Rhythm, Reading and Rhyme Sessions…The Wellington, Birmingham. Sun 10th Dec

The Rhythm, Reading & Rhyme Sessions – Sun 10th Dec – The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham @ 4pm – Tickets £5.

Gary O'Dea live poster for The Wellington - Birmingham Sun 10-12-2017

Singer – Songwriter Gary O’Dea

‘a cracking songwriter and singer.’ Martin Stephenson … ’like your best mate with added talent.’’ Janice Long BBC Radio WM
‘a songsmith and purveyor of fine musical fayre to all who’ll listen…an artist of considerable class and distinction.’
Sean McGhee Rock n Reel Magazine

Plus Special Guests Poets and Authors
Paul McDonald is Course Leader for Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a novelist, poet and critic. His primary interest is humour, and he takes a perverse pleasure in the fact that Googling, ‘the oldest joke in the world’ throws up several hundred pages with his name on. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-McDonald/e/B001JS7654/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham and now lives in the Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham Poet Laureate and Starbuck Poet in Residence. His writing has appeared in
magazines, Under the Radar, The Reader, The Cannon’s Mouth and The Undertow Review. His poems have been included in anthologies, Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe 2012) and he’s the co-editor and writer for Celebrate Wha? (Smokestack 2011). He’s also written a play For the Love of Auset which premiered at The Drum, Birmingham, June 2007 and his short story Conversation with an Ant has also been published in Original Skin. http://roymcfarlane.com/

Gary, Paul and Roy in a performance of Songs, Poetry and Readings from their contemporary works. Taking place in the UPSTAIRS ROOM above the firsr floor bar. Limited tickets are available and are £5 each so please be early booking to avoid disappointment. It starts at 4pm.

Bank Holiday Bargains…FLY

2 years since the release of FLY?!!…2 YEARS!!!…where did the time go?!!

Anyway…to celebrate its Bank Holiday Bargain time…FLY is now available to download for £5…or purchase in CD format for £5 as well  4070-11193


PLUS…you can purchase the whole Gary O’Dea back catalogue in download format for a 10% discount of £17.10 via Gary’s Bandcamp page


Massive THANK YOU…and next up :-)

Thanks to everyone who attended the gig at The Wellington pub in Birmingham yesterday afternoon. It was a great success, had some lovely feedback and the manager at the pub was really pleased with it as well, so there’ll be more happening there in future :-)

Next up for Gary is another local gig, south Birmingham this time though and back at the lovely Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath, teaming up to do a support slot to his old mucka and troubadour supreme Mr Martin G Stephenson on Tue 11th July – tickets £12:50, doors 7:30pm…more details here http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/events.php?pid=lsm&lsm_id=1172

Kitchen Garden Cafe flyer with Martin StephensonGary O'Dea live pic Jan 2016

Wellington gig – Brum nearly sold out :-)

TICKETS UPDATE…Gary O’Dea solo acoustic @ The Wellington, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham…Sunday 14th May

ONLY 4 TICKETS REMAIN…3 BEHIND THE BAR from the pubs allocation (thank’s to everybody that has purchased early – much appreciated)…I only have 1 ticket left from my application – if you want them holler up :-)  … anybody wanting more will have to PM me or contact via garysing1@aol.com…thanks very much for supporting this gig :-)

A Sunday afternoon acoustic chill out…original funky, soulful, folky, poppy, punky grooves…all mixed in the pot with some choice covers, banter and stories and a lot of fun…oh and there’s the best selection of real ales, ciders and perrys in Birmingham and the Black Country…what’s not to like :-)

Gary O'Dea live poster for The Wellington - Birmingham Sun 14-5-2017

pic of Welly tickets

Edinburgh was Capital :-)…Birmingham next up

Thanks to everyone that came to the gig…GREAT doesn’t have to be BIG and the WEE FOLK CLUB in Edinburgh is a GREAT GIG :-) …my first time in Edinburgh and enjoyed it immensely :-) Thanks to Fozzie and Christine for looking after us and to Marianne from Leith Folk Club for turning up – plus the lovely Nancy (whisky) :-) bless her :-) …here’s a little clip …if Slade did folk etc:-)  x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9UdY5I4mxk

Birmingham next…if it’s half as good it’ll be great…tickets are on sale behind the bar in The Wellington – there’s only around 10 tickets left from the pubs allocation – e-mail me on garysing1@aol or message me via FB if you want to order more :-) – thanks to those that have already purchased – great stuff, your support is very much appreciated :-)

Gary O'Dea live poster for The Wellington - Birmingham Sun 14-5-2017