Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine

 

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Benjamin Sainte-Clémentine (English pronunciation: /ˈbɛndʒəmɪn ˈsən ˈkləməntɪn/; born 7 December 1988),[1] also known as Benjamin Clementine, is an English artist, poet, composer, and musician.[2]

Born and raised in London, England, Clementine later moved to Paris, France becoming homeless as a teenager. There, his performances helped him to become a cult figure in the music and art scene.[3] Moving back to London, he made his TV debut on the BBC programme Later With Jools Holland in 2013.[4][5] A number of critics described him as becoming one of the great singer-songwriters of his generation and the future sound of London, whilst struggling to place his music in any one genre.[6][7][8]

Considered by The New York Times as one of the 28 geniuses who defined culture in 2016,[9] Clementine's compositions are musically incisive and attuned to the issues of life but also poetic, mixing revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, and rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved to popular art music, breaking free from traditional song structure, inventing his own dramatic and innovative musical territory. He is noticeably seen topless and barefoot onstage, dressed entirely in black or dark grey, with a long, wool trench coat.

Clementine debut album At Least for Now won the 2015 Mercury Prize but fared better across mainland Europe. At the end of 2015, Clementine was included in The Guardian's New Year's honours list to celebrate heroes of 2015.[10] Debrett's and the London Evening Standard named him one of the most influential people in Britain.[11][12]

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Highlights10

I Tell a Fly
 
I Tell a Fly is the forthcoming second album by English artist and poet Benjamin Clementine.
One Awkward Fish
Song
One Awkward Fish is a song by musical artist Benjamin Clementine, released on September 15, 2017.
Quintessence
Song
Quintessence is a song by musical artist Benjamin Clementine, released on September 8, 2017.
Jupiter
 
"Jupiter" is a song composed by English artist Benjamin Clementine.

Photos - Benjamin Clementine21

Popular Albums7

Album Appearances & References3

Popular Songs14

Song Appearances & References1

Musical Group References1

TV Shows4

Collaborators & Influencers1

Music-Related Relationships1

Awards & Nominations2

Events2

Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles26

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On3

 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts33

Sixth & I
Washington, United States
January 28, 2018
Sixth & I Synagogue
Washington, US
January 29, 2018
Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia, US
January 30, 2018
Berklee Performance Center
Boston, US
January 31, 2018
The Music Hall
Portsmouth, United States
February 1, 2018
TheTimesCenter
New York, United States
February 2, 2018
The TimesCenter
New York, US
February 3, 2018
Crofoot Ballroom
Detroit, United States
February 5, 2018
The Crofoot Ballroom
Pontiac, US
February 6, 2018
Metro
Chicago, US
February 7, 2018
Fine Line Music Cafe
Minneapolis, US
February 8, 2018
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Denver, United States
February 9, 2018
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Denver, US
February 10, 2018
Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, US
February 11, 2018
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, United States
February 13, 2018
Revolution Hall
Portland, United States
February 14, 2018
Revolution Hall
Portland, US
February 15, 2018
The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, United States
February 16, 2018
The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, US
February 17, 2018
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, United States
February 19, 2018
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, US
February 20, 2018
Meow Wolf
Santa Fe, United States
February 21, 2018
Central Presbyterian
Austin, United States
February 23, 2018
The Heights Theater
Houston, United States
February 24, 2018
Kessler Theater
Dallas, United States
February 25, 2018
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, United States
February 27, 2018
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans, US
February 28, 2018
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, US
March 1, 2018
Sala Razzmatazz
Barcelona, Spain
March 21, 2018
Sala Vistalegre
Madrid, Spain
March 23, 2018
Centro Cultural
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
March 26, 2018
Centro de Artes e Espetáculos
Figueira Da Foz, Portugal
March 27, 2018
Campo Pequeno Bullring
Lisboa, Portugal
March 29, 2018

News Articles6

Prog-rock and cabaret from Benjamin Clementine at the Brixton Academy, London
  –  December 7, 2017
Brought up in a fervently Christian household, Benjamin Clementine has incorporated into his work at ... both dressed like Clementine in dark boilersuits. The singer accessorised his with a kind of white feathery ruff. “You’re wondering why these ...
Benjamin Clementine review: Breathtaking vocals from a true master of theatricality
  –  December 7, 2017
Few artists can command an audience’s attention as powerfully as Benjamin Clementine. As he arrived on stage ... who is expecting his first child with his partner, the singer Flo Morrissey, wove his way barefoot through a stage littered with mannequins.
Pop review: Benjamin Clementine at O2 Academy, SW9
  –  December 6, 2017
When Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury Prize in 2015 for his debut album, At Least For Now, he seemed to be just the kind of angel-voiced singer whose music could safely accompany all the best dinner parties. Who knew just how eccentric and original this ...
Benjamin Clementine at Sage Gateshead leads this week's roots music round-up
  –  December 1, 2017
London-born Benjamin Clementine arrives at Sage Gateshead (Hall 1 ... Opening the show, in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall, is the London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist, Pete Roe. He is a former member of Laura Marling’s band and has toured with ...
Prog-rock and cabaret from Benjamin Clementine at the Brixton Academy, London
  –  December 7, 2017
Brought up in a fervently Christian household, Benjamin Clementine has incorporated into his work at ... of “an alien of extraordinary ability” that he received as a touring musician. Themes of alienation, immigration and wall-building recur throughout ...
“People love beautiful stories”: DiS Meets Benjamin Clementine
  –  November 21, 2017
If ever there was proof that reverse psychology works, Benjamin Clementine is it. These days the 28-year-old artist, composer, poet and musician boasts a Mercury Prize, two full-length albums, a cover on The New York Times and a cult-like following from ...
 
 
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