Rag’n’Bone Man performs at Brighton Racecourse announcing support from Norman Jay MBE
as well as Maverick Sabre and Ida Vallens on Saturday 27th July 2019!
Following the phenomenal success of his debut album Human in 2017, featuring the huge hits ‘Skin’ and ‘Human’, Rag’n’Bone Man plays Brighton Racecourse on Saturday 27th July 2019!
Rory Graham (best known as Rag’n’Bone Man) is an English singer-songwriter, known for his deep baritone voice. Form a young age, Graham has been involved with music; beginning his musical career as a rapping and singing member of Brighton’s hip-hop collective The Rum Committee. The releases of his solo EPs (Bluestown, Wolves and Disfigured) earned him huge crowds across the country, firming a dedicated fan base and industry recognition incredibly early on in his career.
Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and receiving the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Award in the same year, Rag’n’Bone Man cemented his success following the record-breaking release of his triple-platinum #1 album Human with a further BRIT Award for ‘Best Single of the Year’ with the title track (Human) in 2018. The album and its tracks have also been recognised internationally; earning Rory sell out tours and festival appearances around the globe as well as the accolades of ‘International Newcomer’ and ‘International Male Artist’ at Germany’s ECHO Awards and ‘International New Artist of the Year’ at Spain’s LOS40 Awards.
Earlier this year, Rag’n’Bone Man appeared at the BRIT Awards (2019) alongside Calvin Harris performing their monster hit collaboration track ‘Giant’.
Rag’n’Bone Man promises a superb night of entertainment. Be sure to get your tickets for a perfect Summer’s evening, a gig not to be missed…
Support acts include Maverick Sabre, Norman Jay MBE and Ida Vallens.
MAVERICK SABRE released his third album as ‘WHEN I WAKE UP’ in March 2019, supported by his IRELAND + UK headline tour. Independently released, the new record is an acutely personal and poignant body of work from the respected songwriter and artist and includes powerful features from JORJA SMITH and CHRONIXX.
Emotive second single ‘HER GRACE’ ft Grammy nominated artist Chronixx premiered earlier this week as a ‘MISTAJAM’ JAM HOT’ and the new video, debuted by NOTION is a haunting, arresting piece of film exploring the narrative around domestic abuse;
Speaking on the video, Mav quotes; “With each of the videos for this album I’ve wanted to tell strong, emotive stories that carry across the feeling and message of the song. Her Grace is about the unspoken unheard struggles of women that go unnoticed in society and this video feels like a glimpse into an inner battle within that”.
Shaun Grace, the director quotes;
“When the opportunity arose to work on something powerful with Mav I couldn’t say no. I wanted to explore the day to day emotional and physical endurance needed to cope with domestic abuse and also the deeper, continuing cycles of conflict that affect both the abused and the abusers”.
“I made the choice to cast my baby within this film as I knew how to get the reactions I needed from her comfortably. Even though I’ve watched it dozens of times in the post process, that final shot of the baby in the bathroom leaves me wondering what their future holds”.
Following the album release on March 22nd, MAV heads out on his first headline tour in five years.
NORMAN JAY MBE
Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today.
Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture. Awarded an MBE for services to deejaying and music, he recently compiled his most eclectic compilation to date, ‘Good Times Skank & Boogie’, and is currently taking his legendary Good Times party to selected venues around the UK, continuing to convert generations of clubbers to the cause, championing new sounds, yet never forgetting his musical roots, thus guaranteeing nothing but ‘Good Times’.
Ida Vallens is the conceptual art project of 18 year old singer-songwriter and producer Anya Gradisher from Worthing on the south coast of the UK.
Inspired by David Lynch films, stories of the occult and literature; Ida crafts ethereal electronic pop music that is truly in a lane of it’s own. Her sound is described by Mixmag as ‘part trip-hop and part trap’, and while she acknowledges the influences of these genres, her uniquely jazz infused voice evokes nostalgia, with production that takes us to the future, making it difficult to define.
Ida Vallens started making music within the lofi hip-hop scene in late 2016, collaborating online with producers from across the globe and gaining a good following on Soundcloud. In 2017 she went onto release two singles under the College Music imprint that gained over 1 million streams on Spotify in under a year. Throughout 2018 she has continued to develop her songwriting, musicianship and live performance working closely with Brighton based producer Jack-Chi.
As her sound and concept has developed, her music is beginning to take the form of an alternate reality game, with Ida becoming a character that transcends time and space, existing within alternate realities under multiple identities that live contrasting lives – the lyrics are clues to her identities. Her live shows are captivating, weaving the tracks together with improvised theatrical outbursts over a live electronic soundscape.
Tickets for the RAG’n’BONE MAN – Brighton – Racecourse – July 2019 show are available from:
Saturday 27th July 2019
BRIGHTON – Racecourse
Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Gates Open – 3.00pm
General Ticket price – £42.50
Entrance – There will be no under 16s and any under 18s will be issued with wristbands. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.