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THIS STORY LAST UPDATED: 23 July 2004 1311 BST
Lemar at The Brunel
Lemar
Lemar

Fame Academy star Lemar is on his way to The Brunel in Swindon at the end of July.

R'n'B star Lemar Obika may not have won Fame Academy, but he is certainly the most successful of all the contestants to have taken part in the BBC1 talent series.

The day after leaving the Fame Academy house in 2002 he joined singer Beverley Knight onstage at the Hammersmith Apollo. She had been so impressed by Lemar in the show that she personally wrote to the show's producer's to request he appear at the gig with her.

Lemar went on to sing a record deal with Sony and his first single 'Dance with You' reached the No.2 spot in the UK charts in August 2003. Later singles '50/50' and 'Another Day' consolidated his success and his debut album Dedicated went platinum.

Not bad for a singer who before appearing in Fame Academy had all but given up the idea of hitting the big time. Lemar had previously achieved his ambition of securing a record deal with a major label, but before even releasing a record his contract was cancelled - a victim of internal changes at the label.

He had the last laugh however and following his recent chart success he is currently working on his second album. Lemar will be appearing at 'Bring the Noise's 6th Birthday Party' at The Brunel Rooms in Swindon on Friday 30th July where he will be performing all of his hits. DJ support comes from support from 2 Vibe Crew, Jada Funk, Chris Tempo, MC 2 Badd.

Tickets are priced at £13.50 and can be obtained in advance by calling Ticketmaster on 0870 9020 001.

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