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 :-)

Ticket master 1 for Songwriter Sessions @ The Wllington - Ben Smith 28-10-18

Poster for Songwriter Session @ Wellington - Ben Smith


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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