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Otto – He Goes By Otto

Brian Tremblay 20 August 2021 839 126 4

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Otto is a singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist from South Wales, recently garnering support from the BBC Radio 2 likes of Jo Whiley with his latest single “Tell Me Something (I Don’t Know)”. He is currently working with Dave Stewart.

For “Sault Ste. Marie” Otto holds a special place.

Nestled at a point where hills meet, and the shadows of industry past loom over the rows of terraced houses, sits an old post office. With a brass knob graced by many hands, on a door so high even those with extreme stature needn’t stoop. If you had climbed the stairs a hundred years ago you might have stumbled across the postmaster sorting through telegrams, licking his finger while flipping through the inked pages of names and addresses. In this room now, however, resides Bertha: a re-homed upright piano, and on most days you will find, sat at this piano, Otto.

“I thought I’d share another song with you that I wrote about a girl from a Canadian town called “Sault Ste. Marie”.



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