Omar Souleyman set to bring his one-of-a-kind sound to The Marble Factory in 2019

Omar Souleyman set to bring his one-of-a-kind sound to The Marble Factory in 2019

Posted on: 15 Oct 2018

Syrian wedding singer-turned-international recording artist Omar Souleyman is set to bring his unmissable live show to Bristol in early 2019 for what will surely be one of the Motion's most unique performances of the year. Commanding stages in his trademark headwear and black shades, Souleyman's appearance at the newly-renovated Marble Factory space on Thursday 31st January is not one to be missed. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 10th October - get yours ASAP via the link below.



Omar Souleyman on stage in 2015.

Having started out as a wedding singer in his native Syria, Omar Souleyman is thought to have around 700 recorded albums to his name, having given out CDs to the couples whose weddings he would play at. From there, he's gone on to become a hugely sought-after act around the world, and is now a popular booking at festivals and parties across Europe and beyond. 


Souleyman's combination of traditional Syrian vocals and modern electronic beats have won him fans in a number of musical circles, drawing huge crowds at some high-profile festivals like Glastonbury and Roskilde. The last time he appeared in Bristol was at last year's Simple Things, closing the festival with a performance in the lobby of Colston Hall.


Collaborations with Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Modeselektor, with the latter once describing him as "the coolest man on the planet", have earned Souleyman a cult following among the electronic music scene, and his sound has grown to accommodate a growing element of electronica through synthesiser and right-hand-man, Rizan Sa'id.


Tickets for Omar Souleyman live at The Marble Factory on Thursday 31st January 2019 are on sale at 10am on Wednesday 10th October and can be found here. For more information on the gig or to find out what else is coming up at The Marble Factory, visit the Motion website or check out their Facebook page.



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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at