LIVE REVIEWS & Quotes.
STAGE – SAN JOSE ARTS FESTIVAL – CALIFORNIA. 20/ 10/ 96.
English based Folk / Roots singer/songwriter.”
San Jose Mercury.
STAGE – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL. 28/ 6/ 98.
“GARY O’DEA’S GENTLEMEN
BANDITS…acoustically driven combination of Roots Music kicked the Sunday off
in fine style.”
THE WEAVERS –
LONDON. 12/ 11/ 98.
“ Rough, rugged and
ragged Funky Country Blues – Black Country that is.
THE MUSIC ROOM – THE MAC, BIRMINGHAM. 3/ 12/ 00.
“Gary is a veteran of the Midlands music scene…The Gentlemen Bandits is his
latest band and they have toured extensively, with his Country tinged Rock
n’ Roll…a storming appearance.”
2001 FESTIVAL, NEWARK, NOTTINGHAM. 6/ 7/ 01.
“The first act it befell me to write about was GARY O’DEA’S
GENTLEMEN BANDITS. Gary is from the Black Country and is an excellent
singer songwriter though not necessarily in a strictly ‘country’ genre. This
sort of act is very much to my personal taste, and personally I thought Gary
was excellent and his band very skilled. I am not sure if this was the correct
marketplace for the act. At a venue such as The 12 Bar Club, or Sheffield’s
Boardwalk they would have been a resounding success, but the audience here did
not seem too convinced about Gary’s performance. Maybe it was a bit early in
the day for such intensity.”
Jan Stenson - North Country Music.
“I did see him live at The Americana… and I would love to see him live
at somewhere like The Boardwalk in Sheffield, where his music and words would
be most appreciated.”
Dave Walker – North Country Music.
" Plenty of good songs and plenty of chat with the audience in a true mid-west
(Birmingham that is!)."
Americana Festival web-site - www.americana-promotions.co.uk
& ROOTS FESTIVAL. 19/ 8/ 01.
“ A great start
to our Sunday Acoustic sessions stage – their cover of Ronnie Lanes ‘Debris’
one of the highlights.”
Fluff – Festival Promoter.
THE PROM BAR - BRISTOL. 24/ 10/ 01.
" Roots rockers in the Ronnie Lane, Green On Red style of things. Well worth
The Prom Magazine.