Thu 5th September, 20248:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Odette Michell is an award-winning British singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a rich foothold in the folk tradition. Odette released her debut album The Wildest Rose which garnered positive acclaim and was followed by an extensive tour and a string of live interviews on both Folk and BBC Radio. The album 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), and was named by fRoots Magazine as “one of the stand-out debuts of 2019”.
In 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, and was touted as one of R2 Magazines Top Picks For The Year in 2020. Odette was also nominated for a Rising Star Award at the 2020 Folking Awards that same year and in January 2021 was invited to perform at Celtic Connections as part of the legendary Danny Kyle Open Stage.
A dynamic and prolific live performer, Odette has performed alongside the likes of Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, and has opened for folk legends Martin Carthy, Phil Beer, Nancy Kerr, Boo Hewerdine and Reg Meuross amongst others, and her highly anticipated second studio album is due to be released in 2024.
Odette will be accompanied by BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist Charlie Wild on the fiddle and harmonium. Together they blend original contemporary folk with traditional ballads to produce a spellbinding show not to be missed.
★★★★ “A dulcet and very vintage debut” RNR MAGAZINE
★★★★ “An absolute masterclass in how to deliver a traditional song” NORTHERN SKY
“One of the brightest new names to have emerged full-grown on the country’s folk scene in recent years” FOLK RADIO UK