Rag’n’Bone Man

Rory Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, is a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, East Sussex, England. When he moved to Brighton, his friend Gi3mo formed the Rum Committee and invited him to join the group as well. He started performing at Slip-jam B, where he met a lot of people who helped him to start his musical career. Over the next few years, they supported hip hop artists Pharoahe Monch and KRS-One at Brighton’s Concorde 2, and released their own album through Bandcamp. At 19, encouraged by his father, Graham sang at a blues jam in a local pub.

Graham self-released a vocal EP called Blues Town. He got booked for acoustic gigs, including one supporting Joan Armatrading at Brighton Dome. Around 2011, Graham started working with UK hip hop label High Focus, releasing a number of recordings with them such as; a collaboration E.P with MC/Producer Leaf Dog under the name (Dog ‘n Bone E.P (2013)) and also a project with MC/Producer Dirty Dike under the name (Put That Soul On Me (2014)). Shortly afterwards Graham began to collaborate with record producer Mark Crew, who at the time was working on Bastille’s debut album Bad Blood.

In 2013 Graham signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell which enabled him to pursue his music career full-time. In 2014, working in collaboration with Mark Crew, Graham released an EP, Wolves through Best Laid Plans Records, containing nine tracks with guests including rapper Vince Staples, Stig Of The Dump, and Kate Tempest. The follow up, in 2015 was the Disfigured EP, also released through Best Laid Plans Records. Lead track “Bitter End” was supported, then play-listed on BBC Radio 1 Xtra, and made it onto BBC Radio 1’s ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlist.

His first hit single “Human” was released on Columbia Records in July 2016. It peaked at number one in the Official Singles Charts in Austria, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. It was certified Gold in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. His debut album, also titled Human, was released on 10 February 2017. The album opens with the song “Human”, features the single “Skin”, and has tracks produced variously by Two Inch Punch, Jonny Coffer and Mark Crew. In 2017, Rag’n’Bone Man won the British Breakthrough Act and Choice Award at the 2017 Brit Awards.

Rag’n’Bone Man – Skin
Album: Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (Explicit)
Video: Directed by Greg Davemport
Release Date: 26 January 2017
Label: Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment
Genre: Pop, Hip-hop, Indie & Alternative Rock
Buy MP3: (£0.99) Rag’n’Bone Man – Skin
Buy Album: (£7.99) Rag’n’Bone Man – Human (Explicit)


Artist: Rag’n’Bone Man
Title: Human
Album: Human
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2016)
Artist: Rag’n’Bone Man
Title: Perfume
Album: Disfigured (EP)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2015)
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Artist: Rag’n’Bone Man
Title: Guilty
Album: Wolves (EP)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2014)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2014)
Artist: Rag’n’Bone Man
Title: Tell’em Like It Is
Album: Bluestown (EP)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2012)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2012)

Studio albums
Human (Released: 10 February 2017 Label: Columbia Records, Sony Music).

Extended plays
Disfigured (2015 Label: Best Laid Plans Records), Wolves (2014 Label: Best Laid Plans Records), Bluestown (2012 Label: Rambustious Records).

As lead artist

“Skin” (2017 Album Human), “Human” (2016 Album Human), “Wolves” (2016 Album Human), “Healed” (2016 Album Human), “Hard Came the Rain” (2015 Album Disfigured).

As featured artist
“She” (Stig of the Dump featuring Rag’n’Bone Man) (2016 Album Kubrick).

Other charted songs
“Grace” (2017 Album Human).

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