Despite having a very busy musical career of her own Odette has been working with the band for over five years.
Odette was born and raised in Bedford, Bedfordshire, one of four siblings who all enjoyed music and sang together at church.
‘There was a piano in the house when I was growing up and I would always sit and compose songs or play songs I’d heard by working them out by ear – I have always had a good ear for music and harmony.’
Odette sang a lot in school in choirs and theatre productions and was later hired to sing on cruise ships as part of the show team performing West End style shows.
‘Whilst at sea, I met a trumpet player from the ship’s orchestra who introduced me to Steely Dan. I instantly fell in love with the music and the moment I finished working on cruise ships I looked for Steely Dan tribute bands to sing with, which is where I discovered Steely Scam – the rest in history!!’
Odette now runs a successful choir business, both community and corporate and also works as a backing vocalist with the hugely successful 80s band, T’Pau. Odette has recently released an album of original music called ‘A Shake of the Hand’ – check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/musicbyodette/a-shake-of-the-hand