Tom Odell, UEA Norwich

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It's hard to define the raw new talent that is Tom Odell.

Pop at some moments, folk and bluesy at times and driving indie-style rock at others.

Perhaps we shouldn't even try to put a label on one of the great musical talents to reach the heights this year.

Suffice it to say that he's a 20-year-old with a big future.

At the heart of his four-piece band, piano-playing Tom shows the cutting hunger of youth.

He wowed one and all with a voice which mixes gravel tones with softest chocolate – it's an exciting combination.

The youngster at times put so much passion in to his singing that he seems ready to burst into tears.

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The Sussex boy's journey began with the iconic Another Love EP – the title track of which had everyone bopping.

Then came this year's brilliant debut album, Long Way Down, which provided a feast of tracks.

I think we can say that British music has another love – take a bow Mr Odell.

Nigel Pickover

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