Benjamin Clementine

“Visceral doesn’t even begin to describe Clementine’s songs, which combine the hurt and danger of Nina Simone, Antony Hegarty’s tremulous passion and Laura Mvula’s boundary-straddling music” Sunday Times Culture

“’Cornerstone’ is packed with emotion: loneliness, fear and isolation – driven by relentless piano and haunting lyricism that recalls Clementine’s difficult past” The Line of Best Fit

“An extraordinary new musical talent. Incredible” ***** Evening Standard (London’s Purcell Room, Dec 13)

“Sombre piano balladry that goes straight for the gut” DIY Magazine

“Very little about Clementine is predictable, all of it is worth watching” The Observer

Initially raised in Crystal Palace before settling in Edmonton, Clementine made his UK television debut on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland in October last year. Unsigned in the UK at the time, the performance of the title track from his debut EP led to two critically acclaimed sold-out shows at London’s Purcell Rooms and a five star review in the London’s Evening Standard. Since then, Clementine has supported the likes of Cat Power, Tune-Yards and Woodkid, headlined London’s Koko and Emmanuel Centre and played sold-out shows across Europe, including to 1200 people at La Cigale in Paris.

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