Have decided that Bryn Christopher, the next-big-soul-singer-to-come-out-of-the-UK, is rather fab indeed. Not only is his "Smilin'" single amazing, I also had a listen to his debut single "The Quest" which was quite extraordinary indeed. He has an incredible voice, as I said in a previous post it's very reminiscent of Terence Trent D'Arby, who back in the day was the next-big-soul-singer etc etc.
What's great about him is that he is not going down that well-worn r'n'b route (which has previously been travelled by the likes of Craig David, and currently being travelled by Taio Cruz) but instead he's going a bit further back into musical history for his influences. I'm happy that Bryn is doing something very different to the boring, formula, interchangeable r'n'b which is all over the charts at the moment. He's got such a distinctive voice which is too good for that style.
Oh, and not only is his music great but he is very easy on the eye too - he looks so good in that white suit in the "Smilin'" video and I just had to post a couple of screencaps here :))