Aberdeen Performing Arts presents True North – Aberdeen’s festival of music and song – celebrating the North-east's singer songwriter tradition and providing a platform for the very best music and song, from ballads to contemporary classics, taking place from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September at The Lemon Tree, Music Hall and in various locations across Aberdeen’s city centre.
True North Festival Headliner with support from Siobhan Wilson
Winner of the Brit Awards' Critics' Choice Category for 2013 and 'songwriter of the year' at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, it's clear that Odell is already making the right moves in front of the tastemakers that matter. 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.
Odell's latest song, a cover of The Beatles' "Real Love", is the audio track to the 2014 John Lewis Christmas advert and has gained him great publicity.
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