Rory Charles Graham known in the music industry as Rag'n'Bone Man was born on the 29th of January 1985 in a small town in the southeast of England. When a kid, Rory’s most favorite music genres were soul and early blues. He learnt to sing by mimicking Muddy Waters. At the age of 15, Rory became a member of the local drum’n’bass band as an MC. Later on, he started to perform at hip-hop open-mike events. That’s how he became associated with the hip-hop band the Rum Committee. It was due to his father that Rory took part in a blues open-mike night at the age of 19. The performance was a great success. This made Rory even more confident in his choice to make a career as a musician.
In 2011, he released a number of singles in collaboration with the High Focus (UK hip-hop label). Soon after it, he started to work together with Mark Crew. Together they worked on the debut EP of the Bastille’s “Bad Blood”. Two years later, he signed a contract with Warner Chappell. From now on, he was able to devote more time to his own career as a musician.
In 2014, Graham presented EP “Wolves”. This was the result of his collaboration with Mark Crew. Besides, a number of singles on the album were recorded together with a number of other musicians. For example, Kate Tempest and Vince Staples. The track “Bitter End” from the EP released in 2015 was included in the list of BBC Radio 1 “New Music We Trust'”.