Tom Odell (born 24.11.90)
Tom Odell is an English singer/songwriter, known for his debut EPs and studio album, 'Long Way Down'.
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
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.
The two acts are the latest announcements for Poland's summer festival.
The newest additions to Open'er Festival 2015 arrive in the form of Flume and Tom Odell, who are joining an already stellar line-up including Alt-J and Kasabian for some fantastic Polish fun this summer. Further additions are yet to be announced.
Australian electronic musician Flume and one of the UK's favourite singer-songwriters Tom Odell are the latest additions to the fourteenth Open'er Festival, held at Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport in Gdynia, Poland from July 1st - 4th 2015. They'll be playing alongside the likes of Main Stage acts Alt-J and Kasabian, Tent Stage musicians Jose Gonzalez and St. Vincent and Alter Stage visitors Swans.
Does this mean the count-down to Christmas has started? Tom Odell joins the ranks of performers that have sung for the prestigious John Lewis Christmas advert.
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 public have all but condemned shopping adverts to white noise in the background. While products like 'Old Spice' and 'The Natural Confectionary Company' have been able to implant something memorable in our heads, more often than not, the only adverts anyone care about nowadays are the specialised Christmas adverts for various companies.
Last year's advert featured Lilly Allen singing 'Somewhere Only We Know'
Years ago, the Christmas season didn't begin in some people's eyes until the bright red adverts of 'Coka Cola' showed up on their television screens, yet nowadays 'John Lewis' are one of the new standards of greatness where Christmas Adverts are concerned. This year's marketing campaign has introduced the world to Monty the Penguin through their adverts socialised on the retail company's Twitter account.
This year's advert will feature a boy, a penguin and Tom Odell. And lots of weeping, probably.
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, according to journalists who’ve already managed to get a sneak preview.
Tom Odell is the lucky singer for this year's John Lewis Christmas ad
John Lewis has already stated the two-minute "Monty's Penguin" clip is designed to evoke "the magic of make-believe at Christmas through a child's eyes". Hmm. In any event, it’s bound to stick with the tried and tested formula of aiming directly at the heartstrings and tear ducts.
Continue reading: 2014 John Lewis Christmas Ad - What We Know
Tom Odell - An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan's Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The famous personalities, as well as patrons, ambassadors and patients of Alder Hey, have shown their support for the campaign by wearing the scarves with their initial displayed as a collegiate style appliqué letter. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: "Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for us. "We're extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones." The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Tinie Tempah and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at www.Matalan.co.uk priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter prefect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. The money raised by Alphabet Scarves will go towards a new state-of-the-art children's hospital, education and research centre 'Alder Hey in the Park'. Planned to open in 2015, Europe's only children's 'hospital in a park' will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families. Coupled with first class teaching and research the hospital will be designed to attract the best talent in the world. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children's Charity "We are incredibly excit - - Tuesday 28th October 2014
An audio edition for Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman's Remix of the Tom Odell song, 'Another Love' has been released.