Review + Photos: Michael Kiwanuka at the Fillmore

Michael Kiwanuka (photo: Robert Alleyne) I first saw Michael Kiwanuka perform his gritty take on soul music in the small upstairs room at a pub in Angel, London. He played solo, with an out-of-tune guitar, at The Old Queen's Head, and captivated the room. Such was his stature at the time he could be found hanging out before the show, looking slightly nervous inside the venue, wondering if the tiny Victorian era room would fill out (it did). Jake Bugg opened for him on a warm, late summer's evening in London. A few months later, the same reserved, Bill Withers-loving singer [...]

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