When Benjamin Clementine crossed the channel from London to Paris four years ago, he had little more than his guitar and his voice to support him. As a busker on the Paris underground metro, he gained a faithful local following. Now he has his first EP out, an album in the pipeline, and a growing international fan base. He joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk Paris, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.
We’re also checking out the audition process for other would-be underground musical stars. And as France marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, we’re investigating a Europe-wide project to preserve soldiers’ photos, sketches and letters home from the front lines.