At only 23 years old, Tom Odell is well on his way to becoming a huge star. With a #1 album in the UK and a soldout headlining tour already under his belt, he is bound to be known worldwide & topping the charts in no time.
Odell was born in Chichester, West Sussex, England and began writing songs at the age of 13. In 2012, he was discovered by singer/songwriter Lily Allen who signed Tom to her record label ‘In the Name Of’. Lily has compared Tom’s energy on stage to that of the great David Bowie and his music has also been compared to the likes of great artists such as Jeff Buckley & Coldplay. Tom cites Elton John as one of his biggest musical influences.
In 2013, Tom became the first male ever to receive a BRIT’s Critic’s Choice Award (previous winners include Ellie Goulding, Adele and Florence and the Machine) and he was even handpicked to open up for Billy Joel on select dates in January 2014.
His debut album titled ‘Long Way Down’ was released on June 24th, 2013 to much critical acclaim.
Tom is currently on tour in the US and will be performing at the hugely popular Coachella Festival on April 11th & 18th.
Check out my favorite song of Tom’s titled ‘I Know’: