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.
- Clips (11)Latest ClipTom Odell - Farewell Fearne
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- Tom Odell - Farewell Fearnehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rwsr2.jpg2015-05-22T09:00:00ZTom Odell wrote a song just for Fearne Cotton, for her last ever show on Radio 1!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p02rwsrwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Tom Odell - Farewell Fearne
- Tom Odell & The Salvation Army finish off an amazing festive week with a rousing rendition of 'Merry Christmas Everyone'!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fm0b9.jpg2014-12-19T14:12:00ZTom covers this Christmas classic with a little help from the Sally Army Brass Band!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p02fm0qvSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Tom Odell & The Salvation Army finish off an amazing festive week with a rousing rendition of 'Merry Christmas Everyone'!
- Tom Odell - I Know at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lmqb4.jpg2013-11-15T16:21:00ZTom Odell perform I Know at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01lmqc2Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Tom Odell - I Know at Children in Need Rocks 2013
- Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01llb3m.jpg2013-11-14T23:02:00ZTom Odell performs Grow Old With Me To You at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01llb51Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me at Children in Need Rocks 2013
- Tom Odell and Nicole Scherzinger - I Just Want To Make Love To You at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ll9km.jpg2013-11-14T22:58:00ZTom Odell and Nicole Scherzinger perform I Just Want To Make Love To You at Children in Need Rocks 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01llb52Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Tom Odell and Nicole Scherzinger - I Just Want To Make Love To You at Children in Need Rocks 2013
- Tom Odell - Tracks of My Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jzjyd.jpg2013-10-18T08:30:00ZSinger-songwriter Tom Odell chooses his songs for Tracks of My Years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01jzkz6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 13 mins
Tom Odell - Tracks of My Years
- Tom Odell covers Elton John's Tiny Dancerhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jq6mx.jpg2013-10-14T09:11:00ZNaughty Chris pounces on Tom with a request...and Tom nails it!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01jq6n9Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Tom Odell covers Elton John's Tiny Dancer
- Tom Odell chats to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019z1l6.jpg2013-06-04T15:58:00ZBrit Award winning singer Tom Odell chats to Steve Wrighthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p019z1lrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Tom Odell chats to Steve Wright
- Tom Odell at the BRITshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d5ql.jpg2013-02-21T10:59:00ZGreg and Russell Kane catch up with Tom Odell backstage at the BRIT awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p015d5tbSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Tom Odell at the BRITs
- Tom Odell speaks to Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clrpm.jpg2013-02-10T21:30:00ZJo Whiley's joined by one of 2013's rising stars, Tom Odell.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p013mwffSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
Tom Odell speaks to Jo Whiley
- Tom Odell - Another Love (Sound of 2013)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01262ct.jpg2012-12-10T00:00:00ZSound of 2013 artist Tom Odell's video for his song Another Love.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fee6a7fb-80d9-4290-a171-e48f1f20e381?clipfocus=p01262zwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Tom Odell - Another Love (Sound of 2013)
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