Odette Michell

Odette Michell duo with Phil Beer
Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN
Monday 16th March
Doors 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm
Tickets £9 Advance or £10 on the door (subject to availability)

★★★★ “Warm and rustic…Graceful and mysterious” – MAVERICK ​

★★★★ Odette Michell is one to watch” – 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

Odette Michell will be accompanied at the Green Note by Rory Innerd on the fiddle and mandolin, and will also be joined by very special guest Phil Beer from multi-award winning acoustic duo Show of Hands, for a show not to be missed.

Things have been moving at something of a pace for Odette ever since she released her debut album ‘The Wildest Rose’ in April 2019. 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).

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, Somerset, Wiltshire, Bristol & BBC Sounds, and became one of the ‘Recommended Albums Of 2019’ and ‘Magnificent Seven Of 2019’ on Blues & Roots Radio, as well as ‘Album Of The Year’ on the Readifolk Radio Show.

Born in Yorkshire with an Irish heritage, Odette grew up in a musical household and first picked up the guitar at fifteen. Inspired by the resurgence of folk and acoustic songwriters at the time, she began writing her own songs when she was just sixteen years old. 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 folk legends Phil Beer, Martin Carthy, Reg Meuross, Boo Hewerdine and BBC R2 Folk Award nominees Ninebarrow amongst others, and is now currently touring the UK in support of the new album. She performs mostly solo, and with her duo and trio.

Growing up in the vibrant city of Cambridge allowed Odette to take advantage of the many stages and performance venues there, which included two early club stage apprearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival – her first appearance there was when she was just 22 years old. Now based on an 18th century dairy farm in the Hertfordshire countryside, Odette draws on these rich influences and life experience and weaves them together to form the basis of many of her songs.

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