The first Seconds we listened to Michael Kiwanuka music you fell under the charm of a mellow sound, straight away you relate to the lyrics as his music is fascinating. His voice is smooth, his lyrics are beautiful and his music is simple but emotional. Kiwanuka’s soul had a new rootsy-folk direction, drawing influences from John Martyn alongside Pop Staples and Bill Withers and it wasn’t long before his unique voice had attracted the attention of Paul Butler from the Bees, who took him to the Isle of Wight to work on EP Tell Me The Tale. Soon Communion Records had signed the 24 year-old up and Adele had invited the Londoner on her landmark 2011 tour. Laura Marling arrived with the next tour offer, while an unflappable Kiwanuka stole the show among Bjork, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Noel Gallagher on the final Later… with Jools Holland of the series. 2012 is sure to bring many more triumphs. Watch the latest Music video by Michael Kiwanuka performing I’m Getting Ready, Phenomenal. You can Pre order the EP Home Again Via Itunes as the official release is excepted 12 March 2012.
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