Odette Michell is an English folk singer and songwriter with a stunning new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and country with genuine craftsmanship. Her vocal style has been described as “warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting style” – and has been compared in similarity to the likes of Sandy Denny, Lucinda Williams and Joni Mitchell.
Things have been moving at a pace for Odette ever since she released her debut EP ‘By Way of Night’ in April of this year. The release garnered positive reviews as well as gaining Odette her first national and international radio plays. It also showcased her trademark vocal style and unique folk/country underpinnings, and heralded a fine contribution to the rich acoustic tradition that the songs themselves emerged from.
A dynamic and energetic live performer, Odette has been fortunate enough to have shared the bill with musical legends Joan Baez, Eddi Reader and Jools Holland amongst others, and in December Odette will be opening for Phil Beer (Show of Hands) as his Special Guest for selected dates on his solo tour, including an exclusive Matinee at the Green Note Club in London in December.
Odette will then be touring nationally in support of her first full length album in spring 2019 which she is currently recording with Stu Hanna from award winning folk duo Megson. The first single from the forthcoming album will accompany a video premiere on Folk Radio UK and is due for official release on 30th November 2018.
“By Way Of Night’ demonstrates a freshness and vitality enduring in English folk …it also presents a talent that English folk should not ignore” – FolkWords, May 2018
“Odette Michell possesses one of the most remarkable voices you’ll hear anywhere, and it’s matched by a rare songwriting talent” – Explorer Magazine
“Odette Michell has placed herself firmly on the map” – FATEA Magazine, May 2018