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Odette Di Maio

Milanese songwriter Odette recorded 2 albums, starred in several videoclips and has been touring intensively with Italian rock band SOON, in the alternative music circuit during mid-90s. Her adventurous nature brought her to perform in Singapore, USA, London, Brussels and Antwerp. Odette has also been touring all over Italy for more than a decade with her acoustic show “L’America di Odette”, a personal synthesis of the best rock, folk and pop songs from USA.

She has also been collaborating with several other artists: with the American songwriter Ben Slavin she founded the folk duo THE MARCH in 2002 and toured the US East Coast; she sang the beautiful single “Nothing else matters”, also appearing in the TV series CSI Miami and TV ads for the electronic duo Bedroom Rockers. Odette also recorded the song “Faith” for the nu-jazz artist from Austria Parov Stelar, and wrote and sang for German artist Schiller, who wanted her as a guest in his latest album “Atemlos”. She also collaborated with Italian Pilot Jazou for their track “December”, and sang for her friend from Paris Lorbi, with whom she co-wrote all their debut album “Ring”.

Odette met Jan in 2004: “I would never have thought that from this casual encounter such a great project would result. Miss O brought out the best of me, artistically speaking, and left me the complete freedom to write lyrics,  sometimes even bizarre and esoteric. It has also taught me that I could express deeper emotions with a whisper that singing out loud.”

More about Odette:

www.odettedimaio.com
www.facebook.com/odettedimaio
www.myspace.com/odettedimaio

Odette is gifted with an extraordinary voice, and she has a good feeling of song structure and music arrangement. She is very open to my chaotic creative ideas, which has a stimulating impact on me. She is a strong and stable person, being herself in everything she does. What I also appreciate is her artistic integrity, her patience, and her mental spirit to keep focus and motivation up. That is possible just because Miss O is exactly what we want it to be. We don’t have to adapt to the strategy of a commercial manager from a record label who wants to fit us in a certain format, or who wants to make us 10 years younger than we are. We are free!

Living: Milano, Italy


Believes in: reincarnation, planets’ energy & karma


Hobbies: travel, astrology, photography


Favourite dish: pizza, pad-thai


Books: astrology and psychology essays


TV: Lie to Me


Music: Aimee Mann, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Bjork


Movies: American Beauty, Amélie


Art: Klimt, Dalì, Kandinsky, Van Gogh


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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