The only people that would question why, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rory Charles Graham was named British Breakthrough Act 2017 and walked away with the Critics Choice Award, are those who have not yet heard the man sing. Because boy, can he sing!
Rag’n’Bone Man is a force of nature. His hypnotically emotional voice swoops between low and high notes, as the lyrics of songs like Human and Bitter End touch raw nerves in every person that hears them.
There is no artifice to Rag’n’Bone Man’s raw sound. No reverb needed here. At Glastonbury you could ear a pin drop as he sang Skin and it was only at the very end that the crowd, many with tears in their eyes, erupted in appreciation of this man’s sheer talent.
Now, as Rag’n’Bone Man heads to Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 21 November, we recommend that any chance you get to see this artist live, take it. You are guaranteed to remember your night with the Rag’n’Bone Man for a long time to come.
You’re only human after all.