Tom Odell and Rae Morris at Thetford Forest summer gig

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Tom Odell has announced Rae Morris as very special guest on his Forest Live tour this summer – which includes Thetford Forest in July.

The supremely talented Rae Morris is one of the featured artists in the BBC’s Music Sound Of 2015 which aims to showcase the best and brightest rising stars.

She has recorded previously with artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Clean Bandit and Tom Odell. Her debut album Unguarded made the Top 10 in the UK album charts on its recent release and includes the singles Closer and Under the Shadows.

Tom Odell’s debut album Long Way Down shot straight to number one, while singles from the album including Can’t Pretend, Hold Me and the gargantuan Another Love illustrate a song-writing maturity beyond his years.

All this has resulted in Odell 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. Odell was also chosen to perform the soundtrack to John Lewis 2014 Christmas advert, the 24-year-old added his spine-tingling vocals to a cover of the John Lennon’s classic Real Love, generating millions of YouTube views. Tom is currently in the studio recording his new album.

Commenting on her upcoming Forest Live appearances, Rae Morris said: “I supported Tom on a sold-out UK indoor venue tour previously so I am delighted he has invited me along again and this time to perform in such beautiful and unique locations. It should be a lot of fun.”

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. The Thetford Forest gig will be on Sunday, July 5. Tickets at £34.50 (plus £3.45 booking fee) are available from Forestry Commission Box Office 03000 680400 or buy online: