Singer-songwriter Gary O’Dea…booking live for 2016…solo acoustic or with additional musicians. Recently completed promo performances on the release of the album at Katie Fitzgeralds (pub/venue and studio…where the album was recorded) in Stourbridge accompanied by co-producer Eddy Morton on keyboards, plus a solo headlining performance at The Blue Piano Bar in Edgbaston, Birmingham (one of B’hams premier songwriter gigs) and also a solo acoustic gig in London as a guest of Alan Tyler (The Rockingbirds) and Steve Pulford (The Arlenes) Come Down and Meet The Folks promotions at The Apple Tree in Clerkenwell. The gigs were a great success.
The album has received excellent national, local and on-line radio play and reviews so far…including being made ‘Album Of The Month’ in the current October edition of the premier Birmingham and Black Country music listings and gig guide magazine Ryans Gig Guide as well as receiving a 4**** review from Gavin Martin in The Daily Mirror – see below some promo quotes.
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 s oul 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).
‘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 – Roots and Branches Show – 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’ Peter Alexander Shields – No Depression http://nodepression.com/album-review/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.…
‘It is indeed an album to wallow in, one worthy of wider recognition’ Paul Flower – Kingdom Of The Absurd http://absurdkingdom.blogspot.co.uk/…/remembrance-of-things…
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…listen here http://garyodea-gojomusic.bandcamp.com/album/fly
Back catalogue of releases are also available via Bandcamp
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