Benjamin Coyle-Larner, better known by the stage name Loyle Carner, is a British rap music artist and actor from South London. His sound has been described by NME as 'sensitive and eloquent' and by The Guardian as 'confessional hip-hop'.
At the age of thirteen, Coyle-Larner had a small role in the 2008 film 10,000 BC, credited as Young Hunter. He received a drama scholarship to the Brit School and took up a drama degree at the Drama Centre before dropping out to focus on his music.
Relettering his surnames to create the stage name of Loyle Carner, he played his first official gig at The Button Factory in Dublin in October 2012 supporting MF Doom. He released his first EP in September 2014, titled A Little Late. He supported Joey Badass on his UK tour and went on to play the 2015 United Kingdom festival season, including Glastonbury Festival. He went on tour and collaborated with award-winning poet and spoken-word artist Kate Tempest in late 2015. In October 2015 he played on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show as part of their Piano Sessions series.
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