Tom Odell - Tom Odell was kicked out of old group

Tom Odell was sacked by his old band.

The BRIT Award-winning musician used to front a quartet called Tom and the Tides before he was replaced by a friend he introduced into the mix.

Tom - who picked up the prize for Critics' Choice last month - said: ''I sang and played piano, put a lot into it. Then I invited one of my best mates to join. And he sort of went off with them.

''Told me the band wanted to play with him now, and I wasn't allowed to be a part of any more. I was like ... why not? We were just starting to get somewhere.''

However, rejection has always inspired Tom's music, including his bad luck in relationships which is a driving force behind his lyrics.

Tom admitted to The Observer: ''There's always a part of my brain saying, 'Stop getting comfortable. Don't relax', because I find it difficult to write when I'm happy.

''I have to go out there and get battered up and bruised to write anything. I have to feel something ... I could write about political issues ... But it wouldn't sound as emotive or as honest. Having your heart broken makes f***ing good songs.''


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