“Maslow’s Songbook” is the debut album from Irish singer-songwriter ODi, whose music combines folk, acoustic, pop, rock and indie. ODi spent her early years in Wexford listening to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, David Gray, Frames and PJ Harvey and was inspired to write her own songs. After posting some early home recordings on MySpace people began to listen, liked what they heard, and asked when ODi's next gig was. Armed with a cheap guitar won in an auction on eBay, she headed to her local venue to blag her first gig.
ODi combines stunning vocals and harmonies with incredibly engaging songs. ODi manages to blend elements of Joan Armatrading's pathos, Beth Orton's eye for the quirky and deep with a touch of Dido's bed-sit romance.
In the 6 years since playing her first gig, Irish songstress ODi has played over 600 shows across Ireland, the UK and Germany, supporting the likes of Portico Quartet, Brian Kennedy, Paddy Casey, Luka Bloom and Eleanor McEvoy. ODi has taken her captivating live show to an array of venues ranging from intimate house concerts, to the live stage at the London Olympics 2012 and Paralympics, Electric Picnic Festival (IRL), and was awarded Best Female Act in 2011 by EMAs (Exposure Music Awards-UK).
The musicians on “Maslow’s Songbook” include Claire Odlum on vocals, guitars, piano and percussion, Dave Redfearn on guitars, vocals, piano and percussion, Karl Odlum on bass, guitars, piano, double bass, percussion, cello, synths, banjo, dulcimer, bazouki, and vocals, Sean O'Leary on drums and percussion, Ronan O Snodaigh on percussion, and Colm Mac Con Iomaire on violin and viola.
With "Maslow's Songbook" ODi trammels the listener with her distinctive voice and engaging melodies. ”Maslow‘s Songbook” has already been playlisted on Irish national radio RTE1 and is already a favourite of BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris.