It could be a gospel choir from the Mississippi Delta, or the singing of prisoners in a chain gang, but it's the opening of Wolves, the impressive modern debut Rag 'N' Bone Man. The voice of this Brit, drenched in blues and soul, came to maturity on the underground scene, but with an accompaniment of electronics and beats it has finally come aboveground. He already heard the blues as a little boy at his parents' house. But much later, having had one beer too many during a jam session, when he sang a Robert Johnson song and received applause he knew this would be his future. In Brighton, rapper Gi3mo was impressed by his vocal prowess and instantly added him to his hip hop crew. Add a strong beatmaker to the mix and Rag 'N' Bone Man was a fact. Thanks in part to his performance at the Eurosonic festival in Groningen he promises to be the main festival hit of 2016.