The musical life of Bobby Bazini and Odessa

On September 25, Bobby Bazini surrounded by six musicians will take the stage of the Grand Théâtre to present his show Move Awaywhich bears the same title as his fourth album released in August 2020.

That evening, Odessa will once again contribute, as a chorister, to give their colors to the songs.

It’s been around since 2014 that we sing together on stage, says the chorister. We are really very lucky, because not everyone in the business can be together. There are, sometimes, who will leave for a few months on tour, but we are always together.

Choose You is one of the first songs Bazini wrote when he thought about the concept of his album Move Away. With this opus, the artist has given himself the opportunity to take a look at his 10-year career.

I come back a little on these 10 years, the ups, the downs and the path traveled too. We’ve been through it all together. She has always been there. We went to Italy to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and when I got back, I started writing the new album. Choose Youwell it’s about our couplesays the singer-songwriter.

Over the past three years, Bobby Bazini has presented shows in particular in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

The world tour carried out just before the pandemic in collaboration with the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Fairmont Hotels particularly marked him.

It was in the most beautiful trips, the most beautiful experience that I lived. We played in Marrakech, North Africa. We played in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was quite an amazing experience! Also in Istanbul. Sometimes you had to pinch yourself. We didn’t believe where we werehe recalls.

Odessa also retains a strong impression of this tour.

It was our first time in the Middle East. And we were very well received! Among other things, I remember a dinner where we had a big table and lots of local food. Baba ghanouj and falafel have never tasted so goodshe says.

Both collaborate in different ways on their musical projects.

Sometimes we write together. Once or twice per album, it happens that we have songs together. In the last there was losing sleep, which we wrote together. And if we go back to the beginning, I wish you were herewe wrote it togethersays Bazini.

We help each othershe adds.

Thus, Bobby Bazini participates in the preparation of the first mini-album of Odessa. This opus directed by Pierre Duchesne is currently titled Pockets full of stars. It will allow us to discover songs of French expression signed and interpreted by this young singer-songwriter who has long dreamed of unveiling her own songs.

I was brought up in music. My father plays the guitar. It often sang at Christmas parties and all that. Then, I also liked the theater. I did both; I had guitar and theater lessons. When I met Bobby, he was writing his plays. Me, I was 16 years old. It was during this period that I wrote my first play.she says.

We will have to wait a little longer before discovering Odessa’s first mini-album. The artist is aiming for a release in 2022 or 2023.

In a closer horizon, Bobby Bazini and Odessa give us an appointment at the Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, on September 17, as well as at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, on September 25.

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