FLY the brand new album from singer/songwriter Gary O’Dea takes you on a musical journey from solo acoustic folky pop, to fusions of funk n bhangra, soul, blues, cajun and jazz …oh and there’s a choir thrown in as well…expertly cooked up to provide a nourishing dish to soothe your soul in these troubled times. It features some of the West Midlands finest musical talent and is co produced by noted folk rock singer / songwriter Eddy Morton (The Bushburys).
‘FLY…showcases a real diversity and myriad of influences to create a unique and instantly infectious ten track affair.’ Will Munn – SLAP Magazine – April 2016 http://www.slapmag.co.uk/Slap-Issues/Issue-57-April-2016.pdf
‘It may be the experience of working both solo and with bands, but the new material appears in the form of a variety of songs and arrangements in styles showing he has a few strings to his bow…there’s more to Gary O’Dea than a voice and a guitar.’ 8/10 Michael Ainscoe – Louder Than War Review http://louderthanwar.com/gary-odea-fly-album-review/
‘deftly written songs and beautifully rounded instrumental presentation’…I felt the record had ended all too soon.’ Maurice Hope – Flying Shoes Review / The Medicine Show
‘Some people make it look all to easy and that’s the impression across O’Dea’s latest album FLY as he relaxes into a set of tunes that are catchy and compelling in equal parts…O’Dea’s acoustic guitar and vocals display a directness and honesty that draws the listener into the heart of each song.’ Trevor Taggatt – R2 (Rock n Reel) 4**** Nov / Dec 2015.
‘one of the best albums so far this year, Gary joins the major league…very, very good album indeed that would stand alongside anybody’s that’s been released this year, heartily, heartily recommend it.’ Steve Morris – Roots and Branches Show – Radio 879 Shropshire 11-10-15 https://www.mixcloud.com/…/roots-and-branches-no-34-radio-…/
‘pure gold…makes no attempt to censor his views or passion…strong, charming and deep to the point…I strongly recommend that you hear this album.’ Nick J Townsend – Ryan’s Gig Guide ’Album Of The Month’ Oct 2015 http://www.ryansgigguide.com/2015/October/#14
‘Expressive and skilful slice of life songs from West Midlands troubadour with knack for multi flavoured musical uplift. ‘ Gavin Martin – Daily Mirror 4**** 4-9-15
‘a bit like sliding down into a hot tub after a hard day’ Danny Farragher – FOLK ALL http://folkall.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/gary-odea.html
‘I would urge everyone to grab themselves a copy of this wonderful album and let ‘the wings of love carry you away’…FLY HIGH’ Pete Shields – No Depression http://nodepression.com/albu…/fly-superb-new-album-gary-odea
‘FLY is an engaging collection of well crafted songs from one of the regions best song-smiths…Gary O’Dea helps me dream.’ Pete Millington – Spaghetti Gazette http://www.spaghettigazette.com/2015/09/fly-new-album-by-gary-odea.html
‘This might finally see him gaining a much wider attention.’ Mike Davies – Roots and Branches / The Beat http://www.roots-and-branches.com/the-mike-davies-column-2.html
’It is indeed an album to wallow in, one worthy of wider recognition.’ Paul Flower – Kingdom Of The Absurd http://absurdkingdom.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/remembrance-of-things.html#more
I hope you all enjoy this collection of songs ‘in the key of love’…because it really is All You Need…FLY
Available NOW via Bandcamp http://garyodea-gojomusic.bandcamp.com/album/fly