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Odette Di Maio

You just survive, cross that line: take the risk and fly.

I want you near in my wildest time of life, baby...

[My wildest time - Miss O]

Odette Di Maio

 

Her passion for music has been growing since childhood and she started writing and playing songs with her acoustic guitar when she was 16.

She began her music career in 1993 when she joined SOON, a Milan-based pop band as lead singer and guitarist. SOON became known in Italy thanks to their unique power pop and their rather intense concerts. A record deal with Mercury/Polygram in 1995 and the release of their first album "SCINTILLE" (Sparks) in May 1996, produced by English sound engineer Anjaly Dutt (My Bloody Valentine, Sleeper, Oasis) soon followed. A long and successful tour the following year brought SOON to popularity in the alternative rock circuit and they were nominated as "discovery of the year" for the Italian Music Awards (PIM). The music videos of "Il fiume " and "Settimane" in addition to various TV appearances made the band a leader of It-pop, following the example of British alternative pop trend.

1997 saw SOON's second album release "SPIRALE" produced by Sandro Franchin and Paolo Steffan.

"Abitudini", the lead single and video of the album, was promoted on TV while the best of "Spirale" was performed in live concerts all over Italy including an opening show for Skunk Anansie in Rome in July '97 and the popular TV musical show "San Remo Giovani" in November 1997.

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