Saturday, 14 January 2012

Michael Kiwanuka Winner of BBC sound of 2012

His name is mental to pronounce but boy does he have sex with your ears. Not many artists over the years happily claim to be influenced by a free cover mount CD on a magazine, normally it comes from some broken home, family, quest to the biggest thing since slice bread trends or the classic X factor/American Idol blubber fest of a reason. But MK doesn't seem to be trying to impress and doesn't afraid of anything.

Have a listen whilst you read...
 




Michael Kiwanuka is a British soul musician of Ugandan heritage. He left early musical loves Nirvana and Radiohead behind when he came upon a rare recording of Otis Redding's Sitting On The Dock of the Bay on a magazine tribute to Bob Dylan.

MK's music had a new rootsy-folk direction, drawing influences from John Martyn alongside Pop Staples and Bill Withers and it wasn't long before his 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. Signed with Communion Records and Adele had invited the chap on her 2011 tour. Not bad for 1 year of work out of the youngster!

MK stole the show among Bjork, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Noel Gallagher on the final Later... with Jools Holland of the series. No whilst i have a dislike of RHCP the other 2 are very accomplished and it must hard not to pop a semi whilst in the company of either 2012 looking good for the man that has been compared to Bill Withers and Otis Redding as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. /fistpump

29 comments:

  1. Interesting post, I like this video :)

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  2. Wow just getting compared to those guys must feel great, he sure has a wonderful voice too.

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  3. Yaay for the blog xD
    Got a lot of love for this guy, his voice is amazing, he's defo one to watch this year, for sure . . . Could he be the Ed Sheeran of 2012, take the UK & well, basically the world, by storm . . . Nice Post Zap :)

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  4. This chap sure does have great vocals.

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  5. Reminds me of chocolate rain haha

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  6. One thing I've realised with blacks is that they seem to have that natural 'thing' with music. Its like they're born with the rhythm in their bones or something.. Of course I refer to blacks.. Not arsemonkeys like 50cents and lil wayne. I'm talking bout people like Victor Wooten, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, etc. etc.

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  7. The parts of his singing that I can understand sound really good.

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  8. I've always been fond of blues and soul music.

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  9. He sounds really good, though I don't like the idea of people telling me, what I will like in a few months.

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  10. That is truly amazing. I have a huge fan of music myself!

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  11. Michael Kiwanuka tops BBC Sound Of 2012 poll

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  12. Wow, he truly does have a good sound. A very soulful bluesy sound. This is really excellent.

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  13. Wow his voice is like warm butter, soooo smooth. Love it! +following

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  14. reminded me much more of Ben Harper than Nirvana or Dylan.

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