Clement Marfo & The Frontline

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Clement Marfo & The Frontline
Origin London, England
Genres Hip hop, alternative rock, soul, grime
Years active 2007–present
Labels Warner Music Group
Website www.clementmarfo.com
Members Clement Marfo
Kojo Vihram
Dan Turnbull
Rich Sinclair
Stacey Mansell
Jonny Douch
Dion Payne

Clement Marfo & The Frontline are an English music group formed in London, England. The group's members are diverse in many genres of music. Their sound is built on a grime and hip-hop core, with elements of rock brought in by the various members of the band.

History[edit]

The band was initially founded by Clement and Dion. Clement started his career as a hip-hop MC, but soon wanted to have a live band to work with and to dabble in the rock scene. Dion, who Clement met through a mutual friend, introduced Clement to Rich, Dan, Stacey, and Jonny. Previously, Clement had found vocalist Kojo on Myspace and wanted to work with him too, leading to the formation of The Frontline. Although he has been shown to rap, Dion became the band's drummer.[1]

The group have worked with producer Iain James, known for working with Professor Green and Wretch 32. They have supported the likes of Plan B, Rizzle Kicks, and De La Soul. The group were named a nominee on MTV's Brand New for 2012, and were tipped as T4's Rising Stars of 2012.[2]

Their song "Champion" was used as one of the unofficial songs to support the London 2012 Olympics.[3] It was also used as the official theme song of the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view in 2013, specifically in the buildup for the main event match between CM Punk and The Rock, and on the soundtrack of the video game F1 2011. Their song "Us Against the World" was featured on the soundtrack of the video game FIFA 13.[4]

The group has collaborated with artists such as Ghetts on "Overtime", Kano on "Mayhem", and Sway on "It's My Time". After announcing a series of solo shows throughout May and June, it has been mentioned that Clement is taking a break from The Frontline.[5]

Members[edit]

  • Clement Marfo - Frontman, rapper, and co-founder
  • Kojo Vihram - Vocals
  • Richard Sinclair - Guitar
  • Daniel Turnbull - Guitar
  • Stacey Mansell - Keys and vocals
  • Jonny Douch - Bass guitar
  • Dion Payne - Drums

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
UK R&B
[7]
2011 "Overtime" Non-album singles
2012 "Mayhem" 96 25
"Champion" 38 11

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 Urban Music Awards Best Group Won

References[edit]