Tom Odell follows Little Noise Sessions slot with spring 2013 UK tour

Posted: 29th November 2012
Much-touted singer celebrates Later with Jools Holland appearance with March shows, tickets on sale now
Tom Odell

If you happened to chance upon Tuesday's rather miserable offerings on Later with Jools Holland, two performers stood out for entirely different reasons.

The first was Nona Hendryx, a legendary soul-singer who has a larynx that could power a substation and the other was young Tom Odell, an unassuming vocal talent from Chichester whose deft touches on the piano and emotional balladry might not have moved people to dance, but did at least offer craftsmanship amongst the surrounding disappointment of the final London show in the series [check the video, above - Ed].

Head back to the TV on Friday 30th November and you might see him singing something different - well worth a perusal. Failing that, you should at least grab an earful of the man's work thus far. His latest EP is out now and entitled "Songs from Another Love", out as a download and lovely 7" vinyl.

Aside from getting accustomed to his mildly smoky vibrato that evokes comparisons to Chris Martin (in tune), Tom McRae, James Blake or, dare I suggest, Jeff Buckley - perhaps it's the wavering timbre he has - you'd do well to check him out live. He enchanted a few peeps at last week's Noah and the Whale gig at the Little Noise Sessions in Hackney, probably not for the last time either.

His Hoxton show in December has sold out, but you can catch him out and about in the spring starting in Birmingham on 1st March 2013, followed by Leeds, Glasgow and many more until another London show, this time in Camden on 12th March.

We have tickets on sale now, priced from under a tenner.

Paul Pledger