2017 BRIT Critics Choice Award winner Rag 'n' Bone Man will perform his first-ever New Zealand tour in April next year. Accompanied by a full band, the English pop singer will unleash his unmistakable voice in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Update: Rag 'n' Bone Man will be joined by homegrown singer, Teeks. Hailing from Northland, Teeks grew up surrounded by music and performance. In June last year, Teeks released his debut EP The Grapefruit Skies which he recorded in New York and New Zealand. The EP stopped critics in their tracks, earning outstanding reviews and within the first five months achieving more than 2 million streams on Spotify.
Rory Graham, better known as Rag 'n' Bone Man is the prodigiously talented, instantly recognizable, powerhouse voice behind the worldwide hit single 'Human'. Graham's debut album was released earlier this year garnering instant respect and praise for its emotive soulfulness. In the UK, 'Human' is the fastest-selling debut album by a solo male artist during the 2010's, debuting at number 1 on the UK album charts. In New Zealand the album is certified Gold, peaking at number three on the RIANZ Album chart, plus racking up 4.5 million streams to date.
Graham is a born performer, when he sings he connects with people on a deeply personal level. During quieter songs, as his vast soulful growl fills the venue, audiences have literally been left crying. Growing up in East Sussex, Graham first burst onto the music scene at age 15 with a drum and base crew. At 19 he progressed more toward becoming a solo artist, fine-tuning his songwriting skills and colossal vocal prowess eventually attracting the attention of Columbia Records who in 2015 signed him on the strength of his EP 'Wolves' which then led to the release of his full-length debut album 'Human' earlier this year.
"Behind the mighty beard and even mightier voice, a sensitive soul lurks." – Q
"His ability to reach those high notes before shooting back down to a gritty earth with complete ease almost makes you shudder. You get the sense this voice could command an army with little difficulty." - Express UK
With an extraordinary balance of strength and gentleness, Rag 'n' Bone Man's phenomenal voice is no question he has been dubbed one of the world's most exciting new talents. Don't miss out!