Clemency are an acoustic, Folk, Blues Duo from Leamington Spa. They met at an open mic night in 2013. There after, Nina Bailey (vocals, cajon) and Ben Clempson (vocals, guitar) joined musical forces.
Influenced by: John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch, Seth Lakeman, it’s been observed by Hot Music Live, that they create “Richly textured grooves, emotive vocals and powerful original material. Every time I hear this set, it evokes Renbourn, Jansch, McShea and co. but sharpened by a contemporary social and musical perspective.”
Nina, originally from The New Forest and Ben from Oxfordshire, found they did not only connect through music and other artistic outlets, they also married in 2017 and Nov 2021 saw the arrival of their first baby. Their passion for music ensures they continue to write original material, that often contains a heartfelt and uplifting message. Whilst their live performances are geared to connect with the audience for a fun, warm and friendly performance.