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

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

Isle Of Wight

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kins of Leon, Suede, Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro, Boy George, Clean Bandit, Anna Calvi, The Polyphonic Spree, Alison Moyet, Katy B, Fall Out Boy, Inspiral Carpets, Duke Dumont, The Specials, Tom Odell, Rudimental, Starsailor, Suede, John Newman, Gorgon City, The 1975, The Horrors, The Strypes, The Vamps, Travis. A distant descendant of the enormous festival which brought around 600,000 people (almost six times the island's population) to the Isle of Wight in

  1. Seaclose Park Fairlee Road, PO30 2EA
  2. Thu Jun 12 - Mon Jun 16
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