Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars

SINGER Tom Odell's headline TRNSMT set marked the first time he had played alongside his live band in two years.

The epic King Tut's stage gig saw Odell take an introductory bow before diving straight in with powerful ballad I Know.

The English singer-songwriter strutted across the stage with one hand behind his ear, encouraging the crowd to keep up the noise.

Glasgow Times:

His debut single Can't Pretend – featuring a breathtaking high-note – proved to be a hit with the predominantly young music fans, despite being released in 2013.

The Glaswegian audience were geared up to support the star, with the famous 'Here We' chant making an appearance early on in the set.

A beaming smile was plastered across the musician's face at the crowd’s reaction. "Oh, Glasgow. It's f***ing great to be back," the singer uttered into his mic.

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The Chichester-born singer ripped through back-to-back hits, including jaunty Sparrow and heavenly lovesick tune Grow Old With Me.

"One, two, three four!," he screamed before launching into Hold Me, a song featured on critically-acclaimed 2013 debut record Long Way Down.

The singer instructed the crowd mid-track to embrace their lovers and friends saying, "Hold them as tight as you can. If you're on your own, hold a stranger – appropriately. I want you to feel that f***ing love in your heart."

Glasgow Times:

Odell explained how the Glasgow Green show was the first live performance with his band in two years. "I cannot think of a single better audience or place to come and do it," he exclaimed.

Piano-driven Son of an Only Child was up next – a tune reminiscent of British music legend Elton John in his prime.

The songwriter asked his band if they could do a "last jam" on the song, in a bid to compete with "the two geezers" across the city park, making reference to main stage headliners The Chemical Brothers.

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Glasgow Times:

The track – taken from 2018 album Jubilee Road – featured a short cover of John Lennon’s iconic Imagine, which saw a sea of mobile phone torches illuminating the crowd.

Chants of "Another Love" and "no Scotland, no party" filled the air before Odell pressed play on the soulful See If I Care – leaving behind his piano until the rock-laden chorus kicked in – and heartbreak tale Till I Lost.

The showman finally gave the people what they were looking for as the sound of twinkling piano keys swept across the audience.

Glasgow Times:

An electrifying performance of chart hit Another Love wrapped up the set, with each and every lyric belted back to the singer by thousands of excitable fans.

It was exhilarating to see such a young crowd lend their unwavering support to the old-timey act. "Thank you so much, Glasgow. We love you so much," Odell cried out.

"It's so nice to be able to do our jobs again."