Thanks to everyone who attended the gig at The Wellington pub in Birmingham yesterday afternoon. It was a great success, had some lovely feedback and the manager at the pub was really pleased with it as well, so there’ll be more happening there in future
Next up for Gary is another local gig, south Birmingham this time though and back at the lovely Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath, teaming up to do a support slot to his old mucka and troubadour supreme Mr Martin G Stephenson on Tue 11th July – tickets £12:50, doors 7:30pm…more details here http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/events.php?pid=lsm&lsm_id=1172
TICKETS UPDATE…Gary O’Dea solo acoustic @ The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham…Sunday 14th May
ONLY 4 TICKETS REMAIN…3 BEHIND THE BAR from the pubs allocation (thank’s to everybody that has purchased early – much appreciated)…I only have 1 ticket left from my application – if you want them holler up … anybody wanting more will have to PM me or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org…thanks very much for supporting this gig :-)
A Sunday afternoon acoustic chill out…original funky, soulful, folky, poppy, punky grooves…all mixed in the pot with some choice covers, banter and stories and a lot of fun…oh and there’s the best selection of real ales, ciders and perrys in Birmingham and the Black Country…what’s not to like :-)
Tickets are on sale NOW and selling for The Wee Folk Club @ The Royal Oak – Infirmary St, Edinburgh £5 each http://www.royal-oak-folk.com/page8.html …there’s limited tickets available so get them…or get in early…looking forward to seeing you all
I’ve been involved in music since the age of 17 really…and on a personal level I’d sum up what I’ve achieved as ‘lots of little things that mattered to me instead of bigger things that didn’t’. Well last night, at a little gig in Shrewsbury was the ‘best little thing that’s ever happened’. Anyone that’s knows me and my music, friends, musicians that have played with me etc, knows how much the songs of Ronnie Lane mean to me, how they have and still do inspire me to write. To play in The Wheatsheaf to a packed pub that included members of Ronnies family from his time living in Shropshire was absolutely magical for me. To John O’Donnell thank you so much for contacting me last year to take part in your History of Pop show on BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE that you put together so brilliantly on Ronnie. From that I got to meet Ronnie’s wonderful ex wife Katy Lane and lovely step daughter Alana Lane - (we got sprinkled with Fishpool Farm magic dust John) and just over a year later, to last night play a gig that you all came to with friends and also my own wife and family there was a really special thing. Last night, Just For A Moment, with Tin & Tambourine, the world was Ooh La La X …and to James the gaffer of the pub… THANK YOU it was a very special night … God Bless Ronnie ‘Plonk’ Lane
An alternative ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ …hope to see you there…get in early for a seat
Tickets on sale and selling now – you can order online through e-mailing us here on email@example.com or the Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/648043325404433/?active_tab=discussion or you can also visit the Gojo’ Music Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/GaryODeaGojoMusic – they will also be on sale behind the bar at The Wellington from tomorrow after 2pm…form an orderly queue
Two local cracking dates announced…Sun afternoon 14th May – solo acoustic spot UPSTAIRS @ The Wellington, Birmingham…and Sat night 9th Sept doing a solo support to the welcome return of Wolverhampton’s stalwarts of Alt Country / rock n roll…Salt Flat…hit the link for more details http://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/
A little ditty from back in the day…Authentic Country Music…Black Country that is…Anglicana…think of a Doc Martin with spurs on and you’ll get the meaning.
Song features Glenn Sommerville on violin, Gary Lammin on slide guitar, me old mucker Eric Cox on tea-chest bass and banjo, Jim Houghton on conga / percussion and Andy Stokes on piano…plus backing vocals from the Harborne Inbreds (Jim Binning and god bless Cecil Patton).
A live favourite from Gary’s Gentlemen Bandits days…take your partners ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqw0TmzseQ&t=10s