Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Samuel Kiwanuka (born 3 May 1987) is a British soul musician who is signed to Communion Records. He has been compared to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Randy Newman, Terry Callier, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. In January 2012, he won the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Kiwanuka worked as a session guitarist, playing with Chipmunk and Bashy, before working as a solo artist; his first proper gig was at The Oxford, Kentish Town.

He came to the attention of Communion Records, which released his first two EPs, including his debut Tell Me A Tale on 13 June 2011. He supported Adele on her Adele Live 2011 tour, as well at her iTunes Festival 2011 gig, and played at the 2011 Hard Rock Calling. In July 2016, he performed at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on the same day as Carole King and Don Henley.


Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Title: One More Night
Album: Love & Hate
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Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Title: Home Again
Album: Home Again
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Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Title: Waitin’ ‘Round To Die
Album: You’ve Got Nothing to Lose (7″)
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Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Title: I Need Your Company
Album: Tell Me A Tale EP – The Isle of Wight Sessions
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2011)
Buy Album: £2.37 (2011)

Studio albums
Love & Hate (15 July 2016), Home Again (12 March 2012).

Extended plays
“You’ve Got Nothing to Lose” (18 February 2014). “I’m Getting Ready EP” (24 July 2011), “iTunes Festival: London 2011” (8 July 2011). “Tell Me a Tale EP” (Isle of Wight Sessions) (24 April 2011).

“One More Night” (2016 Album Love & Hate). “Love & Hate” (2016 Album Love & Hate). “Black Man in a White World” (2016 Album Love & Hate), “Tell Me a Tale” (2013 Album Home Again). “Bones” (2012 Album Home Again). “I’ll Get Along” (2012 Album Home Again). “I’m Getting Ready” (2012 Album Home Again). “Home Again” 2012 Album Home Again).

Awards and nominations
2016 LOS40 Music Awards Critics’ Award N/A Pending. 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize Love & Hate Nominated. 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Home Again Nominated. 2011 BBC Sound of 2012 Sound of 2012 N/A Won.

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