Chichester-born maverick Tom Odell is a beguiling mixture of idealism (he wants the music to do the talking, preferably releasing one album a year) and belief (he seems to exist happily in his own musical world) which becomes somewhat incendiary when coupled with music so magnificently formed as that on his forthcoming debut album.

Tom Odell has announced his first ever UK headline tour. Opening at The Rainbow in Birmingham on March 1, Tom will perform a host of venues across the country in a tour that will conclude at London Dingwalls on March 12.

Tom made his TV debut on Later with Jools Holland this week with a triumphant performance of ‘Another Love’.

After being signed up by a management company, a publisher and, subsequently, a record label after only his forth gig, Tom’s precocious talent is destined to put this young singer-songwriter firmly on the map in 2013. grabbed an exclusive interview with Tom Odell to find out more.

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