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We say...

Chessi plays inspiring originals mixed with immaculate covers, ranging from the 1950s to present day, and has a loyal following; she’s a regular performer at The Red Lion for good reason.

They say...

Chessi O’Dowd is a singer/songwriter based in Warwickshire, UK. Her single ‘The Pines’ received critical acclaim and has been played on airwaves across the UK, Ireland and as far as Maui, Hawaii. She has performed at a variety of venues and festivals in the UK and overseas in Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia.

​In May 2022, Chessi released her debut album ‘Wine Glass Filter’ which continues to gain momentum and praise. The album was produced by Merrymaker/Merrymouth/Ocean Colour Scene musician Dan Sealey and features local blues and roots musician Jack Blackman.

Chessi is an advocate for mental health & environmental issues, topics of which feature in her music. You’ll also find her love of the sea and surf threaded throughout her songs. Her writing infuences stem from a variety of musicians from Jack Johnson, John Butler, Mumford and Songs, Bright Eyes and Joan Osbourne.

​”Beautiful…like a fusion between Lana Del Rey and Mumford and Sons” – BBC Radio Kent

“Every track has the immediacy of a potential single. I wonder which one she’ll choose next?”
– Hot Music Live Magazine