Recording artist Clement Marfo, most recognised for his uplifting anthem, "Champion," (as synced for television sports promos on BBC London Olympics, NFL Super Bowl XLV, Sky Sports to WWE Royal Rumble) has spent the last year in the studio creating an album.
Drawing inspiration from his love for Hip-Hop and 1970s Funk/Northern Soul complete with horns, bass and breaks, referencing the likes of Muddy Waters, Isaac Hayes and James Brown, the South London Hip-Hop artist is ready to make his solo debut as an electrifying live performer after parting ways with his band, The Frontline.
As frontman and lead creator of the energetic seven-piece band, Clement garnered strong support from the industry, which led to them being nominated as MTV Brand New, HMV Next Big Thing and T4's Rising Stars. The campaign involved collaborations with Hip-Hop/Grime artists, including Kano, Ghetts and Sway and with producers/songwriters, including Andrew Frampton, Iain James, TMS, Jakwob, Flux Pavilon, iSHi and Matt Schwartz. "Champion" received airplay across BBC Radio 1 and charted on the UK Top 40.
Due to the cinematic and anthemic nature of Clement's sound, his music, including songs "Champion," "Us Against The World," "Overtime" and "Mayhem" and "Get Rowdy" has been synced with numerous television sport promos, movie montages to video games, from Sky Sports, BBC Olympics, NFL Super Bowl XLV, EA Sports FIFA, Need for Speed and WWE Royal Rumble.
Clement has performed on major stages at festivals including Wireless, Reading & Leeds, Isle of Wight and Bestival. Garnering a name for his energetic live performances, he went on to tour throughout the United Kingdom for the MOBO Awards and with BBC Radio 1, as well as supporting a diverse range of established acts from Plan B, Rizzle Kicks and De La Soul. He has also had the opportunity to perform overseas at the Basso Festival in Finland, Solar Festival in Holland and Oslo Music Festival in Norway. As a huge boxing fan, a major highlight was performing in the boxing ring for the David Haye vs Dereck Chisora fight at the 35,000-capacity Upton Park stadium.
Clement Marfo is evidently a young man on a mission, prepared to tear up all the rulebooks and set the music world alight.