award-winning 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
*** 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 ***
WATCH THE DEBUT ALBUM PROMO VIDEO HERE
Odette is currently working on a new full-length studio album due out in 2024 which is the follow up to her acclaimed debut 'The Wildest Rose'. Also in the pipeline are some very exciting collaborations plus a brand new set of tour dates to coincide with the album release!
Winners at The Great British Folk Festival 2023
Odette's exciting new folk trio, Michell, Pfeiffer, Kulesh (alongside Daria Kulesh and Karen Pfieffer) were winners at the Great British Folk Festival Introducing Stage by public vote this year! The trio are now working on their debut full-length album also due for release in 2024. In the meantime you can visit their website at: www.michellpfeifferkulesh.com
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
Odette at Celtic Connections
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!
New Musical Collaboration
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.
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!
*Newly Added Dates:
30th July - Better World Festival (with MPK)
8th Sept - Southern Maltings, Ware
30th Sept - Shutlanger Village Hall (supporting Phil Beer)
22nd Oct - Twickfolk (with The Honeybees)
Odette Michell is an award-winning British singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a rich foothold in the folk tradition. In 2019, Odette released her debut album The Wildest Rose to positive acclaim followed by an extensive tour and a string of live interviews. 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.
Odette accompanies herself on guitar, bouzouki and accordion, and tours both solo and as a duo with accompaniment from BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalist Charlie Wild, as well as with her two trio collaborations The Honeybees, and Michell, Pfeiffer & Kulesh. Odette's highly anticipated second studio album is due for release in 2024.