In 2013 Benjamin Clementine, a seemingly perfectly-formed star, appeared as if out of nowhere. It wasn’t far from the truth for a young man whose complex formative history would take him from teaching himself to play classical music as a child, to becoming one of the most compelling and unique artists of recent times. Praised for his craft and singularity, Benjamin’s platinum-selling debut album At Least For Now was awarded the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize in 2015 and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Music in 2016, alongside the Victoire de la Musique in France.
Clementine released his much anticipated second album I Tell A Fly in 2017. Entirely self-written, recorded and produced, I Tell A Fly received widespread critical acclaim and sold-out tours – including New York’s Carnegie Hall – with NPR declaring Clementine ‘a musical George Orwell for our time.’ Since then, he has received the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France for his significant contribution to the arts and made his film debut in 2021, in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Clementine’s commended third album ‘And I Have Been’ was released in late 2022 and he is set to tour Europe in September 2023.