Review: Tom Odell Performs His First US Show at Piano’s NYC

Posted by The G on January 25, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Tom Odell

Tom Odell

2013 is turning out to be a great year for music.  Barely one month into the new year and I’ve already seen three tremendously talented artists:  Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware and Tom Odell.  22 year old British singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed his first ever show in the USA at New York’s Piano’s on January 24, 2013.  Despite sub-freezing temperatures, the sold out show was packed to the rafters and Tom Odell lived up to (and surpassed) all the online buzz.

Tom Odell

Tom Odell

Tom Odell performed a brief 5 song set, but the power of his voice more than made up for the length of the show.  He has a powerful voice that has elements of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and musically his sound marries folk, pop and beautiful piano ballads perfectly.  You can have a listen for yourself at Tom Odell’s official website as you can download demos of “Another Love” and “Sense” for free for a limited time.  His debut album “Long Way Down” is slated for release in April 2013 and there is no doubt, Tom Odell is a name you’re going to be hearing about for a long time!  He announced that he has plans to come back to the states later in 2013, so put him on your radar if he is not already and make sure you see him live!

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