Omar Majeed was born in Crewe in 1984 and grew up in Herefordshire. He went to Hereford Cathedral Secondary School, during which time he studied piano, clarinet, and music theory. In 2002 he was one of the Foyle Young Poets. He spent most of the next decade studying: FDA in Photography at Hereford Art College, Graphic Design BA at Kingston Uni. In 2016 he did an art foundation, leading to an MA in Fine Art in 2018. Omar spends his time writing, painting, and playing music. He lives in Hereford with his wife, baby daughter, and a cat named Smog.
In July 2021 Omar received one of Sound and Music’s COVID-19 Composer Awards:
“When I heard that we had been awarded the award it was a great surprise. Now our band The Jazz Mags can get our sound together and pay for practice time and recording at a local studio. I had been needing some good news and this is it; the ball is rolling now.”