The Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Rory Graham, from Uckfield is a double Brits music awards winner.
Rory, who was spotted relaxing in the garden area at the Station Pub in Uckfield on Saturday night, was already Critics’ Choice and at last night’s ceremony he was named British Breakthrough Act.
He smiled for the camera of Ray Whiteway-Roberts in Uckfield on Saturday night, see below, and said he was happy for his picture to be published.
Ray told Uckfield News: “He was just visiting for part of the evening. I think he wanted to get away from all the pressures of fame.”
The Brit Awards is the largest UK musical awards event.
The Telegraph newspaper website, telegraph.co.uk, reported his win saying: “An expected win, on the heels of his Brits Critics’ Choice win, but not an all-together undeserved one.
“Rag ‘n’ Bone Man has soundtracked much of the past year in music, his vulnerable, gravelly blues record Human becoming a major Top 40 hit.”
His single Human topped the charts across Europe and he is now having a similar success with the album.
Previous winners of the Brits Critics’ Choice include the massively successful, Adele.
Steptoe and Son
The Sun’s website featured the Rag ‘n’ Bone man and said: “Rags’ nickname is a nod to the Sixties BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son. He watched repeats of the show as a teen and came up with the handle Rag ‘N’ Bonez when he emceed with a drum and bass crew, reckoning it sounded like the name of a classic blues singer.”
At Monday night’s full town council meeting, Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood, praised the Rag ‘n’ Bone man – Rory Graham – and formally congratulated him on his success.