Blues / Hip-Hop / Soul
Neo-blues and soul singer Rory Graham aka Rag'N'Bone Man, grew up on early blues and soul. He taught himself to sing by mimicking Muddy Waters, before discovering hip-hop. Starting out as an MC with a local drum'n'bass crew at the age of 15, he progressed to hip-hop open-mike nights teaming up with local hip-hop crew the Rum Committee. At 19, he took part in a blues open-mike night at the encouragement of his father, and the rapturous response to his singing boosted his confidence enough to make him consider it as a career rather than rapping.
He released his debut EP, Bluestown, in 2012, followed by several EPs over the next few years, with 2014's Wolves and 2015's Disfigured standing out. In 2013, he signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell, which enabled him to give up his day job as a caregiver for people with Asperger's syndrome.
In 2016, he was signed to Columbia Records and on September of that year, he dropped his single "Human," which was a big hit in several European countries. His first full-length album, also entitled Human, was released in early 2017. Rag’N’Bone Man won the Breakthrough Act and Choice Award, at the 2017 Brit Awards.
Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul
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