Oddo Bam is a musician from Cape Town, South Africa, with a recurring inclination to confide in thoughtful music and lyrics. Central to his musical career is a delight in the gathering of a community around music – something that is evident in the atmosphere at his performances.
Studying literature in Stellenbosch, he started performing as a solo artist in 2014 and released his first single, “Sweet Ocean”, in January 2015. A few months later he returned to the studio to record his first EP, The Snow Burial, which was released in September 2015 and features four lyrically loaded songs with an intimate living room feel.
His first full length album appeared in 2017, after having raised over R60 000 through a Crowdfunding campaign. The 12-song album was accompanied by music videos for the songs “Honeycomb” and “Winter Tree” – songs which saw the band appear on The Expresso Morning show. Bam describes the album as
“the story of a man who wakes up in the morning and decides to sell all he has. It’s a story full of tracks, autumn leaves, fragrant soil and birds whistling migration songs.”
His latest release, “Dust”, breaks into a new atmosphere, with a kwaito-esque groove that undergirds a rising tension, eventually breaking into a massive, anthemic bridge that marks a shift from the band’s former reluctance to “let it all go”.
2019 promises to be a year with new sounds and meditative angles from the local songwriter, who is working towards an album release towards the end of the year
PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM