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Pleased to announce I’ll be ‘easing’ myself back into a bit of ‘live performance’ after what will have been a couple of months relaxing in the glorious weather since returning from a wonderful little tour and trip around Ireland, by playing a set of songs at me old mate Tom Martins’ ‘Tower of Song’ in Cotteridge, Birmingham on Weds 22nd Aug under the REA RIVER ROOTS promotions

I’ll also be announcing some more ‘Songwriter Sessions’ @ The Wellington pub in Birmingham city centre on a Sunday afternoon…stay tuned for confirmed dates and special guests :-)



Thanks to all that came along to the gigs in Ireland, the promoters for the bookings and all the new musicians and songwriters I connected with and the people at the gigs out to hear some original independent songwriters…it was a great little trip and massively rewarding :-) X

Gary O'Dea live poster for IRELAND ACOUSTIC TOUR 2018





Here’s a few pics etc from the gigs…first of all thanks to Sarah @ The Secret Garden Cafe – Galway 29-5-18…a lovely intimate little cafe :-)

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Thanks to Cormac Sheehan for the gig at The Friary – Cork on 31-5-18…wonderful night :-) and great to meet Gill and Colin from Cormac’s band Twitch Jnr plus Niall Cuddy…whose song ‘I Know Fuck All’ still rings around my head :-) …and the lovely Jacqueline and Pavlee for great support …’Cork is the centre of the Universe’ :-)







A fantastic return to Charlie Malones ‘Acoustic Club’ in Limerick on 5-6-18 and great to see old friends Eugene, Dominic and Graham…and also meet some great songwriters in the lovely Sarah Croker, Stuart Bond and Pa Barry…’a great pub to get into, a hell of a pub to get out of’ :-)




Here’s a video link to the gig – enjoy :-)’Dea.mp4

…and the last night of the tour was a very special one indeed…at Tony’s Bar – Bridgetown nr Killaloe, County Clare 8-6-18…a pub that was owned by my old mans cousin Tony who sadly passed away earlier this year and has been taken over by his daughter Rosemarie who organised a bit of a family gathering for it from my old nans side of the family… lovely to have cousins Marian and Martine along with their husbands Michael and Joe…it was a special night…and also a special thank you to Pa Barry, Stuart Bond and Mark Reilly who travelled over from Limerick to support the gig …great stuff lads :-)



Songwriter Sessions – Sunday 13th May @ The Wellington – Birmingham with Special Guest DAN HARTLAND

Tickets are on sale now for the next Songwriter Session at The Wellington, Birmingham on Sunday 13th May when Gary’s Special Guest will be Dan Hartland who has a great new album out called ‘Great Novels’

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from behind the downstairs bar of the pub or ordered from contacting us here. It’s a limited capacity room so please purchase or order early. Doors are 4pm. 

For more info on Gary’s live gigs hit the link

Gary O'Dea live poster for The Wellington - Songwriter Sessions with Dan Hartland - Birmingham Sun 13-5-2018  

Nice one Jodie :-) x

Have a listen to the little live show I did as a guest on Jodie Schofield‘SHEBEAT’ Show on Brum Radio last Wednesday night. The studio was infested with gremlins owing to the building work disturbing their nest there, but in between me, Jodie and engineer Paul fighting them off as they tried to cause havoc by unplugging things that should be plugged in, and plugging things in that shouldn’t be plugged in, and breaking mics and Jodie hitting them with her handbag and me and Paul hitting them with ours…oh and some Fairy’s arrive as well sprinkling ‘Fairy Dust’ :-)  didn’t we have a good time chatting and playing some music…it’s Live Radio…anything can happen in Digbeth lol :-)  …the following get a mention.. Rick Lambe Desmond Ecka Paul Butler Garry Oliver Cecil Patton (Sean PattonRon Patton) Songwriters Cafe Paul Murphy Darren Cole James Binning John Jenkins Chris Currie Dave David McTague News From Nowhere John O’Donnell Alana Lane Katy Lane Tony Horan (Rosemarie StuartBen Smith

 Jodie Scofield - SHEBEAT

Many thanks…

Thanks to everyone that supported the first Songwriter Sessions of 2018 at The Wellington with myself and John Jenkins - the next event at The Wellington, Birmingham will be ‘The Alternative Easter Rising of Music and Mirth’ with my special guests being songwriter Ben Smith and comedian Don Biswas on Easter Sunday April 1st (April Fools Day)…ticket details will be posted in a couple of weeks…next up for me is my first gig trip to Belfast on Fri 23rd Feb – looking forward to this  Gary O'Dea live poster for The Sunflower - Belfast Fri 23-2-18