Mark O’Dette – Visit Mark O’Dette’s website
Throat, Guitar, Drums, Piano, Bass
Mark has been involved in music for many years, and is the newest member of the band. His career spans 20+ years, and was most well known as the singer of his namesake O’Dette in the late 80’s. A revival of sorts in 2010 culminated in a show near Tulsa Oklahoma, sharing the stage with the likes of ZZ Top, Tesla, Cinderella, Godsmack and Three Days Grace at Rocklahoma.
Most recently, Mark has spent time writing music (with a catalog of over 500 songs), working on a new record where he plays all the instruments and sings all the vocals, and enjoying spending time with his family. He and his wife Kelly have two boys that Mark says “are so much like me I wanna kick my own ass”.
Mark brings a different element to 97Nine that is both refreshing and exciting, and his presence can be felt from the first chord to the last drum beat. Both a showman as well as an excellent vocalist, his true talent lies in his rapport with the audience; everyone feels engaged. It’s that feeling that he hopes everyone can experience, one show at a time.