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"Petrina Foley"

From Boston, Massachusetts Petrina Foley is an amazing and powerful vocalist who creates beautiful music that shares honest emotion. Originally from the past band project oddway and known as a contributor to the camilo project, she has been in the process of creating her very own debut solo cd “The Proper Goodbye ep”, scheduled for release in fall 2008. Recently, Petrina recorded live and acoustically at 37 ft productions, for what will soon be shared and heard over the next week as musicisart’s the mia sessions. - Music Is Art ~ Danielle Langley

"Oddway "Careless Behavior" album review"

"...Petrina Foley is Steven Tyler to Oddway's Aerosmith..."

C.DiGauardia - Northeast Performer Magazine

"Oddway "Careless Behavior" album review"

"...Petrina Foley reminds me of Grace Slick in early Jefferson Airplane..."

Ronald Huffman - Jam Magazine

"Oddway Review"

"...Oddway is a band on the rise in the Boston Music scene..."

Johnny D's - Johnny D's


*away from the everyday* is the stunning album by oddway, from boston, singer petrina foley has a familiar voice that is able to penetrate your soul. her vocal progression with oddway’s guitarists ryan ordway and josh amara, bassist mat maier and drummer jeff armstrong is beautiful to watch as something different and hidden shows in the way each compliments one another. for the last few years, they’ve matured, diversified and experimented with comfortable sounds of distant organs and mandolins, natural grooves of golden reggae tones and passionate levels of eclectic rock that signal all their heartfelt energy left to give. - MusicIsArt music blog

""Internet Idols""

"...The local band won a $5,000 prize in an online music competition..."

Scott Kirsner - The Boston Globe

"Oddway named OurStage Winner"

"...Boston-based Oddway, with their hypnotic reggae/rock flavored pop tune "Letter", was awarded the first ever monthly grand prize of $5,000..."

"...In addition to the $5,000 grand prize, OurStage has also arranged to have Oddway spotlighted in the upcoming CMJ New Music Report, and to release a track of one of their top songs in the CMJ Monthly Music CD sampler..."
- Mickie's Zoo Music Blog

"OurStage Crowns Oddway With March Grand Prize"

"...It's been an exciting week for, as the site crowned their first victor, Oddway, as the grand prize winner for March 2007. Claiming the $5,000 cash reward for their winning song, "Letter," the female-fronted, Massachusetts-based band will hit the road with a little spare change, as they launch their forthcoming tour April 24 in Boston..."

Apr 10, 2007
Story by: Taylor Mason - CMJ

"College Music Has Opportunity To Cash In Big"

100% Democratic OurStage Proudly Presents….
$5,000 inaugural Grand Prize winner - Boston's "Oddway"

This month in Boston, OurStage, “the only 100% democratic competition for emerging music and film talent as decided by the fans”, has unveiled the first grand prize winner from the monthly competition. The group who took home the $5,000 prize is the Boston-based Oddway, with their entrancing rock / reggae infused pop song “Letter”.

by Brian Ball, Music Editor


My debut, 5 song EP, "Proper Goodbye".

My former band, Oddway album releases:

2006 release: "Away From the Everyday"

2003 release: "Careless Behavior"



I knew my life had taken a drastic turn when I found myself wanting to live in Justin Timberlake’s “FutureSexLoveSounds”. That album re-introduced to me how much fun music really is. I had lost that feeling a long time ago. Music was the one thing that kept me going, that charged me and that feeling was gone. I’ve got to say that Justin Timberlake got me out of my funk. Who would have thought?

From March of 2002 to July of 2007, I fronted the Boston band Oddway. In that time we released two albums, and recorded two unreleased EP’s. We toured the country opening for such acts as, Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, Vince Welnick of The Grateful Dead, The Samples, members of Strangefolk and Percy Hill and many others. Oddway was the grandprize winner for OurStage in April of 2007 for our song Letter. Our music was featured on demos for FOX, ABC, and VH1. We were finally starting to make a name for ourselves. Then I pulled the plug.

It wasn’t just a band, it was a lifestyle. A lifestyle that had left me with no identity, no sense of who I was as a person, a woman, or an artist. My bottom was hit and it was time to climb out.

I took every bit of knowledge, every fear, and every experience, good and bad and put them into the songs that would make up “Proper Goodbye”, my debut 5 song EP. Every inhibition that had plagued me in Oddway was gone. Writing with producers Sean McLaughlin (Elliot Smith, Maroon 5) and Brad McCarthy (my favorite guitar player ever) was an incredible experience, which I must say is an understatement. They allowed me the freedom and space to let out every emotion and idea that had been building up inside me. But most of all, they believed in my music and the potential of my songs in their most raw form. For that I thank them.

I was fortunate enough to have Mike Levesque (Seven Mary Three, David Bowie) lay down the drum tracks for “Proper”. His power and confidence really set the tone and solid foundation for the record. Brad and Sean took it from there.

There’s a unity and a bond between Brad, Sean and I that is very special and rare and to have that captured on this record is a great feeling and makes me humbled and very proud. That same energy has been taken to the stage as well. I am very fortunate to be able to share the stage with Brad and Sean as well as my other favorite guitar player, Josh Amara, who I stole from Oddway and drummer Gabe Luxton, all of whom make up the current line-up.

Since the release of “Proper Goodbye” in October of 2008, the response has been very rewarding. “All This Time”, was voted number one on in the Alternative Country/ Americana category for September 2008 as well as the top ten for October 2008. OurStage also chose me to be apart of their Boston Showcase Night at The Paradise Rock Club on November 29, 2008.

It’s been a pretty wild journey thus far and with the new year approaching fast, I’d like to keep it going and see how far I can take it.