Soul singer Noel McKoy passed away tragically and unexpectedly, leaving his family, friends, and loved ones in deep sorrow and grief. Noel McKoy passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, and his loved ones sent thoughts, prayers, and tributes.
His death’s contributing factor has not yet been identified. Plans for the funeral will be revealed by the family later. Everyone is sharing their condolences and memories of him on social media.
London’s Clapham is the place of Noel McKoy’s birth. Noel stayed with his aunt Winnie after she immigrated to the US in the 1940s and later helped arrange for the rest of her family to do the same. In 1968, they relocated to Battersea, where Noel soon started encountering a significant amount of prejudice at his new school.
His mother and aunt were both vocalists, and his family has a long history of involvement in music. Noel became passionate about music at a young age and started the school band “The Albions.”
His music mixes gospel, funk, soul, and northern soul. He currently also holds ownership of the Dutch Pot, a club in London. He has collaborated on solos with Ebony Alleyne, Vanessa Simon, Mica Paris, Juliet Roberts, and Beverley Knight. He served as the James Taylor Quartet’s frontman in the early 1990s.
The 1989 singles “I’m Lucky” and “Family” marked the beginning of McKoy’s musical career. The man has acknowledged The Beatles, Dennis Brown, Chaka Khan, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela as influences. The smash single “Jealousy” from his fourth album, Brighter Days, was recently made available.
In addition to his three studio albums, McKoy also recorded new songs for Ian Levine’s Northern Soul 2007 and Disco 2008, the latter of which also featured his sisters.