Born to Ghanaian parents in London, Clementine Benjamin has broken barriers and out of hard-work backed by dedication, the young man who draws musical influence from Antony Hegarty, Luciano Pavarotti and Erik Satie is speedily becoming a global star…
In touch with some great indigenous African musical attributes, Clementine who grew up in North London before moving to Paris became the people’s favourite and an instant music star with a breakthrough performance about a year ago on a BBC programme-Later With Jools Holland.
Even if you are not mesmerized by his personality and excellence on the paino, you cannot miss his powerful vocal skills and charisma on-stage.
Clementine perfectly fits the phrase ‘from grass to grace’. After spending a number of years homeless and busking to earn a living in France, he met an agent for the record label-Behind, following which he released his EP ‘Cornerstone’ in June 2013 with 3 studio tracks.
His immense talent has received recognition by some of the world’s greatest musicians and Art writers. Paul McCartney on seeing Clementine Benjamin’s performance saw something beyond his talent and encouraged him to continue his musical career.
The London Evening Standard′s David Smyth is on record to have stated that, Clementine’s performance at a gig he attended reminded him of Nina Simone, particularly as he had covered her hit Ain’t Got No, I Got Life in a radically different style.
Recently, Clementine took centre stage a Burberry Fashion Week in London, adding his powerful vocal skills to the Burberry Prorsum Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 show…
Check him out Clementine Benjamin’s performances below