He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013. As a songwriter, he received the Ivor Novello award, for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years for "Killer" (1990) and "Crazy" (1991).
The British cellist performed as part of the musical selections for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The first black musician to win the BBC's Young Musician of the Year since its launch 38 years earlier.
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First Black Queen of England is known to have supported and been taught music by Johann Christian Bach. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at age eight dedicated his Opus 3 piece to the Queen at her request. Queen Charlotte helped to establish Kew Gardens, bringing among others, the Strelitzia Reginae, a flowering plant from South Africa.
He signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.