Accompanied by a full band Rag’n’Bone Man (Rory Graham) will unleash his unmistakable voice at arena shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, leaving no doubt as to why he has been dubbed one of the world’s most exciting new talents.
Graham’s debut album Human, featuring the hit singles title track Human and Skin, was released in February 2017, garnering instant respect and praise for its emotive soulfulness. In the UK, Human was the fastest-selling debut album by a solo male artist this decade, debuting at number one on the UK album charts. In New Zealand the album is certified Gold, peaking at number three on the RIANZ album chart, plus racking up 4.5 million streams to date.
Growing up in East Sussex, Graham first burst onto the music scene at age 15 with a drum and base crew. At 19 he progressed more toward becoming a solo artist, fine-tuning his songwriting skills and colossal vocal prowess and eventually attracting the attention of Columbia Records, who in 2015 signed him on the strength of his EP Wolves, which then led to the release of his full-length debut album Human earlier this year.
Graham is a born performer, when he sings he connects with people on a deeply personal level. During quieter songs, as his vast soulful growl fills the venue, audiences have literally been left crying. With an extraordinary balance of strength and gentleness, Graham’s phenomenal voice has a maturity of someone well beyond his years.
Rory Graham’s debut album is at once modern and classic, fusing blues, hip-hop and vintage sounds with pop attitude – NME
Behind the mighty beard and even mightier voice, a sensitive soul lurks – Q
His ability to reach those high notes before shooting back down to a gritty earth with complete ease almost makes you shudder. You get the sense this voice could command an army with little difficulty – Express UK