Monday, 21 November 2011

TUESDAY BLUES - Michael Kiwanuka - I Need You By My Side

Michael Kiwanuka - I Need You By My Side

Could this singer/songwriter be the saviour of Soul?

I've been mightily impressed with Michael Kiwanuka ever since I heard him sing "Tell Me A Tale" on a Communion Records CD and if I said he sounds like Bill Withers / Otis Redding with elements of Van Morrison would you be interested?
"...you don't need to be Old to have Soul!"

This 23yr old from London has the music critics claiming him to be the Next Big Thing, but do we need a(nother) Soul revival? Well if Kiwanuka is the torch bearer, I'd say a big yes! When his album comes out in March I'm willing to bet some money on him winning next years Brit Awards and we may find Soul firmly back in vogue - but please, no more Commitments movies!!!

So check out these tracks on his Soundcloud page - you won't regret it!

   

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TUESDAY BLUES - Michael Kiwanuka - I Need You By My Side
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25 November 2011 at 10:00

Definately a talent I will be watching heard him not so long ago and was impressed definately elements of Van and that can't be bad

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3 December 2011 at 11:14

He is definitely one to watch. Fantastic authentic sound and great voice. I really like Tell Me a Tale, soul is back!

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19 December 2011 at 16:52

Yeah this cat got soul, it scary how good he is, his voice takes you back to a bygone era. Hope to hear more from him next year, I have a feeling we will. Acoustic soul?

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