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

 

Helen Shapiro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtRuFs4Wtmw

 

Cilla Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnZdkSWhee0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhBmfSkWYPs

 

and Georgie Fame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3puBx5zBCc
 

Earl was the only performer ever to open for

Paul McCartney & Wings, which he did in 1979.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQschyFvAE0

 

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.

Bossa Britanica.

Songs From A Garden Shed.

 

Indeed, Earl has just completed a brand new collection of songs

for a follow up CD to be called 'Songs From Another Shed'!

A full 80 minute documentary, largely about Earl as singer-songwriter, is now complete. The director is in negotiations with TV companies, so watch out for it. It has already earned its director, Joe Snelling a prize at a film festival in Brooklyn, NY.

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!

Oh yes! We almost forgot. He wrote a 6 movement symphony last year.

B i o g r a p h y

 

EARL OKIN - London Now

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