Monday, April 15, 2013

Miguel: Adorn & How Many Drinks? (SNL) + Candles In The Sun + NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Miguel released his second full-length album 'Kaleidoscope Dream' last September.  No overnight success, the 26-year-old San Pedro, L.A. native has been writing song since he was 14, but he has finally and truly arrived this year, as evidenced on April 13 when he and his stellar band brought the house down on Saturday Night Live with flawless performances of "Adorn" and "How Many Drinks?".

Invited to do three songs for National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Concert series late last year, he solidly proved to be as comfortable in an small unplugged setting as he is in a big plugged-in one: together with his regular guitarist Dru DeCaro, Miguel performed "Do You", "The Thrill" and "Adorn". 

This extraordinarily gifted vocalist is a born entertainer: confident but not arrogant with a natural charisma that is also used to great effect in videos, including his latest clip which features striking black/white images befitting of the powerful track 'Candles in the Sun'.

He'll be opening for Alica Keys on her Set the World on Fire U.S./UK/Europe tour between April 17 and June 24, and also has several festival gigs and headlining shows scheduled between April 18 and August 30: