Hit the link to the Live Dates page for details on the Troubadour gig with The Dirty Strangers in London in Aug…plus all the other Live News https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/
The April ‘Songwriters Sessions’ @ The Wellington, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham – Sun 28th April @ 4pm features as my ‘Special Guests’ BIRDBROTHER.
Formed in 2011in Sussex by Phil Stapley their celebrated debut album ‘Peace To The Wanderer’ was released in 2012. Phil relocated to Shropshire and teamed up with multi instrumentalist Paul Beadle and the duo have been slowly working their magic together ever since. They could easily be described as ‘folk driven pop music tapestry weavers’…or simply just call them WONDERFUL!
Tickets are on sale NOW to pre-order / purchase from myself and / or Paul Beadle – they’ll also be available from behind the downstairs bar of The Wellington from tomorrow evening. Another quality afternoons entertainment for you lucky people 👍💚😀🎶 #realmusic #realale #realpeople #realgood
Thanks to everybody that came to the Tower of Song gig last night with the excellent Tom Martin Band…lovely night, really enjoyed it, thanks again for your support 🙂 x
Sat 30th March: Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Road South, Birmingham, B30 3JX – Gary will be doing a support to The Tom Martin Band…£5 admission 8pm doors.
‘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!
Lovely afternoon on Sunday 24th March at The Wellington, Birmingham for the March Songwriter Sessions featuring my Special Guests (from Liverpool) the wonderful Marc Vormawah and David Nixon. Thanks for supporting it – it was a real nice afternoon :-).
Details of the 2nd Rhythms, Reading & Rhymes Collective – promoted by GOJO’ MUSIC at The Wellington on Sun 2nd June announced…an afternoon of original songs, poetry and readings featuring Gary O’Dea plus Special Guests singer songwriter Ben Smith and author / poet Paul McDonald…more details here https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/
Live Dates UPDATE…the gig scheduled for Fri May 17th with The Dirty Strangers @ The Troubadour in London has had to be re-scheduled for Fri 16th Aug…ticket details will follow nearer the date. The next one up is the March Songwriters Session at The Wellington – Birmingham (see below)…Check all dates here https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/
Gary O’Dea (from the forthcoming album HOME) releases a free download single PATRICIA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LT2X9ajT4Q&t=133s
‘Dedicated to the memory of my wonderful Auntie Pat Smith (nee O’Dea), her mom and my lovely old Gran Essie O’Dea (nee O’Dwyer), my Grandad Paddy O’Dea (although he was a fucker) and also to all my Irish family relatives and friends across the whole of the island of Ireland…my love for the country and its culture wraps me up and keeps me warm. With the forthcoming St Pats weekend coming up it seems the perfect time to release this track.
DOWNLOAD the track for free from here https://garyodea-gojomusic.bandcamp.com/track/patricia (you can leave a donation for the cause if you like – it would be most appreciated, but the main thing is to get the track ‘out there’). Many thanks to Luke Skyscraper James for purchasing the first copy and the lovely comment – cheers Luke that’s launched it a treat mate 😊 X
Thanks to Rick Lambe for sterling production work on it and all round positive support on the new album project…and also my old mate Paul Butler ‘Brigo’ for laying down a cool sympathetic bass line. Full song credits below…enjoy X #onelove #StPats 💚🍀🇮🇪🎶
Words & Music: Gary O’Dea 2018
Next up is the March Songwriters Sessions at The Wellington, Birmingham on Sun 24th March with my Speacial Guests – all the way from Liverpool, Marc Vormawah and David Nixon – see poster below.
This date is followed on swiftly by a gig with Gary supporting Tom Martins Celtic Soul band at The Tower of Song on Sat 30th March…details for both gigs can be found on the Live Dates page https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/
Hope to see you at these…they’ll be cracking gigs 🙂 x
Thanks to everyone that came to yesterdays Songwriter Sessions at The Wellington in Birmingham…a lovely gig – my first with my old compardre Eric Cox for quite a while after his illness…he’s on the road to recovery slowly but surely and played a blinder yesterday. Big thanks too to my Special Guest – Tom Martin who was excellent – brilliant afternoon 🙂