John O’Dea – Definitive Australian Music


I’m John O’Dea and this is my new album, “A Dream and A Song”.

I’m very excited to be releasing this album. I have a bunch of songs I am really proud of and has so much enjoyment recording them.

There are 11 songs on the album, 7 original songs, The Drovers Friend, Another Sunrise, Bob The Railway Dog, Belle Of The Yunta Races, Harvest Time written by me, Like My Old Man, Riverman written by Stuie French and myself, A Dream And A Song written by Stuie French and 3 covers The Homestead Gate written by Rob & Chris Parkes, Circle by Harry Chapin  and Boxes written by Sam Baker.

Thank you to Jan Pope who sent the material about her father, Eric Flavell who is The Riverman.

I recorded this album with Stuie French at his Swingin Door Studio in Sydney.

Stuie produced and played on the album and has produced what I feel is my best album.

Garry Steel on accordion and piano has added his touch of brilliance to the album. Garry has played on my last 4 studio albums and is an integral part of the sound I wish to have with my music.

Ian Lees on bass and Brad Bergen on drums, such great players, have made this album very special for me.

Stuie did a little cameo on vocals in A Dream And A Song, and it came up great. He also did backing vocals on many of the songs. It was such a pleasure to have Stuie sing on the album as he has done so much for me over the past 10 years and with Stuie  moving to Nashville I may never get another opportunity, hopefully yes, but nowadays I take nothing for granted, so thank you.

Camille Te Nahu Once again Camille has done the backing vocals on many tracks, she is such an amazing singer in her own right and her harmonies are the best, she is the best.

Mike Carr along with Stuie mentored me through this album and I am very grateful to both for their support and belief in me.

Like I said I’m very proud to hang my hat on this album, its all I wanted it to be. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. Now comes the hard work, promoting it and selling it.

Wish Me Luck.

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