Odette Michell


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Great Bardfield Folk Club

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Odette Michell

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"A dulcet and very vintage debut" **** R2 Magazine "Warm and rustic...Graceful and mysterious" **** Maverick Magazine "Beautiful...one of the stand-out debuts of 2019" fRoots "One of the brightest new names to have emerged full-grown on the country’s folk scene in recent years" Folk Radio UK​ Odette Michell is an award-winning British folk singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a bold new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship. Things have been moving at something of a pace for Odette ever since she released her debut EP 'By Way of Night' in 2018. The EP showcased a bold and emerging talent within the British folk and acoustic music scene and garnered high praise, earning Odette her first national and international radio plays on both BBC and Folk Radio stations. In April 2019, Odette released her debut album ‘The Wildest Rose’. The album gained widespread positive acclaim followed by a string of live interviews, and featured notable musical contributions from Phil Beer (one-half of multi-award-winning acoustic folk band Show of Hands), and Toby Shaer (Cara Dillon, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys). The result is a compelling, highly impressive debut that both soars and impresses. By the end of 2019, 'The Wildest Rose' had been chosen as one of the '10 Best Albums of 2019' by Johnny Coppin on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol & BBC Sounds, as well as becoming one of the 'Recommended Albums Of 2019' and 'Magnificent Seven Of 2019' on Blues & Roots Radio, and 'Album Of The Year' on the Readifolk Radio Show. The album also became featured Album Of The Week on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (Sue Marchant, The Folk Show, April 2019), and BBC Radio Wales (Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, April 2019), as well as Album Of The Month on the Folk, Blues & Beyond Show on Radio Leicestershire and on Blues & Roots Radio. In January 2020 Odette won Female Artist Of The Year at the 2019 FATEA Awards, following in the footsteps of previous winners Kitty Macfarlane and Cara Dillon, respectively. A dynamic live performer, Odette has recently opened for Phil Beer, Martin Carthy, Reg Meuross, Boo Hewerdine, BBC R2 Folk Award winner Sam Carter and Ninebarrow amongst others, and is now currently touring the UK in support of the new album.

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Bardfield Friends' Meeting House

  • High Street
  • Great Bardfield
  • CM7 4RQ