Michael Kiwanuka

samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
edited July 2012 in Other Music
Amazing new artist, the radio station I am interning at turned me on to his music. Incredible old, soulful voice. He reminds me of Otis Redding mixed with Ben Harper. He recently released his debut album called Home Again, which I've been loving. I have a feeling he's going to be big!!

I'm Getting Ready (live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZsM1nAWw4M
Bones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtOtdO5jyI
Tell Me A Tale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTa28a8QKo4
Rest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlonqk5EOrw
"Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
~not a dude~
2010: MSGx2
2012: Made In America
2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
2015: Global Citizen Festival
2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
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  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    Bumping this because this guy is fantastic!
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • chimpatchimpat Posts: 577
    I saw him in NYC a few weeks ago, solid show. The guy has a good voice and comes across as a real nice guy in his crowd interaction. Also did a Hendrix cover which was real cool.
    "This is about as perfect a crowd as you can get. I hate to placate, I ain't placating...." - EV, 9/29/96

    www.thetremagazine.blogspot.com
  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 5,735
    i've been hearing a lot about him lately. checking out the videos.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,280
    chimpat wrote:
    I saw him in NYC a few weeks ago, solid show. The guy has a good voice and comes across as a real nice guy in his crowd interaction. Also did a Hendrix cover which was real cool.
    Where was he playing? Really would love to see him live. And FYI, he's playing Webster Hall on September 18th! Too bad I'll already be back at school by then, or else I'd so be there!
    "Sometimes you find yourself having to put all your faith in no faith."
    ~not a dude~
    2010: MSGx2
    2012: Made In America
    2013: Pittsburgh, Brooklynx2, Hartford, Baltimore
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes, Detroit
    2015: Global Citizen Festival
    2016: Phillyx2, MSGx2, Fenwayx2
    2018: Barcelona, Wrigleyx2
  • chimpatchimpat Posts: 577
    He played the Highline Ballroom over in Chelsea, pretty small venue (I live about 3 blocks from there so it's pretty awesome how convenient it is for me).
    "This is about as perfect a crowd as you can get. I hate to placate, I ain't placating...." - EV, 9/29/96

    www.thetremagazine.blogspot.com
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,522
    This is good stuff... This is an album that needs to be on vinyl, great album with that old school feel cover art to it..
    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18, Boston 9/2/18 (Fenway)
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
    Temple of the Dog - Upper Darby 11/4/16
  • musicismylife78musicismylife78 Posts: 6,018
    i became aware of him in January when he won the BBC Sound of 2012 poll. I havent listened to his record though, but its been really highly acclaimed. i am eager to give it a listen
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,522
    i became aware of him in January when he won the BBC Sound of 2012 poll. I havent listened to his record though, but its been really highly acclaimed. i am eager to give it a listen

    I got it earlier this evening.. Best $7.99 I spent in awhile.
    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18, Boston 9/2/18 (Fenway)
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
    Temple of the Dog - Upper Darby 11/4/16
  • Jeff MurrayJeff Murray Posts: 1,259
    While I like his style I think his shows are much more suited for seated venues. I saw him at World Cafe Live last month and could have used a seat after a while. Tell Me A Tale is his most upbeat song, and unfortunately he plays that early in the set. The rest of the set is very mellow and relaxed, a more comfortable venue would complement the show immensely.
    If there were no Angels would there be no sin?
  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,072
    the current (a local station) has been playing this song regularly. i can't stop listening to it.

    the plural of vinyl is vinyl
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,550
    Third Man Records 7" Single You've Got Nothing To Lose - Michael Kiwanuka

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    Kiwanuka, a 25 year-old UK native of Ugandan heritage, was raised in north London where he split his time between session work and local gigs. Along the way, having found footing as a solo artist, he was signed to Communion Records, then Polydor, and has since performed throughout Europe and North America too—touring in direct support of Adele. He made his way through Nashville this past summer with just enough pause and aplomb to commit these morsels to tape. The A-side "You've Got Nothing to Lose" is an original composition, featuring The Buzzards' Dominic Davis on upright bass and Cory Younts on piano, joined also by fellow balladeer Lillie Mae Rische on fiddle. Their contributions transform his work into a stone-cold groove with almost orchestral underpinnings, making it a fitting extension of their previous Blue Series.

    The single also features a chilling rendition of Townes Van Zandt's infamous "Waitin' 'Round to Die" on the B-side, the perfect compliment to the timbre and mood of the A-side.

    GREAT STUFF!
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,566
    I only discovered this guy last year, but better late than never - everyone do themselves a favour and give Michael Kiwanuka a listen (especially his album Love & Hate from 2016). He is INCREDIBLE! He just released a live album for RSD 2018 too, called Out Loud!, and it's also fantastic.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 806
    Love & Hate is a really great album. Love how the first track is so long to kick it off.
  • JH6056JH6056 Posts: 1,281
    Saw the tail end of his Governor's Ball '17 set and was floored.  Can't wait to try to see him again, is he already touring the US now?

  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,411
    I discovered him this year from a friend and posted Love & Hate video on AMT Lounge thread. I listened to that album for 2 months straight till the songs were ringing in my head. Loving the song Rule The World. I need to hear this live album.

    Peace
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,566
    JH6056 said:
    Saw the tail end of his Governor's Ball '17 set and was floored.  Can't wait to try to see him again, is he already touring the US now?

    No, he doesn't seem to be on tour at the moment.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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