Brilliant gig with Jess Silk as Gary’s ‘Special Guest at The Songwriters Sessions @ The Craven Arms, Birmingham on Sun 7th Nov – THANKS for all that attended a sold out gig.

Visit the Live Dates page for info on the remaining two gigs of 2021 in Shrewsbury and Birmingham.

Thanks for all your support 🙂

Clash Against The Right Launch…16/10/21

London Called and hundreds answered what was a brilliant weekend at The Maxilla Club, under The Westway…just off Ladbroke Grove, right in the heart of Clash Land.

Well done to all who came it was a gathering of ‘the good souls’ from across the lands.

Friday night meeting up with Clash fans from Scotland and Ireland in The Elgin – Joe’s favourite pub on Ladbroke Grove was a blast. 👍😊 🍺🎶

Then Saturday the gig at The Maxilla under The Westway and the shadow of Grenfell Tower was a poignant reminder of the society we live in.

Thanks for the invite to play, well done to all who took part and the organisers…and the hundreds of Clash City Rockers young and old who turned out… it was very special 👍🎶💚


The return of Songwriter Sessions

Well…we came back with a bang on the 25th July 2021 with a gig collaborating with my old band mates from The Gentlemen Bandits – Eric Cox – harmonica and mandolin, Jim Houghton – percussion…and the wonderful Stuart Downes (SJ Downes) on lead / slide guitar.

An opening solo set from me, followed by a solo set from from Stu and then the four of us together for the first time in over 20 years…a sell out crowd made it a wonderful afternoon and a great way to celebrate returning to some live music.

Here’s to the rest of the year 🙂

Thanks for your support in 2019 all the best for 2020 x

On a musical level there’s been some wonderful gigs 👍🎶 thanks to everyone that supported the Songwriter Sessions at The Wellington in Birmingham, most appreciated, I had some great guests on with me – thanks to Ian Passey Tom Martin from Liverpool we had Marc Vormawah and David Nixon the brilliant Birdbrother featuring Paul Beadle and Philip Stapley to Paul McDonald John Robinson and the King of the Welsh Gypsies Ben Wildsmith and also the wonderful session that featured Jess Silk and Jodie Schofield

I got around as much as possible with gigs at The Barn in Ledbury and returning gigs at the award winning Tower of Song in Cotteridge and the Lamb & Flag in Worcester – two lovely gigs there…and The Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove with The Official Receivers was a cracker…but the icing on the cake has to be performing at The Troubadour in London as guest to my old mates The Dirty Strangers one of the finest rock n roll bands for the past 30 odd years featuring original members Alan Clayton and Patrick Scott Mulvey …thanks to Paul Clayton for the invite to play that – it was a wonderful gig…looking forward to doing it again in May 2020.

I also released two download singles the first one back in March called Patricia and the recent one Time of Your Life…/time-of-your-life released in Dec – thanks to Rick Lambe and Paul Butler for there work on these with me.

Take care in 2020 and have The Time of Your Life #onelove xx

Brand new single ‘Time of Your Life’ released as a download…PLUS ‘Chrimbo’ Bandcamp bargains :-)

Brand new single ‘Time of Your Life’ released as a download today available here features Paul Butler on bass and Rick Lambe on percussion / string arrangements and co-production …many thanks lads 👍💚🎶

PLUS… Get all 7 Gary O’Dea / GOJO’ MUSIC releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Time of Your Life (brand new release download only), Patricia (download only), FLY (CD format and download), Looking Forward By Thinking Back (download only), Twenty Years of Love and Pain…they hurt the same (download only), Sittin’ On Your Fence (download only) and Love Hounds n’ Fortune Cookies (download only). Buy them or send them as gifts…BARGAIN BOSTER 👍😊🎶 🎄🎶💚👍

MERRY CHRISTMAS…have The Time of Your Life 🙂