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Michael Kiwanuka, Tell Me a Tale

April 28, 2011 by  

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Michael Kiwanuka, Tell Me a Tale

With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. A voice that he describes as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It’s a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band’s Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks. Which makes it all the more strange, really, that what Kiwanuka originally set out to be was a session guitarist who maybe wrote the odd song for other people.

Written and performed by Michael Kiwanuka, produced by Paul Butler and featuring an assortment of Isle of Wight musicians as well as of course Michael on acoustic guitar, ‘Tell Me A Tale’, ‘I Need Your Company’ and ‘Worry Walks Beside Me’ are timeless songs that could only have come from Britain in 2011. Real, raw and achingly beautiful, they are just a taste of what is to come.

Following his recent support slot on the Adele UK tour, Michael Kiwanuka has announced details of his debut EP ‘Tell Me A Tale’ – which will be released on the 13th June through Communion Records.




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