fter a breakthrough start to the year, Angel, aka Sirach Charles is set to continue onwards and upwards as he gears up to release brand new single ‘Wonderful’ on 29th July via Island Records.
With fans ranging from Michael Kiwanuka through to Cheryl Cole, Angel, once dubbed the UK R&B/Pop’s biggest secret has effortlessly made the transition into one of its most promising new assets on the rise collecting the coveted accolades of HMV’s Next Big Thing and MTV’s Brand New Award nominations along the way. Highlights also include Angel’s debut release ‘Go In, Go Hard’ featuring Wretch 32 being announced as the title track to successful independent British film Streetdance 2 in addition to it notching up over 1 million YouTube views, supporting Dappy on his nationwide sell out tour, and selling out his own headline show (that sold out within 2 hours of being announced).
At only 24 years old and hailing from Shepherds Bush, Londoner Angel has many strings to his bow; a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose music is a wonderful fusion of UK urban sound with the smooth finesse of mid-90’s R&B, simultaneously modern but with a nod to those who have influenced him (from Prince and Michael Jackson though to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis). Angel has been a firm favourite on the underground scene for quite some time now thanks to a handful of well received mixtapes and EP’s including ‘Any Minute Now’ and ‘7 Minutes Before Time’ featuring Wretch 32, Giggs and Wiley (among others) and undeniable online presence (YouTube channel on over a million views and counting).
Three years ago, in partnership with his brother Kassa, Angel started a production company called Parallel Music. In spite of the serving an eight month stretch in prison on remand, (he was found not guilty on all charges), Angel quickly took Parallel music from strength to strength. Penning hits for Pixie Lott, Jason Derulo and a #1 single for Roll Deep. Due to his vast catalogue of hit records, a publishing deal was soon signed with Universal. Six months later, after an undeniable ever-growing underground buzz, Angel was signed to Island Records as an artist.
Fast-forward to 2012 and Angel shows no signs of slowing down. Forthcoming single ‘Wonderful’ has won over support from none other than Ed Sheeran who has branded it as ‘an amazing record’. Released on 29th July, ‘Wonderful’ is an up tempo track with heavy innovative synths; a cool slice of R&B pop with an incredibly crowd-rousing chorus ready to set the festivals alight this summer as he graces the stages of Wireless and V Festival.