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Gary O’Dea LIVE 2019…
SONGWRITER SESSIONS TICKETS ON SALE NOW and are £5 each with a limited number available so order / purchase them early.
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
Sun 2nd June: Rhythms, Readings & Rhymes Collective @ The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham 4 – 7pm. Ticket details to follow… the second Rhythms, Readings and Rhymes collection staged at the Wellington and promoted by GOJO’MUSIC. A great afternoon of orginal songs, poetry and writings featuring Gary O’Dea and Special Guests – singer songwriter Ben Smith and author / poet Paul McDonald.
Ben Smith…based now in his Welsh family roots capital of Cardiff, but originating from the streets of Birmingham and the Black Country, Ben is one of the finest purveyors of folk / blues style guitar picking and songwriting you’ll find. Ben played an absolute stormer of a gig for our ‘Songwriters Sessions’ back in Oct 2018…this will be a much anticipated ‘WELCOME BACK’. http://www.surgemusic.com/bands/band_1334/details_Ben%20Smith
Paul McDonald…celebrated author of ‘The Walsall Trilogy’ of hilarious realism ‘Surviving Sting’, ‘Kiss Me Softly Amy Turtle’ and ‘Do I Love You’ (books that saw sons of Walsall stand up and proudly announce ‘Sparticus Style’…’I’m Dave McVane’) 🙂 …as well as these there are other titles such as ‘Loffing Matters’, ‘The Philosophy of Humour’…and add to these poetry collections such as ‘An Author Goes Bananas’ and ‘Catch A Falling Tortoise’ and also Pauls brand new book ‘Midnight Laughter’ published via V Publishing which has received rave reviews describing it as ‘very funny and very unsettling’ …’precision cut gems of stories’ . Paul performed at our first ever Rhythms, Readings & Rhymes Collective in 2017 and was excellent. DO NOT MISS. https://www.amazon.co.uk/l/B001JS7654?_encoding=UTF8&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true&rfkd=1&shoppingPortalEnabled=true
Fri 16th Aug: 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 available here https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/dirty-canvas-club-with-the-troubadour-tickets/9109595?pl=troubadour
So looking forward to teaming up with Big Al Clayton and Scotty from The Dirty Strangers, great memories of gigging with them in the late 1980’s when I was in The Love Hounds…this’ll be a very special night…get your tickets and get along…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’