Michael Kiwanuka


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Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka appearing at this event

With his acoustic sound and timelessly soulful voice, British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka emerged to acclaim in 2011 combining folk, indie rock, and R&B with traditions borrowed from his Ugandan heritage. Drawing favourable comparisons to Curtis Mayfield, Terry Callier, and Van Morrison, Kiwanuka earned a Mercury Prize nomination for his debut album, 2012's Home Again, and won the BBC's Sound of 2012. He further cemented his reputation as a gifted and rootsy performer with his sophomore album, 2016's Love & Hate, which went gold, landing at number one in the UK.

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Talulah Ruby

Talulah Ruby appearing at this event

Post-soul artist Talulah Ruby was raised on a Spanish island by British parents before relocating to London to learn production and immerse herself in the east London live music scene. Talulah Ruby blends live instruments and analog electronic equipment as a backdrop for classic soul songwriting. Speaking about her debut track, Hot Water, Talulah Ruby says, 'Hot Water came together really quickly. I wrote it at a friend’s house and the flow came naturally – I wanted to combine minimalism with traditional soul tones. I love how Rosalía bridges flamenco and electronic music. The chorus melody was a complete bathroom moment and it just sort of made itself.'

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