Benjamin Clementine, review: Mercury darling puts on a five-star show | Music | Going Out | London Evening Standard

When Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury prize a fortnight ago, some critics described him as obscure.  Well, up to a point. Although the singer and pianist’s debut album only entered the top 40 post-Mercury, his first major press interview and a live review appeared in this paper almost exactly two years ago.  So while there were new admirers at this sold-out show, Clementine’s no overnight success. A lengthy spell in Paris busking on the Metro is part of his mythology, along with abject loneliness when growing up in Edmonton.

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