Posted in music | tour dates on January 17, 2013

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Chichester-born musician Tom Odell caught the songwriting bug early - he's been penning original material since the age of 13. Now 22, Odell has built up a sizeable fanbase, making his TV debut in 2012 on Later... with Jools Holland.

As one of the three artists contending for the Brit Awards' Critics' Choice Category for 2013, it's clear that Odell is already making the right moves in front of the tastemakers that matter. Signed to Columbia, he's drawn attractive comparisons to the late Jeff Buckley; but his man-at-piano posture is also evocative of Chris Martin shorn of Coldplay's rousing roar.

Odell's material to date has veered from strikingly stripped-back troubadour tales to songs that are more work-in-progress than finished product. But given this is a man who signed a deal after just four gigs, a little room for growth is to be expected - as is a considerable blossoming of his popularity. - [BBC]

Tom Odell was on the "longlist" for the BBC's Sound of 2013 Poll (which was won by HAIM). He didn't make the shortlist, but he did just win the Critics' Choice Award from the Brit Awards. He's the first male artist to win this award, which has been previously given to Adele, Emeli Sandé and Jessie J. Writing songs since age 13, Odell released his debut EP, Another Love, last year and you can stream some of it below. Fans of anthemic piano pop (Coldplay, Keane, Ed Harcourt) will want to check this out.

You can check Odell out live too, as he's heading to North America for a few shows next week, including on in NYC at Pianos on January 24 with opener St Claire. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates, plus a few videos, are listed below.

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Tom Odell - "Another Love"

Tom Odell - "Sense"


Tom Odell - 2013 North American Tour Dates
THU 24 JANUARY Pianos New York, NY, US
SAT 26 JANUARY Rivoli Toronto, ON, Canada
MON 28 JANUARY Bardot Los Angeles, CA, US
THU 31 JANUARY Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA, US

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Comments (10)

Barf. Emo.

Posted by wipes | January 18, 2013 12:23 PM

no. one. cared.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2013 4:33 PM

Emo, a style of his own, could not use that style, but I see some thing beautiful in that way of living

Posted by Tratamento para Estrias | April 5, 2013 11:28 AM

This guy is an incredible musician. Saw his music video for "Another Love" here: http://smarturl.it/TomOdellAL and now cannot wait for the EP at the end of April. Lots of talented singer/songwriters coming out of the UK right now.

Posted by Alex | April 14, 2013 7:37 PM

Really liking Tom Odell's music and I'm excited to see his show at Bowery Ballroom on the 2nd. Thanks for the post!

Posted by Amanda | April 27, 2013 10:53 AM

How is he live compared to his videos? I’ve heard mixed reviews but i look forward to finding out my self when he comes through Portland tomorrow. At least tickets are only $11

Posted by Ross CMR | May 10, 2013 3:07 PM

I love his haircut a lot.

Posted by mike | May 24, 2013 4:37 PM

He's got an album (9/17) and NYC tour dates coming in September. Check him out

Posted by Bob | August 27, 2013 1:26 PM

He's opening for 2 of Billy Joel's MSG residency shows (1/27 & 2/3). Check out the video for “I Know” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPjJZRWAqkE&feature=share&list=UUDxabaoNKAm4ufDv5ktM9mw

Posted by Bobby | January 24, 2014 3:22 PM

Sometimes feel like I'm slipping down walls. And every line I ever get a hold it seems to break.

Posted by Gurley | September 13, 2014 5:56 AM

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