Benjamin Clementine at The Lowry, Salford Quays

  • Tuesday | 01.12.15
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Band on the Wall is thrilled to present Mercury Prize nominee Benjamin Clementine, live at The Lowry, Salford.

    Benjamin Clementine’s bohemian and at times difficult Parisian past has lent him an almost mythic quality. In keeping with this, the Londoner’s debut album is a spell-binding introduction to an atypical singer-songwriter.

    Clementine’s broad tenor voice dominates, sweeping at will between the extremes of his range to deliver a dramatic and often despairing lyricism. Underneath this, his accompanying piano arrangements help give his songs a soulfulness that feels both raw and studied.

    “Clementine’s voice is a force to be reckoned with – throaty, powerful, and theatrical to the point of histrionic – and his piano-playing bears all the hallmarks of unorthodoxy you would expect from a successful autodidact.” – The Quietus

    “by turns bold, brave, beautiful and at times quite brilliant.” – The Guardian