Preview: Michael Kiwanuka @ The Great Hall

As my years at Exeter have passed by it’s become more and more clear that music is coming to the South West. During my first year – perhaps simply through my own oblivious fresher eyes – there was seemingly little to no good music on campus or in the Exeter area. However, this year we have been somewhat spoilt for choice, as not only is the Lemon Grove hosting some big name acts including Nick Mulvey and Amber Run,  but our very own Great Hall has become a hub for great music too.


On the 23rd October Michael Kiwanuka is bringing his sweet, soulful tones to campus and this is a show you won’t want to miss. Still touring his 2016 Mercury-nominated sophomore album Love and Hate, Kiwanuka is a formidable stage presence. His songs carry a weight of emotion, his guitar work is always exquisite and his band never disappoint. Love and Hate is a bluesy, funky mix of an album with standout songs like ‘Black Man In A White World’ and ‘One More Night’.


Having previously supported Adele on tour and played at a number of festivals, this is a well-refined class act. Grab a ticket while you still can – Michael Kiwanuka is going places.


Lowri Ellcock



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