Rag ’n’ Bone man’s thunderous, gritty voice boomed through the Brighton Centre and left the crowd elated. The English singer-songwriter from Uckfield has had a remarkable year, winning the Brit’s Critics’ Choice Award and releasing his hugely successful debut album, Human.

Human contained the global hit of the same name, which hit the number one spot on iTunes in more than 40 countries and sold almost four million copies. It was no surprise, therefore, to see the Brighton Centre completely sold out. Last year, Rag’n’Bone Man, aka Rory Graham, told The Argus that he sees Brighton shows as “homecoming gigs” and the audience welcomed him home with open arms.

Graham began his musical journey as a rapper before finding success with his unique blend of blues, electro-soul and hip-hop. Special mention to top notch support acts Rationale and Josh Barry who got the crowd going before Graham opened his set with the retro-soul inspired Wolves. Your Way Or The Rope and The Fire pumped up the crowd with some first class guitar shredding from his band.

Human was predictably a highlight, remixed and including a brass band and a rap interlude, a great showcase for Graham’s vocal versatility. However, it was the spine tingling, stripped back version of Skin, arguably his best song, that got the biggest reaction of the night with screams, cheers and rapturous applause. The simple pairing of the piano and his raw vocals was mesmerising.

Always humble, his demeanor was subdued and subtle throughout the set but his booming voice was anything but. This show, part of The Overproof Tour, was a triumphant success with the audience and proved that Rag’n’Bone Man is one of those rare artists in today's charts who sounds better live than he does post-production and is worthy of the acclaim he has received.