With some fans having queued for hours in the crisp autumn night, Wildflowers, complete with floral head-bands and hats provide a great warm up. Their catalogue of catchy songs allows them to win over their audience and be talked about long after they leave the stage.
George Ezra doesn’t fair as well. He performs a short set, the most attention to which is gained through his vocal similarities with Kings Of Leon front man Caleb Followill.
Fresh from a successful stint in the USA, by the time Tom Odell makes it to the stage, the sold out crowd have surged forward, eager to get as close as possible. ‘Grow Old With Me’ is a perfect opening track, while ‘Supposed To Be’ demonstrates his superb playing and vocal abilities.
'Another Love', as can only be predicted, goes down phenomenally well – it is after all, the song that made the world truly sit up and notice this 22 year old after he won the acclaimed Brits Critics Choice Award in 2012.
Although most of the crowd here tonight are of the age where The Beatles are a band of little relevance to them, Tom’s cover of ‘Get Back’ is well received, more so than perhaps even he anticipated. After a short break, he returns for an encore, featuring the rather frenetic ‘See If I Care’ soon after which, dripping in sweat and standing on his piano, surrounded by his band mates, he bids everyone goodnight.
With a headline tour for 2014 announced and already selling out, the future for Tom Odell is brighter than ever and thousands of fans will be there to share in his well-deserved and hard earned success.