What's the deal with… Tom Odell?

Everything you need to know about the fast-rising Brit Award favourite

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Odell like yodel?
No, like, ‘Oh well’.

Does he yodel?
Also no, but this 22-year-old alt.folkie from Chichester does write, sing and play piano with lots of chart promise.

Ah, like Chris Martin from Coldplay.

To a degree, but Odell is closer to old piano-wielding Wigan favourites Starsailor. His fragile voice often sounds ready to break just before he launches into a heady blues yowl.

Why should I let this particular watery eyed wonder into my life?

This one comes pre-approved. Odell won the Brits Critics’ Choice Award this year and is one of the BBC’s Sounds of 2013. He’s also in favour with US megastar Taylor Swift – the two are rumoured to have been flirting at the Brits.

How do I get a piece of the action?
His debut album ‘Long Way Down’ is out April 15, but he’s also playing a string of shows in London this year, which include Somerset House's Summer Series. Grab your tickets without Odell-ay.

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Amanda
Amanda

Just discovered Tom and I can’t stop listening to his music, especially “another love.” Can’t wait to hear his new ep.

See Tom Odell live in London

The Who Hits 50!

  • Critics choice

First of all, this isn't actually a gig by 50-year-old rock institution The Who – if you want guaranteed tickets to see Roger Daltrey wanging his microphone around and Pete Townshend doing that thing with his arm, you'll need to book for their gigs at the much bigger O2 Arena in December. However, we wouldn't discount a cameo appearance by the two-piece Who themselves at this charity event for Daltrey's charity the Teenage Cancer Trust. The main thrust, though, is that The

  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Tue Nov 11
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