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Michael Kiwanuka stands centre stage with his eyes closed, shirt hanging awkwardly off his back. The only instrumentation is his guitar and the occasional basslines provided by his friend Pete. It's only when he stops singing and the applause fills the room that you realise he's kept the whole crowd in silent awe.
But the eerie feel is interrupted by banter with the crowd. "I love you, Michael," someone shouts. "Thank you," he beams, revealing that his first headline tour has felt like throwing a party and not being sure whether anyone would come. But there was plenty of cheer for the sublime dispossessed anthem Home Again. "If I was a millionaire, I'd buy you all a drink," he smiles, an offer which people may hold him to if he deservedly takes off.
Check out the full live review over on the Guardian.co.uk website!