Notts: Tom Odell to play Sherwood Forest gig this summer

Tom Odell will perform live in Sherwood Forest this summer
Tom Odell will perform live in Sherwood Forest this summer

Tom Odell has announced he will be playing live in Sherwood Forest this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live touring series.

The man whose cover of John Lennon’s Real Love is currently all over our televisions as the soundtrack to this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, will be playing at Sherwood Pines near Edwinstowe on 26th June.

Released in June 2013, Tom Odell’s debut album Long Way Down shot straight to number one.

He heard the news whilst performing on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury that year.

Described by critics as ‘utterly compelling’ the album includes the singles Can’t Pretend, Hold Me and the huge hit Another Love .

The album’s success resulted in him achieving the ultimate industry accolade of Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards as well as previously winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award for 2013.

Following a succession of sold out headline tours and with Long Way Down being certified gold, a packed summer of festival appearances in 2014 included V Festival, Isle of Wight and a show supporting one of his idols, Neil Young, at Hyde Park.

Chosen to perform the soundtrack to this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Real Love has generated millions of YouTube views.

He is currently in the studio recording his new album.

Commenting on forthcoming his forest gigs, Tom said, “This will be a whole new experience for me.”

“I can’t wait to bring my live show to the woods and I hope to see you there.”

Tickets for the gig are £34.50 (plus £3.45 booking fee) and are available now from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.