A singer from Edmonton and a band from north London have both been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Benjamin Clementine who grew up in a strictly religious household was banned from playing anything other than gospel music but began to teaching himself the keyboard aged 11.

Aged 20 he escaped to Paris where he slept rough and busked to earn money and when he returned home to Edmonton a few years later his musical reputation followed him and the striking 6ft 3 singer caused a storm when he made his début performance on BBC2’s Later..with Jools Holland in 2014.

Earlier this year he released début album At Least For Now which celebrates his 'tale of two cities' and it has now been shortlisted for the respected accolade.

Fellow north Londoners Wolf Alice have also been nominated for their debut album My Love is Cool which was recorded locally.

Other Londoners nominated include Lewisham's ESKA and south London rapper Ghostpoet.

The winner will be announced on November 20 at a ceremony at the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London which will be broadcast live on BBC Four and 6Music.

Details: mercuryprize.com