The inside story of Rag'N'Bone Man's amazing breakthrough success

Ben Homewood

The last time Music Week caught up with Rag’N’Bone Man, he was in a car park in Leeds reflecting on a gig in Swindon the previous evening, when he opened for Tom Odell.

That was in November 2016, back when he was a relative unknown with a beard and tattoos, who took his stage name from Steptoe And Son.

Touring with a pop proposition such as Odell was a step on from the grit and graft of the jungle, hip-hop ...

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