Available for booking…solo acoustic based or with additional musicians.
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Gary O’Dea LIVE 2019…
SONGWRTER SESSIONS TICKETS ON SALE NOW and are £5 each with a limited number available so order / purchase them early.
Sun 24th Feb: Songwriters Session at The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham city centre. February’s ‘Special Guest’ is the long time Birmingham based (but not for much longer sadly) Belfast born songwriter and musician Tom Martin gracing us with an intimate gig before he leaves the UK to base himself back in Ireland. Tom has been a noted and respected musician and songwriter by those that matter in the local West Midlands music scene for over 30 years, he has contributed massively to quality music in this area during this time, not only as a performer but also running his own venue for over 12 years now The Tower of Song in Kings Norton. Tom doesn’t do the ‘celeb’ or the plastic sycophantic ligging and ass kissing and ego stroking that goes on in ‘the scene’, he just goes about his craft quietly and unassumingly with skill and technique and gets the job done, whether it’s an intimate solo gig he’s doing or a full band ‘Celtic Soul’ performance…and these feature some stunning musicians as well. I’m honoured that Toms agreed to do a Songwriters Session for me…tickets for this will be available at the beginning of February. http://www.tommartinmusic.com/
Sun 24th March: Songwriters Session at The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham city centre. March’s ‘Special Guest’ Liverpool based singer / songwriter with an excellent pedigree Marc Vormawah Marc was originally in Liverpool 80s band (signed to Elektra Records and John Peel favourites) Personal Column. His most recent solo album ‘Goodbye To Yesteday’ was critically acclaimed as a ‘wonderfully envisaged album’ by Liverpool’s ‘Sound & Vision’ magazine. Marc writes some wonderful wholesome pop music and has a great vocal range…DON’T MISS. https://youtu.be/DnFTHNfh094
Sat 30th March: Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Road South, Birmingham, B30 3JX – support to Tom Martin’s Celtic Soul – Tom’s last gig before he leaves to base himself in Ireland on Sat March 30th. Tom’s son is taking the venue over (so that’s a bit of good news) and Tom will hopefully return when possible for a gig for us.
‘Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists to come out of Ireland, but primarily a brilliant songwriter of longstanding cult status…easy to listen to, hard to define, with a melodic touch of Paul Simon and lyrical insight of John Prine, but with a sound and songwriting skill that is undeniably all his own.’ Belfast Telegraph.
Get along and show your appreciation for this guy…he’s been quality for years…LOCAL RADIO SHOULD DO A RESPECTFUL FEATURE ON THE GUY – HE’S EARNED IT!
Sun 28th April: Songwriters Session at The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham city centre. April’s ‘Special Guest’ feature the duo Birdbrother formed in 2011 in Sussex by Phil Stapley their celebrated debut album ‘Peace To The Wanderer’ was released in 2012. Phil relocated to Shropshire and teamed up with flute / percussionist Paul Beadle and the duo have been slowly working their magic together. They could easily be described as ‘folk driven pop music tapestry weavers’…or simply just call them WONDERFUL. https://youtu.be/3gLIfkRskYA
Fri 17th May: The Troubadour Club, 263 – 267 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA Tel: 020 7341 6333. Solo acoustic support to The Dirty Strangers…ticket details to follow…DO NOT MISS
There are other dates I’m waiting for confirmations on – both local and national. I’ll announce them with the usual fanfare ASAP …All The Very Best To You and thanks for your support hope to see you soon’