Rory Charles Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter, known for his deep, bass-baritone voice. His first hit single, “Human”, was released in 2016, and his debut album of the same name was released in February 2017. At the 2017 Brit Awards, he was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critics’ Choice Award.
Rory Charles Graham was born on 29 January 1985 in Uckfield, East Sussex.He attended King’s Academy Ringmer in Ringmer, from which he was expelled, and then enrolled at Uckfield College in his hometown. At the age of 5, he began MCing with a drum and bass crew using the handle Rag ‘N’ Bonez, inspired by watching repeats of the 1970s British sitcom Steptoe and Son. While at school, he was part of a group of youths supported by The Prince’s Trust who developed a community project which involved painting and gardening in Crowborough.
When he moved to Brighton, his friend Gi3mo formed the rap group Rum Committee and invited him to join them. He started performing at Slip-jam B, where he met people who helped him start his 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. As his music career started in the local youth clubs and pubs of the area around Uckfield, he still returns to the area to perform.