ve been looking for for some time now. He’s singer songwriter, Tony Momrelle! He has been laying down amazing groove oriented soul from across the pond for years. Sorry, your favorite terrestrial radio station may be clueless to who he is and thus will never air his talent in any rotation. Their loss! Momrelle is a talent who has for years been the lead vocalist for the flat out bad ass British band Incognito; a featured vocalist for the dance and smooth grooves group Reel People; as well as a backing vocalist for my girl, Sade. Yep!
Momrelle’s Extended Play (EP) titled Fly was release almost a year ago and is still kickin’ today. The standout tracks are the eponymous “Fly”–an up tempo jam with a James Brown “funky drummer” shuffle rhythm which opens up a vast space where Momrelle demonstrates bright flashes of the vocal stylings of Stevie Wonder. His lyrics are both simple and fantastically poetic. Upon listening to the song, SoulBounce writer Ivory, stated, “Hope and happiness seem just within reach on this joint” and imagined through the lyrics “getting away from it all could be so simple.” While his second track Spotlight spins a tale of meeting that special someone amid a crowd of people. This cut finds Momrelle’s voice settled deep in the soul aesthetic surrounded by a driving groove.
This is Tony Momrelle Ladies and Gentlemen! Take a listen and know this is the soulful voice you been looking for. Add some Momrelle to your iPod and you will thank me later!
Check out “Fly”
Check out “Spotlight”