Tom Odell

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Tom Odell (born 24.11.90)
Tom Odell is an English singer/songwriter, known for his debut EPs and studio album, 'Long Way Down'.
Tom Odell: Childhood
Tom Odell was born in Chichester, West Sussex, UK, before moving to New Zealand with his family at an early age. The move came courtesy of his father's job as an airline pilot. When in the UK, he studied at Seaford College, as well as taking piano practice until he was Grade 7. At the age of 13, Odell began writing songs, but refused to reveal it for fears of appearing 'uncool'. At 18, he chose to attend a music college in Liverpool
Tom Odell: Career
While performing a series of shows in London, Odell was seen by Lilly Allen, who had him signed to the record label In the Name Of - part of Columbia Records. On 15th October 2012, Odell released 'Songs from Another Love', with his first television appearance taking place in the following month. On 24th June, 2013, Odell released his debut studio album, 'Long Way Down', to mixed to poor reviews. Despite this, the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony named Odell as 'songwriter of the year'. In late 2014, Odell released a cover of The Beatles' 'Real Love', which was used for the 2014 John Lewis Christmas Advert.
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John Lewis Christmas Advert: Experience Real Love for Monty The Penguin [Watch]

6th November 2014 -

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2014's John Lewis Christmas Advert is racking up views on YouTube like there's no tomorrow, thanks to Tom Odell and a cute penguin. Advertising is such an intrinsically part of everyday life, that the general...

Tom Odell - Real Love

6th November 2014 -

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After releasing his debut studio album, 'Long Way Down' on 24th June, 2013, Tom Odell has released the studio recording video for his cover of 'Real Love' by The Beatles. The song was used for...

2014 John Lewis Christmas Ad - What We Know

6th November 2014 -

 News

It’s become received wisdom in recent years that the countdown to Christmas begins with the John Lewis Christmas advert. 2014’s cutesy overload is set to feature a little boy and his cuddly toy penguin friend,...

Tom Odell - Another Love (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix) Audio

3rd October 2014 -

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An audio edition for Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman's Remix of the Tom Odell song, 'Another Love' has been released.

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review

17th June 2014 -

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If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest...

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Preview

11th June 2014 -

 Review

With just hours until thousands of people flock to Portsmouth and Southampton for their annual ferry trip to the Isle of Wight Festival, it's time to look ahead to the first big event in the...

Ivor Novellos Victory For London Grammar As Mercurys Snub Forgotten

23rd May 2014 -

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London Grammar lead the honours at last night's 59th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. The trip-hop trio, Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman, won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong.'...

Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014

16th May 2014 -

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Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white...

Tonight's BRIT Awards Preview: Who's Performing, Who's Up For A Prize?

19th February 2014 -

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All set for the BRIT Awards this evening? Indeed, Britain's biggest night of music awards will take place today and we're feeling pretty excited for the ceremony, which is set to be as spectacular as...

Tom Odell - I Know

29th November 2013 -

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Tom Odell unveils the video to his new single 'I Know' which featured on his number one debut album 'Long Way Down' released on Columbia records. The singer is set to hit Australia later in...

Tom Odell - Another Love (Live from Hotel Café)

20th September 2013 -

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Tom Odell plays his gold certified single 'Another Love', taken from his UK number one debut album 'Long Way Down, live at Hotel Café in Hollywood. He explains to the crowd that he had performed...

Get Ready For The Second Half Of London's 2013 Star-Filled iTunes Festival

11th September 2013 -

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We're almost halfway through an incredible 30-day iTunes Festival with some legendary shows still to come from the likes of Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.One of London's most fabulous concert venues, The Roundhouse,...

Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me

8th August 2013 -

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Tom Odell has been enchanting the world with his flawless vocals this year, winning a well-deserved BRIT, releasing a top 10 UK single 'Another Love', and reaching number one with his debut album 'Ling Way...

David Cameron Gives Romantic Mixtape To G8 Leaders, Who's On It?

31st July 2013 -

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Prime Minister David Cameron has promoted young British musicians by giving all the G8 leaders a 10-track USB stick containing songs from Alt-J, Conor Maynard, Laura Mvula and Gabrielle Aplin with a very prominent theme...

A Week In Music, Kings Of Leon Unveil New Album's First Taste 'Supersoaker', Tom Odell Plays Mesmerising London Gig And Mazzy Star Make A Long-Awaited Return

23rd July 2013 -

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A week in music videos... We finally get the first glimpse of what's in store for Kings Of Leon's sixth album 'Mechanical Bull' with their new single 'Supersoaker'. It's probably one of the most highly-anticipated...

Tom Odell - Somerset House 17th July 2013 Live Review

19th July 2013 -

 Review

The Somerset House Summer Series has firmly made a name for itself as a must-attend event in the calendar, presenting an eclectic line-up of fantastic artists in an equally stunning setting. Wedged tonight in the...

Mumford & Sons Are Kings Of The Charts After Glasto Success

8th July 2013 -

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It's been a rollercoaster of a few months for West London's folk rockers, Mumford & Sons. They've headlined Glastonbury in June but had to deal with bassist Ted Dwane's terrifying blood clot health scare that...

Glastonbury Festival 2013 In Pictures: Sun, Cider and The Rolling Stones [Pictures]

1st July 2013 -

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And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the distant murmur of someone professing it "the best Glastonbury ever,"...

Tom Odell To Topple King Kanye In UK Charts

26th June 2013 -

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The news that Tom Odell might reach the No.1 spot in the UK charts comes just two days after British music magazine NME gave a 0/10 as the 22 year-old's debut abum Long Way Down...

Has Tom Odell Lived Up To His Incredible Billing?

21st June 2013 -

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A pattern has formed for young and emerging musicians: they get hyped to the apex of their abilities before they’ve released their full length album, usually on the strength of a small EP, a live...

A Week In Music – Kurt Vile Has His Own Day, Tom Odell Lives Up To The Hype, Candy Says Are Delighted & Kanye Still Thinks He's God

10th June 2013 -

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A week in videos… It’s been a busy week for the languid voiced, melancholic entity that is Kurt Vile, and he’s topped it off by releasing a new video for KV Crimes – a song...

Tom Odell - Long Way Down Album Review

4th June 2013 -

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Set for release on 24th June 2013, Tom Odell's first album is an anticipated release: he was nominated for the BBC's Sound Of 2013 award, was the BRITs' Critics' Choice and, perhaps most impressively, has...

A Week In Music - Alicia Keys Is On Fire, Professor Green Engineers Return And The Rolling Stones Threaten Glastonbury Black Out

3rd June 2013 -

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A Week In Reviews... This week saw 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys head to the UK for a series of dates, and boy did it seem that the girl really was on fire. A storming...

Tom Odell - Another Love (Naughty Boy Remix) (Audio)

31st May 2013 -

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Following his 2012 EP 'Songs from Another Love', Tom Odell unveils an audio for the Naughty Boy Remix of lead single 'Another Love'. He is soon to release his debut album 'Long Way Down' on...

A Week in Music - Stevie Nicks Stars In Sound City: Real To Reel, Palma Violets Can't Match The Hype, Kendrick Lamar's Slick New Video For 'Poetic Justice'

4th March 2013 -

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Albums of Note... Dave Grohl managed to rally a group of rock’s big players together to record an album designed to accompany his Sound City documentary – about the legendary LA recording studio of the...

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles Are No More, Taylor Swift And Tom Odell Drink After Brits

22nd February 2013 -

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Taylor Swift is fast gaining a reputation for skipping between boyfriends faster that you can say ‘We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,’ which, let’s face it, as song titles go, is a bit of...

Tom Odell - Hold Me (Audio)

1st February 2013 -

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Tom Odell will release his debut album 'Long Way Down' on April 15th. Ahead of this is the album's first single 'Hold Me; his second single after the eponymous track from last year's 'Songs From...

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

29th January 2013 -

 Review

Brit's Critics Choice Winner Tom Odell has appeared on just about every kind of 'Next Big Thing for 2013' list, including BBC Sound of 2013 and MTV's Brand New for 2013. These were probably down...

BRIT Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?

11th January 2013 -

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This year’s BRIT Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world...

The Brit Awards Statue To Leave In A Hirst

10th January 2013 -

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Damien Hirst's infamous polka dot design has been applied to The Brit Award statue ahead of the announcement of 2013's shortlists. Hirst follows in the footprints of Vivienne Westwood and Sir Peter Blake in redesigning...

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