folk singer . songwriter
★★★★ "A dulcet and very vintage debut" - RNR MAGAZINE
★★★★ "Warm and rustic...Graceful and mysterious" - MAVERICK
★★★★ "...an absolute masterclass in how to deliver a traditional song" - NORTHERN SKY
"Beautifully written, beautifully sung, beautifully played and beautifully produced, The Wildest Rose deserves acclaim as 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 has the potential to be one of this generation's comparison points..." "... An inspiration" - FATEA MAGAZINE
"Hauntingly beautiful..." - FOLK LONDON
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*** WINNER OF FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE
2019 FATEA AWARDS ***
*** FOLKING AWARD 2020 NOMINEE IN THE RISING STAR CATEGORY ***
*** TWICE NOMINATED FOR BEST FEMALE SOLOIST AT THE GSMC MUSIC AWARDS 2020 & 2021 ***
New album in 2023!
Odette is currently working towards a brand new album, the follow up to her acclaimed debut, 'The Wildest Rose'. Also in the pipeline are some very exciting collaborations and a brand new set of tour dates!
Introducing Stage Winners
Odette alongside her trio Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh were one of the winners of the Great British Folk Festival Introducing Stage in January of this year! The trio are adding in new tour dates all the time so keep an eye out for them on the road and at some great festivals in 2023!
Midwinter Sessions with Show of Hands
Odette is delighted to have been invited to take part in The Show Of Hands & Friends Dartmoor Midwinter Sessions! Featuring an all star line-up of musicians including Show of Hands, Miranda Sykes, Seth Lakeman, Jim Causley, Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch, Paul Downes, Odette Michell, Chris Hoban and James Studholme, the Concert is now available on DVD at www.showofhands.co.uk/shop
Celtic Connections 2021
Odette was invited to take part in this years Celtic Connections on the legendary Danny Kyle Stage! To catch her set including an interview with Liz Clark and songs from her album, tune in to Celtic Music Radio at 7.30pm on Jan 19th!
Awards and Award Nominations
Odette is delighted to have won Female Artist Of The Year at the 2019 FATEA Awards! Following in the footsteps of previous winners Kitty Macfarlane and Cara Dillon, respectively, this is a prestigious award with a noteworthy history.
Odette was also nominated for a 2020 Folking Award in the 'Rising Star' category. Meanwhile the debut album 'The Wildest Rose' is now out and available across all platforms! Click here to buy physical copies of the album from the online store, plus you can now also stream clips of each of the songs via the music player below!
Odette has teamed up with fellow award-winning folk artists Zoë Wren and Amy Goddard for an exciting new musical trio collaboration called The Honeybees. For information and gig announcements visit: www.thehoneybeesmusic.com.
Odette Also performs in an exciting new trio with an internaional twist, alongside Daria Kulesh and Karen Pfieffer! Website coming soon!
Cover Girl, Folk London Magazine!
Odette is delighted to have made it to the front cover of Folk London Magazine for the Dec-Jan 2020 edition!
*Musician Leicester is now 3rd Sept 2023
*New date: 30th Sept 2023 Shutlanger Village Hall (supporting Phil Beer)
Odette Michell is an award-winning British singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a rich foothold in the folk tradition.
Things have been moving at something of a pace for Odette ever since she released her 2018 debut EP 'By Way Of Night'. One year on, Odette's debut album 'The Wildest Rose' was released to wide acclaim, gaining Odette extensive air play on both BBC Radio and international Folk Radio, followed by a string of live interviews and an extensive tour launched in the spring of 2019.
Since then Odette has gone on to win Female Artist of The Year at the FATEA Awards, has appeared at Celtic Connections as part of the Danny Kyle open stage, was touted as R2 Magazine's 'Top Pick for 2020', and has performed alongside the likes of Show Of Hands and Seth Lakeman, as well as opening for folk legends Martin Carthy, Phil Beer, Boo Hewerdine, Nancy Kerr, Reg Meuross and BBC R2 Folk Award-Nominees Ninebarrow, to name but a few.
Showcasing a rare songwriting talent and a voice that has been described as "warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting style"...