6-piece soul act Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics might have been one of Perth’s best kept secrets. Emerging from the flat, dry landscape of the west coast scene, this band is like a gritted-up old Stax record come to life. Suave and smooth, the rhythm section moves effortlessly under killer horn hooks, while frontwoman Odette Mercy reels you in with impressive vocal swagger and disarming unguarded songwriting.
With 2 nominations for best RnB/soul act at the National Live Music Awards alongside Ngaiire, Mojo Juju and Kira Puru, plus national tours, festival appearances and radio play, the lid is now being lifted on this bands potential. Helpmann-award winning Odette Mercy (aka ‘Ofa Fotu of Hot Brown Honey) is
endlessly charming and sharp as a tack, while her band will leave you in a wake of neatly-arranged heartbreak.
“Seriously moving, leaving you slack-jawed and in constant awe of every single vocal embellishment.” – The West Australian