Last week Barclaycard announced their Album of Year shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize. It surprised no one that London-based singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka was one of the names on that list, nominated for his debut full-length Tell Me a Tale. Though he’s only 25, the BBC Sound of 2012 winner’s music is unequivocally inspired by the soul and folk musicians of the sixties and seventies. Kiwanuka plays The Trocadero tonight, along with fellow British folk singer Marcus Foster and Australian singer/songwriter Matt Corby. Doors are at 7:00 for the all ages show, and tickets are $16.50 here. Below, watch the video for “I’m Getting Ready”.
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