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POETIC LICENCE: Odette's thought-provoking, honest lyrics and soulful voice have earned her a national and international following.

Arts & Culture

Show your support for women: Odette to sing in Wagga Wagga

Published: 22 Apr 2021 11:03am

Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter Odette will be unleashing her soulful voice and worldly-wise, poetic lyrics in the city this June in support of the Wagga Women’s Health Centre, courtesy of theDVproject:2650.

The performance will showcase the inimitable style that has seen Odette thrive in both the Australian and international music scenes, and forms part of the nation-wide tour for her latest album, Herald.

A triumphant follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut record To A Stranger, Herald plays like a coming-of-age drama minus the happy Hollywood ending, running the gamut from love, heartbreak and grief, to anger, self-analysis and accountability.

“Transitioning from adolescence into adulthood is really hard”, Odette said.

“No one gives you the tools, you know?”

Local fans can look forward to hearing her bold new singles live, including Feverbreak, Dwell, Amends and Herald, with all ticket sale proceeds going to the Wagga Women’s Health Centre, courtesy of Wagga Wagga City Council.

Director Community Janice Summerhayes said Council’s Equity team, currently delivering theDVproject:2650 three year funded project, which aims to increase the region’s support for gender equality and respect, approached Odette to include Wagga Wagga in her national tour.

“Odette is an incredibly talented songwriter and performer, and her powerful, honest lyrics resonate with so many people,” Ms Summerhayes said.

“Council, in collaboration with the Wagga Women’s Health Centre and other community stakeholders, is promoting the importance of equity and respect in our region, and as Odette makes clear in her music that she demands nothing less, we knew she was a perfect choice to support theDVproject:2650 and Wagga Women’s Health Centre.

“Given Odette’s popularity, and that you can use your $25 Discover NSW voucher to either cover or contribute towards your ticket, we’re expecting a great turn out on the night.”

The “Herald” Tour is Odette’s first national tour since her sold-out Lotus Eaters Tour in 2019. theDVproject:2650 is funded by the NSW Government.