Odario is a storyteller, a hip-hop junkie and a lover of many musical soundscapes. He is embedded in the beat and submerged in the bass. His solo project expresses all of these qualities; tackling the many sides of “beat poetry”. Odario’s parents grew up in a small village in Guyana. The music will reflect the raw heat of South American villages as well as the unique and intimate migration to the north.
Odario is known for his work in Grand Analog (as songwriter and frontman). His distinctive voice and insightful lyrics have been part of the Grand Analog sound since their debut album, Calligraffiti, in 2007. As a performer and personality, Odario wears many hats and describes himself as a raconteur, an actor and a DJ. He’s currently hosting CBC Music’s afterdark program.
As a founding member of Grand Analog, he co-wrote 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 Halluci Nation 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”. In 2020, he released his debut solo single “Low Light (In This Space)” featuring Dawn Pemberton on Do Right Music followed by his second single and video, Hot Hot Heat featuring Kamilah Apong, his third single Peace and his EP called Good Morning Hunter. He is currently working on a new EP for release in 2022.
“A genre-fusing record showcases Odario’s musical influences ranging from hip-hop, gospel, soul and more. Backed by a pulsating drum beat, thick bass lines and lush guitars, Odario ushers in a ray of light as he searches for the ever evasive truth.” –Thewordisbond
Odario To Play The Niagara Artists Centre Block Party In St. Catharines
Saturday, September 3rd
ANNOUNCING THE POPGURU REVUE: A LIVESTREAM CONCERT SERIES
Featuring Odario, John Orpheus, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Ghost Caravan, Sam Casey, Simeon Ross, TANDM and Alex Exists
Popguru Lands Syncs For Odario, John Orpheus & Grand Analog
Featured in NCIS: L.A., Tiny Pretty Things & Private Eyes