Headlining the Jam House in May are the superb, New York based disco band who shot to fame in the 1970’s with the UK number 1 ‘Use It Up Wear It Out’ and club floor fillers such as ‘Going Back to My Roots’, ‘Native New Yorker’ and ‘Inside Out’.
Following the steps of his Mother, Lillian Lopez-Callazo Jackson the group’s original founder, the group is now led and fronted by Steven Callazo. Sharing the stage with Steven are Jerdene Wilson, Tracy Roma and Romina Johnson, reproducing the stunning sounds of Odyssey that has had people up on the dancefloor for well over three decades. Romina Johnson is well known for her vocals and collaboration with producer Artful Dodger on the 2000 hit song ‘Movin’ Too Fast’.
Odyssey’s tracks have been covered by artists such as Tindersticks, Simple Pleasure, Electribe 101, Phyllis Hyman and Esther Phillips amongst others. The band have continued touring, performing and making television appearances throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East and have remained a popular disco band.
Steven Callazo of Odyssey said “Being born and bred in a major city, one can always appreciate another’s pulse; it’s flow, vibrancy and unique personality. What I like about “Brum” (as I know it to be affectionately called) is its diversity of people and contrasts of old and new which somehow sit side by side, and best of y’all is some partyin’ peeps! Lookin’ forward to our return to Birmingham for our annual jam at the Jam House, we always have a warm welcome from the managers, staff and the people who come and see us. As the journey that is Odyssey continues, it’s gonna’ be a party y’all…”