Tom Odell - Tom Odell a 'mischievous' student

Tom Odell was a ''mischievous'' and ''popular'' student, according to his music teacher.

The 'Another Love' star - who won the Critics' Choice prize at this year's BRIT Awards - was always charming and had a fun side, according to Ian Sillet, his songwriting teacher at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

Ian says Tom, 22, regularly liked to ''crack a joke'' at his expense, explaining: ''He was mischievous. He'd take the p**s out of me quite happily, which I didn't mind.

''He did it in a way that was respectful but it was funny. He had a sharp wit and we had banter quite often.''

The singer/songwriter was popular at the college and Ian says he was no doubt a hit with the female students during his time there.

Ian added to BANG Showbiz: ''I'm sure he was [popular with the ladies]. It was difficult for me to see all that from where I was standing. He was just generally popular but I'm pretty sure he must have been.''

As well as his music lessons, Tom - who's debut 'Long Way Down' was a number one album in the UK - has previously said having his heart broken was a big influence on his songwriting.

He said: ''Having your heart broken makes fucking good songs, it just does. When you're 22 what's the thing you talk to your mates about? What's the thing you think about most when you're trying to sleep at night? It's the girl who won't text you back.''

If you think you are the next Tom Odell, Michael Eavis or even the next CEO of Virgin/EMI then visit the BIMM website at www.bimm.co.uk


Contactmusic

Tags: Tom Odell


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Tom Odell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tom Odell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All