Last Songwriters Session of 2018

The December ‘Songwriter Sessions’  – Sunday 16th Dec @ The Wellington, Birmingham wil feature as my ‘Special Guests’ Hannah Bean and Mark Hogan from Worcesters finest SKEWWHIFF doing a scaled down acoustic performance. A great end to the year. Tickets are on sale NOW and can be ordered / purchased from contacting us or alternatively they are also on sale from behinf the downstairs bar of The Wellington.

Poster for Songwriter Session @ Wellington - SKEWWHIFF 16-12-18

Wholly Humble Hearts

Wonderful night supporting Martin Stephenson & The Daintees at Under The Bridge @ Stamford Bridge – Chelsea (it’s literally under The Shed End) on Friday night (30th Nov)…brilliant crowd :-) …and I got to meet the one and only Only Ones guitarist John Perry who guested wity the band – good times :-) …The Daintees proving once again they’re one of the best live bands this country has. A very special night :-)

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Me and Martin 'take The Shed' :-)

Me and Martin ‘take The Shed’ :-)

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Take it to the Bridge…(or under it) – Stamford Bridge – London Nov 30th

‘Take it to the bridge’…or under it :-) …next one up for me …LONDON CALLING…support slot to me old mucka Martin Stephenson & The Daintees (one of the finest live bands you’ll see…plus a great bunch of people) …plus…keep this to yourselves …but the ONLY ONE and only Mr John Perry will be guesting with them as well…I mean come on…you can’t miss this treat. Tickets on sale from http://underthebridge.co.uk/events/martin-stephenson-daintees/ 

Martin-Stephenson & The Daintees - Under The Bridge - London Nov 30 2018

LONDON CALLING…

First of all thanks to the great turnout for the Songwriter Sessions gig with Ben Smith at The Wellington in Birmingham last week – great afternoon and a brilliant performance from Ben :-) https://www.facebook.com/brumsongs/videos/10156049944014385/ Ben Smith Songwriter Sessions 28-10-18

 

 

 

Next up – I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be doing the support slot in London for Martin Stephenson & The Daintees (who will also include a guest spot from The Only Ones brilliant guitarist John Perry) 30th Anniversary tour of Gladsome, Humour and Blue at Under The Bridge – Stamford Bridge on Fri 30th Nov. More info here https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/     

Daintees GHB 30th Anniversary Tour poster 2018

 

 

 

PLUS – The December ‘Songwriter Sessions’  – Sunday 16th Dec @ The Wellington, Birmingham wil feature as my ‘Special Guests’ Hannah Bean and Mark Hogan from Worcesters finest SKEWWHIFF doing a scaled down acoustic performance. A great end to the year. Tickets are on sale NOW and can be ordered / purchased from contacting us or alternatively they are on sale behind the downstairs bar of The Wellington. http://www.skewwhiff.org.uk/  

Hannah & Mark - Skewwiff

Songwriter Sessions…Special Guest – Ben Smith…The Wellington – Birmingham Sun 28th Oct

Tickets are now on sale for the Songwriter Sessions gig on Sunday 28th Oct @ 4pm at The Wellington , Birmingham when Gary’s ‘Special Guest’ will be the wonderful folk / blues songwriter Ben Smith. Tickets can be ordered via contacting us through this web site – or you can purchase them from behind the downstairs bar of The Wellington – tickets are £5.

Hope to see you there…it’ll be a cracker :-)

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Poster for Songwriter Session @ Wellington - Ben Smith 28-10-18.pub

 

Live News

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 http://www.towerofsong.co.uk/find-us/

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 :-)

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IRELAND…THANX XX

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’ :-)

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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’ :-)

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Here’s a video link to the gig – enjoy :-) http://80.111.71.23/LimerickAcousticClub/files/2018/5-6-2018/Gary.O’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 :-)

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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’  http://www.danhartland.com/

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 https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/live-dates/

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