Benjamin Clementine is coming to Bristol to play the Colston Hall’s second room, The Lantern. This man’s discography is one EP. Of three songs. If that’s not reason enough to buy a ticket, here are some more.
Clementine, Ghana-born and London-raised, taught himself the piano as a child and honed his singing as a busker in Paris. His performance on Jools Holland in October made him Spotify UK’s most shared artist for a week. His ridiculously confident and unarguably distinctive vocal style somehow combines Anthony Hegarty and Nina Simone. His live debuts in London drew two sellout crowds and five stars from the Evening Standard. He has just signed to EMI.
So worry less whether this newcomer merits the venue, and more that it may be your last chance to see Benjamin Clementine in a room so small.
Watch him perform ‘Nemesis’ on Jools Holland: