Composer, pianist and songwriter Benjamin Clementine did not grow up in a musical household. Strictly self-taught, he was inspired by classical music and prior to his 20th birthday, Clementine moved from his hometown of London, England to Paris, France, where he supported himself by busking. An agent discovered Clementine and put him in touch with his future manager. Clementine made his recorded debut in 2013 with Cornerstone, a striking three-track EP of poetic, piano-and-voice ballads to rage reviews. An appearance on BBC Two’s Later…with Jools Holland exposed him to a much larger audience.