1A Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE UK
A Londoner spotted on the Parisian Metro and signed on the spot to Parisian label Behind, Benjamin Clementine draws a particular, yet unclassifiable, flight between classical and world poetry. After his recent breakthrough performance on Later… with Jools Holland, Clementine has been touted as one of Britain’s best young rising stars.
As you would expect from a musician who cites his influences as eclectic as Pavarotti and Dizzee Rascal, Clementine has a raw, melodic sound sharpened from his rough upbringing. A powerful performer, Clementine’s new London headline show is one not to be missed.
“An extraordinary new musical talent. Incredible” ***** – Evening Standard
“The 24 year old marries the intimacy of Antony Hegarty with the passion of Aretha Franklin and the intensity of Edith Piath, delivering his introspective lyrics about integrity and vulnerability with an almost operative soul sensibility that recalls Nina Simone” – The Independent
“Memorable, powerful, emotionally honest” – Pigeons & Planes
“‘Cornerstone’ is packed with emotion… relentless piano and haunting lyricism that recalls his difficult past” – The Line Of Best Fit
“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 – a thrilling debut EP” – Sunday Times Culture
“Sombre piano balladry that goes straight for the gut” – DIY Magazine
Tickets £15 via Ticketweb / Seetickets
An Live Nation presentation.