Odario is a storyteller, a hip-hop junkie and a lover of many musical soundscapes. He is embedded in the beat, and tends to get lost in the bass. His upcoming solo project, will express all of these aspects; tackling the many sides of “beat poetry”. Odario’s parents grew up in Canje, a small village in Guyana. The music will reflect the raw heat of South American villages, as well as the unique & intimate migration to the north.
Odario is known for his work in Grand Analog (as songwriter & frontman). His distinctive voice and insightful lyrics have been part of the Grand Analog sound since their first album, Calligraffiti, in 2007. As a performer and personality, Odario wears many hats and describes himself as a raconteur, an actor and a DJ; currently hosting CBC Radio 1’s afterdark program. As a founding member of Grand Analog, he has co-written the songs for three albums, three EPs and several singles; generated over 65 syncs and been nominated for Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Sync Awards.
Odario has also been featured on a number of other artist’s tracks including the current A Tribe Called Red single Ba Na Na with Haviah Mighty, the Ghost Caravan single Damn You, the Delhi 2 Dublin single Magic, the Sunshine Makers single Empathy and the Qualité Motel single Play Hard. He is writing songs for his debut solo EP set for a first quarter 2020 release.