Benjamin Clementine – Cornerstone
While watching this dude perform on Jools Holland last night, I suddenly found myself devoid of the half a bottle a gin a just consumed – the raw, honest beauty of his performance totally sobered me up.
Benjamin Clementine, a24 year old determined muso, originally from Ghana, has recently crossed the channel from France in a bid to establish himself as an artist. Witnessing him become one with his piano, his fingers tracing the keys with speeds suggesting he knew them in another life, was something very special indeed. ‘This is a place I belong. My home, home,’ he croons, and you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s a trace of a London accent in there.
There’s lot of excitement around Clementine in London right now. You can catch him tonight at St Lukes or November 13 at the 02.