Rag’n’Bone Man releases his debut album HUMAN and goes on a UK tour this April
Rag’n’Bone Man was recently nominated for a second BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Artist, following an incredible 2016 for the singer: recently crowned winner of the coveted BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice Award and coming second in the BBC Sound Of 2017, Rory Graham was also tipped by Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, NME, The Times plus many more.
The Single ‘Human’ has reached #1 on iTunes in an outstanding 33 countries, reached Platinum status in 4 countries and Gold in 6. ‘Human’ also landed the #2 spot in the Official UK Charts race this Christmas, has been streamed 105 million times and peaked at #2 in the Worldwide Shazam chart. Along the way Rory has also gained a plethora of fans from legends such as Chaka Khan, De La Soul and Elton John, who regularly plays Rory’s music on his Beats 1 show.
Rory collected his BRITs Critics’ Choice Award during the live BRITs nomination launch, where he also performed during the prime time TV slot on ITV alongside Christine & The Queens and Craig David.
The phenomenal success of his single Human around the globe follows years of relentless performing for Rory. At the age of just 15 he started rapping in his hometown of Uckfield and then at 19, encouraged by his father, started singing at local blues nights. His combined love for blues and rap soon developed into something bigger, when he joined Brighton’s Hip Hop crew The Rum Committee, regularly travelling up to London to play Hip Hop nights in Brixton.
The releases of his ‘Blues Town’, ‘Wolves’ and ‘Disfigured’ EP’s earned him huge crowds across the country, firming a dedicated fan base incredibly early on in his career.
Vote for Rag’n’Bone Man as Best British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards HERE.
Taken from Rag’n’Bone Man’s debut album ‘Human’, out now HERE via Columbia Records/Best Laid Plans.
April Headline UK 2017 Tour Dates:
Tuesday 18th – 02 Academy, Bristol
Wednesday 19th – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Thursday 20th – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Saturday 22th – 02 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 23rd – Glasgow 02 ABC, Glasgow
Monday 24th – 02 Institute, Birmingham