Since the celebrated release of his solo album FLY in 2015 he has steadily gone from strength to strength as a singer / songwriter / live performer. After a very successful 2016 on the live circuit around the UK and Ireland including festival and theater dates Gary will be building on the momentum and rewards of his hard work and taking his music further afield. Booking from the end of February 2017 onwards – with Scotland gigs planned in April and returning to Ireland as well in 2017 please contact as soon as possible to confirm bookings.
‘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 of 2015. Gary joins the major league, a very good album indeed that would stand alongside anybody’s that’s been released this year, heartily, heartily recommend it.’ – Roots and Branches Show – Radio 879 Shropshire 11-10-15 Steve Morrishttps://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
Available NOW via Bandcamp http://garyodea-gojomusic.bandcamp.com/album/fly
Gary is booking for 2017 – solo acoustic or with additional musicians. Perfect vibe for intimate friendly pubs / restaurants / clubs / bars / house parties / get togethers / bbqs / barmitzvahs / weddings and even the occasional wake…have guitar, will travel!
For booking please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For further info visit https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/